Badge information

What is a badged course?

Badges are a means of digitally recognising certain skills and achievements acquired through informal study, and are entirely optional. They do not carry any formal credit as they are not subject to the same rigour as formal assessment; nor are they proof that you have studied the full unit or course. They are a useful means of demonstrating participation and recognising informal learning.

If you'd like to learn more about badges, you will find more information on the following websites:

  • Open Badges [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] – this information is provided by Mozilla, a leading provider of the open badges system

  • Digital Badges – this information is provided by HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory), a global community working to transform how we learn, and particularly making use of technology.

Gaining your badge

To gain the Scots language and culture badge, you will need to:

  1. Read all of Parts 1 and 2 online.

  2. Complete the quiz that you’ll find at the end of Part 2, and achieve at least 60%.

When you have successfully achieved the completion criteria you will receive your badge for Scots language and culture. You will receive an email notification that your badge has been awarded and it will appear in the My Badges area in your profile. Please note it can take up to 24 hours for a badge to be issued.

Your badge demonstrates that you have achieved the learning outcomes for the course. These outcomes are listed at the start of each unit.

The digital badge does not represent formal credit or award, but rather it demonstrates successful participation in informal learning activity.

Accessing your badge

From within the Scots language and culture course:

  • Go to the navigation block and under My Profile you can access My Badges. When you click on My Badges you will be taken to your My Badges page on OpenLearn Works.

  • To view the details of the badge or to download it, click on the badge and you will be taken to the Badge Information page.

Now go on to Unit 1: Scots today.

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