They are here! Your favorite ed-tech startup is livening up October with Certs for OCW courses and headless MOOCs. (Didn’t you ask Santa for this last year?). You told us you wanted to demonstrate your learning, your smarts and your skills to the outside world. For some, these are employers. For others, these are colleges. Now, for all of you, we have a way for you to tell the world that you can tackle a course online, you can stay engaged with it, and of course, embody the OpenStudy Code of Conduct,”Be good. Be helpful. Work together nicely.”
The OpenCourseWare Consortium and the 20Million Minds Foundation are offering these new Certificates of Participation. They love OpenStudy (TU Delft blog)and want to offer certificates with our assessment because they feel it will help you get to your next goal. You will find open courses from University of Notre Dame, University of California, Irvine, TU Delft OCW and a headless MOOC around a 20MillionMinds Foundation online textbook. How cool is that? So get started learning with people from all around the world. Earn a Cert over winter break!
How does it work? Just as in a face to face course, you will have to participate in the course. Ask questions. Work on assignments and help others as you progress through the material. Be engaged. Be active. We will be watching your SmartScore. Want to learn more specifics? Nuts and bolts? Here they are.
Watch this blog for more of our thoughts on all this. We have blogged about rethinking assessment and the importance of soft skills. We are delighted to be doing something about it and bringing more value to you through these certs.
As we throw open the doors of OpenStudy to new learners, we are counting on you, our OpenStudiers to help our new friends. Oh, and do sign up for one of these Certificates!
See you on OpenStudy!
P.S Don’t you love it when users get religious about your site?