Enrolment starts:

Mid-September 2019


How do I enrol in the course?

In order to enrol, please follow the instructions on our “How to Enrol” webpage. This will then lead you to the OpenEdX course page. Once you are there, you can start the enrolment process by clicking the "enrol" button.

Is there a selection procedure to participate in the course?

The course is an Online Course, which means we do not select participants on any basis. Rather, we welcome anyone who is interested in learning more about the topic to enrol and audit for free. Those who wish to obtain proof of completion have the option to receive a Certificate and Transcript of Record upon payment of a small fee.


Do I need to pay any fee to audit the course?

There are no fees if you only audit the course. A Certificate of Completion is available upon request and payment of a small fee for all those who successfully complete the Final Quiz (see below for details on the certificate).


Is the course accessible to persons with disabilities?

We want all participants in our courses to enjoy a great learning experience and we strive to always improve accessibility. Each week of the course includes one or two video lectures with accompanying transcripts and reading materials. The texts are in PDF format, work at low bandwidths, are printable and can be zoomed to the desired size. Some readings may include pages from accessible websites. This makes all of them accessible to those who use assistive technology software such as screen readers. Likewise, weekly discussions and module quizzes can be completed through our platform which is accessible, for example, to people who use speech input, keyboard accessible controls or text to speech tools. For more details please visit EdX Website Accessibility Policy.

Structure and content

Is there a schedule for the course or is it self-directed?

The course is self-paced so participants can study in their own time.

How can I check my learning from the course?

Quizzes are foreseen throughout the course in order for you to check your understanding and progress. They consist of different types of questions (true/false; yes/no; multiple choice; multiple answer; dropdown; drag and drop…). You can have unlimited attempts and can see what answers you got wrong/right. However, for a more effective and satisfactory learning experience we warmly encourage you to take the quizzes after having prepared for them properly and not at random. Also, remember to press the submit button in each question to make sure the answers are recorded in our system.

What are the requirements to complete the course?

To complete the course you must pass all the quizzes. If you complete the course as auditor, you will not receive a certificate. If you wish to receive an official Certificate of Completion and Transcript of Records, you will have to pass the Final Quiz. Once you have done that, you can then request the Certificate upon payment of a small fee.

Certificate of participation

What do I need to do to get the certificate of completion?

If you so wish, at the end of the course - and if you have successfully passed the Final Quiz and paid a small fee - you will receive an official certificate confirming the completion of the course and your records. Before submitting your request in the certificate page, please make sure you have submitted the Welcome Survey and the User Experience Survey.

Why should I request a certificate?

If you plan to use your course for job applications, promotions, or school applications, you may prefer to have a certificate that is officially signed and accompanied by a transcript of records. It is also a great way to give yourself an incentive to complete the course and celebrate your success.

I am not interested in a certificate. Can I still audit a course?

Yes. All our courses can be audited for free. If you audit a course, you can participate in any or all activities and quizzes and complete them, but you will not receive a certificate. Do you still want some proof of participation? You can simply print the progress chart that you will find in your course page.