In our ongoing effort to improve professional development, ECE has initiated a micro-credentialing system. As part of the new system, we will issue online badges instead of certificates.
How to Earn Badges
To earn a badge, simply attend a professional development workshop offered through ECE. Some workshops will require the completion of an assignment before the badge is awarded. For example, after a faculty member attends the Rubrics Workshop, they will be enrolled in the ECE Professional Development Moodle course to submit a rubric for evaluation. After the rubric passes evaluation, the badge for the Rubrics Workshop is awarded. Assignments must be completed within two weeks of the live workshop. The badge will then be sent to the faculty’s NSU email address through Credly. To accept the badge, simply click through the email and create an account. The badge will be added to your library on Credly, and can be shared from there to multiple social sites and portfolios. Read more about this process in the Resources below, or email ECE at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Badges available through ECE
Below is a list of badges that ECE is currently offering and what is required to earn each badge.
Master Course Creator Series
ECE is also introducing the Master Course Creator Series! The MCC is a series of workshops that will replace the Teaching and Learning course. These workshops introduce key aspects of creating high quality online courses, and require completion of an assignment before the badge is issued. They are presented individually but you can also participate in all of the workshops listed in the series within a three-year span to earn the Master Course Creator Badge!
The workshops of the MCC program are as follows: