Open Badges to recognise contributions

MELSIG is a voluntary association dependent on the collective energies of people who engage with it. With our commitment to making and sharing knowledge in the form of toolkits through co-production, Open Badges allow us to recognise the contributions of participants.

MELSIG now has three badges it will award to recognise participation in building our toolkits:

  • Contributor MELSIG Toolkit – Holders of this badge have promoted teaching excellence by drawing upon their knowledge, research or experience of teaching and learning with digital and social media in higher education to contribute to one of the UK Media-Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group’s online toolkits during the 2017-18 academic year.
  • MELSIG Toolkit Leader – Holders of this badge have led activities resulting in the development of a set of useful resources to inspire and guide academics on a topic relating to media-enhanced teaching and learning in higher education for the sector’s UK Media-Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group (MELSIG) during the 2017-18 academic year.
  • MELSIG Editorial – Holders of this badge have supported the development and quality management of the Media-Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group’s online resource base during the 2017-18 academic year.

Details on how to claim your open badge, issued using Badgr, will be published shortly and introduced at the next MELSIG event on the 21st June.

Further, a mapping of typical  MELSIG activities is being made to the UK Professional Standards Framework across the dimensions and descriptor levels to make it easy for anyone to reference engagement with MELSIG to professional practice portfolios and future claims for good standing.


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