Talks

Webinar Slidewiki's Open Education Trials & Semantic Blockchain

In this webinar, Alexander Mikroyannidis and Allan Third present the applications of Blockchain in education and the importance of the Semantic Blockchain. They also present their work in the H2020 SlideWiki project, which supports the collaborative authoring of open courseware.

This event took place on the Tuesday 14th August 2018


Decentralised Semantic Web @ International Semantic Web Research Summer School 2018

This in depth tutorial, presented at the 2018 International Semantic Web Research Summer School (ISWS), looks at the possibilities for a decentralised semantic web focusing primarily on the relationship between blockchains and linked data. The first part of the talk is an extensive explanation of what blockchains are and how they are used. This is followed by links to ongoing decentralised linked data research including Tim Berners-Lee's SOLID and Ruben Verborgh's Linked Data Fragments.

This event took place on the Tuesday 17th July 2018


Semantic Web and User-Centric Data Science groups

This event took place on the Friday 16th March 2018


Blockchains & Linked Data

A joint venture between the Open University and the Knowledge Media Institute.

  • The Web has decentralised means of data publication, but no way to guarantee its integrity
  • Blockchains can guarantee integrity & timestamping
  • We have been exploring the use of blockchains to support Linked Data storage & querying
  • In general, interoperability between blockchains and Web standards needs more work

This event took place on the Tuesday 5th December 2017


Blockchain in Education

The Blockchain-in-Education Conference aims to provide a unique opportunity to learn about why and how Blockchain will usher in the Hyperconnected Future of Education, bring about Distributed Learning Environments, and provide more trusted and secured Student Services and Student Data.

This event took place on the Tuesday 5th September 2017


Linked data indexing of distributed ledgers

Describes how we have used Linked Data to index Ethereum blockchains

This event took place on the Tuesday 4th April 2017


Blockchains and new educational models v 2.0

The latest on the OU blockchain experiments and thoughts on the application of this technology in the Higher Educational space. In particular for accreditation, ePortfolios and Uber style educational disaggregation.

This event took place on the Wednesday 12th October 2016


Blockchains and Adult Education

Presentation given at an Invited talk at Leicester University. Covers work we are doing at the Open University on applying blockchains/distributed ledgers in the adult educational space

This event took place on the Sunday 9th October 2016


Blockchains a new platform for semantically enabled transactions public

Keynote at the SALAD Workshop at ESWC 2016. Gives an overview of blockchains

This event took place on the Sunday 29th May 2016


How Blockchain Technology Will Change Industries

Hugh Halford-Thompson of BTL gave an introduction to blockchain technologies before talking in more detail about various use cases across different sectors including payments and settlement, reconciliation, and traceability. He also discussed how…

This event took place on the Tuesday 24th May 2016


Ethereum – A Blockchain Platform

Blockchain technology has been in the news recently, mainly because it aims to provide an alternative model of network computing platform that is decentralised and trustless, the underlying properties that made Bitcoin popular...

This event took place on the Wednesday 24th February 2016


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John Domingue – The Future of Education

Professor John Domingue, Director of the OU’s Knowledge Media Institute, discusses developments in technology which he sees impacting on education in the long and short term as part of our ‘future of education’ campaign.

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Webinar Slidewiki's Open Education Trials & Semantic Blockchain

In this webinar, Alexander Mikroyannidis and Allan Third present the applications of Blockchain in education and the importance of the Semantic Blockchain. They also present their work in the H2020 SlideWiki project, which supports the collaborative authoring of open courseware.

This event took place on the Tuesday 14th August 2018

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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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