If you have indicated on the other Poll that you are ready to start one of the modules in this proposed series of 12, then please indicate which you would prefer to start with.
I am preparing to begin the first module on 1st March, and will be taking registration details and fees as soon as we have agreed what the first module will be. I will be intending to produce the materials to support all students in a linear progress through the course material, but will also be hoping to be preparing material for a second module to be available before all students have completed this first one. Indeed once this module has begun it will be available to be started by other students as they choose, perhaps on a monthly start date to help keep track of cohorts of students.
Just a reminder. Each of the modules will have about 100 hours of study, including reading, audio materials, learning website, ebook study guide material, marking and commenting of assignments, private class forum and access to tutor by email, and will cost £120 or US $200 or CA $200.
Just to be clear, this is for one module. The certificate course will be 12 modules in length. The course material will be set at a comparable level to other UK CertHE courses, which is the first year of a UK university degree. It is estimated that each module will take 3-4 months to complete. This course will no be validated by a UK university until all of the modules have been prepared and made ready for use, but it is expected and intended that the course as a whole will provide a serious and worthwhile programme of study, whether one module or many are taken.
I am willing to be flexible in this first module in regard to assessment. I think that there should be one essay assignment, but other forms of assessment could take the form of multiple-choice and short answer questions.
If you are pretty much committed to taking this first course then do please indicate your preference on this poll, and if you are thinking of a particular topic I have not included then please PM me so I can include it.