Two Universities Launch Badges on their Open edX Platforms

The George Washington University (GW) and Mondragon University (Spain) are the first two higher-ed organizations on Open edX that have awarded eligible students with open digital badges. These two universities have used the fully open-source solution, developed by IBL with edX’s support.

In the case of GW, Professor Lorena Barba pioneered the use of badges on her self-hosted Open edX courses. A year ago, she launched a pilot for her “Practical Numerical Methods with Python” course. In October 2015, she adopted a solution that involved not only an XBlock but also an open-source server solution.

Mondragon University’s micro-credentials –see below– have been issued on a course in Spanish titled “Hacking ético”, that has attracted 5,800 in only two months.