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Brave Beginner Badge

The Brave Beginner is the introductory badge in the Game Based Learning series.

Brave Beginner Badge by Center4EduPunx, on Flickr

Badge Purpose:
What does having been awarded this badge (or badges within this collection) signify? (What knowledge, skills, dispositions, or experiences does the badge indicate the bearer has achieved?)

Those awarded the Brave Beginner Badge have:

• Participated in online discussions and media sharing in the Games Based Learning MOOC.
• Demonstrated basic knowledge of games based learning at the Contribution level of the Social Knowledge Network Construction Matrix.
• Created a 5 minute narrated, educational screencapture of gameplay.
• Created an e-portfolio that curates their work done for the Brave Beginner Badge.

Badge Requirements:
What do I have to do to earn this badge (or badges within this collection)?

The Brave Beginner Badge requires:

• Introduction in what "What is Your Name - What is Your Quest" forum during the first week of the MOOC.

• Weekly original post (50 -100 words) and reply (50 -100 words) in Games Based Learning MOOC discussion forums for each week.

• Screenshot or screencapture posted each week in Games Based Learning MOOC discussion forums that accompanies original post. ( Yes - you can go back and click on edit and add this.)

• Create a 5 minute, narrated, educational video based on a *discussion question from any of the six weeks due on May 1, 2013.

If you have any questions, please message kae on this site or email