BadgEd LogoBadgEd (Open Digital Badges) is a mechanism to offer achievement and participation badges to those engaged in educational and other experiences.

The University of Edinburgh offers the BadgEd scheme – – based on the Open Badges Platform –

Contents of Digital BadgeOpen digital badges enable the sharing of a range of verifiable learning and professional achievements across different platforms, including social media, employability websites, CVs and portfolios. The digital badge includes a badge image as well as metadata (information) about:

  • the earner
  • the organisation issuing the badge
  • the criteria for earning the badge
  • relevant dates, such as the issue date or an expiry date.

AI Planning MOOC Badges

At an earlier stage of the development of the University of Edinburgh’s open online educational materials, our own AI Planning MOOC offered badges at various levels of engagement… based on the “I Can Plan” slogan. The MOOC was offered initially on the Coursera platform in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and then made available via YouTube, open.ed and a School of Informatics AIAI web server. See

I Can Plan badges

Plan Can I badgeand a special badge for those Jedi Knights taking the course 🙂

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