Our first online course “Teachers Open Online Learning for Professional Development” [#TOOL12] investigated what new skills and capacities teachers need to develop in ‘Networked Literacy & Fluency’. We then shared some thoughts on some criteria for badges/certification as a ‘Networked Teacher’. This was a peer to peer course at P2PU and resulted in our community badges as well as our mission statement.
In 2012 we completed our second online course “The Use of Web Tools in Networked Learning” [ #CNT12] (16/4-4/5, 2012) and we used tutorials on WikiEducator. The aim was to support the participants to complete the challenge “Certified Networked Teacher” and receive a skill badge that can be use within the Mozilla open badges framework.
Next module will be “Syndicated Education in Distributed Learning Environments” [#ANT12] and I the future we will develop the expert skills with “Central Node in Networked Learning” [#ENT12].
Earning badges for learning new things is a way to display knowledge and skills. At the moment we have released three light blue ‘CommunityBadges’:
- Supporter (A person who supports, promotes, advocates or champions a cause or movement)
- Contributor (A person who backs, supports or champions a cause, activity or institution)
- Scholar (A specialist in a particular branch of knowledge)
These ‘Community Badges’ only have value for our community and recognize the work that has been done by participants in the P2PU course “eduToolkit . Teachers Open Online Learning“. As soon as Mozilla’s Open Badges project allow organizations to issue digital badges, this will allow students to collect badges from different sources and display them across the web – on their resume, web site, social networking profiles, job sites or just about anywhere. We will soon have green ‘Skill Badges’ available that are compatible with Mozilla’s ‘Open Badge Infrastructure’. The first three modules will continue our work with ‘Teachers Open Online Learning’ and focus on the concept of ‘The Networked Teacher’:
- Certified Networked Teacher [ #CNT12]– Use of Web Tools
- Advanced Networked Teacher – Syndicated Education
- Expert Networked Teacher – Central Node in Learning
Details about who earned ‘Community Badges’ will be availabel in our ‘Hall of fame‘ as an official recognition of particiapants.
Badge Name: Certified Networked Teacher
Badge Short Description: The use of web tools in networked learning has become an important 21st century skills for teachers. This challenge will give you the ability to envision a new future based on web tools in a networked learning scenario.
Submit a link to your learning resource that specifies the target audience and has the function to model, demonstrate, help us practice or help us reflect
Create a Screencast Tutorial that demonstrate creating, delivering and managing your learning resource.
minimum 2 number of votes to be awarded from peers
minimum 3 average rating from peers (accouring to rubric below)
The submission will be assosiated to the final task to create a Screen Cast (http://p2pu.org/en/groups/certified-networked-teacher/content/4demonstrating-the-use-of-web-tools-in-a-networked-learning-scenario/)
How well was this peer able to reuse existing learning resources to create his/her own?
How well was this peer able to adapt his/her learning resource to deliver it to the target audience?
How well was this peer able to organize the material in order to share the learning resource?
A learning resource specifies the target audience and the function is to model, demonstrate, help us practice or help us reflect.
A ‘Massive Open Online Course’ (MOOC) is an educational tool to apply the theory of connectivism and an open pedagogy based on networked learning. MOOCs are founded on principle characteristics of autonomy, diversity, openness and interaction.
There has emerged a variant in open learning that is called ‘Collaborative Open Online Learning‘ (COOL). This can be illustrated with “Education, Curriculum, and Instruction (EC&I) 831: Open, Connected, Social”, where participants engage in the development of a personal blog/digital portfolio and the collaborative development of an educational technology wiki resource. Before the end each member complete of a student-chosen, major digital project.
Our idea of ‘Teachers Open Online Learning’ (TOOL) embrace the idea that a Community of Practitioners meet to share experiences and insights via advanced technologies. This creates new ways to share and remix resources, collaborate with other educators, and help our learners connect with each other.
There are development of ‘Open Assessment’ that recognize that accreditation and certification occurs outside formal education. Our current focus is on using ‘Open Badges’ as the currency to capture and demonstrate learning, skills and reputation within the community.
There is a section with our ‘Badge Ecosystem” that display application requirements and the official list of each graduate. The light blue colur are used in the eduToolkit community to represent their involvment. As soon as Mozilla’s Open Badges project allow organizations to issue digital badges, this will allow students to collect badges from different sources and display them across the web – on their resume, web site, social networking profiles, job sites or just about anywhere.
This ‘Rubric for Online Instruction’ by California State University, Chico is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.
I have only started to play with this ‘Publishing Platform’. The layout can be customized and the following functions has recently been added:
- Publication button - Redirect readers to a prior issues, a library of back issues or your subscription site.
- Heart button- What’s not to love? Garner support and adoration for products, issues, news, photos within your document.
- Map button- Great for conference brochures and festival guides! Give readers maps and directions to your events, or just show them where you’re offices are.
- Phone button- Link them right to your Skype account or direct phone line.
- Support button- Lead readers to your FAQ, Help Desk, Customer Care, or other support services.
- Cart button- Everyone’s favourite: buy! buy! buy! Link to you online store, etsy, subscription sign-up, or directly to the manufacturer’s site.
- Print button- Simple one-click option to print
- Navigate button- Way easier than our earlier hyperlinking tutorial, create easy table of contents and page jumps to articles.
- Info button - Direct readers to your About page, Opening Hours, and well, all the info they’ll need.
- Profile button - Share your Issuu profile with your readers and direct them to your other publications.