Embracing EBSI’s evolution into EUROPEUM

Embracing EBSI’s evolution into EUROPEUM

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We are currently working on our final technical project report. This will include four use cases as a means of addressing various challenges related to cross-border education credential verification, and explain how seamless educational mobility…
Overcoming Interoperability Challenges in the EBSI-CAN Project

Enhancing Digital Credential Exchange: Overcoming Interoperability Challenges in the EBSI-CAN Project

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In the rapidly evolving landscape of digital credentials, ensuring semantic interoperability is a critical aspect of the EBS-CAN project. The project examined how existing infrastructures can evaluated, and analysed learner journey dynamics…

Exploring Challenges and Insights in Digital Identity Adoption and Interoperability: Lessons from EU and Canada

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On May 3rd, 2024, the EBSI-CAN project hosted a meeting of technical experts from the European Union (EU) and Canada to discuss digital identity adoption and interoperability. In a world increasingly reliant on digital transactions and services, the…

From Quiet Quitting to Loud Quitting? The Age of ‘Quit-Tokers’

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What is Quit-Tok? The idea of 'quiet quitting', associated with Gen Z, went viral in 2022. It is now the time for a new practice to take 2024 by storm: 'Quit-Tok', the trend on TikTok where individuals publicly post videos of themselves quitting…

Navigating Adoption and Interoperability: Insights from the EBSI-CAN wallet providers meeting

In a recent meeting between EU and Canadian wallet providers on April 30th, 2024, the challenges, opportunities, and gaps within the EBSI-CAN project were extensively discussed. The outcomes shed light on two primary challenges: adoption and…
EdTech and Innovation Business Breakfast April 17 2024

Technology, Young People and Innovation: A Panel Discussion

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Lifelong Learning in a Digital Age On April 17th, the 3CL Foundation kicked off the Times of Malta Business Breakfast with a deep dive into Technology, Young People and Innovation. Steering the conversation was Prof Alex Grech, 3CL Executive…
Woman looking at laptop and working from home

Remote Work and the Rise of Working Mums

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How has Remote Work affected working mothers? From child-care drop-offs, and crazy school runs to inflexible schedules and the constant struggle to achieve the perfect work-life balance, the day of the traditional working mother is a struggle…
Cross-Border Credential Recognition

Advancing Cross-Border Credential Recognition: Insights from the EBSI-CAN Stakeholder Event

On 26th  March 2024, stakeholders from Canada and the EU discussed the complexities of cross-border credential recognition within the EBSI-CAN project. The discussion focused on the challenges and innovative solutions integral to aligning European…

Truth, Lies and AI

The complex relationship between truth, lies, and technology in the information age In this video, we explore the complex relationship between truth, lies, and technology in the information age. We begin by acknowledging the social constructs…
GenZ and Manifestos

Gen Z & Manifestos: The Disconnect and Possible Fixes

What the heck is a manifesto? The idea of a manifesto is not new! It is presumed that the first manifesto goes as far back as the 16th century. A manifesto is used as a tool to promote political and social movements. Two of the most notable…

The 3CL Foundation Strategic Plan 2024-2025: Our Course for Transformative EdTech Innovation

The 3CL Foundation's Strategic Plan for 2024-2025 is a comprehensive blueprint that outlines mission, vision, goals, strategies, and programs for the upcoming years. Rooted in the principles of collaboration, innovation, and lifelong learning, the Plan sets the framework for our continued efforts to harness the potential of EdTech to create positive change in education and society.

Cross-Border Collaboration: EBSI-CAN Project explores Innovation in Educational Credential Verification

About the EBSI-CAN Project: EBSI-CAN is a cross-border collaboration project between the EU and Canada, led by the 3CL Foundation in concert with Canada’s MyCredsTM National Network, owned by the Association of Registrars of the Universities…

Disruptive Tech: How Can We Mitigate the Challenges posed by AI and Deepfakes?

Deepfakes from a CyberSecurity Perspective The Latest on Deepfakes   At the 2024 Munich Security Conference held in mid-February, representatives from every large tech organization including Google, Meta, Microsoft, Open AI, X, and…

Beyond Reality: Navigating the Ethical Minefield of Deepfake Technologies

Deepfake technology, a synthesis of the terms "deep learning" and "fake," has emerged as a powerful tool powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), enabling the creation of highly convincing fake videos, images, and audio recordings. At its core,…

Meeting fake news head on: fact-checking ‘the news’

An Urgent Task: Bust the Myth Deconstructing Gossip, Rumours and Lies: Battling Misinformation in a Climate of Fake News Has Malta’s population doubled over the past 10 years? No. Will the World Health Organisation assume powers over Malta’s…

Q*, AGI and the Altman Saga

In the aftermath of last month's upheaval at OpenAI, attention has turned to the enigmatic Q*—a groundbreaking AI model that played a central role in the removal of CEO Sam Altman by the company's chief scientific officer, Ilya Sutskever,…

NGI Forum 2023 Unveils Insights for EBSI-CAN Project: Advancing Digital Identity and Credentials

The NGI Forum 2023, held in Brussels on the 15th of November 2023, brought together leaders, policymakers, and technologists dedicated to shaping a safer, open, and citizen-centric internet for the future. Dr Alex Grech, the Executive Director…

Navigating the Human Narrative in the Age of AI Storytelling

A look at human connection, innovation, and originality, increased audience engagement, screenwriting, and storytelling now. The Hollywood SAG-AFTRA strike may be over, but this does not mean there is a solution where screenwriting and AI…
school of the future

A day in the life as a student in the year 2150

So I asked ChatGPT what a day at school in the year 2150 might look like and the results were interesting. Due to the advancements in technology, changes in pedagogy, and societal shifts, students may not even need to leave their homes to go…
EBSI-CAN

EBSI-CAN

The 3CL Foundation is a partner in EBSI-CAN under the European Commission NGI Sargasso funding programme, focusing on catalysing European collaboration with the US and Canada on topics such as trust and data sovereignty, digital identity, internet architecture renovation, decentralised technologies ...

Teacher Evolution: How AI is Reshaping the Profession

The strides the world is taking, with regards to technological advancement and innovation, is making every sector of society hard at work to keep up, and the meteoric rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been standing out at the forefront…

Combating Extremism Through Digital Literacy: Empowering Young Minds in the Digital Age

In the age of information, young people are more connected than ever before. However, this connectivity also exposes them to the risk of extremism. Extremism has emerged as a significant global concern, with the internet serving as a potent…

Joe Toscano on the Attention Economy and its Repercussions

A Conversation on Surveillance, Regulation, Data and Its Economic Model, Privacy, Reputation and Consumer Trust! On October 5th, the 3CL Foundation in collaboration with Spazju Kreattiv and the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences (University…

The Consequences of Ignoring AI in Schools: A Missed Opportunity

Just like Wikipedia, Google or even the birth of the internet, AI has taken the world – and education by storm. However, unlike Google or the internet, Generative AI is largely misunderstood. Most do not know that they’re already using AI…

In the Waiting Room: Reflections on education, generational divides, and the rise of AI

For many members of Generation Z, many myths surrounding education systems are being blown apart. Against the backdrop of pandemic-related restrictions, fears have exploded over the risk of credentials being ‘devalued’ by the adoption of alternative teaching and assessment methods and cancellation or replacement of exams.

Unleashing the Power of Malta’s Silver Surfers: How Digital Literacy is Transforming Ageing

Malta, like many Mediterranean countries, is grappling with an ageing population. Data by the National Statistics Office (NSO) highlights the unique potentials and needs of this demographic, particularly in terms of lifelong learning. Recognising…

Levelling up: The Power of Gamified Pedagogy

Imagine a classroom where learning is not merely made of boards, screens, presentations, and students’ desks, but an engaging adventure taking our children to perilous jungles, futuristic starships, or opening their risk-free business franchise,…

Nurturing Responsible Digital Citizens: Teaching Digital Citizenship through Ethics in Maltese Schools

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As our world becomes increasingly interconnected, digital technologies have become an integral part of our everyday lives. From social media and gaming platforms to online learning environments, the internet affords countless opportunities for…

Navigating the AI Regulation Revolution

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OpenAI's CEO Sam Altman recently stated that OpenAI might ‘cease to operate’ in the EU, sparking a widespread discussion and political debate on data regulation and AI regulation. This came about after a wider discussion on how AI might…

Launch of ‘Young People and Information. A Manifesto’

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3CL launched 'Young People and Information. A Manifesto' at Kixott in Mosta on the 15th of June 2023. The event drew a small but highly engaged crowd of educators, workers in the youth sector, and media professionals who recognised the pressing…

Slave Labour in the data mines of ChatGPT

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Generative AI language models, with their relentless craving for monumental amounts of labelled and filtered text data, set the stage for a contemporary kind of digital exploitation. Reminiscent of the industrial demand for precious metals,…
Young People & Information: It’s Complicated Conference 2022

3CL Foundation joins Strategic Committee of EU Large Scale Pilot Project European Digital Credentials for EU (DC4EU)

The 3CL Foundation has joined a large scale pilot project European Digital Credentials for EU (DC4EU) funded under the Digital Europe Programme.

Pre-service teachers and educators experience classroom scenarios in Virtual Reality

VRTeacher Project wraps up Pre-service teachers and educators from various institutions in Malta have been trained in classroom scenarios through a virtual reality application developed by the VRTeacher Project, which wrapped up in May 2023.…

Young People and Information Manifesto

Young People and Information. A Manifesto was developed by the 3CL Foundation and edited by Alex Grech. ISBN paperback and pdf: 978-9918-0-0523-9

Humans and Machines: Collaborative learning in the Age of AI

We are in the middle of a hype cycle on Generative AI. If you happen to be in the education sector or have an interest in the future of the labour market - polarised and dystopian views are very much in vogue. On 3rd May 2023, we host an expert panel to dispel myths and focus on the potential for tangible action by key stakeholders.

Personalised media consumption, malinformation and the nature of platforms – In conversation with Hossein Derakhshan

We recently met up with Hossein Derakhshan, an Iranian-Canadian author, researcher, and public speaker, as well as the pioneer of blogging, podcasts and tech journalism in Iran. In this conversation, Hossein Derakhshan and Jacob Grech discuss…
AI, digital art, dall-e, stable diffusion, midjourney

Will AI apps replace artists?

Recently, I stumbled across a video on Instagram of Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki being asked about artificial intelligence. He was utterly shocked and disgusted at the technological advancements and said that “he would never wish to incorporate…
AI, Chat GPT, education

Will ChatGPT destroy education or resuscitate it?

It’s the year 2033. You’ve got your feet up. You’ve taken a break from your AI-assisted microchip and stepped out of your immersive pod. You can still see ads through your lenses - carefully undetectable but deliciously delectable for…