I envision creating a P2PU course in which participants discover, explore, and develop the habits of decent digital citizen. Now, I know this a rather lofty goal and that being a decent digital citizen is always a work in progress. Even so, I believe participants can master “seed” skills that will allow them to bloom into productive members of online communities. I propose a course in which enrollees have the opportunity to earn 5 badges with each being a recognition of the participants’ introduction to and initial mastery of skills that all citizens in a digital environment rely upon.
I used Mind42 (a web-based mindmapping resource to help me explore what my badges will signify as well as the proof participants will need to supply to earn the badges). You can read about the mindmap
at my P2PU journal blog, The Visitor
or visit my mindmap
. Here's a short video that explains how to navigate the mindmap.
What follows is a description of my proposed badges.
The Educated Digital Citizen badge
A skill badge that recognizes the (citizen’s) ability to understand what technology is and why it is vital for enhanced/richer learning by citing examples of how technology:
saves time/makes work more productive
makes work more powerful
allows work to be more meaningful
helps learners become become more scholarly/ethical
improves quality of life for those who come afterward
The Engaged Digital Citizen badge
A community badge that recognizes the (citizen’s) ability to participate in and support a digital community by citing examples of their interactions with others in digital communities they are part of.
Examples/proof should show how they are being considerate of, communicating with, and safeguarding:
their digital peers
their (digital) community.
The Efficient & Effective Digital Citizen badge
A skill badge that recognizes the (citizen’s) ability to (know what work to do, which tool/resource to use, and the best way to use it) recognize and use digital resources and tools to:
create digital content
Examples/proof would come from participants citing examples of work they had to complete in a digital community and how they accomplished that work in the most efficient and effective manner (task, tool, and outcome).
by choosing from a list of tasks, work they must accomplish
The Ethical Digital Citizen badge
A skill badge that recognizes the (citizen’s) ability to digitally interact with others in honorable manner by explaining/giving examples of the necessity of observing, practicing, and upholding:
the True/Kind/Helpful rule
The Enlightened Digital Citizen badge
A community badge that recognizes the (citizen’s) ability to make the path to learning easier for future citizens of a digital community by
giving back to the digital community (providing a service)
giving back to the digital community (providing a product)
sharing what they learn
Participants will demonstrate mastery by creating a product (image, podcast, video, interactive, notes, etc...) that guides others through a learning process valued by their digital community.
Any and all feedback will be greatly appreciated.