From ePortfolios to OpenLedgers — via OpenBadges and BlockChains

When I started exploring Open Badges a few years ago, I rapidly realised that not only were they a solution to several of the problems we had with ePortfolios, but they also had the potential to help us reinvent them — the Open Badge Passport initiative is our contribution to this. And now that I have started exploring the possible application of blockchains to Open Badges, I realise that not only were blockchains the perfect solution to a number of Open Badge problems, but they could also be a means to review our ideas on Open Badges altogether.

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White Paper - Reinventing ePortfolio
 technology and Practice

To inform future decisions related to ePortfolio technologies and practices, this White Paper aims at providing an understanding of the possible benefits of the adoption of the blockchain (public, distributed ledgers) a technology that is creating the conditions for an entirely new approach to creating, storing, sharing and exploiting ePortfolios.