Share Paper: Blockchain, ESCO, and the (r)evolution of continuing vocational education in Europe

  1. Jana Riedel, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  2. Björn Adelberg, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  3. Jörg Neumann, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Monday, June 20 10:35-10:55 AM Liberty 4

Abstract: Digitization processes in continuing vocational education affect not only didactical but also administrative tasks, especially the digital issuing of certificates and proofs of participation. In the context of lifelong learning, this has an impact on the permeability of the continuing education system, mobility in the labor market, the simplification of application processes, and the transparency of human capital. To improve these aspects, we want to issue certificates digitally, following European standards (including EDC, ESCO), and make them verifiable using blockchain technology. However, this will first require extensive change processes in the education institutions themselves and in the introduction of European ...