Supporting Lifelong Learning with Smart Blockchain Badges

Mikroyannidis, Alexander; Third, Allan; Chowdhury, Niaz; Bachler, Michelle and Domingue, John (2020). Supporting Lifelong Learning with Smart Blockchain Badges. International Journal On Advances in Intelligent Systems, 13(3 & 4) pp. 163–176.

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Abstract

This paper presents the initial implementation, deployment and evaluation of a pilot case study, aiming at supporting lifelong learning through the use of Blockchain technology. This pilot case study uses Blockchain technology for decentralising lifelong learning and providing lifelong learners with transparent and immutable educational accreditation in the form of Smart Blockchain Badges. At the same time, lifelong learners are provided with personalised recommendations that help them reach their personal and professional learning goals. This paper presents a web-based prototype implementing the main scenario of this pilot case study, as well as the initial deployment and evaluation phases conducted with stakeholders from the education community.

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