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Smart Blockchain Badges for Data Science Education

Mikroyannidis, Alexander; Domingue, John; Bachler, Michelle and Quick, Kevin (2018). Smart Blockchain Badges for Data Science Education. In: IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 3-6 Oct 2018, San Jose, California, USA.

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Blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionise education in a number of ways. In this paper, we explore the applications of Smart Blockchain Badges on data science education. In particular, we investigate how Smart Blockchain Badges can support learners that want to advance their careers in data science, by offering them personalised recommendations based on their learning achievements. This work aims at enhancing data science accreditation by introducing a robust system based on the Blockchain technology. Learners will benefit from a sophisticated, open and transparent accreditation system, as well as from receiving job recommendations that match their skills and can potentially progress their careers. As a result, this work contributes towards closing the data science skills gap by linking data science education to the industry.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 55992
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2018 11:11
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2020 07:14
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