Technology: Blockchain

<p>The reach of blockchain technology will expand into the education sector.</p>

John Domingue at EDUtech_EUROPE 2022

KMi’s John Domingue attended the EDUtech_EUROPE 2022 conference that was held in Amsterdam between 5-6th October. 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…

KMi Director Presented a Keynote at 60,000 Mobile World Congress

On Wednesday, 2nd March, Professor John Domingue gave a keynote in the EdTech stream of one of the most significant events globally. The Mobile World Congress (MWC), held in Barcelona, attracted more than 60,000 attendees from almost 200 countries. Other speakers in the same stream included a partner in Europe’s leading EdTech Venture Capitalist company,…

A blockchain badge pilot for the IoC Conference

KMi conducted a successful pilot of the IoC blockchain-verified badges¬†this week at the second Institute of Coding (IoC) Conference.¬†Conference attendees were given delegate badges with blockchain technology to log their activities over the course of the two-day event as part of the OU pilot. During the conference, delegates took part in a series of activities,…

Smart India: A Data Science Research Collaboration with Amity University

Last week saw four KMi researchers travel to Noida, near Delhi, for a week-long meeting with the senior team of Amity University. Amity University has around 175,00 students across 22 campuses in India and 13 more globally including in London, Dubai, New York, San Francisco, Amsterdam, South Africa and China.  This meeting followed a Memorandum…

One to Watch! KMi Director’s TEDx Talk

KMi Director, John Domingue’s, TEDx Talk ‘A Blockchain-based decentralised university‘ is available on TEDx Talks on YouTube. John was one of 24 selected speakers for the very first TEDxOpenUniversity event which was held on 8 November 2019 in Milton Keynes. The theme of the event was ‘Imagine What’s Next’ and it attracted over 22,000 viewers either…

Blockchains and Understanding the Post-truth Society

Early October saw the KMi Director participate in two panels in a Conference on Understanding the Post-truth Society held in Valletta, Malta. The aim of the event was to bring together technology experts, social scientists and journalists to discuss how recent challenges and issues associated with fake news, mass datafication, mass surveillance, censorship and the…

Maintaining Trust and Privacy of Personal Data with Blockchains

Following scandals in the media such as with Cambridge Analytica and Facebook there has been widespread concern around the abuse of personal online data. These include from Sir Tim Berners Lee who in a Variety article called the over centralisation of data on the Web ‘anti human’. At the annual EU Big Data Value Forum,…

Blockchains at the Pan Commonwealth Forum

The Pan Commonwealth Forum (PCF), held at Murrayfield Stadium the home of Scottish rugby, brought together over 500 attendees from 61 commonwealth countries including many ministers and university vice chancellors to discuss the future of learning. The overall aim of this year’s event was to discuss, debate and showcase how innovations are improving the quality…

Fifth STI International Summit held in Crete

The Fifth Summit for the STI International Summit, a bi-annual event, was held in Crete this week. Chaired by KMi’s Director John Domingue, the event brought together leading researchers from across the globe (including Stanford and the University of Southern California in the US and Wonkwang University in Korea) to discuss the research challenges associated…