About this Event

This Blockchain-in-Education Conference provides you with a unique opportunity to learn about why and how Blockchain will usher in the Hyperconnected Future of Education, bring about Distributed Learning Environments, and provide more trusted and secured Student Services and Student Data.

It will also provide you with rich opportunities to connect with Thought Leaders, Leading Experts, Policy Makers and Innovators.

By the end of the day, we expect, this event will have served to initiate collaboration in creating solid solutions that will provide trusted and secured credentials, certificates and diplomas supporting Access and Excellence in Education, Talent Management and Life Long Learning.

Participation is free of charge.
Registration is required.

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WHERE

Academiegebouw
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Broerstraat 5 Groningen

WHEN

Tuesday
September 5th, 2017



Conference Schedule

There is a main programme till 12:30 followed by 2 runs of parallel sessions.
  • 1. Main Schedule

    Main programme

  • 2. Dialog Sessions Number 1-7


  • 3. Dialog Sessions Number 8-14


  • 09:30 - 09:40

  • 09:40 - 09:50
    Where
    Aula

  • 09:50 - 10:00
    Where
    Aula

  • 10:00 - 10:10
    Where
    Aula

  • 10:10 - 10:20

  • 10:20 - 10:30

  • 10:30 - 10:45

  • 11:15 - 11:30
    Where
    Aula

  • 11:30 - 12:00
    Dr. Allan Third is a member of the Blockchain research group in the Knowledge Media Institute at the UK’s Open University. This group is exploring the potential use case of distributed ledgers for adult, higher and informal education, to store and verify educational achievements, credentials, portfolios and reputation. Dr Third is leading research into the connections and interoperability between blockchains and the Semantic Web, particularly Linked Data, for education as well as other areas such as scientific and medical data integrity. He is currently leading work packages in the H2020 projects SlideWiki (collaborative authoring of Open Educational Resources) and Up2U (bridging the gap between secondary and higher education). His previous work includes research on eHealth (EU FP7 “CARRE" and "VPH-Share", Cancer Research UK “COSSAC”) and natural language generation and semantics (EPSRC “SWAT” and “FoGI”). He has published in highly-ranked conferences (including COLING,INLG and ISWC) and journals (e.g., the Notre-Dame Journal of Formal Logic), and edited a special issue of the philosophy journal Synthese.
    Where
    Aula

  • 12:00 - 12:20

  • 12:20 - 12:30

  • 17:00 - 17:30
    Where
    Curatorenkamer

  • 13:30 - 14:30
    Where
    Senaatskamer

  • 13:30 - 14:30
    Self-Sovereign Identities and the Enabeling of Reliance on Third Party Data A consortium of researchers, technicians and business people from different organizations have been working on a framework that enables end-users to control their identity-related data, and service providers to obtain verified claims about the end-users from a variety of third parties, for the purpose of conducting electronic (business) transactions (EBTs). This framework is called the SSIF (Self-Sovereign Identity Framework). In this session, we present the backgrounds of the SSIF, which are firmly rooted in proven models and technologies, as well as a novel way of addressing terminological issues (semantics). We invite you to discuss with us about the merits (and drawbacks) of the framework, as well your readiness and willingness to participate in experiments that aim to improve the ways in which EBTs are done currently, and come up with new kinds of EBTs that were not possible before. *Because of the complexity of the subject, we would like the audience to already know the basics of blockchain, identity, semantics and service architectures.
    Where
    Curatorenkamer

  • 13:30 - 14:30
    In The Netherlands, schools do not seek private means to finance their real estate. Instead, obtaining financing is a complex process that requires orchestration of school, local government and central government (both finance and education department as well as audit courts). The Ministry of Finance has led a project in which this process has been completely isolated in a blockchain. Not only has the initial phase of achieving consensus and subsequently granting the loan been modelled and implemented, also the following phase of using these funds and the reporting/auditing that follows. Result is a prototype that acts as proof of technology and that could later be used as a bootstrap for adopting blockchain technology in inter-governmental financial processes. In this session I will guide you through our process, our solution and how exactly we went about this.
    Where
    Faculteitskamer Economie

  • 13:30 - 14:30
    In this parallelsession, Joost Linnemann will discuss the legal aspects of using blockchain technology in education. On the basis of a few specific use cases, Joost will explore challenges for stakeholders and the potential impact on current legislation.
    Where
    Faculteitskamer Rechten

  • 13:30 - 14:30
    Where
    Faculteitskamer Geneeskunde

  • 13:30 - 14:30
    With blockchain technology in education, we can prepare the way we teach, grade and evaluate for the future. BlockChange wants to connect existing information about students in the new blockchain ecosystem. We start by paving one small road between the e-portfolio of the Dr.-Knippenbergcollege and an existing blockchain solution this school year. In this dialog session, Wim will tell us about his pilot project.
    Where
    Faculteitskamer Wis- en Natuurkunde

  • 13:30 - 14:30
    Where
    Fakulteitskamer Godgeleerheid

  • 15:00 - 16:00
    Where
    Curatorenkamer

  • 15:00 - 16:00
    Where
    Faculteitskamer Economie

  • 15:00 - 16:00
    Where
    Faculteitskamer Rechten

  • 15:00 - 16:00
    This session will discuss blockchain as a means to digitize curricula. We will address blockchain’s potential to solve issues concerning authentication and authorization of parties providing certificates within the context of a curriculum. We will also discuss the use of blockchain for verification of correctness of certificates.
    Where
    Faculteitskamer Geneeskunde

  • 15:00 - 16:00
    Gebruik semantische blockchain voor diploma’s. Op dit moment bestaat er veel belangstelling om blockchain technologie te gebruiken voor de registratie van diploma’s. Dit heeft pas meerwaarde als het mogelijk is diploma informatie te registreren en vindbaar te maken. In de presentie zal worden toegelicht hoe dit gerealiseerd kan worden met een semantische blockchain, door blockchain infrastructuur te combineren met linked data.
    Where
    Faculteitskamer Wis- en Natuurkunde

  • 15:00 - 16:00
    Where
    Faculteitskamer Godgeleerdheid

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