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November 5, 2017 - November 8, 2017

Standardization and the “Tower of Babel” Problem

Presented by Natalie Smolenski, VP Business Development, Learning Machine.

As innovation in digital credentials accelerates, the need for shared and open standards becomes increasingly apparent. In this presentation, Natalie Smolenski draws on her work for Learning Machine Research to describe the “Tower of Babel” problem in the area of educational credentials, which calls for three different forms of standardization: standards of content, standards of exchange value, and standards of technological infrastructure. She concludes by illustrating how the Blockcerts open standard for issuing and verifying credentials on the blockchain is setting an agenda for the global interoperability, exchange, and portability of digital credentials.

For more, read Centripetal Standardization on the Learning Machine Blog.


November 5, 2017
November 8, 2017


The Grand Hotel
333 W Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99201 800.918.9344 United States
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