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Course Design

How is the course organized?

The course is asynchronous, so you can take it at any time. It consists of three units. Each unit is divided into different steps that contain a video, some questions for reflection, a quiz or a forum discussion. Sometimes there will be additional materials that illustrate a point made in the video or that can be used as an expansion of the ideas presented there. When you have finished watching one of the videos or completed an activity, click on the arrows to navigate to the previous or to the next step in the course.

How many units does a course have?

The course consists of three units, each divided into eight steps.

How many hours do I need to dedicate to the course?

The course will take about 9 hours to complete.

Do I need to follow the order of the units in the course?

Yes, the course has been designed as a step by step introduction to the Literacy Approach, so that one step builds upon the previous ones

Navigating through the course

How do I return to the course overview?

If you are navigating through this course, you can always go back to the course menu by clicking on 'course'

How do I change my profile?

You can change the information in your profile by clicking on your name on the top right of your screen and then click on ‘My Profile’. To be able to share a full profile you need to have specified your birth year. To specify your birth year, go to the Account Settings page

How do I post a comment or question in the discussion forum?

You can post a comment or a question by clicking on ‘Discussion’. Simply click on “Add a post” to write a new question or comment. If your comment is about one of the topics for discussion in step 8 of each unit, either go to the corresponding step in the course or click on the corresponding Unit from the ‘Discussion’ page. Contributions to the discussion forum are part of the compulsory elements in the course.

Finishing the course

Can I get certificate for attending the course?

Yes, you can print out the certificate after successfully finishing all the tasks. Click on the ‘Progress’ section and you will find a notice saying ‘Your certificate is available’ and a button to view your certificate before printing it out. Please note that on your certificate your name will appear as you gave it when you registered. If you want to change it, please click on you username on the top right hand of the course and select ‘Account’. You can change your name from this page. Please do so BEFORE you print out the certificate.

How long will the course be available?

The course will be available until September 30th, 2021.


I have registered but the system doesn’t let me access the course

After registering, your email account needs to be activated. You will receive an email that asks you to click on a button to finish the activation process. If you can’t see this email in your inbox, please check your spam folder, as it may have gone there.