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Open Recognition Networks

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ePIC 2020 – 18th International Conference , Open Recognition Alliance, Online via Zoom, Seminar, Oct 26, 2020.
Recent technologies such as badges and blockchain have added a new dimension to online skills recognition. In a recent MOOC, Stephen Downes implemented both, and in this presentation will outline the process and technology employed. From this starting point, Downes will discuss the concept of recognition more broadly and explore how new forms and processes of recognition are now possible, leading to the development of open recognition networks. In addition to outlining the technology of open recognition networks and showing some examples, Downes will survey how they interoperate with other technologies, such as competencies and skills analytics, and discuss some of the potential social, ethical and cultural challenges such systems introduce.

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