Welcome to the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform. You can explore the key features of Enhance by watching our short Introductory Video

About our EdTech Badges

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.

FAQ

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What is an EnhanceDTP digital badge?
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This is a portable, online badge that:

  • can be shared
  • is shown as an image
  • is issued and certified by an authority, the ETF
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What are the benefits of the EnhanceDTP digital badges?
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They can be:

  • used to show progress in your professional development
  • shared on social media
  • added to your professional profile on LinkedIn
  • added as evidence of your professional development
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What will happen to my 1 star badges?
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You keep them. In due course as you earn 2 star and 3 star badges, they will be replaced by higher level badges.

Can I earn 2 and 3 star badges for all the categories of modules on the EnhanceDTP?

At the moment you can only gain 2 and 3 star badges for the Accessibilty and Dealing with Difference and Diversity categories. That is because all the modules at all the levels are available for those categories, but more modules are being released so that other categories will gradually have the full range of modules.

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How many badges can I collect for Accessibility and Inclusion?
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In Strand F of the Digital Teaching Professional Framework (F1:Accessibility and F2: Dealing with Difference and Diversity) you can collect 16 badges; 8 Accessibility badges and 8 Dealing with Difference and Diversity badges. Additional badges can be collected as a Contributor or a Reviewer. (Make Additional badges or Contributor/Reviewer a link to FAQ on what that means - see question 11)

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Why are there so many badges to collect in strand F: Accessibility and Inclusion?
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Strand F of the framework covers F1: Accessibility and F2: Dealing with Difference and Diversity. These two areas (F1, F2) have badges that can be collected at three stages: Exploring, Adopting and Leading. The number of badges available at each stage varies and is dependent on you completing activities. The table below shows where badges are available to work towards within each stage:

Stage 1 Star badge 2 Star badge 3 Star badge
Exploring Yes Yes  
Adopting Yes Yes Yes
Leading Yes Yes Yes
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What do I have to do to gain a badge at each level?
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Stage 1 Star badge 2 Star badge 3 Star badge
Exploring Complete the cluster of modules associated with the Exploring Level 1 stage within F1: Accessibility or F2: Dealing with Difference and Diversity Must have completed 1 Star badge

Share a reflection (75 words)
 
Adopting Complete the cluster of learning modules associated with the Adopting Level 1 stage within F1: Accessibility or F2: Dealing with Difference and Diversity Must have completed 1 Star badge

Post a reflection (250 words)
Must have completed 2 Star badge

Post a resource and an associated reflection on its impact when used with learners (250 words)
Leading Complete the cluster of learning modules associated with the Leading Level 1 stage within F1: Accessibility or F2: Dealing with Difference and Diversity Must have completed 1 Star badge

Post a reflection (500 words)
Must have completed 2 Star badge

Post a resource and an associated reflection on its impact on others (500 words)
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Who reviews my submission to gain a badge?
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Your submission will be reviewed by two independent members of the EdTech Review and Moderation Team. This team is made up of practitioners in the sector who have demonstrated subject specialist expertise.

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How long do I have to wait to find out if my badge submission has been successful?
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Once you’ve submitted your reflection/resource you will receive written feedback within ten working days and confirmation of the award status.

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What if my badge submission isn't successful?
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You will be given written feedback on what you need to do in order to resubmit.

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What if I don’t agree with the feedback given to my badge submission?
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If you don't agree with the reviewer's decision, you have the opportunity to appeal. Appeals against a decision not to award a badge may be made on serious procedural error on the part of the Moderation panel only.

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Why can't I see all my badges? I have collected the eight Accessibility badges but I can only see three – one at each stage: Exploring, Developing and Leading?
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With F1:Accessibility you can complete eight badges (Exploring 1 and 2 Star badges, Adopting 1,2 and 3 Star badges, Leading 1, 2 and 3 Star badges). To simplify your view on your account, as you achieve a badge at higher status it replaces any badge of lower value (e.g. 3 Star replaces a 2 Star badge). Therefore you'll only see three badges, one at each stage: Exploring, Adopting and Leading with the stars representing highest level achieved.

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I am already producing accessible and inclusive resources, do I have to do all the Stage 1 (Exploring) and Stage 2 (Adopting) badges before I can do the Leading badges?
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No, you do not. However, there are advantages in completing all the modules within F1: Accessibility and Inclusion; even the most experienced practitioners can still gain new skills and knowledge from the learning modules.
Also, if you would like to become a Reviewer for the category, you will need to have at least two Contributor badges: one at Leading Stage plus another either at Exploring or Adopting stage. (see below)

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What can I do after I've collected all the Accessibility and Inclusion badges?
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There are further badges you can work towards:

  • The Contributor's badge is awarded to practitioners who have engaged in the communities of practice by responding to the contributions of other practitioners.
  • The Reviewer’s badge is awarded to Contributors who have been mentored to join the Review and Moderation team and have completed several peer reviews.
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How do I access the EnhanceDTP F1: Accessibility and Inclusion resource bank??
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The bank is an open resource bank. Practitioners can decide whether to share their reflection or not. Resources submitted will be shared with the community once reviewed. Only registered EnhanceDTP users will be able to access the open bank.

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What is different about this training and the EDI training I receive within my organisation?
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The purpose of this training is to show you how digital technologies, when used effectively, help to make learning inclusive and accessible for all learners. The modules highlight pedagogical approaches using technology that can help you to become an inclusive practitioner, for example you can find out how technology can support you to help students who attend intermittently or to overcome language barriers you may be experiencing within your classroom.