VerifyEd Update: Improving the organisation and shareability of your achievements

Michael J. Fordham

👋 Hey there everybody, it’s Michael from the VerifyEd design and development team. I wanted to share with you the latest work we’ve been doing to improve your experience when organising and sharing your achievements with the world. We’ll be rolling out an update to how you collate and share certificates. Before I jump in, let’s talk about how we got to where we are. The bottom of a drawer. In a box behind the sofa. Somewhere at home. That’s what we were told when we asked people where their c

The Rise of Micro-Credentials and a Lifelong Learning Ledger

Oliver Cooke

What a year 2020 has been so far - and we still have almost four months to go until 2021! COVID-19 has put many of the freedoms and assumptions we held about life and society into rather sharp focus. It could be argued, however, that the circumstances have also created deep systemic reflections that would have never catalysed so quickly otherwise. Although a very slim silver lining to our ‘COVID cloud’, there has been an overnight transformation in education with regard to technology. Many scho

The Graduation Gap: Using blockchain to support the class of 2020

Oliver Cooke

Graduation is a big deal. The culmination of years of hard work, a celebration of achievements, and an excuse for a good ol’ party. But for the class of 2020, walking across the stage in front of friends, family and classmates to mark the transition from graduand to graduate could not be further from the reality we find ourselves in. For obvious reasons graduation ceremonies the world over have been cancelled or postponed, and universities find themselves searching for alternative ways to celebr