In our ongoing effort to improve professional development, ECE uses a micro-credentialing system in which badges are issued for attending live workshops through ECE as well as completions of assignments associated with some workshops.
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 will be 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 to multiple social sites and portfolios. Read more about this process in the Resources section below, or email ECE at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Badges available through ECE
Below is a list of badges that ECE is currently offering. Click on an icon to see what is required to earn each badge.
Master Course Creator Series
The Master Course Creator is a series of workshops that replaced 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 with individual badges, 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:
- Accessible Documents
- Alignment in the Online Classroom
- Assessment and Measurement
- Course Overview and Introduction
- Educational Video
- Managing Your Gradebook
- Measurable Objectives in the Online Course
- WebEx Personal Room
Download a checklist of these workshops and related assignments in the resources section below.