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Creating and running a course
« on: June 27, 2012, 03:41:09 PM »
Okay, this thread will have information and FAQs about how to start and run a course.

There are three key aspects and questions you need to ask when designing your course.
1. What is it on? In detail, this means what you want people to know or be able to do by the end of it.
2. How will it be delivered? Will you use forum articles, YouTube lectures, or a mixture?
3. How will it be assessed? Essentially, what do you want people to produce or create, or will you assess people verbally, or simply give an assessment based on their interest and participation in activities?

Once you have these sorted, you are ready to start designing your course. To become a lecturer and submit your course, you need to send the Chartophylax (currently Jubal) the following information. The easiest way to send it is by personal messaging - click their name to go to their page, and then hit the "Send PM" button.
- Course title (make it snappy!)
- Brief course description (A paragraph or so)
- Key planned points to cover
- A rough idea of how you intend to run and assess the course
- A brief overview of you and what experience you have in the course area
- Your maximum/minimum number of students (this is very important to ensure you have enough for any group activities but avoid you being swamped)
- Any requirements of students (particular computer programs they need, or particular background knowledge)
- Your idea of the maximum number of course credits (see the main FAQ thread) you should be able to give for it.

The Chartophylax will then either suggest amendments or accept your course - their decision on the maximum number of credits is final, and they will also then decide which certification categories your course will be available for.

An example course overview (feel free to copy/paste) might go as follows:
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Once your course has been accepted, you will be given a subforum area under the "courses" section where you can post articles and communicate with students. You will be given local moderation rights to this area, meaning you can pin and unpin discussion topics there as well as lock and delete them. Your course will also be on the enrolment area; you can officially begin the course as soon as you have the required number of students. If you are going to be away for a while, remember to tell people so your students know they can't contact you. Similarly, contact the Chartophylax with any concerns, or as soon as a student has completed and been assessed on a course so it can be added to their record.

Do ask any further questions below.

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Re: Creating and running a course
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2012, 09:59:22 PM »
OK, this is a question from the other thread. Can you get Certificates for certain things eg Exilian Academic Certificate of Programming Python, Exilian Advanced Academic Certificate of TW Modding etc or do they just stack up, eg 3 Exilian Academic Certificate, 1 Exilian Honours Degree etc?
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Re: Creating and running a course
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2012, 09:26:40 AM »
You'd get certificates in a certain course grouping. So World Building might be in two groupings, creative writing and game design, and so it could contribute to a certificate/degree in either.
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