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Recognising achievement with badges and blockchain in a connectivist MOOC
Downes, Stephen

Published19 November 2019
JournalJournal of Learning for Development
Volume 6, Issue 3, Pages 273-288
PublisherCommonwealth of Learning
CountryCanada, North America

ABSTRACT
While previous work has recognized the potential for open badges and blockchain to play a role in online courses, this potential has yet to be realized in a fully decentralized cMOOC. This paper describes the design objectives of an application that integrates open badges and blockchain with a cMOOC. The work described was undertaken during the offering on an online course, and thus development took place in an actual course context with interaction with course participants. The full workflow from course content to storage on the blockchain is described, and some concluding comments are offered on the results of this course, and the potential for future applications.

Keywords MOOC · cMOOC · badge · blockchain · Webmention · RSS · decentralised · eLearning · educational technology

LanguageEnglish
ISSN2311-1550
RefereedYes
RightsCC BY-SA
URLhttps://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/348
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