These are absent from the Masters is Open & Distsnce Education (MAODE).
This in part is what attracted me to these modules. However, the current elective I opted for (B822) has an exam. The game has changed. This is far more than an assignment that can be molded and grown over weeks, assessed pre-emptively, even shared with others then submitted.
An exam requires the construction of a glacier, through the drip, drip, drip of content.
From this glacier (in my case) three substantial blocks must drop into the ocean, as they melt I must mold them so that the tip above the surface is a landscape I can recreate intimately.
From this landscape, during the examination process, I recreate, as required, a bespoke response to each question.