This free, open 'taster' course will give you a sense of what it is like to study with us on the MA Publishing Studies programme offered by the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University. On the open course, your experience will not be exactly the same as on the full distance learning programme. You will study on your own. The units are drawn from induction sessions and the Marketing and Sales Management module. By following these units, trying out the activities, using the links and reflecting on your experience you will get a feeling for Publishing Now and we hope you are tempted to join us on the MA in Publishing Studies..
We are proud to offer badges on Publishing Now in conjunction with Mozilla Open Badges. Badges allow you to verify your participation and achievements through us and other credible organizations. And because the system is based on an open standard, you can combine multiple badges from different issuers to tell a story of your achievements — both online and off. If you wish to store your badges awarded in this course (and others!) elsewhere, setup your Open Badge Backpack now.
To join this online course please follow the instructions below:
This is an example of what an introduction forum might look like. The programme provides a two week induction period in early January before the teaching gets started so that you can introduce yourself to the other students and the tutors. It also gives you time to get use to the virtual learning environment and practice using the software for discussions, following links, ready online, taking quizzes and uploading your work.