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The MVCR Badges recognize achievements in professional development. The following digital badges represent achievement in blocks of 16 continuing education units:

Overview and Instructional Design - BUILDER

Universal Design and Copyright - COMPLIANCE

Global Education and Administration of Online - GLOBAL

Quality Assurance and Issues and Strategies - QUALITY

Sims, Labs, etc and Tech Tools - TECHNOLOGY

Blended Learning and Encouraging Communication - TRANSFORMATION

Supporting Students and the Practicum Administration - SUPPORT

Practicum and Student Assessment - ASSESS

Web Design and Multimedia - WEB

Synchronous Classrooms, Group Work, Librarians, Tutoring Online - CLASS

Time Management, Social Networking, Mobile Technology, Podcasting - CONNECT

Overview, Instructional Design, Student Assessment - CCC

Certified Financial Literacy Instructor - CFLI

We also felt that it was desirable to provide an additional, digital format for displaying or sharing the fact that you have earned and MOT or COLA. so, along with receiving a physical, hand signed, suitable for framing certificate from ION upon the completion of your certificate, you will also be awarded a digital certificate.


What happens before, during, and after I earn an ION badge?
Getting an ION badge starts with completing two or more of the MVCR eight-week or four-week course combinations. Whenever you complete a combination described above you instantly become eligible to receive the badge. You will be notified via e-mail of your achievement and provided a link to follow to claim your badge. You will be norified vie e-mail of your achievemnt and provided a link to follow to claim your badge. After you hav eclaimed your badge, you will see the badges you have earned on your MyMVCR page.

Should you wish to do so, you may copy your badge (and its link) and paste it into your e-mail signature, your personal homepage, or faculty webpage. The link information that will allow others to authenticate your badge. In other words:

  1. Complete any badge sequence;
  2. Follow the link to claim your badge.
  3. Copy the badge icon in a suitable size then paste it to where you wish to show it (i.e. your email signature);
  4. Apply this the hyperlink to the icon you pasted

Now, when someone sees your badges, they can verify the authenticity by clicking the link.

Change in ION / MVCR Badge setup:
Until the end of 2016, ION awarded digital badges that relied on a cooperative relationship with the Mozilla Backpack/Personna project. Mozilla is withdrawing support for that initiative and ION is taking a different path. If you claimed and uploaded badges in the past to your Mozilla backpack, they should still be there but we cannot promise how long they will last.
Effective immediately, ION badges will be hosted on the ION site and will provide the authentication of credential that it is part of the benefit of digital badging. Your MyMVCR page will now provide the display of your badge(s) and their evidence..