The 15th EATEL Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning (JTELSS 2019) took place on June 1-8, 2019 in Bari, Italy. Alexander Mikroyannidis (The Open University, UK) represented the QualiChain project and delivered a workshop entitled “How the Blockchain can shape the future of education”. During this hands-on workshop, participants explored the different scenarios that place the learner at the very centre of the learning process and its associated data via the use of Blockchain technology. The ways that ePortfolios, accreditation, tutoring, as well as other aspects of teaching and learning can evolve within a learner-centred ecosystem based on the Blockchain were also discussed. The outcomes of this workshop will feed into the requirements of the QualiChain pilot conducted by the Open University.
JTELSS is a flagship event of the European Association of Technology Enhanced Learning (EATEL). It provides a stimulating learning environment where participants get opportunities to develop research skills, increase their knowledge base, collaborate with others in their own and complementary research areas, engage in debate, have access to experts in the field, and discuss their own work.