Once again this past week we’ve been busy scanning across the internet to find the latest information and Open University courses. The greatest university on the planet (we reckon anyway) is always innovating and leading the way on many issues that affect us around the globe and these news pieces reflect just that. So if there’s a free course or bit of news on the agenda then hopefully we will pick it up and stick it on the next Open University news.

Blockchain-based careers platform APPII, is working with the Open University to build out a platform that can register and verify student academic records. APPII’s system is inspired by Ethereum smart contracts and aims to provide access to all manner of academic achievement, employment experience and other merits. The Open University have been experimenting with a blockchain solution in their Knowledge Media Institute (KMI) and are working to place OpenLearn Badges and Open University accreditation onto that platform.

OpenLearn and Open University students will have their badges in a single portfolio, secure in the knowledge that their accreditation will never be lost, said a statement.


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