Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)’s MOOC strategy in online learning, branded as IDBx, is paying off.
Since it started 20 months ago, IDBx has attracted over 306,000 participants on edX.org, officials reported to IBL.
- “Project Management Techniques for Development Professionals” has been the most successful course, with 88,300 enrollments in its two editions.
- The courses “Introducción a la Gestión para Resultados en el Desarrollo” and “Desarrollo Urbano y Vivienda” have accounted for over 19,000 registrants each.
- Courses developed in Portuguese attract an average of 4,000 people.
The series of MOOCs developed by IDB on the edX platform are aligned with its commitment to achieve results and increase integrity, transparency and accountability on the public sector in Latin America. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the IDB provides loans, grants, technical assistance and does research and training. Its shareholders are 48 member countries, including 26 borrowing member countries.
In addition to MOOCs, IDB maintains a Moodle platform hosting many courses targeting students in Latin America.