Certificates worked in elementary school and they work now
Do not doubt the motivational potential of brightly colored strips of paper acknowledging some sort of desired level of participation. They worked in elementary school and they work now. It is not insignificant, false, or any of that; we place value in markers such as this. Essentially we supply emotional content to artifacts. Either way, I was quite proud of my participation in the MobiMOOC course and look forward to many more.