Blockchain-based Micro-credentials: Design, Implementation, Evaluation and Adoption Kishore, Shohil Chan, Johnny Muthupoltotage, Udayangi Perera Young, Nick Sundaram, David 2020-12-24T20:25:26Z 2020-12-24T20:25:26Z 2021-01-05
dc.description.abstract This study examines a blockchain-based micro- credential system implementation with a particular focus on understanding user perceptions. While blockchain technology has become increasingly popular, its applications extend far beyond finance and cryptocurrency. In particular, blockchain enables the generation and management of verifiable digital certificates which possess several system-level advantages when compared to current solutions. Still, does the utilisation of blockchain add value to the issuers and recipients of micro-credentials? Applying a design science approach, we design, implement and evaluate a blockchain-based micro- credential management system within a business school’s executive education unit. Qualitative evaluation reveals that such systems can decrease the overall cost and administrative workload. While issuers perceive the implementation as useful and low risk, the general knowledge regarding blockchain and its advantages, especially in the context of micro- credential management, is insufficient. We discuss this amongst other challenges that must be addressed before widespread adoption of blockchain-based micro-credentials can be achieved.
dc.format.extent 9 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2021.821
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-4-0
dc.language.iso English
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subject Blockchain Engineering
dc.subject blockchain
dc.subject certificates
dc.subject design science
dc.subject digital credentials
dc.title Blockchain-based Micro-credentials: Design, Implementation, Evaluation and Adoption
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