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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, has partnered with Learning Machine Technologies to begin issuing Blockcerts. blockchain-anchored credentials. Digital diplomas were issued to all KAUST students graduating in December 2018. Recipients receive, store, and share their digital diplomas via their Blockcerts Wallet, a free mobile app; they may share their Blockcerts with any employer, government, or educational institution in the world for immediate verification.

The University of Bahrain in Zallaq also will be partnering with Learning Machine to issue digital diplomas anchored to blockchain using the Blockcerts open standards. The school plans to start using Blockcerts with postgraduate programs and eventually expand to undergraduate programs.

Wharton Online, the digital learning platform of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, has earned Accredited Provider status from the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). This accreditation allows Wharton to offer certified Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to adult learners. As of December 1, 2018, all Wharton Online learners who complete courses can receive digital badges through Credly; they will be able to share badges through resumes, personal websites, and social media.

In January, Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts. announced that it would rename its online education initiative formerly called HBX. The school has changed the name of the initiative to Harvard Business School Online. According to Patrick Mullane. executive director of the program, the objective of the change is to reach more students and to more clearly link the online program to the business school's brand.