Alexander Mikroyannidis (The Open University, UK) demonstrated the SlideWiki platform during a dedicated session at the World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (EdMedia). The event was held in Amsterdam on June 25-29. EdMedia is an international conference organised by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). This annual conference has been held since 1987 and spans all disciplines and levels of education attracting researchers and practitioners in the field from more than 70 countries. It offers a forum for the discussion and exchange of research, development, and applications on all topics related to Innovation and Education.
Alexander also presented a paper outlining a learner-centred approach for lifelong learning powered by the Blockchain. The paper explores the different aspects of lifelong learning and describes an ecosystem that places the learner at the centre of the learning process and its associated data. More specifically, the paper outlines the ways that ePortfolios, accreditation and tutoring can evolve with the use of the Blockchain and discusses the various benefits that this evolution bears for lifelong learners.