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  • The Importance of Verifiable Credentials to Training Providers 2022-06-03 Credivera

    like many other aspects of our daily lives, the digital transformation of education and training has added both convenience and challenges. Much like the shift to remote work, we can now learn from the comfort of our homes. Gone are the days of taking an in-person course where you receive your gold-sealed certificate upon completion of the last class, or walk across a stage to pick up your hard-earned degree.

  • Advocating for learner-centric badge systems 2022-05-29 We Are Open Coop

    how do we advocate for learner-centric badge systems? This is the piece that we’ve been thinking about the past couple of weeks.

  • Self-Sovereign Identity User Scenarios in the Educational Domain 2022-04-13 Gerd Kortemeyer Educause

    Due to the high level of international mobility in the academic sector, insular solutions relying on only one national type of government-issued digital ID card will be insufficient; instead, the officials at the federation need to decide which digital ID cards are valid to uniquely associate an individual with private cryptographic keys, similar to the way passports are acknowledged internationally

  • Digital Credentials – the new student experience 2022-03-14 Condatis
    • The challenges universities are facing.
    • Digital transcripts and credentials.
    • How universities can support students beyond graduation.
    • The benefits for universities, students, and employers.
  • Lissi use cases: Education 2021-12-01 Lissi

    Upon successful graduation from a school or university, a certificate is issued as proof of the achievements. However, these are currently still only issued in paper form and therefore cannot be easily presented to third parties.

  • The digital transformation of the education sector 2021-08-27 ValidatedID

    The electronic signature improves the experience in education for students, teachers, parents, guardians and other school staff.

  • Digital Identity in Education 2020-10-04 Dingle Group

    Vienna Digital Identity Meetup hosted a focused session on digital identifiers and verifiable credentials in education. We have two great updates from Kim Hamilton Duffy (Architect Digital Credentials Consortium, Chair of the W3C CCG and Verifiable Credentials for Education Task Force) and Lluis Arińo (convenor of Diplomas Use Case at European Blockchain Service Infrastructure and CIO Rovira i Virgili University, Spain).

  • Blockchain and the future of education 2020-08-10 Well That’s Interesting

    The user has one wallet where all their important documents are kept safe and secure. Since this wallet is a trusted source, when they share anything from it, it is trusted to be true and accurate without having to get another party involved.


  • RMIT future-proofs the university-to-student connection with verifiable credentials in Azure Active Directory 2022-03-16 Microsoft Azure AD, ION

    Many of the components we needed were readily available to us within the Microsoft suite. RMIT uses Azure AD today for student and staff login as an identity provider. ION is an open, permissionless Layer 2 network based on the purely deterministic Sidetree protocol based on open standards.

  • LEGO & Learning Economy: Gearing up with Super Skills 2021-12-21 DIF

    The Super Skills app combines a custodial wallet (Torus) and Ceramic VC/storage tooling to give children private, exportable, future-proof achievement records – a self-sovereign educational credentialing system in miniature.

  • Super Skills, a mobile application use case for DIDs and VCs 2021-12-01 Ntonani

    Super Skills falls into the category of informal learning, but with the use of DIDs, VCs, and digital wallets, we are able to issue provable credentials for children that persist outside of the game. They can be presented and verified without having to communicate with our systems or LEGO, capturing the learning and putting control into the learner’s hands.

  • [learningeconomy, LEGO] Using Blockchain to Get Information When You Need It from Wherever You Are 2021-08-05 Information Matters

    The ULC will leverage blockchain technology to deploy a library identity and credentialing application to be developed by the Learning Economy. It will connect existing library information and library card systems while allowing libraries to continue managing users with their existing technology infrastructures already in use. The design architecture (as shown in the figures below) will provide for the following:

  • Education Blockchain Initiative ACENet
    • ACE Selects Four Blockchain Innovation Challenge Winners to Expand Economic Opportunity to Underserved Learners 2021-02-11

      The Lifelong Learner Project, Powered by Teachers, to develop a digital wallet in which teachers can store and access their credentials, certifications, and learning resources and securely share these verifiable credentials with entities such as state licensing systems, human resources departments, and learning management systems. The project is led by RANDA Solutions, in partnership with the Utah State Board of Education, ETS, Digital Promise, University Instructors, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Blockframe, Fluree, Evernym, Velocity Network Foundation, IDRamp, PhilosBDL, UPD Consulting, IATC, Credential Engine, and IMS Global.



  • Education pilot 2020 Kraken

    This pilot allows university students to trade their academic records in a privacy-preserving way, and recruitment agencies to acquire this data and process it, keeping the student’s privacy intact.


  • [Course] Badged Open Course: Decentralising Education Using Blockchain Technology

    Available on the Open University’s OpenLearn Create platform and is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. Upon completion of the course, learners earn a free statement of participation.

  • [Research] Blockchain, Self-Sovereign Identity and Digital Credentials: Promise Versus Praxis in Education 2021-03-30 Alex Grech, Ira Sood and Lluís Ariño

    Although the blockchain has long been identified as an opportunity for driving much-needed change in the core processes of the education sector, use cases to date have been limited in scope and execution, with blockchain advocates and education policy makers seemingly disconnected on fundamental issues such as governance, self-sovereignty, interoperability, choice of blockchain platforms and overall trust in standards and the integrity of the infrastructure.

  • [Whitepaper, Hyperledger] Blockchain in the Education Sector 2021-03-23 Potech

    Since most of the educational institutes were facing security crises, new challenges are added to the security system to identify and manage the users’ access to these platforms.The most relevant challenges include but not limited to, legacy identity infrastructure, student lifecycle and users access complexity and new cyber threats.


    SSI technologies and concepts can provide valuable insights to jumpstart our efforts and provide opportunities to improve the talent marketplace for all learners and stakeholders by examining ILR systems’ potential risks, such as discrimination, manipulation, over-disclosure, tracking, and lock-in/lock-out. Stakeholders should be encouraged to work toward and implement the following principles and tools, when possible, to mitigate risks that are further explained throughout the paper and highlighted below.

  • [Report] CONNECTED IMPACT Unlocking Education and Workforce Opportunity Through Blockchain 2020-06 ACE

    This report is the first phase of the Education Blockchain Initiative, funded by the U.S. Department of Education and managed by the American Council on Education (ACE). It summarizes an intensive research project to better understand the application of blockchain, a form of distributed ledger technology, to education. Its content is intended to inform policymakers, technology developers, education practitioners, and workforce entities about the state of and potential of interoperable digital credentials anchored on blockchains. This report also provides guidance to these stakeholders on the effective implementation of blockchain-based digital credentials infrastructure.