Thursday, July 9, 2015

Digital Design Theory: Badges and Recognition

Designing a course at Udemy was interesting. After a teacher creates a course and uploads the videos and course materials, the course is reviewed before it is published. The review is thorough: video and audio quality, curriculum, approach. The reviewers’ comments included recommendations to improve the product.

Learning to Draw Between the Lines: Creating the videos was fun for about five minutes. Getting a professional product takes a little longer. I struggled with the sound: you have seen my posts here. Again and again the reviewers flagged the audio and made suggestions for improving the narration. It was frustrating to revise the work, but I couldn’t really get maaaad if all of these changes should make the product better…. 0_0

Mastering the Objectives…Finally:  Udemy uses digital badges to recognize major achievements and milestones. Badges are emailed when teachers finish various steps in the course design process.

I received several Badges for creating the Microsoft Excel 2013 video Guides.  This is my first experience getting positive feedback for completing a difficult task. Usually design and production includes cussing and crying, not colorful kudos.

This new approach is good. The Computer Mamas are going to include Badges with our courses.

The Computer Mama Guides to Microsoft Office Certification Training

Microsoft Office Specialist 2013 online at 

Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 at Cengage 

 Order the Books at

Teachers: Download the lessons at

NEW! Videos  Microsoft Excel 2013 at UDEMY