Badges

Introduction

Your first term at College is designed to help you develop skills that will make you really hone your skills on the process of learning itself.  We believe that by mastering some key skills, you’ll become a master at learning.

One such skill is learning independence.  Services such as Google, YouTube, Wikipedia combined with high speed broadband, Wi-Fi, 4G and smartphones mean the sum knowledge of humanity is available in an instant. learning – you need to then make that happen.  Other skills include being able to learn from others through teamwork, being confident to take risks and being curious to learn more.

To support your transition to becoming an expert at learning, we have created 9 digital badges that correspond to each of the traits. Earn all 9 badges and you will earn the coveted Expert Learner

What are Digital Badges?

A digital badge is an online representation of a skill you’ve earned.  We use Open Badges, which means you can display your badges wherever you want them on the web, and share them for employment, education or lifelong learning.  Being digital means you can attach images, documents or videos to link to real-world evidence demonstrating your particular skills.

How do I earn them?

Over the first 6 weeks there will be various opportunities both inside and outside class to develop and refine your skills.  These will help you complete various tasks required to earn a badge.  Through these activities, you will show how you can learn independently, take risks, work with others, manage deadlines and reflect on how you learn. You will create evidence by taking photos and videos on your phone, recording audio or writing text. You will submit this evidence to claim badges and your tutor will award you badges when you have demonstrated that skill.

You should have received an email with instructions for how to complete your registration to our Open Badge Academy.  Follow that link to complete your registration. do not sign up using any email account other than your College email account. Accounts created using non-College email addresses will be deleted and all evidence and badges will be lost.

Getting support

If you are having any questions about digital badges issues please email innovation@sussexdowns.ac.uk.

Last modified: Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 4:22 PM