Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): work in progress
Course administration questions
Q 1.1: How many participants will this course have?
A: This edition will have a maximum of 100 participants. The goal is to have higher limits in future editions.
Q 1.2: Who can enrol in this course?
A: Although the prime target audience of this course are experts working in the field of infectious disease prevention and control in the Member States of the European Union, this course is totally open for self enrolment.
Q1.3: Will the participants receive a certificate?
A: Certificates of completion of this course will be issued in the end of course if the participant completed all 5 theoretical modules, the 2 assignments and the course satisfaction survey. This course is not formally accredited.
Content related questions
Q 3.1: I'm getting too many emails from EVA. What can be done?
A: In an active day course participants can generate a lot of mail traffic and this liters the mail boxes with numerous messages.
One alternative is to go to Administration -> My profile settings -> Messages where you can define which activities actually generate e-mails. The problem associated with deactivating e-mail notifications is that you might miss some course activity.
- Another alternative is to leave the email notifications settings enabled but instead of receiving them promptly, choose to have only one e-mail per day with a daily digest listing all the activity in EVA that you need to be notified about. To turn on digests go to Administration -> My profile settings -> Messages -> Edit profile and set the field "Email digest type" to the option of your preference.
Q 3.2: What does the badge from EVA means?
A: According to the definition a badge is a symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, competency, or interest. Badges can be used to represent achievements, communicate successes, and set goals. They can support learning that happens beyond traditional classrooms. A wide range of organizations and individuals design and issue badges for learners of all ages. By providing a more complete picture of what learners are capable of and passionate about, badges act as signals to potential employers, collaborators, fellow students, and social groups. (By Mozilla-http://www.openbadges.org/).
For this edition of the course of ?Abstract Writing? we don?t foresee the use and distribution of badges. These might be introduced in future on-line courses developed by ECDC.