Author Archives: QualiChain

Supporting Lifelong Learning with Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology provides a decentralised peer-to-peer infrastructure, supporting openness, transparency, accountability, identity management and trust. As such, the Blockchain has the potential to revolutionise education in a number of ways. Blockchain technology offers opportunities to thoroughly rethink how we find educational content and training services online, how we register and pay for them, as well […]

QualiChain at the ALT Summer Summit 2020

The first virtual Summer Summit of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) took place on August 26-27, 2020. The event was a great success, with over 300 participants joining from 25 countries. The event’s theme was exploring Learning Technology in a time of crisis, care and complexity. Participants explored the themes of crisis, care and […]

QualiChain presented to the W3C Credentials Group

On July 13th 2020, QualiChain was presented to the W3C Credentials Community Group by representatives from the Open University. John Domingue, Allan Third, Alexander Mikroyannidis, Niaz Chowdhury and Mano Ramachandran joined a conference call between all members of the W3C group and presented their latest work on Verifiable Credentials and Blockchains. In particular, Alexander Mikroyannidis […]

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 […]