Digital Credentials Consortium: Building Interoperable Learner-Centric Credentialing Infrastructure, May 26, 2021 | MIT J-WEL

Digital Credentials Consortium: Building Interoperable Learner-Centric Credentialing Infrastructure, May 26, 2021

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J-WEL Webinar:
Digital Credentials Consortium: Building Interoperable Learner-Centric Credentialing Infrastructure


Wednesday, May 26, 2021
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. EDT 


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Description

The Digital Credentials Consortium was founded by 12 universities to bridge the gap between traditional academic credentials and the future of digital credentials. Core to our approach are W3C Verifiable Credentials and related standards, which enable a new digital credential infrastructure for today’s learner – one informed by learner welfare, rights, and agency.
 
Learn about our approach, the communities we work with, the challenges we are working on, and how to get involved.              
 

Event Speaker

Kim Hamilton Duffy

Architect
Digital Credentials Consortium | MIT Open Learning


Kim Hamilton Duffy is Architect of the Digital Credentials Consortium -- a multi-university, international effort designing the future of academic credentials -- in her role at MIT Open Learning. Her expertise is interoperable, standards-based credentials and decentralized identity solutions. Previously, she co-created the successful open-source, open-standard Blockcerts project with the MIT Media Lab. Kim is a Chair of the W3C Credentials Community Group, where she drives decentralized identity standards, such as the Verifiable Credentials and Decentralized Identifier (DID) specifications.

She led the design and development of the first open source DID method based on the Bitcoin blockchain, called the Bitcoin Reference (BTCR) DID method. Kim's mission is to expand opportunities to individuals through recognition of learning and skills gained beyond the traditional classroom, and her focus is building the interoperable, privacy-enabling open standards and infrastructure to accomplish this. Kim has a B.S. in Mathematics from University of Texas at Austin and an M.S. in Applied Math from Cornell. She's happiest when writing code and pampering pugs.

 
Date & Time: 
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 10:00 to 11:00


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