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Rise is a unique feature of the Manchester Met offer which enables students to gain recognition and credit for engaging in co-curricular learning. We provide a range of opportunities for students to step out of their subjects and into interdisciplinary topics and themes.
Our self-study packs are one significant feature of that offer. They are a catalogue of ‘micro-courses’; independent study packages containing text, video and audio which can be accessed at any time on a self-enrolment basis and completed at whatever pace is most appropriate for the learner. We create self-study packs as open educational resources, and make them available to anyone who wants them to explore them.

Rise works on a points basis; when participants acquire 300 points, they can apply for transcript recognition, and potentially classificatory credits towards their course. Our self-study packs award 40 points toward this.

We have also designed our self-study packs so that they can be authored by anyone; staff students or external partners. The purpose of this course is to introduce potential authors to the approach we take, and to guide them through the process of proposal, delivery and development of a self-study pack.

It will take you through the proposal of bidding for funding to support a self-study pack, designing and creating a course. Authors (including students at Manchester Met) can apply for funding for this, and Manchester Met students will also receive 160 points upon completion of a created self-study pack.

Important: To access this course, you’ll need to enrol:[

Key InformationPoints40Effort10 hoursPrerequisitesnoneRelease Date
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Mark Peace is a Head of Education at Manchester Metropolitan University, and director of Rise. His background is Education, with practice which has always emphasised ways of situating the learner as the producer and generator of impact and insight, rather than a consumer of knowledge.