Please note: The MOOC ran from Feb 1st to Mar 27th, 2016. The materials will stay online.
You can still earn Badges – the MOOC Certificate, however, cannot be earned anymore, the deadlines passed. If you have futher questions please contact us at PoweringAg-MOOC@giz.de.
This course featured a set of different badges. Each Badge reflected and honored the participants’ activity and progress throughout the Powering Agriculture MOOC. They could earn ‘Week Badges’, ‘Community Badges’, ‘Assignment Badges’ and one ‘Final Exam Badge’. Some of these are considered ‘Major Badges’, and are required for the ‘MOOC Badge‘. Once you’ve earned the ‘MOOC Badge’ you will receive a ‘Course Certificate’ signed by the TH Köln and the PoweringAg Partners. For in depth information on all Badges please see the graph and the list below.
- What is a digital badge?Digital Badges are a digital proof that you have earned a certain achievement, e.g. successfully completed this MOOC. Unlike a simple PDF document which can be copied, modified and falsificated, digital badges contain the proof of the badge issuer that the badge was actually awarded to you. You can then show your badges to others on sites such as Credly and Mozilla Open Backpack. The badges there are automatically link back to the site of the badge issuer (in this case the partners of PAEGC alongside the TH Köln), that show the proof that you have earned the badge. See it as a digital form of a stamp or a seal on a paper certificate.
The Course Badge
Please note: the Course Badge or MOOC Badge cannot be earned anymore since the Deadlines passed by the end of March, 2016.
The Powering Agriculture “Course Badge” is a real digital badge issued by PAEGC, its partners and the TH Köln. You can earn the MOOC Course-Badge by collecting at least 10 “Major-Badges”. You will need at least one “Assignment-Badge”, one “Community-Badge”, the “Final-Exam-Badge” and seven of the “Week-Badges”. With the MOOC Course-Badge you will receive the ‘Course Certificate’.
For detailed information on the Course Badge and the prerequisites for earning it please, check out the Badge Overview Graph below or click here.
There are twelve major badges to be earned in this course: 7 Week Badges, 2 Assignment Badges, 2 Community Badges and one Final Exam Badge.
For detailed information on all the individual Major Badges and the prerequisites for earning them please refer to the list below.
Any of the Week Badges as well as the Final Exam Badge can be earned by scoring 80% or more in that week’s Quiz. It is recommended to complete all passive tasks, such as reading the weekly script and watching the lecture videos, prior to taking on the weekly quiz. Studying the provided material is essential for a successful completion of this course.
For detailed information on all Week Badges and the prerequisites for earning them, please click here or refer to the graph below.
Final Exam Badge
The Final Exam Badge reflects your passing of the Final Exam in this course. You will receive the Final Exam Badge for scoring at least 80% in the Final Quiz – which is more exhaustive than the weekly Quizzes and encompasses contents of all previous weeks.
For detailed information on the Final Exam Badge, please click here or refer to the graph below.
Assignment Badges can be earned both in Week 2 and in Week 7. In addition to submitting your assignment, reviewing two of your peer’s submissions is obligatory in order to earn either one of the two Assignment Badges. The expert tutors from TH Köln will read and approve all assignments and will provide aggregated feedback shortly after the deadline for the peer review.
For detailed information on the Assignment Badges, please click here or check out to the graph below.
You will receive community badges for engaging with the MOOC community. There are two types of community badges: Interaction Badges and Major Community Badges. Interaction Badges can be earned by engaging with the MOOC community in different ways. For more information on what you have to do to earn Interaction Badges please refer to the list below. You will be awarded one Major Community Badge for having earned five Interaction Badges. With regard to Community Badges only the Major Community Badges bring you closer to earning the Course Badge and the Course-Certificate respectively.
This graph gives you an overview of all available badges and the prerequisites to earn each badge.