A2: Blockchain at the Service of Education


Perrine De Coëtlogon, Université de Lille, France
Mona Laroussi, Institute of Francophonie for Education and Training, Senegal
Bi Séhi Antoine Mian, Université Virtuelle de Côte d’Ivoire, Côte d'Ivoire

Room: Aboisso


Please note that this workshop will be held ONLY in French.

Blockchain technology has been arousing as much enthusiasm as noticed in the early days of both the Internet and the World Wide Web. From distributed networks to cryptocurrencies and proof of work, this workshop is an unprecedented opportunity to provide an updated overview of this technology and how it impacts academic spheres and human resources (diploma issuance and skills-based certifications for long-life access), as well as education science (off-centring education with open badges) in Europe and the whole world.


14:00 – 15:30

  • Overview and blockchain techniques (30 minutes)
  • Badges as a means to identify interpersonal and informal skills (30 minutes)
  • Overview of global blockchain and education initiatives ensuring flexible training paths – from the European partnership to the MIT-led digital credentials initiative (30 minutes)

15:30 – 16:00

Tea/coffee break

16:00 – 17:15

  • Opening education with a dedicated blockchain for identifying Open source contributors (30 minutes)
  • Quiz – Takeaways from presentations and gains to your organization (45 minutes)


CIO, tuition services, teachers, ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) Units, learning engineers, Human Resources Departments


(Eg. workplace learning, higher education, primary & secondary cycles, public sector, agriculture, health, finance, multiples are ok)




Global understanding of the technological subject, networks, visibility of existing infrastructures, diplomas, skills and open badges


African participants who are not working for international organisations or global corporations may register for €30, all other participants may  register for €40. This half day event includes a tea/coffee break and materials.


This workshop will be held in French, with no interpretation = Cet atelier sera conduit uniquement en français, sans interprétation

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