Open Badges in Higher Education



Open Badges in Higher Education (OBHE) is funded through the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning Initiative to support the development and implementation of open digital badges and related forms of web-enabled digital credentials in higher education. OBHE was part of the collaborative team that built the first instance of open badges in the Open edX platform in November 2014. The OBHE project expands on the findings of the Design Principles Documentation (DPD) project to help others develop badges that contain valuable evidence. Working with entrepreneurs, education platforms, universities, and working groups, OBHE is developing a repository to serve as central location for information related to open badges:


Project Members


Daniel T. Hickey

James E. Willis, III

Gina Howard

Cindy Ahonen

Christine Chow

Katerina Schenke