The OERxDomains conference: Open Education in a (post)pandemic world

The OERxDomains Conference took place online on April 21-22 as a special edition of the 12th annual conference for Open Education research, practice and policy. The conference was organised by the Association for Learning Technology in partnership with Reclaim Hosting’s Domains Conference, thus incorporating a special strand hosted by the Domains Conference and bringing two communities together. This year’s conference has put the spotlight on both the value and limitations of Open Education in a (post)pandemic world.

Alexander Mikroyannidis (The Open University, UK) served on the conference committee and delivered a pre-conference workshop entitled “Decentralising Open Education Using Blockchain Technology”. The workshop explored the different aspects of open education that are affected by decentralisation. Participants acquired a good overview of the range of scenarios for the use of Blockchain technology in open education, as well as an insight into best practices for designing a decentralised ecosystem based on the Blockchain. The outcomes of this workshop will provide useful feedback for the QualiChain project pilot led by Alexander.

Watch the recording of this workshop: