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Blockchain-Based Trusted Achievement Record System Design

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Bakri Awaji, Dr Ellis SolaimanORCiD, Lisa Marshall



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a conference proceedings (inc. abstract) that has been published in its final definitive form by ACM, 2020.

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The primary purpose of this paper is to provide a design of a blockchain-based system, which produces a verifiable record of achievements. Such a system has a wide range of potential benefits for students, employers and higher education institutions. A verifiable record of achievements enables students to present academic accomplishments to employers, within a trusted framework. Furthermore, the availability of such a record system would enable students to review their learning throughout their career, giving them a platform on which to plan for their future accomplishments, both individually and with support from other parties (for example, academic advisors, supervisors, or potential employers). The proposed system will help students in universities to increase their extra-curricular activities and improve non-academic skills. Moreover, the system will facilitate communication between industry, students, and universities for employment purposes and simplify the search for the most appropriate potential employees for the job.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Awaji B, Solaiman E, Marshall L

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 5th International Conference on Information and Education Innovations (ICIEI 2020)

Year of Conference: 2020

Pages: 46-51

Online publication date: 26/07/2020

Acceptance date: 22/05/2020

Date deposited: 25/06/2020

Publisher: ACM


DOI: 10.1145/3411681.3411689

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781450375757