Blockchain-based solutions for education credentialing system: comparison and implications for future development

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Blockchain technology is reshaping fundamental structures in many industries. Similarly, there is an increasing interest in adopting blockchain as a new solution to addressing educational credentialing problems. However, none of the existing blockchain initiatives in educational credentialing seems to meet their original goal of global adoption. Based on the Australian tertiary education credentialing industry, this paper presents an abstract credentialing workflow and involved stakeholders, identifies six practical problems in the industry, and proposes five desired attributes of ideal credentials infrastructure. In addition, the paper presents a layered framework for evaluating seven blockchain-based education projects, and provides insights into factors hindering the wide adoption of these blockchain solutions. Finally, we suggest future considerations for the application development of blockchain-based education solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2022 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain, Blockchain 2022
EditorsXueqin Liang
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781665461047
ISBN (Print)9781665461054
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventIEEE International Conference on Blockchain 2022 - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 22 Aug 202225 Aug 2022
Conference number: 5th (Proceedings) (Website)


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Blockchain 2022
Abbreviated titleBlockchain 2022
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  • adoption strategy
  • application
  • Blockchains
  • education credentialing
  • interoperability

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