education

Helping empower refugees with blockchain and process automation

Today, technology plays a key role in all aspects of life. It connects like-minded communities to come together to help them solve common problems. But when certain problems are at such a large scale where they affect the whole world, there is a need to have a platform that can quickly onboard interested parties across […]

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Growing the veterinary learning credential network with blockchain

Education in veterinary medicine, as with many professions, is undergoing a transformation. This transformation is characterized by a competency-based approach to learning that focuses on skills and achievements as opposed to traditional grading systems. When applied to both formal educational programs and continuing professional development, this approach can accelerate careers and enhance lifelong learning for […]

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Disrupting veterinary medicine and credentialing through blockchain

Veterinary medicine is a 45 billion-dollar industry in the U.S., experiencing rapid growth driven by increasing pet ownership, the growing social perspective of pets as family members, and the advancement of technology for treatment and care. The result is an increasing need for veterinary professionals with new skills reflecting the demand for both gold standard […]

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Episode 19: Blockchain for education and workforce communities

Listen to this IBM Blockchain Pulse Podcast episode and others on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher.   Helping education go further Today’s episode of the ​IBM Blockchain Pulse ​podcast features a great conversation with Rick Torres, the CEO and President of National Student Clearinghouse. This is a first for the podcast, as our host Matt […]

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Blockchain in higher education: Preparing students for the future

Blockchain is rapidly becoming a force within higher education, even going so far as to challenge the very foundation of how skills and qualifications are measured. Innovations such as microcredentials and blockchain-based certifications have made blockchain one of two key technologies, along with voice assistants, that will have the biggest impact on higher education over […]

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Blockchain is the next step in democratizing education

Since the time of cave paintings and scrolls, the transformation of educating and learning is one of the greatest measures of societal evolution. Still, the education sector is significantly under-digitized in comparison to other industries, with less than 3 percent of the sector’s global expenditures being contributed to technology. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) and […]

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Looking at how the next ten years of blockchain can change lives

In 1973, the U.S. Department of Defense sought a solution to locate its military units, operations, and targets anywhere on the planet. By the beginning of the 1980s, 24 satellites in orbit became what today we know as GPS. Today we use the Global Positioning System everywhere! Cars, phones and multiple devices use a solution […]

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How blockchain could change higher education

If 2017 was the peak of euphoria and enthusiasm for everything crypto and blockchain related, 2018 may have represented the opposite as 1) prices for crytocurrencies declined by over 50 percent during the year, and 2) some high profile blockchain-based projects foundered. Even with the hiccups and obstacles, many of which are to be expected […]

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Why are smart contracts important?

Why are smart contracts important? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by IBM Blockchain, providing blockchain solutions, services and expertise, on Quora: Udit Sharma, Business Account Executive, US Public Sector: Why are smart contracts important? “A smart contract […]

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