Over the next weeks, we are partnering with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) to deliver a series of webinars on emerging technologies and education. Three of the webinars focus on blockchain in education and a further webinar introduces game-based learning. The topics are well-aligned with the research carried out in our EU funded DEL4ALL project which focuses on how learning can be digitally enhanced.
We start the series with blockchain expert and academic Dr Joshua Ellul from the University of Malta on Tuesday, June 30 at 17:00 Central European Time.
Registration for the webinar is free and available here.
While blockchain technology presents immense opportunities for education, there is widespread misinformation and a lack of understanding of what it is and the benefits and threats it brings to the transition into a digitized society.
Panelist Dr Joshua Ellul notes: “Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), and Smart Contracts have received extensive attention from media, industry, governments and academia over the past years. Many are touting it as the start of the next industrial revolution. Many are still at a loss in understanding what these keywords will mean to them. In this session Blockchain, DLTs and Smart Contracts will be demystified and a number of use cases for blockchain will be introduced.”
During this introductory session, you will learn about the basics and applications of:
- Blockchain technologies
- Digital learning technologies
- Smart contracts
Join us on Tuesday, June 30th at 17:00 CET for our webinar: De-Mystifying the Application, Deliberating on its Uses to acquire a foundational understanding of blockchain technology and its relevance to education for individuals and institutions. Register here.
Meet the Expert
Dr Joshua Ellul is the director of the Centre for Distributed Ledger Technologies which has developed a multidisciplinary Masters in Blockchain and DLT. He is also a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Malta. Joshua was appointed as the inaugural Chairperson of the Malta Digital Innovation Authority which is responsible for aspects of technology-related regulation and providing guidance to stakeholders operating in the blockchain, DLT, and smart contract sector.
Join the DEL4ALL Expert Community
The DEL4ALL project aims to transform current European research and innovation initiatives in the area of digital enhanced learning into an increasingly cohesive, dynamic, participatory and sustainable ecosystem, capable of effectively stimulating collaboration among all key players in an inclusive and impactful way. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 871573. Contact us on email@example.com is you’d like to join the DEL4ALL expert community and contribute to research on how emerging technologies may transform the future of education for the public good.
Further webinars in our Emerging Technologies series:
Tuesday, 7th July at 16.00 CET with Dr Natalie Smolenski, Hyland Credentials
Thursday, 16th July at 17.00 CET with Prof. Stefano Gualeni and Dr Iro Voulgari, Institute of Digital Games, University of Malta
Thursday, 23rd July at 17.00 CET with Prof. John Domingue, Knowledge Media Institute at the Open University, UK.