This MOOC features a set of different badges reflecting and honoring activity in the course. You can earn three different types of badges:
- Course badges (silver and golden) are awarded upon successful completion of the course requirements. The Golden Course Badge is a prerequisite for the certificate awarded by the UNU-INWEH at the end of the course.
- Major badges are awarded for doing a quiz and submitting assignments.
- Community badges are awarded for activities like uploading a picture or commenting in the forum.
Please find detailed information below and by clicking on the badge icons.
There are two awards for the completion of this course: The silver and the golden course badge. You will receive the silver course badge if you earn at least six major badges (see below) and the golden course badge if you earn at least seven major badges. The 2015 Golden ELD Course Badge is a real digital badge issued by GIZ and can be exported to Credly and to your Mozilla Open Badges Backpack. Click here for more details on course badges.
There are eight major badges that can be earned in this MOOC. Six week badges can be earned for the successfull completion of all quizzes and assignments in each of the MOOC weeks 1 to 6. Two special badges, the Community Starter Badge and the Community Advanced Badge can be earned by collecting community badges. Four community badges of the type community starter are needed for the Community Starter Badge and four community badges of the type community advanced are needed for the Community Advanced Badge. Click here for more details on major badges.
You will receive community badges for engaging with the community. There are two types of community badges: starter and advanced. Have a look at the overview or on your profile badge. You will probably find that you have already earned some badges. Click here for more details on community badges.
The following graph will give you an overall overview of all badges that can be earned. You can see in the graph which badge is the prerequisite for which other badge: