Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Blockchain: Letting Students Own Their Credentials - Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology

Very soon this nascent technology could securely enable registrars to help students verify credentials without the hassle of ordering copies of transcripts. While truth may seem evasive on many fronts, a joint academic and industry effort is underway to codify it for credentialing. At the core of the effort is blockchain, a trust technology developed for bitcoin and used in solving other forms of validation between individuals and organizations. Still in its nascent stage, the technology could, within just a year or two, provide the core services that would enable schools to stop acting as if they own proof of learning and help students verify their credentials as needed — without waiting on a records office to do it for them. https://campustechnology.com/Articles/2017/03/23/Blockchain-Letting-Students-Own-Their-Credentials.aspx

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