Decentralising Education Using Blockchain Technology

Developed by: Alexander Mikroyannidis (The Open University, UK).

The emergence of Blockchain technology promises to decentralise and revolutionise not only the financial world, but also education. Blockchain technology offers opportunities to thoroughly rethink how we find educational content and tutoring services online, how we register and pay for them, as well as how we get accredited for what we have learned and how this accreditation affects our career trajectory. This free course explores the different aspects of education and lifelong learning that are affected by decentralisation and Blockchain technology.

You can start learning at any time. By signing up and enrolling you can track your progress and earn a Statement of Participation upon completion, all for free.

Exploring how to (re)use Language Open Educational Resources (OERs)

Developed by: Maria Perifanou & Anastasios Economides (University of Macedonia, Greece), Alexander Mikroyannidis (The Open University, UK), Panayiotis Kosmas & Antigoni Parmaxi (Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus).

This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is aimed at the creation, sharing and (re)use of multilingual and interactive Language Open Educational Resources (OER). This MOOC is addressed to language teachers, trainers, and learners who wish to explore the (re)use, creation, and sharing of Language OER.

Each of the 4 weeks of this MOOC, consists of a set of modules and a quiz. After you study the modules of each week and pass the quiz, you will be awarded a badge. After you complete the whole MOOC, you will earn a free certificate of participation.

The above courses are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, which allows the reuse and adaptation of the course materials for non-commercial purposes.