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Re: Educational Qualifications

From: Victoriano Giralt <victoriano@uma.es>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 19:06:17 +0100
To: public-credentials@w3.org
Message-ID: <56CC9F99.9050900@uma.es>
On 21/02/16 17:31, Timothy Holborn wrote:
> 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.

Well, there is a global effort trying to tackle this issues at policy
levels[1], both controlled-privacy-preserving access to verified
academic credentials, fraud prevention and ease the mobility of academic
credentials (or other learning outcomes).

> 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.

I could list a bunch of global organizations that have a great interest
in some or all the issues you have listed above. And there are results -
that were presented to the above mentioned group - showing how just
moving from paper based (educational) credit verification and enrolment
inside one country can decrease the cost per student over ten fold.

And, by the way, I'd be very happy if I found some good presenter from
this group that willing to present the Verifiable Claims task force
(specially, but not only, the educational use cases) on May 17th-19th in
Cape Town at the Annual Meeting of Groningen Declaration Network.

[1] http://www.groningendeclaration.org/
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Victoriano Giralt                             Central ICT Services
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A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure ?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email ?


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