qualichain project full details
Professor of Computer Science
Timeline:01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2021
Decentralised Qualifications' Verification and Management for Learner Empowerment, Education Reengineering and Public Sector Transformation
QualiChain targets the creation, piloting and evaluation of a decentralised platform for storing, sharing and verifying education and employment qualifications and focuses on the assessment of the potential of blockchain technology, algorithmic techniques and computational intelligence for disrupting the domain of public education, as well as its interfaces with private education, the labour market, public sector administrative procedures and the wider socio-economic developments.
The project focuses more specifically on the assessment of the implications (technical, political, socio-economic, legal and cultural) as well as the impact - in terms of benefits and risks - of the prescribed solution's utilisation, whose disruptive potential lies both in the exploitation of the innovative features of the aforementioned individual technologies, as well as in their unique combination in a new territory for the provision of a set of baseline services (Awards / Qualifications Archiving; Awards / Qualifications Verification; Qualifications Portfolio Management) and a number of value-adding services (Career Counselling and Intelligent Profiling and Competency Management including Recruitment; Competencies Evaluation and Development; Consulting and Decision Support).
The proposed solution will be piloted through four representative scenarios: (i) lifelong learning; (ii) smart curriculum design; (iii) staffing the public sector; (iv) providing HR consultancy and competency management services.
14 Aug 2023
01 Dec 2022
11 Oct 2022
15 Mar 2022
07 Mar 2022
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Mikroyannidis, A. (2022) The Role of Web 3.0 and Blockchain in the Future of Education, Proceedings of 7th Panhellenic Scientific Conference "Integration and Use of ICT in the Educational Process", University of Patras, Greece
Mikroyannidis, A. (2022) Work-in-Progress: Piloting Smart Blockchain Badges for Lifelong Learning, 2021 International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL2021), Dresden, Germany
Mikroyannidis, A. (2021) Decentralising Education Using Blockchain Technology, Innovate Learning Summit 2021, Online
Mikroyannidis, A., Third, A., Chowdhury, N., Bachler, M. and Domingue, J. (2020) Supporting Lifelong Learning with Smart Blockchain Badges, International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems, 13, pp. 163-176