Category Archives: Events

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, […]

Blockchains and Understanding the Post-truth Society

Early October saw John Domingue (The Open University, UK) participate in two panels in a Conference on Understanding the Post-truth Society held in Valletta, Malta. The aim of the event was to bring together technology experts, social scientists and journalists to discuss how recent challenges and issues associated with fake news, mass datafication, mass surveillance, […]

QualiChain at the EADTU 2019 conference

The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference (OOFHEC2019) took place on October 16-18 in Madrid, Spain. This is the flagship annual event of the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU), Europe’s leading institutional association in online, open and flexible higher education. This year’s event was hosted by the National Distance Education University (UNED) […]

QualiChain at Digital Credentials Masterclass

John Domingue (The Open University, UK) will be presenting QualiChain at the Digital Credentials Masterclass, which will be held in Bled, Slovenia on 24-25 October 2019. The Digital Credentials Masterclass is the culmination of a multi-year, multi-country project investigating the potential of micro-credentials to transform the European Higher Education landscape, from the perspectives of policy, […]

Blockchains at the Pan Commonwealth Forum

The Pan Commonwealth Forum (PCF), held at Murrayfield Stadium the home of Scottish rugby, brought together over 500 attendees from 61 commonwealth countries including many ministers and university vice chancellors to discuss the future of learning. The overall aim of this year’s event was to discuss, debate and showcase how innovations are improving the quality […]

QualiChain Special Track at eLmL 2020

The QualiChain project is organising a special track at the 12th International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning (eLmL 2020), which will be held on March 22-26, 2020 in Valencia, Spain. This special track will investigate the creation, piloting and evaluation of decentralised solutions for storing, sharing and verifying education and employment qualifications and […]

QualiChain at ALTC 2019

Alexander Mikroyannidis (The Open University, UK) joined the Association for Learning Technology Conference (ALTC) last week and delivered a QualiChain workshop. ALTC 2019 took place on 3-5 September 2019 in Edinburgh, UK with a packed programme and over 450 participants from across the globe. ALTC is an annual event aiming to confront and challenge established […]