PISA Global

PISA Global is aimed at teaching and technical staff in higher education who plan to develop online courses for their students.

The full program is itself built on a set of self-contained online courses that are available for free  on the Internet. In addition there is an overarching and integrative course, also free of charge, from Oslo Metropolitan University. The program comprises a three-day workshop in Oslo.

The PISA Global program has three components

  1. PISA-X. A 20-hour MOOC from Oslo Metropolitan University
  2. xSeries MOOCs (excerpts)
  3. PISA-W. Three-day face-to-face workshop in Oslo, Norway

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1 PISA-X from OsloMet (20 hours)

Free online course offered by Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet).

  • NEW USER? You can register online.
    [NOTE for Norwegian participants: If you’re eligible please use FEIDE]
  • When your email is confirmed the course will be available here

In this program we use the Open edX platform. See short introduction.

All edX courses are organized by the four hierarchical levels Sections, Subsections, Units and Elements:

  • Sections. These are also called modules in PISA-X. Each PISA module is expected to require about three hours of work.
  • Subsections. Each subsection may be seen as a learning sequence.
  • Units. Each subsection consists of one or more units. Each unit is a distinct web page. Content is stored at the unit level. All pages in a subsection are visible as tabs.
  • Components. Each unit consists of one or more components on the page. A component may contain textual content, a video etc.

PISA-X contains these seven sections or modules

    1. PISA model. Access to the Studio editor
    2. Content production
    3. Texts and copyright
    4. Images and copyright
    5. Interaction
    6. Multimedia
    7. Strategies

edX Course Creator (xSeries) 15 hours from edX.org.

The edX Course Creator (xSeries) Program consists of several courses. You must register as a user at http://edx.org. We recommend the edX manual [HTML] and these online courses.

  • DemoX : Explore the edX Learning Experience. (Formally outside the xSeries Program. Use 10 minutes or more..)
  • edX101: Overview of Creating an edX Course (1-2 hours)
  • BlendedX: Blended Learning with edX (3-4 hours)
  • StudioX: Creating a Course with edX Studio (first half only, 10-12 hours, includes exercises)

3 PISA-W at OsloMet (15 hours, 1 and 2 are required).

This is an intensive three day training event (workshop) at OsloMet August 27.-29. 2018.

Participants who are unable to join the workshop may replace that by self-directed practice or by local training in media production at their institutions.


The online courses created by edX can be taken at any time. For a quick introduction to edX, and to online learning in general, we suggest you start with the one hour course DemoX (1 hour) and continue with edX101.

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