Sony Vows to Bring “Blockchain” Tech to Education. Will It Take Hold in K-12?

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Sony Global Education Inc. In its announcement, Sony argues that blockchain technology could have broad application by giving students more control over the transmission of their test results. The post Sony Vows to Bring “Blockchain” Tech to Education.

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Charting the future of competency-based education policy

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Rather, Leather and his colleagues are working on building out pilot projects and systems of support that will usher in new school models centered on a wholly new vision of education that includes (1) competency-based pathways, (2) performance assessment, (3) learning pathways and (4) dynamic grading. For example, Sony began to disrupt RCA back in the 1950s and 60s by creating a portable low-cost transistor radio as an alternative to vacuum tube powered tabletop radios.

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?Blockchain, Bitcoin and the Tokenization of Learning


EDU tokens are so far only listed on EtherDelta, an exchange platform with a history of reported hacks—one as recent as Wednesday. Sony and IBM, for example, say they have developed a system for storing education records using blockchain technology, which relies on people called “miners” to solve cryptography problems in order to add transactions (in this case, digital transcripts) to the ledger. Sony says it is working towards a 2018 rollout.

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It includes a variety of assessments, multiple-choice and claim-evidence-reasoning assessments, along with extensive support for teachers such as embedded professional development and instructional resources to support a differentiated learning experience for each student.

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Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

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One of the longstanding complaints about accrediting agencies is that, as The Wall Street Journal reported this fall , “College Accreditors Largely Staffed by Employees of Schools They Oversee.” In May, Buzzfeed reported that the ACICS had held a training session at its annual conference in which it explained to for-profit universities how to avoid scrutiny and lawsuits from states’ attorneys general. This is part seven of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

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“Learning styles” in the White House: President Trump doesn’t read his daily intelligence briefings, gets oral briefings on “select” issues instead, because reading isn’t “his style of learning,” the @washingtonpost reports [link] — Kasie Hunt (@kasie) February 9, 2018. Via The New York Times : “In Her Words: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Assesses a Year on the Job.” Via Techcrunch : “ Sony now has a Koov robotics learning kit for US classrooms.”