Author Archives: QualiChain

New Badged Open Course: Decentralising Education Using Blockchain Technology

Alexander Mikroyannidis (The Open University, UK) has developed the new badged open course: Decentralising Education Using Blockchain Technology. The course introduces Blockchain technology and its potential for decentralising and transforming education. The course also presents the work carried out by the QualiChain project for the decentralised management and verification of education and employment qualifications, specifically […]

QualiChain presented at ICL2021

The 24th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL2021) took place as a hybrid event on September 22-24, 2021. This interdisciplinary conference is focused on the exchange of relevant trends and research results, as well as the presentation of practical experiences in Interactive Collaborative Learning and Engineering Pedagogy. Alexander Mikroyannidis (The Open University, UK) presented […]

QualiChain at the ALT Annual Conference 2021

The ALT Annual Conference took place online on September 7-9, 2021. The conference was organised by the Association for Learning Technology and was attended by nearly 400 participants from 24 countries. This year’s conference offered an opportunity to bring together educators, learners, managers, senior leaders and policy writers, in order to reflect on the shared experience from […]

The QualiChain consortium meets online

The QualiChain project consortium met online on September 7-8, 2021. Representatives from all project partners joined the 2-day meeting to discuss the latest project developments and plan 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. The project focuses […]

QualiChain presented to the first academic course on Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies in Greece

Α web presentation took place on June 29, 2021 titled “Blockchain Applications & QualiChain” organized by the Center for Training and Lifelong Learning of Panteion University and ASEP, in the context of the first academic course on Blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Its purpose was to present the key aspects of Blockchain technology, its broad applications in […]

QualiChain at SLERD 2021 and EKDDA info day

Alexander Mikroyannidis (The Open University, UK) recently gave two invited talks at the SLERD 2021 conference and at an info day organised by EKDDA. The first event took place online on June 25th. Alexander was invited as speaker on the panel “Towards Learning Ecosystems Based on Competences: the promise of the micro-credentials” panel, in the […]

QualiChain featured in CORDIS

The QualiChain project has been featured in a CORDIS article entitled: A better way to verify educational and employment credentials. The article provides an overview of the project’s objectives and innovations, related to streamlining and simplifying recruitment processes through the use of blockchain, semantics, data analytics, and gamification technologies. The article includes quotes from Dr Panagiotis […]

QualiChain presented in Madeira

The Madeira Digital Health and Wellbeing is an initiative of the SRS and UNINOVA, that features demonstrations of the technological solutions developed in projects funded by the European Union (EU) currently available and implemented in the Madeira Island, making all key stakeholders aware of the concept of health and wellbeing, as well as future developments […]

WHU meets with QualiChain

On June 4 2021, representatives of WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management (Yulia Kupriyanova, Manager Digital Learning, and Vincent Meertens, Associate Director Digital & Learning Innovation) met representatives of NTUA and ATOS from the QualiChain consortium, with the objective to investigate and identify potential synergies. Potential synergies included indicatively, yet not exhaustively, engagement of […]

Facilitating lifelong learning through the use of blockchain technology

On 26 May 2021, Alexander Mikroyannidis (The Open University, UK) delivered the webinar Facilitating lifelong learning through the use of blockchain technology as part of the CPD webinar series of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT). In this webinar, Alexander presented the QualiChain project and the lifelong learning pilot that he is leading. This pilot […]