Badges and quizzes

By studying this course and meeting the required completion criteria you can gain the following digital badge.

Purple course badge icon 

Figure 1 Course badge

What is a badge?

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 read more about badges you will find more information on these 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, particularly making use of technology
  • Organisations across Scotland are working together to develop open badges – read about who is involved and how badges are developing on the RSC Scotland website.

How to gain a badge for studying Caring Counts

To achieve a badge for studying Caring Counts you need to be enrolled on this free course and meet the following badge criteria:

  • read each session
  • attempt both practice quizzes
  • achieve 40% for the final quiz.

Enrolling on the course

Please note that you need to be enrolled on this course.

To enrol you’ll need to create an Open University account.

  1. If you already have an account, just click on ‘Sign in to enrol’ and enter your user name and password. If you don’t have an account, create your new account here.
  2. Follow the instructions, and once you have finished registration by reaching the My Account page simply close the browser window or tab.
  3. Then refresh THIS page to update your status so you can enrol.
  4. The enrolment button is in the top right-hand corner.

You are now enrolled and ready to start the course and quizzes.

How to complete the course quizzes