Thursday, September 20, 2012

Open Education - The Badge Edition!

With the Introduction to Open Education course now done (and only 6 months late!), I decided to consolidate all of my posts here for the badge requirement achievement requirements. I hope I am not too late to claim these badges ;-)

OpenEd Overview Requirements (Novice level, complete for all 12 topics to earn the badge)


  • Watch the topic video.
  • Skim the topic readings.
  • Write a short blog post summarizing what you’ve learned about the topic and why you think the topic is important.
  • Write a final post linking to the 12 previous posts related to this badge and announcing your intent to have completed the badge.



OpenEd Overview Badge artefacts:

  1. Open Licensing - Open Licensing at a Glance
  2. Open Source - Open Source in Education
  3. Open Content - Open Content
  4. OpenCourseWave - It's OCW Time
  5. Open Educational Resources - OER (or old dog, new tricks ;-)  )
  6. Open Access - Hello Open Access!
  7. Open Science - Open Science? Open Research!
  8. Open Data - Open Data (useful, but not useful?)
  9. Open Teaching - It's Open Teaching time!
  10. Open Assessment - Open Assessment - More than just badges
  11. Open Business Models - Open Business Models
  12. Open Policy - Open Policy





OpenEd Researcher Requirements  (Apprentice level, complete for 3 topics to earn the badge)

  • Carefully read the topic readings.
  • Find three additional scholarly resources (peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, etc.) and five other resources (videos, readings, podcasts, etc.) that provide additional information relevant to the topic.
  • Write a blog post linking to the additional resources and summarizing the additional material contained in each.
  • Write a blog post proposing a research study by which key assumptions of the topic could be (in)validated. Don’t worry about identifying specific participants, etc. Describe what you believe would be the ideal research setting, participants, data collection, and analysis methodologies.
  • Write a final post linking to your previous posts related to this badge and announcing your intent to have completed the badge.



OpenEd Researcher Badge artefacts


  1. Open Licensing - Open Licensing the Expansion Pack (resources)
  2. Open Licensing - Open-Licensing: Expansion Pack 2 (research proposal)
  3. OpenCourseWare - OCW Expansion Pack 1 (resources)
  4. OpenCourseWare - OCW Expansion Pack 2 (research Proposal)
  5. Open Teaching - Open Teaching Expansion Pack 1 (resources)
  6. Open Teaching - Open Teaching - Expansion Pack 2 (research proposal)





OpenEd Assessment Designer Requirements (Apprentice level, complete for 1 topic to earn the badge)

  • Design a badge for the class, including a name, expertise level, and statement of work.
  • Complete the badge yourself.
  • Blog about your proposed badge. Include all the information necessary for someone to complete the badge. Also include your worked example and a description of how it meets the badge requirements.
  • Monitor the class hashtag for someone else who claims to have completed your badge. Judge their work and decide whether they meet your criteria or not. Award the badge as appropriate.
  • You earn the OpenEd Assessment Designer badge when you award your badge to someone other than yourself.
  • Write a final post linking to your previous posts related to this badge and announcing your intent to have completed the badge.



OpenEd Assessment Designer Badge artefacts






OpenEd Evangelist Requirements (Journeyman level, complete for 1 topic to earn the badge)


  • Construct an argument by which you could persuade someone to adopt the topic as an ongoing practice. Your argument should include at least five elements (kinds of evidence), with references. Write a blog post describing your argument in detail.
  • Have a conversation with a faculty member in which you use your argument to try to persuade them to adopt the topic as an ongoing practice.
  • Without revealing his or her identity, write a blog post describing your conversation and the reactions, responses, counterarguments, and concerns of the faculty member and announcing your intent to have completed the badge.



OpenEd Evangelist Badge artefacts
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