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The Role of Web 3.0 and Blockchain in the Future of Education

11th October 2022, University of Patras, Greece

Alexander Mikroyannidis gave a keynote talk at the 7th panhellenic scientific conference “Integration and Use of ICT in Education”, organised by the University of Patras in Greece. The event was very well attended by researchers and educators from higher and secondary education. Participants exchanged best practices on the effective use of ICT in different stages of the teaching and learning process. Alexander’s keynote talk was entitled: “The Role of Web 3.0 and Blockchain in the Future of Education”. In his talk, Alexander discussed the potential impact that emerging decentralisation technologies, such as Web 3.0 and Blockchain, can have on the future of education. In particular, Alexander presented the pilot that he has led in the context of the European project QualiChain. Within this pilot, Alexander has investigated the use of decentralisation technologies towards providing lifelong learners with transparent and immutable educational accreditation. A key output of this pilot is the Badged Open Course (BOC): “Decentralising Education Using Blockchain Technology”, which introduces Blockchain technology and its potential for decentralising and transforming education. The course is available on the Open University’s OpenLearn Create platform and is licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0, which allows the reuse and adaptation of the course materials for non-commercial purposes. Upon completion of the course, learners earn a free statement of participation.

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John Domingue at EDUtech_EUROPE 2022

6th October 2022, Amsterdam

John Domingue attended the EDUtech_EUROPE 2022 conference. The event brought together more than 3000 educators, 250 speakers and 200 edtech providers from across Europe to present stories, showcase innovation and inspire educators across the region. There were four event themes: T1: Schools Leaders and Hybrid Learning T2: Schools IT & Digital Leaders and Digital Pedagogy T3: Higher Education Leaders - Leaders and People T4: Higher Education IT & Digital Leaders and Next Gen Learning. John Domingue took part in the T4 Panel with Pierre Boulet, Vice President of Digital Transformation at University of Lille entitled: Digital Credentialing: the 21st-century approach to documenting learning. It was moderated by Rajarshi Chakraborty, MD of Erasmus Centre for Data Analytics. Their discussion focused on: Giving students control over secure, validated and machine-readable credentials An expendable solution to learning documentation Articulating your vision and designing pilots for innovative blockchain and NFTs. Browse the conference hashtag #EdutechEurope to learn more about the event.

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Blockchain Hackathon 2019

9th February 2019, Tokyo, Japan

METI has been holding discussions on the applicability of the technologies to the domains of academic degrees, courses and career certifications as well as management of research data, taking advantage of its project titled “FY2018 Industrial Technology Survey”(Research for Applicability of Blockchain Technologies to Universities and Research Institutes to Promote Mobility of Domestic and Overseas Human Resources and Secure Reliability of Research Results as well as Research for Winning of Standards therefor). In light of the discussion results, METI will organize a Blockchain Hackathon, aiming to further promote social implementation of the technologies.

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Blockchain Expo Global 2019

25th April 2019, Olympia Grand, London

The World’s largest Blockchain Conference and Exhibition focuses on the future of enterprise technology. The event showcases two days of top-level content from leading brands, embracing and developing cutting edge blockchain technologies. Arriving at Olympia Grand London on April 25-26, the Blockchain event is co-located with the IoT Tech Expo, AI & Big Data Expo and Cyber Security & Cloud Expo so you can explore the convergence of these technologies in one place.

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Blockchain Europe Roundtable

30th October 2018, Hotel Thon Bristol Stephanie, Brussels

The Blockchain Europe Roundtable is a meeting and discussion platform for EU policy makers, EU agencies, member states and competent bodies, academics and industry leaders to reach an EU-wide consensus to support effective management of blockchain applications.

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Blockchain: hope or hype?

24th September 2018, 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS

Blockchain, the technology that underpins cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, has an almost unlimited number of applications beyond finance. From digital identities to kidney transplants, blockchain technology solves the problem of intermediary trust between parties without a central authority. But how does the blockchain work? And has its usefulness been overstated? Join John Domingue and Sajida Zouarhi...

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Tommy Flowers Institute Conference on "Repurposed Innovtion"

18th September 2018, Adastral Park, Ipswich, IP5 3RE

We will be looking at how ideas from different industry sectors can be unexpectedly applicable in the ICT sector. The agenda will mix up industry and academic experts, drawing upon unexpected technologies.

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Connected Britain 2018 – High Speed Connectivity For Britain’s Future

19th June 2018, Business Design Centre, London

Connected Britain is the premier meeting place for all the main stakeholders to come together and discuss, learn and collaborate on the UK’s digital future. Join telcos, national and local government, investors, property sector, infrastructure owners and many more at UK’s key broadband meet-up.

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Future EDTech – Transforming Life In Education

12th June 2018, 99 City Road Conference Centre, London, EC1Y 1AX

Future Edtech is the only event to bring together Institutional Leaders with technologies and academia to discuss best in class strategies and tools to elevate student experience and engagement on and off campus with the use of technology.

LILE2018 – Learning & Education with Web Data

27th May 2018, collocated with 10th ACM Conference on Web Science, Amsterdam

Building on the previous editions and its growing community, LILE2018 will provide an interdisciplinary forum to discuss approaches making use of Web Data for teaching, learning and education. Distance teaching and openly available educational resources on the Web are becoming common practices with public higher education institutions as well as private training organizations.

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Alan Turing Institute Workshops on Opportunities to Use Untapped Data to Support Social, Economic and Financial Inclusion

1st May 2018, Alan Turing Institute, British Library Enigma room, 96 Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2DB

The workshop will explore a number of areas where decisions about risks and entitlement are often made based on information that is partial and erroneous, and with resulting suboptimal outcomes for individuals, communities, organisations and government, including reputation damage, and political controversy.

3rd International Workshop on Linked Data and Distributed Ledgers

24th April 2018, Co-located with the WebConference @ Lyon – France

We envision the workshop as a forum for researchers and practitioners from Distributed Ledgers and Linked Data to come together to discuss common challenges; propose solutions to shortcomings of existing architectures; and identify synergies for joint initiatives. The ultimate goal is the creation of a Web of Interoperable Ledgers.

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Blockchain Conference 2017

5th December 2017, The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WT

The Blockchain Conference 2017 where leading experts will explain how technology based on distributed ledgers will shape the future of services.

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Modern Employment and Digital Credentials

1st December 2017, RSA House, Durham Street Auditorium, 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ

It has never been more important to recognise, recruit and retain talent in the workplace and Digital Credentials help us see people for who they are and who they could be.

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New Statesman Emerging Tech Conference (NSET)

20th November 2017, Institute of Engineering and Technology, Savoy Place, London

We’ll be gathering hundreds of engineers, IT decision-makers and industry leaders that specialise across a number of key sectors to offer a holistic programme of debate and insight into the technologies of the future.

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Blockchain Live

20th September 2017, The Brewery, London EC1Y 4SD

Blockchain Live is open to anyone with an interest in unlocking the value of blockchain whether taking a first look into what blockchain is and what it means or those more advanced and looking for answers to specific questions.

LD-DL @ WWW 2017

4th April 2017, Co-located at WWW 2017, Perth, Australia

1st International Workshop on Linked Data and Distributed Ledgers.

LD-DL @ESWC 2017

29th May 2017, Co-located at ESWC 2017, Portoroz, Slovenia

2nd International Workshop on Linked Data and Distributed Ledgers.

ePIC 2016

26th October 2016, Bologna, Italy

The 14th conference on ePortfolios, Open Badges, Personal Ledgers, Identities, Trust, Blockchains…

International Blockchain Week

19th September 2016, Hyatt on the Bund, Shanghai

Ethereum Foundation and Wanxiang Blockchain Labs announce a blockbuster event combining Devcon2 and the 2nd Global Blockchain Summit in Shanghai…

Blockchains and the Web

29th June 2016, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, Massachusetts

What timelines make sense for looking at standardization for Web-centric aspects of blockchain technologies? Who are the key stakeholders (individuals, organizations, and industries) involved to make sense of the blockchain landscape? What are the next steps?…

DSI4EU: Shaping the Future of Digital Social Innovation in Europe

29th June 2016, Brussels, Belgium

Digital Social Innovation has been put on the map through the focus on Collective Awareness Programs. In this light we are organizing a policy workshop concerning Digital Social Innovation for Europe. We want to bring together innovators throughout Europe and leaders from CAPS projects with…

Blockchains for Social Good

21st June 2016, Brussels, Belgium

This one day policy workshop will bring together experts, practitioners, politicians, civil servants and citizens interested to discuss what role the European Institutions and in particular the Horizon 2020 public funds for research should be playing as Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) begin to encroach on areas far removed from...

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