Awarding a Community Membership Badge - Teachers’ Development of Digital Competences in a cMOOC
Paper in proceedings, 2014

In this article the badge given in connection with a cMOOC designed by and for teachers is explored. Digitala skollyftet aimed to raise the digital competence amongst teachers in Swedish schools. The participants in Digitala skollyftet could apply to be awarded a badge for their participation. The awarding process, as well as the participation, of a small group of people who were awarded badges is analysed. Blog-posts were taken as evidence when applying for badges and blogging thereby became an important way to participate. Blogs can be regarded as exhibition spaces where the blogger exhibits and reflects on their learning process. Results show that there is a difference in how the blogs are designed, depending on the level of experience from the blogger. To a large extent, forums, such as Facebook and Twitter, are used as performance spaces, which facilitate the interaction and discussion with other participants.

Teacher development

Digital competence



Niklas Karlsson

University of Gothenburg

Linda Bradley

University of Gothenburg

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers), Language and Communication (Chalmers)

Anna-Lena Godhe

University of Gothenburg

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

03029743 (ISSN) 16113349 (eISSN)

Vol. 8699 162-171

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Educational Sciences

Other Humanities

Interaction Technologies






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