Wednesday 4 April 2018

Rudai23 - Three Top Tips on How to Finish the Course and Earn Your Badges

The finish line is in sight for Rudaí23 course 
We were sad to have to press publish on the final ‘Thing’ in the Rudai23 course on 3 March.  It has been a rewarding experience for us and we really enjoyed connecting with so many information professionals across the globe. We want to thank you for being so honest and open about your experience on the course through your blog posts. This honest reflection is the core of blogging and is what makes it such a fulfilling experience. We hope that you will keep blogging and find opportunities to use the tools and skills you gained while doing the course.

The deadline for submitting your badge applications is fast approaching. 

All content for the badge applications must be submitted by the 30 of April. 

You will find links to apply for all four badges on our homepage.

Many of you have already earned one or more of your digital badges for the course.  If you are still working through the Things and are hoping to earn a badge or tow we want you to know that we will be actively supporting you until the end of April 2018.

If you’re wondering how you can complete it all between now and then, don’t worry, here are some tips to help you get at least one of your badges.

Set yourself a realistic target, do what you can by April 30
1. Select what’s manageable for you.
The Rudaí23 course was divided in to 4 sections, each section has a badge you can earn;

· Visual Communicator (Things 3 to 9)
· Online Networker (Things 10 to 13)
· Critical Thinker (Things 14 to 18)
· Engaged Professional (Things 19 to 22)

If you are pressed for time now, select the part of the course that most interests you, or that you feel will be most beneficial to your CPD (Continuing Professional Development). You need to complete Things 1 and 2 as a pre-requisite as these are the Things that showed you how to set up your blog

2. Identify a time-slot in your week, that’s not already occupied, for Rudaí23 work.

Look at your timetable for the coming month and see what works for you. If you can devote a 2 or 3 hour slot in a week to CPD activities we are confident that you can get through the Things for the section.

3. Don’t feel alone in this, reach out to us.

We have a very supportive group of learners, and moderators, on the Rudaí 23 course. If you are not sure who your moderator is please email us and we can put you in touch with them. In addition to our Facebook group, there is always someone at the end of the WRSLAI email, and of course there’s our Twitter if you have a question about any of the Things you’re working on. 

If you have earned all four badges we will send you an email invitation to claim your fifth badge CPD Champion. Congratulations to you all for taking the time to take part in this learning experience, whether you were a lurker, or a full-time participant we hope you got what you needed from it.


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