Application and Registration
Questions & Answers
Deep University does only offer graduate courses, for the time being.
Graduate students need to formally apply for a specific program, Master or Ph.D. When their application has been accepted, they need to register and will receive a Student ID card. The courses are given internationally to registered students.
Students must register and pay tuition at least three months before the course starts
Cost of application: $180. Cost of registration: $360 valid for three years, including the Student ID card. 
Graduate courses are $500 per credit.
You work at your pace, have readings, videos, and slideshows, then fill out assignments and questions in a discussion list, get and provide feedback there.  
 
Students gather in collaborative teams in alternation with their personal use of the course online resources. They alternate both team work and individual learning formats. On each campus, each cohort has a facilitator.
 
Question: I see that you are developing cMOOCs. I understand that a MOOC is a  Massive Open Online Course, but what is a cMOOC and how is it different from a usual MOOC?
   Most  Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) are composed of videoconferences or webcasts given by experts in each field. They are also called xMOOC (x for expert). They reproduce the vertical relationship that characterizes traditional academia: an expert and students who need to learn and reproduce the content provided by the expert. 
   This is NOT what is organized here. A cMOOC is a connective, constructiviste MOOC that quickly builds up a community feel. An abundance of resources are provided on each course topic: many videos from various sources on the topic, slideshows, articles of various length and difficulty, topical asynchronous forums for people to discuss their readings, ideas, videos, sites to upload you own information and contribute to the course with your own resources, internet links and videos. Chats and videochats. This is a different ballpark. 
   YOU construct your course the way you want it, with your peers. Eventhough the instructor is an expert, he or she is here to advise and coach, as a facilitator and a consultant, NOT as a purveyor of universal knowledge. Knowledge is situated, and you are the one who knows your context. 
What then about assessment? How do you evaluate our progress and give us a grade?
The cMOOC adapts to your needs, lesson after lesson. The students are empowered, they teach each other and decide their own goals and their own projects.  The emphasis is on the process as much as the product. The product is of your own choosing, it is your project. It can an individual project, or it can be done with a peer in the class you find affinities with, or it can be a team project. When you start your project, you define the criteria of your accomplishment and we agree on your goal. This agreement can be revisited and revised if needed, as you progress in your project. Thus we use empowerment evaluation on a path to achieving your goals. Your goals can be different from the goals of your neighbor. This is personalized learning: your way, your path and your project, with your resources and those you select in our materials. You are in charge, you control your learning. At the end you need to demonstrate what you realized in your project to get your credits.

Question: I am writing from another continent. As I am a graduate student in Semiotics and Culture studies, I am eager to participate in the interesting course called 'Semiotics for Deep Education'. I would be pleased to know about the way I can participate in the course.

Answer: For-credit tuition fee is for the entire course that includes 12 online units, plus three units for your final project.  The course opens when a minimum of 30 participants have applied. Applications are ongoing. The registration fee must be paid through Paypal using a credit card. You do that by clicking on the button below that has the name of the course you chose. You do NOT need to have a Paypal account for that purpose as you have the option to pay with Visa or Mastercard if you do not have a Paypal account (which is free). If you have a problem with this mode of payment depending on your country, please contact us and we will figure out a solution together. The amount must be received at least three months before the beginning of the course.

Q: If there were any last minute problem for me to attend, can I cancel and be reimbursed?

There is no reimbursement option. However your registration fee may be used for another course at Deep University, if you were unable to attend the course for which you applied. There is no refund during the course because at that time you have had access to the course materials. 

Q: So, how does it start?

A: As soon as you have registered and before the course starts, you will receive a username and a password to access the course materials, which are placed on the Deep University website. There are readings on PDF, slideshows, and streaming videos.  Thus you can prepare for the course in doing your readings far enough in advance.

Q: And then what happens during the duration of the course? How do I participate?

A:  A couple of days before the course starts you will receive a pass to anasynchronous forum that all participants can use 24/7.  The forum is divided by class topic so each discussion lines focuses on a specific question, input, or topic. You will do your readings and watch the slideshows and videos and prepare for each class meeting with questions and personal reflections. 

Q: How will our interactions be organized during the course?

You will also be given access to a synchronous distance course website with distance audio, video, and chat. The course website will be used for direct interactions, either among students, or with the qualified instructor for about 60 minutes on certain days at a time adapted to your timeline, depending your location. If you missed an online meeting you could still watch the archive with the video screen capture of the meeting.

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