On 30 March 2021, DEL4ALL hosted first of its series of thematic workshops, which had 31 digital education experts from all around Europe. The workshop focused on presenting different innovative ideas that might help secure decentralized data management in the future and collecting feedback from the education experts.
The workshop kicked-off with a short introduction of the DEL4ALL project held by project coordinator Dr. Monique Calisti from Martel Innovate. After that, Prof. Wolfgang Prinz, DEL4ALL partner from Fraunhofer FIT, provided a general overview of the ideas to follow.

In the first talk, Prof. Godfrey Baldacchino, from University of Malta, presented different motivations behind policy-making processes with respect to digital credentials and recognition of students’ credentials.

Afterwards, Kevin Wittek, Head of the Blockchain Lab at the Institute for Internet Security at the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences, demonstrated different methodologies and studies in progress that might be utilized to secure the sharing of open educational resources and potential issues that needs to be addressed.

Finally, Selin Sezer, DEL4ALL partner from Fraunhofer FIT, and Prof. Wolfgang Prinz introduced different use cases where the idea of programmable money can be applied to the educational framework and motivated the participant experts to engage their own ideas. In order to weight different motivations and issues with respect to programmable money, a poll was run for the participants to vote for the factors they value.

At the end of the workshop, the experts have discussed the potentials and drawbacks of the introduced concepts and their questions were answered.

The DEL4ALL team would like to thank presenters and attendees for their valuable inputs at the workshop. In case you could not attend the webinar, you can watch it here.