JTELSS 2019 workshop: How the Blockchain can shape the future of education

Alexander Mikroyannidis (The Open University, UK) will be delivering a hands-on workshop at the 15th EATEL Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning (JTELSS), which will take place on June 1-8, 2019 in Bari, Italy. The summer school is a flagship event of the European Association of Technology Enhanced Learning (EATEL). It provides a stimulating learning environment where participants get opportunities to develop research skills, increase their knowledge base, collaborate with others in their own and complementary research areas, engage in debate, have access to experts in the field, and discuss their own work.

Alexander’s workshop will investigate the potential of the Blockchain to shape the future of education. Through group activities and discussions, participants will explore the different scenarios that place the learner at the very centre of the learning process and its associated data via the use of Blockchain technology. The ways that ePortfolios, accreditation, tutoring, as well as other aspects of teaching and learning can evolve within a learner-centred ecosystem based on the Blockchain will be discussed. The outcomes of this workshop are expected to feed into the requirements of the QualiChain project’s pilots.