Badges and Statements of Participation
By studying the DIY Learn modules and
meeting the required completion requirements you have the option of gaining a
digital badge and a statement of participation.
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 module. 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 – 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.
How to gain a badge
To achieve a badge for studying a DIY Learn module you will need to be enrolled on the module and meet the following badge criteria:
- Successfully complete the quiz that you’ll find at the end of the module and achieve at least 75%
When you have successfully achieved the completion criteria 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.
Sharing your badge
Badges awarded within OpenLearn Works can be shared via the Mozilla Backpack.
Downloading your badge to your 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.
What is a statement of participation?
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. It does not usually carry any formal credit towards a qualification as it is not subject to the same rigour as formal assessment.
How to gain a statement of participation
To achieve a statement of participation for studying a DIY Learn module you will need to be enrolled on the module and meet the following criteria:
Have read each section of the module material
- Successfully complete the quiz that you’ll find at the end of each module and achieve at least 75%
When you have successfully achieved the completion criteria you will receive an email notification that your statement has been awarded and it will appear in the achievements area in your profile. Please note it can take up to 24 hours for a statement to be issued.