Ph. D. by the University of Barcelona, specialist in Educational Technology, he has worked from 1988 in Multimedia design and development, firstly with Laserdisc based systems, later CD-ROM and Web, and lately with Video digital solutions. His current work in Educational field is centred in Blended Learning solutions and in new and innovative designs for virtual learning environments. Two main projects under his direction are Grimm about ICT for Spanish pre-School children and Mediakids, a 7th framework programme under the joint call Telematics- Socrates. He is author of 30 books and 150 articles. He has participated with papers or as invited speaker at around 200 events from 1983. He has also coordinated European projects at Comett, Eurotecnet, Telematics, Socrates and eLearning from 1990, as well as other national and local research works. At this moment AB is Director of Institute of Research in Education and professor at the Univ. of Barcelona.
Personal Website: www.lmi.ub.edu/personal/bartolome
The Theme of the Speech: Blockchain in Education
The blockchain is moving to fields far away from its first financial use. The way of managing information appears as a disruptive change. In Education it is applied in academic certifications, but also in new ways of conceiving learning, building a specific monetisation of knowledge, in the management of differentiated itineraries for each student or as an option for open science and at the same time respectful to the property. Intellectual and safe.
We are facing a change as spectacular as surprising or even dangerous. Numerous ethical questions are posed, and different scenarios seem to be possible.