If you just want to study the course for your own interest and do not require a statement of participation or a digital badge, then you can do so without enrolling on the course.
However, if you wish to save or record your answers to the end of section and end of course quizzes, or if you would like to be able to receive a statement of participation or a digital badge, then you need to be enrolled on the course.
To enrol on the course you’ll need an Open University account.
You are now enrolled and ready to start the course and quizzes.
By studying this course and meeting the required completion requirements you have the option to gain a statement of participation and/or a digital badge.
A statement of participation demonstrates successful completion of a free online module and your interest in the subject. It can be used to demonstrate your commitment to your ongoing continuing professional development (CPD). It does not usually carry any formal credit towards a qualification as it is not subject to the same rigour as formal assessment.
To achieve a statement of participation for studying Becoming an open educator you will need to be enrolled on the course and meet the following criteria:
When you have successfully achieved the completion criteria you will receive an email notification that your statement has been awarded which will then appear in the achievements area in your profile. Please note it can take up to 24 hours for a statement to be issued.
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 module. They are, however, 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:
By the end of this course you should:
To achieve a badge for studying Becoming an open educator you will need to be enrolled on the course and meet the following badge criteria:
When you have successfully achieved the completion criteria you will receive an email notification that your badge has been awarded which will then appear in the My Badges area in your profile. Please note it can take up to 24 hours for a badge to be issued.
Go to ‘My profile’ and view your badges in ‘Achievements’. You can download, export or share the badge. You can also add it to your Mozilla backpack (which enables you to manage and display collections of digital badges you have earned).
The OpenLearn Works non-accredited badging system relies on trust. We trust you to answer the questions in the course by drawing on your own skills and knowledge as we do not have formal exams or invigilation as part of the course. You are trusted that the answers you submit to course quizzes are your own work and that you will not share answers with other learners.
Badges awarded within OpenLearn Works can be shared via the Mozilla Backpack.
You will need to create a Mozilla Backpack account.
When you have done this, click on the ‘Add To Backpack’ button, and you will be asked to login to Mozilla if you have not already done so.
Follow the instructions on the screen and your badge should be automatically added to your backpack.
You can now return to the course home page.