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Changes to policy and curriculum

End-of-Module Assessment (EMA) Policy

Summary of significant changes since last version

There are a number of significant changes from the previous version of this policy (Version No. 1). These are:

a) New policy template has been used so the layout has slightly changed and wordings updated.

b) The wording in some sections has been reviewed and updated to make the information clearer.

c) Some wordings regarding the use of OU brand have been added under section 2.

d) Sections 2, 2.5, 3.2.2 and 4 have been reviewed and amended to include information for learners studying microcredential delivered on the OU Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and on FutureLearn.

e) Reworded the Academic Conduct section 2.1 with the wordings from the revised policy.

f) Section 2.1.1 and 2.2 added from TMA and iCMA policy as this also applies to the EMA policy.

g) A link in section 2.1.3 has been updated.

h) Updated both the sections now 2.4 and 2.5 with correct information.

i) Added text in Section 3.1 to reiterate that extensions to the EMA submission deadline are not available and added reference to Special Circumstances.

j) Glossary terms updated to ensure they are up to date and to make the terms simpler and easy to understand