About our EdTech Badges
Digital badges are awarded to recognise progress in your EdTech professional development, linked to the three stages of the Digital Teaching Professional Framework (DTPF): Exploring, Adopting, Leading.
All badges awarded to date have been at one level - 1 star - for completion of a cluster of modules. Now we are introducing opportunities for further recognition with 2 stars and 3 stars:
- 1 star - explore and complete a cluster of modules
- 2 stars - submit a personal reflection on a module which will be peer-reviewed
- 3 stars - submit a resource + a personal reflection which will both be peer-reviewed
Your badges will be updated as you progress and reach a higher level. For the Exploring stage, you can gain 1 star and 2 star badges. For the Adopting and Leading stages, you can gain 1, 2 and 3 star badges.
We are running a pilot for the 2 star and 3 star badges focused on Element F of the Digital Teaching Professional Framework: Accessibility and Inclusion (Dealing with Difference and Diversity). Please visit the interactive DTPF to link to the relevant modules or go to the Accessibility and the Dealing with Difference and Diversity categories on the Enhance platform.
If you have a 1 star badge for Accessibility or Dealing with Difference and Diversity modules, you are ready to start your submission for a 2 star badge:
- Go to MyLearning > View My EdTech Badges
Once you have a 2 star badge, if you create and submit a resource with a reflection on its use, you can gain your 3 star badge.
At the moment, 2 star and 3 star badges are only available for the Accessibility and Inclusion modules but this will extend after the pilot. In due course, you will also be able to gain recognised roles as a Contributor, a Reviewer or a Moderator on the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform – giving you an opportunity to enhance your professional profile. Find out more in our FAQ below.