Author Archives: QualiChain

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 […]

QualiChain at ICWI 2019 and iCERI 2019

 The 18th International Conference on WWW/Internet (ICWI) took place on November 7-9 in Cagliari, Italy. This is an annual conference that aims to address the main issues of concern within WWW/Internet as well as the technological and non-technological developments in these domains. The 12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (iCERI) took place […]

QualiChain featured in the KMi Festival

The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) of The Open University, UK celebrated on November 14 its 25th anniversary by organising the KMi Festival. The event showcased how Knowledge and Media technologies are impacting education, science and beyond. A variety of booths allowed visitors to talk in depth to different research teams and see demonstrations of the […]

Maintaining Trust and Privacy of Personal Data with Blockchains

Following scandals in the media such as with Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, there has been widespread concern around the abuse of personal online data. These include from Sir Tim Berners Lee who in a Variety article called the over centralisation of data on the Web ‘anti human’. At the annual EU Big Data Value Forum, […]