Awarding a Community Membership Badge - Teachers’ Development of Digital Competences in a cMOOC

  • Niklas KarlssonEmail author
  • Linda Bradley
  • Anna-Lena Godhe
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8699)


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.


MOOC Teacher development Digital competence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Niklas Karlsson
    • 1
    Email author
  • Linda Bradley
    • 2
  • Anna-Lena Godhe
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GothenburgGothenburgSweden
  2. 2.Chalmers University of TechnologyGothenburgSweden

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