What is a badged course?
While studying Becoming an ethical researcher you have the option to work towards gaining a digital badge.
Badged courses are a key part of The Open University’s mission to promote the educational well-being of the community. The courses also provide another way of helping you to progress from informal to formal learning. In this case the course is linked to masters study in the School of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport.
To complete this course you will need to find around 18 hours of study time over a period of about six weeks. It is possible to study the content at any time, and at a pace to suit you. However, to get the most out of the discussions and interactive activities, we recommend that you aim to engage with these by following the session by session schedule.
Badged courses are all available on The Open University’swebsite and do not cost anything to study. They differ from Open University Undergraduate or Postgraduate modules because you do not receive support from a tutor. However, you will benefit from interactions with other course participants and are provided with useful feedback from your responses to the interactive quizzes.