Author Archives: QualiChain

QualiChain passes first review with flying colours

The first formal review of the QualiChain project took place on June 18th, 2020. The review was held online and was attended by representatives from all project partners, the Project Officer, two external reviewers, as well as DG CONNECT representatives. The review was a complete success, with the reviewers and the Project Officer commending the […]

Blockchain-based COVID-19 digital immunity passport

On May 19, researchers from the Open University (OU) delivered a webinar about the world’s first digital application to certify COVID-19 immunity test results. The Open Blockchain team, led by Professor John Domingue, have developed a prototype mobile phone app that enables instant verification of tamper-proof coronavirus test results and vaccination certificates. Speaking about this […]

QualiChain at the 9th eSTEeM conference

The 9th eSTEeM conference took place online on April 29-30, 2020. The conference is organised annually by the Open University, UK. Entitled “Informing Student Success – From Scholarship to Practice”, this year’s programme has been a mix of short orals, workshops and poster presentations, showcasing scholarship work conducted by STEM colleagues. Alexander Mikroyannidis (The Open […]

QualiChain Special Track Proceedings

The proceedings of the QualiChain Special Track on “Decentralised Qualifications on the Blockchain” have been published and are available online. Project partners have contributed 6 papers that describe the context and goals of the QualiChain pilots, the key research questions driving the evaluation of the pilots, as well as the overall framework of the project. […]

QualiChain meets in Athens

The consortium of the QualiChain project has met in Athens, Greece on February 19-20, 2020. Representatives from all project partners spent two days discussing the latest project developments and planning their next activities. The QualiChain project targets the creation, piloting and evaluation of a decentralised platform for storing, sharing and verifying education and employment qualifications. […]

JTELSS 2020 workshop: Decentralising education using blockchain technology

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Alexander Mikroyannidis (The Open University, UK) will be delivering a hands-on workshop at the 16th EATEL Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning (JTELSS), which will take place on May 23-30, 2020 in Sani, Halkidiki, Greece. The summer school is a flagship event of the European […]

QualiChain at Blockchain Economía

The Spanish web of blockchain industry Blockchain Economía recently interviewed Daniel Field, Head of Blockchain in Atos Spain and a member of the Atos Expert Community. Daniel joined Atos in 2007, working with innovation teams to accelerate adoption and guide development according to market needs. He has worked with academics, SMEs and large businesses across […]

QualiChain at the RedIRIS conference

The Technical Conference of RedIRIS, the Spanish network for the interconnectivity of universities and research centres, was hosted in Seville in May, 2019. QualiChain was presented by Andreia Inamorato representative of the Joint Research Centre for Education of the EC. A video recording of the presentation is available here (see 17.40 to 19.45 min, in […]

Kicking off the Decentralised Web

QualiChain representatives are among the leaders of a new group of academics, aDecentWeb, which aims to create a web where individuals and organisations remain in control. John Domingue and Allan Third (The Open University, UK) co-chaired the group’s first Decent(ralised) Web Symposium held in Vienna on January 17th, 2020. The focus of the event was […]

QualiChain at the Open Education Global 2019 conference

The Open Education Global Conference (OE Global 2019) took place in Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy on November 26-28. The OE Global conference is the most internationally diverse conference devoted exclusively to open education, attracting researchers, practitioners, policy makers, educators and students from more than 35 countries to discuss and explore how Open Education advances […]