Author Archives: QualiChain

QualiChain is a winner of the 2023 FinTech Awards

Wealth & Finance magazine has revealed the winners of the 2023 FinTech Awards and QualiChain is among them. The financial sector is continuing to see an overwhelming need for cutting-edge digital technology in today’s age. In its seventh year, this awards programme persists to showcase businesses and individuals who are revolutionising the world of financial […]

The Future Use of Self Sovereign Identity and Verifiable Credentials

Alexander Mikroyannidis (The Open University, UK) gave an invited talk at the event “The Future Use of Self Sovereign Identity and Verifiable Credentials”, organised by the European Horizon 2020 project TOKEN. The event took place online on November 30, 2022. Alexander presented the lessons learned from the European Horizon 2020 project QualiChain and specifically from […]

EDUtech Europe 2022

John Domingue (The Open University, UK) attended the EDUtech Europe 2022 conference that was held in Amsterdam between 5-6th October. The event brought together more than 3000 educators, 250 speakers and 200 edtech providers from across Europe to present stories, showcase innovation and inspire educators across the region. There were four event themes: T1: Schools Leaders and Hybrid Learning T2: […]

The Role of Web 3.0 and Blockchain in the Future of Education

Alexander Mikroyannidis (The Open University, UK) gave a keynote talk at the 7th panhellenic scientific conference “Integration and Use of ICT in Education”, organised by the University of Patras in Greece. The event was very well attended by researchers and educators from higher and secondary education. Participants exchanged best practices on the effective use of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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; […]

QualiChain featured in OpenLearn

A series of articles authored by John Domingue and Alexander Mikroyannidis (The Open University, UK) have been published in OpenLearn. OpenLearn is the Open University’s free learning portal, providing free courses and other learning resources that support the Open University’s mission of opening up educational opportunities to more people in more places. OpenLearn currently offers […]

Deadline extension for the QualiChain Special Issue

The QualiChain project is organising a special issue on Blockchain-Based Decentralised Solutions for Learner Empowerment, Education Reengineering and Public Sector Transformation. The special issue will be published in the new Elsevier journal Blockchain: Research and Applications. This is a peer reviewed, open access journal. Authors do not have to pay any open access publication fee. The submission […]