Notes for discussion
Credit Based System
One credit hour may be defined as 60-minute of learning activity. Credit hours can be earned in half-hour increments (rounded to the nearest half hour). Each topic included in this programme may require learning activities of 20 to 30 credit hours. Completion of entire programme may require a minimum of 360 Credit Hours. In self-study mode learning activity may mean reading, researching and online discussions/consultations. Credit hours may exclude time taken for documentation.
To qualify for credit, activities must have educational content that is relevant to and intended for the course. Conferences, seminars, forums, lectures, or other live events not intended for HRM practitioners or students may not earn credit hours in both regular as well as self-study mode. The time taken for lectures as well as presentation, that is the “podium time" also may not earn credit.
Point Based System
Point Based System is taken as a most suitable system for Online Open Distance Learning. In this system, a module of 20 credit hours of study may earn 10 points. We can roughly say that two credit hours will earn a point. For the Masters Degree in Human Resource Management, it may require 180 points for the sccessful completion of the course.
Point Based System is also convenient for instituting intermediate certifications.