UBCert using Blockchain Technology
- Lisa Stephens
University at Buffalo
Matthew Pittinsky (2015) described higher education as having a single purpose: “…credentialing is the only nonnegotiable service of a higher education institution.” Yet faculty, students and administrators are frequently buried in a mass of credentialing pathways that require human intervention across multiple stand-alone systems to ensure the integrity of a learner’s credentials. Imagine development of a new, innovative educational credentialing platform that provides certification across distributed, trusted environments to verify credentials without having to sort through multiple emails, offices and logons! This proposal seeks to leverage new Blockchain technology to pilot seamless transfer across SUNY campuses starting with a proof of concept at the University at Buffalo by drawing upon a global faculty expert and supercomputing resources in Blockchain technology!