The first badges have been awarded to participants who took an active role in their group’s research project. There is guidance about accepting your badge and setting up your Mozilla Open Badge Backpack in the slides from the week three lecture.
This week I asked participants to collaborate on a short piece of research, addressing the question:
“What is the best way to cook an egg?”
The task was challenging, not least because of the ambiguity inherent in the task but also because of the short amount of time they had to complete it in. Moreover, for many of the participants additional challenges presented themselves because of the need to collaborate using a technology (Google Docs) that some of them had never encountered before. I am pleased to say that many of the participants not only demonstrated their ability to work collaboratively but also displayed the resilience many of them referred to as being integral to in(ter)dependent learning in week one.
As I write this, with one hour to go until the 6PM deadline, one or two groups are still editing and refining their articles. Others have finished and blog posts, reflecting on week two, have started to be posted. I will be reading and responding to both the articles and blog posts over the course of week three. Additionally, the first badges will be issued this week to those participants who took an active role in their group’s research project.
Published Articles: What is the best way to cook an egg?