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10
May

ASEP presents its pilot in “Public sector: a world tour of HR innovations” study

Qualichain and the ASEP pilot was presented in the context of an interview with Nina Trifonopoulou, Responsible for ASEP QualiChain dissemination, in a special study conducted by Profil Public and OECD. The study titled “Public sector: a world tour of HR innovations” demonstrates the most daring international experiments that are shifting the lines of recruitment in […]

05
May

Transferable Research and Laboratory Outcomes

The “Transferable Research and Laboratory” event took place in Lisbon, Portugal (supporting also remote participants) on April 28-29, 2022. The event was co-organised by a plethora of European co-funded projects and was attended by over 50 participants from more than 10 countries. The event provided a unique opportunity for H2020 and Erasmus+ project representatives to […]

15
Mar

A successful conclusion for QualiChain

Last week saw the final review of the QualiChain project. Starting in January 2019, QualiChain has targeted the creation, piloting and evaluation of a decentralised platform for storing, sharing and verifying education and employment qualifications. The project pilots have targeted 4 key areas: (i) lifelong learning; (ii) smart curriculum design; (iii) staffing the public sector; […]

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Learn about Blockchains in Education by studying this free course offered by The Open University:

Watch these short videos that explain various aspects and applications of Blockchains:

OU course: Decentralising Education Using Blockchain Technology

Dr Alexander Mikroyannidis from The Open University outlines the contents of the free course Decentralising Education Using Blockchain Technology

Facilitating lifelong learning through the use of blockchain technology

This webinar is part of the Association for Learning Technology 2021 CPD webinar sessions.

QualiChain: Decentralised Qualifications on the Blockchain

Introduction of the QualiChain Special Track at eLmL 2020.

Exploring Blockchain for Public Sector Recruitment

Presentation at the QualiChain Special Track of eLmL 2020.

Blockchain Applications in Education: A Case Study in Lifelong Learning

Presentation at the QualiChain Special Track of eLmL 2020.

Landscape Analysis

Presentation at the QualiChain Special Track of eLmL 2020.

QualiChain Concept

Presentation at the QualiChain Special Track of eLmL 2020.

Towards A Blockchain-based Decentralised Educational Landscape

Presentation at the QualiChain Special Track of eLmL 2020.

Digital Transformation of Education Credential Processes and Life Cycles

Presentation at the QualiChain Special Track of eLmL 2020.

Self-Sovereign Identity Access Control

Presentation of Rafael Belchior (INESC-ID, Portugal) at the PhD Open Days 2020 of Técnico Lisboa.

Blockchain Ecosystem for Verifiable Qualifications

Diogo Serranito, Andre Vasconcelos, Sergio Guerreiro and Miguel Correia (INESC-ID, Portugal) presented the QualiChain project and their paper Blockchain Ecosystem for Verifiable Qualifications at the 2nd Conference on Blockchain Research & Applications for Innovative Networks and Services (BRAINS 2020) on September 28-30, 2020.

A Blockchain-based COVID-19 Digital Immunity Passport

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, a controversial 'Immunity Passport' has been mooted as a way to enable individuals to return back to work or be admitted to current off-limits locations.

A Blockchain-based Decentralised University

A DAO University is a next step evolution in higher education. A born digital community owned educational institution for the 21st Century. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

Blockchains, Fact and Fiction: a Legal Perspective

Karen Foley interviews John Domingue and Dr Robert Herian, who very briefly explain what this technology is and then explore its implications for the legal arena.

Blockchain: Hope or Hype?

How does blockchain work and has its usefulness been over or under estimated? John Domingue and Sajida Zouarhi show how blockchain is being implemented in a real-world setting.

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Publications

Karakolis E., Kapsalis P., Skalidakis S., Kontzinos C., Kokkinakos P., Markaki O. and Askounis D. (2022) Bridging the Gap between Technological Education and Job Market Requirements through Data Analytics and Decision Support Services, Applied Sciences, 12(14):7139.

Mikroyannidis, A. (2022) Work-in-Progress: Piloting Smart Blockchain Badges for Lifelong Learning, 2021 International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL2021), 22-24 Sep 2021, Dresden, Germany.

Mikroyannidis, A. (2021) Decentralising Education Using Blockchain Technology, Innovate Learning Summit 2021, 9-11 Nov 2021, Online.

Caldeira, M. and Correia, M. (2021) Blockchain Address Transparency with DNS, 26th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (IEEE ISCC 2021), Athens, Greece.

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Deliverables

D7.6-QualiChain Pilot Evaluation and Lessons Learnt

This deliverable documents lessons learnt from the QualiChain project, constituting methodological adoption guidelines for the utilisation of the QualiChain platform.

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D7.5-QualiChain Pilots Execution Documentation, Final Release

This series of deliverables documents the pilots' operation and execution. These reports also evaluate the various consequent versions of the QualiChain platform.

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D6.4-QualiChain Platform - Final Release

This deliverable includes the final, fully functional high-fidelity implementation of the QualiChain platform, which offers all available features and is market-ready following a set of extra tests.

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