Nine universities team up to create global infrastructure for digital academic credentials

MIT | April 23, 2019

While digital technology has started to transform education by enabling new learning pathways that are customized to each individual’s needs, the way that educational institutions issue and manage academic credentials has not changed much. Nine leading universities announced that they have formed the Digital Credentials collaboration in order to create a trusted, distributed, and shared infrastructure standard for issuing, storing, displaying, and verifying academic credentials.“Currently, those who successfully complete a degree from an institution must go back to that institution — sometimes by mail or even in person — each time there is a need to verify the academic credentials earned,” says Sanjay Sarma, MIT vice president for open learning. “This can be a complicated problem, especially if the learner no longer has access to the university. Such is the case with many refugees, immigrants, and displaced populations.”

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Everywhere you look people are learning things pretty much the same way they always have - by relying on abstracted textual and verbal cues coming from books, videos, and lectures. AR and VR represent a great opportunity to provide learners with a new set of tools to expand their knowledge of almost anything. Come learn how to use this technology to make an impact on the world of tomorrow.

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