QualiChain publishes special track proceedings

Alexander Mikroyannidis has co-edited the proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning (eLmL 2020). The eLmL 2020 proceedings include the papers of the QualiChain Special Track on “Decentralised Qualifications on the Blockchain”. Project partners have contributed 6 papers that describe the context and goals of the QualiChain pilots, the key research questions driving the evaluation of the pilots, as well as the overall framework of the project.

The QualiChain research and innovation project focuses on the assessment of the technical, political, socio- economic, legal and cultural impact of decentralisation solutions on education. QualiChain is targeting four key areas for exploring the impact of decentralisation: (i) lifelong learning; (ii) smart curriculum design; (iii) staffing the public sector; (iv) providing HR consultancy and competency management services.

The papers published in the proceedings of the QualiChain Special Track are the following:

Exploring Blockchain for Public Sector Recruitment
Konstantinos Siassiakos, Foteini Bompoti, Thanos Papaioannou, Kalliopi Stagka, Panagiotis Zarafidis, and Anna Pavli
keywords: Blockchain, Public sector recruitment, Qualification, Verification, Evaluation

Blockchain Applications in Education: A Case Study in Lifelong Learning
Alexander Mikroyannidis
keywords: lifelong learning; blockchain; decentralisation; smart badge; personalised recommendation

Using Blockchain, Semantics and Data Analytics to Optimise Qualification Certification, Recruitment and Competency Management: a Landscape Review
Christos Kontzinos, Ourania Markaki, Panagiotis Kokkinakos, Vagelis Karakolis, Stavros Skalidakis, and John Psarras
keywords: blockchain; semantics; data analytics; state-of-the-art; qualification certification; human resources management.

Decentralised Qualifications’ Verification and Management for Learner Empowerment, Education Reengineering and Public Sector Transformation: The QualiChain project
Christos Kontzinos, Ourania Markaki, Panagiotis Kokkinakos, Vagelis Karakolis, Stavros Skalidakis, and John Psarras
keywords: higher education; public sector; certification; human resource management; blockchain.

Towards A Blockchain-based Decentralised Educational Landscape
Niaz Chowdhury, Manoharan Ramachandran, Allan Third, Alexander Mikroyannidis, Michelle Bachler, and John Domingue
keywords: blockchain; decentralisation; verification; education

Digital Transformation of Education Credential Processes and Life Cycles – A Structured Overview on Main Challenges and Research Questions
Ingo R. Keck, Maria-Esther Vidal, and Lambert Heller
keywords: Credentials;Education credentials;Digitisation;Challenges in digitisation