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Tuesday, November 26 • 14:55 - 16:00
Decentralising education using Blockchain technology

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Session Table Name: TORINO

The emergence of Blockchain technology promises to revolutionise not only the financial world, but also education in many different 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 as how we get accredited for what we have learned and how this accreditation affects our career trajectory. This session will explore the different aspects of open education and lifelong learning that are affected by this new paradigm. In particular, we will investigate the different scenarios where the use of Blockchain technology can make education more open and decentralised, while placing learners in control of their learning process and its associated data. We will outline the ways that accreditation, peer-tutoring, as well as other aspects of open education and lifelong learning can evolve within a decentralised education ecosystem based on the Blockchain. Finally, we will discuss the various benefits that this ecosystem bears both for learners and educators.

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avatar for Alexander Mikroyannidis

Alexander Mikroyannidis

The Open University
I have more than 10 years of research experience in the field of Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) and specifically in personalised learning, self-regulated learning, inquiry-based learning, open educational resources and rich interactive learning materials with applications in teaching... Read More →


Tuesday November 26, 2019 14:55 - 16:00
BL27 first floor north corridor - Action Lab