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Start Documenting

Complete 1/3 tasks to start documenting your learning.

Do one or more of the following:

  1. Start a blog to track your learning. Try or and make a schedule to post weekly.
  2. Create a Google Docs account to create a doc, spreadsheet or presentation to track your learning. (
  3. Use to create a notebook and start collecting and creating info about open badges.

What platform did you settle on? Share your public resource in the discussion forum below.

Task Discussion

  • Sam Taylor said:

    As the 'Mahara champ' at my institution, I'll be using the journal tool in my ePortfolio.

    Feel free to have a look... smiley

    on July 30, 2014, 5:05 a.m.
  • Julian Prior said:

    I'm an avid Evernote user so will use a shared Evernote notebook for researching Open Badges and taking this course:

    I'll also post some random thoughts on open badges at

    on July 25, 2014, 9:04 a.m.
  • Wendy said:

    Apparently, if anyone wants to see my blog they will need to provide an email address to me so that I can share with them directly.

    I think that this could be an interesting approach as it promotes networking.

    on May 3, 2014, 9:04 a.m.

    Leah MacVie said:

    Oh? What happened? Did it reject your link?

    I definitely would: 

    on June 6, 2014, 10:16 a.m. in reply to Wendy
  • Wendy said:

    Well, I've just set up my blog and made my first entry.  I've not worked out how to share it yet though - more learning ...

    on May 3, 2014, 6:54 a.m.
  • Wendy said:

    I recently joined the British organisation, Institute for Learning. They have a software tool called REfLECT (adapted from PebblePad+). It gives me a space where I can keep all my learning experiences together, which is very useful for demonstrating active participation in PD during performance reviews and audits.

    This tool includes a blog, something which I have not used before, so I will use REfLECT for this activty.

    on May 3, 2014, 6:38 a.m.
  • nancyf said:

    I set up an Evernote notebook for this course.  My first time actually using Evernote so this will be an adventure.  Here is a link to my notebook:


    on April 3, 2014, 9:38 a.m.

    Leah MacVie said:

    I am such a heavy Evernote user, Nancy- so it was so fun to see you use the shared notebook feature in this way. Thanks for sharing. 

    on June 6, 2014, 10:17 a.m. in reply to nancyf
  • Tom Miller said:

    Started a Google doc to publish my information gathering on Open Badges.

    on Jan. 6, 2014, 12:19 p.m.

    Leah MacVie said:

    Very cool! Great work on this doc Tom- lots of info here. 

    on June 6, 2014, 10:18 a.m. in reply to Tom Miller
  • QueuedLearning said:

    I like the idea of tracking my learning progress in a blog, such as Wordpress. I have a Wordpress website, but I'm currently in the process of making many changes to it, so I don't want to fiddle with recording my progress and learning observations within my Wordpress site at this time.

    Like many others, I also utilze Evernote and/or similar applications, such as Microsoft OneNote (which I personally prefer to Evernote, but that is merely my personal preference). So, I'll utilize OneNote for this purpose (it also allows for screencapture, etc.)

    on Oct. 15, 2013, 2:29 p.m.
  • PamelaR said:


    I used google presentation to discuss my step by step experiences with using 101 badge course. 

    on Sept. 6, 2013, 8:37 p.m.
  • Steve said:

    I use Evernote for all my projects to keep track of my progress and observations. I am looking forward to applying this learning activity to a real world opportunity to bring Badging to a new audience.

    on Aug. 20, 2013, 10:33 a.m.

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    on Aug. 20, 2013, 10:36 a.m. in reply to Steve
  • v4lent1na said:

    I've been using this blog to track my progress on P2PU:

    on Aug. 9, 2013, 6:32 a.m.
  • Sandra Dyke said:

    I have a word press blog I have used previously.  I would like to get into the habit of blogging more often so this may help me get started.  My blog can be found at

    I use  Google Docs as part of my teaching and I find it useful when doing class group work and sharing documents with others but I don't think I will use it here because at the moment I think a blog will be more useful.

    The other tool I use on a regular basis is Diigo as a way of capturing links.  I would like to use Evernote (or even OneNote seeing I use Microsoft Office) but I never seem to get around to actually using it!

    on Aug. 4, 2013, 9:11 p.m.
  • janzeteachesit said:

    I am a long time user of GDocs, so here is the GDoc I created:

    P2PU 101 What Are Open Badges - janzeteachesit and Google P2PU 101 Folder

    I also am fiddling with:

    For blogging, I usually use Blogger -> janzeblogsit.  It is my main teaching site, so I don't want to use it just yet.

    I have Evernote on my Android tablet, but haven't really used it - the Google integration seems to do the trick.

    on July 24, 2013, 4:13 a.m.
  • Julio said:

    Hi all!

    As with most of you, I'm taking the course as a way to explore Badges. I work for a University and I've been asked to dig into the technical details of implementing this service. My background is in computer technology. 

    I elected to use for the course. You can find my blog at I love and use Evernote as my primary cross-platform notes database and work with Wordpress regularly. I have experience with Microsoft Office365 instead of Google Docs, but they are essentially similar products. (I do have a Gmail account, however, for my Android devices.) So, that left me with Blogger as "unknown" territory to explore.

    I've noted a few bug-a-boos using IE10 on Win7 for access to P2PU. They all went away when I switched browsers to Chrome.

    Looking forward to the next objective...

    on July 18, 2013, 4:28 p.m.
  • Brendan said:

    I've got a google doc account and a blog account as well

    I've used Evernote on my iPhone but didn't feel that it was particularly better than these others.

    on June 10, 2013, 10:45 a.m.
  • Rodney Hargis said:

    I've maintained a work-related blog for a couple of years now, and since the work I'm doing in this course will help my current project, I will be posting my notes, observations, ideas, etc. to my blog at under the category of "opencourses". 

    on May 21, 2013, 3:20 p.m.
  • SlovenlyGhost said:

    Think i'd go with Evernote as I've been using it for quite some time; however, I might start adding them to my WordPress blog. See there is a tool which you can download to integrate your badges into your blog

    on May 5, 2013, 12:11 p.m.

    Leah MacVie said:

    Slovenly- I love the idea for using Evernote on this. I am also a heavy Evernote user and would enjoy seeing the final product, here. :)

    on May 8, 2013, 4:41 p.m. in reply to SlovenlyGhost
  • lurasaki said:

    Hi All,

    I've decided to go with a GoogleDoc.

    on April 29, 2013, 6:22 p.m.

    Leah MacVie said:

    I checked it our, Lurasaki- a great start!

    on May 8, 2013, 4:44 p.m. in reply to lurasaki
  • storyleader said:

    I have created a Google doc.

    on April 17, 2013, 10:28 p.m.