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Networked Educator Badge by Center4EduPunx, on Flickr

The Networked Educator is based on documented demonstration of social network knowledge construction. The badge bearer will have demonstrated the ability to identify new information networks, analyze and aggregate information, and curate the knowledge being produced by the community both synchronously and asynchronously. It requires the demonstrated knowledge construction through collaboration and networking within the online open course and with the online community of educators as a whole. What must be demonstrated is the collaborative creating, curation, and utilization of knowledge as a function of participating in the online open course.

The Network Educator will have successfully completed and submitted a collection of work that demonstrates contribution, creation and curation of new knowledge within the context of the identified online open course. The skills needed to be demonstrated are the ability to used distributed cognition, pool and analyze networked knowledge, collaborate within online groups and transmedia navigation.

Three of the primary sources used for this badge are:

Social Network Knowledge Construction

Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture


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?)
The Networked Educator Badge recognizes the awardee’s mastery of a constructivist participation in an online open course.

Those awarded the Networked Educator Badge from the Games Based Learning MOOC have:

• Participated in online discussions and media sharing in the Games Based Learning MOOC.

• Participated in social media on educational topics to include Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and social bookmarking in diigo.

• Attended and curated live online educational community events.

• Collaborated with other educators to curate topic materials.

• Researched, shared and disseminated material on social network knowledge construction and Connectivism to the larger educational community.

• Researched, shared and disseminated material on games based learning to the larger educational community.

• Demonstrated knowledge of games based learning at the Creation level of the Social Knowledge Network Construction (SKNC) Model.

• Created an e-portfolio that curates their work done for the Networked Educator badge that includes a reflection essay.

Badge Requirements:

What do I have to do to earn this badge?

The Games Based Learning badge requires:
• Introduction during in the “What is Your Name and Your Quest” forum during the first week of the Games Based Learning MOOC

• Detailed game based learning original post (150 – 200 words) in a forum for each of the six weeks:

  • screenshot or screencapture in your weekly post
  • [post tweeted out (look for the # and 7 digits in the top right hand corner of your entry) to the #gamemooc community link to game based learning blog article, research article or games based learning video in the original post that is also put up in the Games MOOC III diigo group. (If you haven't already, you'll need to request access.)

• Reply (50 – 100 words) in the forum for each week of the Games Based Learning MOOC discussion forums.

• Participation in three (3) #gamemooc tweetchats over the course of the Games Based Learning MOOC.

• Curation of one (1) #gamemooc tweetchat posted in Games Based Learning MOOC journal by midnight the Friday directly following the Tweetchat.

• Curation of one (1) Games Based Learning MOOC live event in the journal by May 1, 2013.

• Create a portfolio such as storify/wordpress that curates the work done in the Games Based Learning MOOC to include a digital footprint page that demonstrates presence in an online community of educators, discussion posts, events, attendance and curation of live online events. This will include a reflection paper or video due May 1, 2013.

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