§ 1 Record of Achievement

Those who register for study at mooc.house can receive a record of achievement or a confirmation of participation or both for their course performance. The course provider decides which type of certificate he offers for his course. In the course description you find further information about whether you can achieve a graded record of achievement or an ungraded confirmation of participation.

§ 2 Course Participation

There are no admission restrictions regarding course participation. We recommend that course participants take part in all of the modules, work through the complete course material and check their knowledge by means of the self-tests. Active participation in the discussion forums and learning groups provides further deepening of the acquired knowledge.

§ 3 Requirements for Record of Achievement

  1. Depending on the course you will have either graded weekly homework, bonus exercises and a final exam. In the course description and the course news which you will get if you are enrolled to a course, you will receive information on graded quizzes and exams as well as important dates and deadlines on time.
  2. Exercises and the final exam take the form of multiple-choice tests, peer assessment or practical programming tasks. In order to participate, course members must be logged in to the learning system with their name and password.
  3. The course work and examination will be in the language in which the course is offered.
  4. A graded record of achievement is received by those who have earned more than 50 percent of the maximum number of points for the sum of all homework and the final exam. Whoever has not achieved this may receive an ungraded confirmation of participation, as long as he or she has completed at least 50 percent of the course material.

§ 4 Evaluation of Exam Performance

  1. Exercises and examinations consist of multiple-choice tasks (with one correct answer), multiple-answer tasks (with multiple correct solutions), practical programming exercises, peer assessment or a combination of it. There is a clearly defined number of points for every task that can be earned with the correct solution.
  2. With multiple-answer tasks the number of points achieved for a partially correct solution is calculated in the following way. The maximum number of points is divided by the number of correct alternatives and this value is used as the base. For every right alternative that has been correctly selected, the base value will be given. For every false alternative, the base value will be subtracted. If the total result is negative, then 0 points are given. For example, a maximum of 3 points are possible for one task. Three out of five answers are correct. The student has marked two correct and one false. For both of the correct answers he receives one point each (3 divided by 3), for the false answer one point is subtracted. He therefore receives one point for the task.
  3. The peer assessment consists of different phases. To learn more about the process and the grading in the peer assessment, click here: https://open.hpi.de/pages/p_a?locale=en
  4. For programming exercises often the programming platform CodeOcean is used. The participant can solve the task directly in the web browser. If he/she submits his solution, the gained points are transmitted to mooc.house via a standardized interface (LTI).

§ 5 Issuing the Record of Achievement

  1. mooc.house is collecting the results in homework and final exam.
  2. After successfully completing all of the course requirements, the record of achievement or the confirmation of participation will be made available through the participant's profile page on mooc.house. The performance evaluation in the record of achievement is based on the paragraphs presented in these guidelines. The record of achievement is signed by the course instructor teaching the course attended.
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