4 Projects Using Blockchain to Help Learners Document and Share Educational Records
Four blockchain projects have received funding with the ultimate goal of helping learners take control of their educational records. Each of the projects will receive $150,000 from a competition overseen by the American Council on Education (ACE). The Blockchain Innovation Challenge supports collaborations involving K-12, higher education, technology providers and public agencies, to facilitate more secure, streamlined sharing of learning records and create stronger links between education and work.
Phase 1 winners will use the grants to produce “minimum viable” projects this spring to show the potential of their solutions. Those selected to continue to Phase 2 will share an additional $300,000 to implement their pilot projects more fully. The challenge has been funded by the U.S. Department of Education and is part of ACE’s Education Blockchain Initiative.
The Phase 1 winners of the Blockchain Innovation Challenge were: