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Re: Educational Qualifications

From: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2016 16:32:52 +0000
Message-ID: <CAM1Sok1+OAAiFHs33-Y8NnXA6twnUD=6BWrRLBCkuDP0S1fUzQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Eric Korb <eric.korb@accreditrust.com>, W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Oh. I also note in many industries, people don't have qualifications. Does
Manu have a PHD in linked data technologies?

Why not?
On Mon, 22 Feb 2016 at 3:31 AM, Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>

> 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>
> wrote:
>> 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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