This webinar is part of our 2021 CPD webinar sessions. Participants will earn an ALT CPD Open Badge which can be used as evidence towards accreditation via one of the pathways in ALT’s CMALT framework.
Presenter: Alexander Mikroyannidis
Blockchain technology offers a decentralised peer-to-peer infrastructure, where privacy, secure archiving, consensual ownership, transparency, accountability, identity management and trust are built-in, both at the software and infrastructure levels. This technology offers opportunities to thoroughly rethink how we find educational content and tutoring services online, how we register and pay for them, as well as how we get accredited for what we have learned and how this accreditation affects our career trajectory. The QualiChain research and innovation project (https://qualichain-project.eu) focuses on the assessment of the technical, political, socio-economic, legal and cultural impact of decentralised solutions on education. QualiChain investigates the creation, piloting and evaluation of decentralised solutions for storing, sharing and verifying education and employment qualifications and explores the potential of Blockchain technology for disrupting the domain of public education, as well as its interfaces with private education, the labour market, public sector administrative procedures and the wider socio-economic developments. This webinar will explore the different aspects of lifelong learning that can be facilitated by Blockchain technology and decentralisation. More specifically, the webinar will be focused on the ways that education and employment qualifications can be awarded, managed and verified on the Blockchain, as well as how lifelong learners can receive personalised job or course recommendations based on the qualifications they have acquired. Participants will also have the opportunity to acquire hands-on experience using the tools offered by the QualiChain project for facilitating lifelong learning.