Using blockchain for micro-credentials: Opinion

October 17, 2022
In an article for The Conversation, Athabasca University professor Dr Rory McGreal discusses some of the benefits of using blockchain for micro-credential implementation. McGreal writes that blockchain helps maintain the security of credentials, facilitates their dissemination, and ensures data privacy while giving students ownership over their achievements. McGreal outlines how micro-credential certificates and transcripts can be stored in blockchain and given to students by institutions to facilitate the use of blockchain for micro-credentialing. The author also points out potential concerns, such as the fact that mistakes cannot be erased from a blockchain, and that losing a password key could mean students are locked out of their own micro-credentials. AU | The Conversation (Editorial)