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Re: Educational Qualifications

From: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2016 16:31:07 +0000
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To: Eric Korb <eric.korb@accreditrust.com>, W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
I'll follow-up tomorrow. Agreed. Yet. I was targeting the issue that
whereas corruption has been ok, because technology hasn't been able to
provide verifiability of claims fairly, should new means be deployed in a
wholesale basis, then people may loose jobs.

Which would IMHO be a good thing. Yet, this example is simply the impact
within the qualifications verification social measurement vectors.

I would expect an array of outcomes throughout multiple markets, lowering
costs, improving effectiveness and efficiencies, decrease in fraudulent
activities, etc.

We can do a lot of that with graph technology today, but IMHO, it's harder
to apply ACL's which often results in prevlidged access, rather than
customised ACL capabilities for 'those who need to know', et.al.

Across the board.

On Mon, 22 Feb 2016 at 3:19 AM, Eric Korb <eric.korb@accreditrust.com>

> In a recent survey conducted by Parchment, 550 "learners believe it’s
> acceptable to share a copy of their credential and display it publicly
> online through social sites"
> This is being done without a standard way to prove the authenticity
> (trust) of the credential by consumers.
> Issuer's would rather offer learners (credential Holders) a solution that
> serves the needs of all stakeholders.  The lack thereof, has learners
> "hacking" thier own  methods. That, IMHO, is the main motivation for
> Education.
> Eric Korb @accreditrust
> On Feb 20, 2016 3:10 AM, "Timothy Holborn" <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Was hoping someone might be able to provide links for some stats.
> >
> > specifically; statistic that denotes the difference between the number
> of people who claim to have received an academic qualification in any given
> year vs. the number of students who successfully attained an outcome in
> that same year across the academic sector.
> >
> > I think it might help demonstrate some of the underlying issues that may
> cause difficulties in successfully making these technologies available.
> some people may not be so keen on supporting credentials, as this statistic
> would demonstrate a potential impact on the capacity for people to maintain
> employment / feed families, due to new information that may be less
> fortunately made available to employers...
> >
> > I imagine given the way institutional systems are deployed it would
> happen on a wholesale basis, should it be taken-up.
> >
> > (not that I'm suggesting only people with qualifications are capable of
> effectively furfiling a particular task; obviously, some industries it's
> more important than others, et.al.)
> >
> > Tim.
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