What is a badged course?
While studying Take your teaching online 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.
To complete a course you need to be able to find about 24 hours of study time, over a period of about 8 weeks. However, it is possible to study them at any time, and at a pace to suit you.
Badged courses are all available on The Open University’s OpenLearn [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] website and do not cost anything to study. They differ from Open University courses because you do not receive support from a tutor. But you do get useful feedback from the interactive quizzes.