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Sony Builds Framework for Applying Blockchain Technology to the Field of Education

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Sony Corporation and Sony Global Education (SGE) have built up a framework that will apply blockchain technology to the field of education. By utilizing “innovation that makes common use of educational accomplishments and activity records in an open and safe way,” this dependable framework unifies the administration of information from different instructive organizations and makes it conceivable to record and reference instructive information advanced transcripts.

The recently created framework accompanies usefulness that records data in a hard-to-distort way and controls access to recorded data, making it conceivable to dependably uncover data from approved third parties.

Sony Global Education will expand on this framework to build an establishment for the new instructive and learning administrations where various instructive organizations will have the capacity to make utilization of its information. This framework is based on IBM Blockchain, which is conveyed through the IBM Cloud and controlled by Hyperledger Fabric 1.0, a blockchain system and one of the Hyperledger ventures facilitated by The Linux Foundation. It unites:

1) a capacity that verifies and controls usage rights to instructive information.

2) an application programming interface for dealing with these rights went for instructive foundations.

At present, in educational institutions that operate ICT frameworks, operational administration is completed by “Student data framework” comprised of student’s school enlistments, participation, evaluations, and teachers’ lesson arranging administration, and “learning frameworks” made up of all instructive substance and additionally pupil’s learning records, results, and so on.

By utilizing the newly created framework, operators can safely integrate and connect previously gathered data as is from “Student information systems” and “learning systems,” even if that data came from multiple providers. This creates a highly convenient and efficient service.

In the meantime, with this new framework’s administration, clients can take information about school grades and instructive records, make a computerized transcript, and securely give it to an alternate instructive establishment. Moreover, this likewise makes it workable for assessing associations to break down this information and records utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) and utilize it to give proposed upgrades to instructive organizations’ educational programs and administration.

This recently created framework is likewise greatly adaptable, with the potential for wider applications outside of the field of education, including device control and data management in the IoT field, property rights and usage management in the sharing economy, and currency/point tracking in the field of cryptocurrencies.

Sony Group additionally considers creative approaches to make utilization of blockchain innovation. It will keep assessing this framework going ahead as it works towards the making of engaging items and administrations in a large group of various fields.

The innovative upheaval achieved by AI is relied upon to change training by enhancing the way learning and assessment occur. Educational information is winding up much more critical as the scan proceeds for approaches to enhance the adequacy of training for the two people and instructive establishments by breaking down and controlling this information. Previously, the effective mutual use of data between different providers has proved convoluted. In the coming future, the open and safe handling of educational data will allow for a highly flexible service that links together different educational services in a way that was previously difficult to achieve. Going ahead, Sony Global Education plans to join forces with educational establishments and tailor the support to their needs while working towards a 2018 rollout.

Sony Global Education operates Global Math Challenge, an overall challenge that tests consistent speculation aptitudes. This challenge, which has seen more than 250,000 members from 85 nations, comprehensively assesses general execution, including exactness of answers and time spent on each inquiry, and computes the final score. This score has turned into a vital technique for evaluating test takers’ capacities utilizing a general standard. At the fifth Global Math Challenge, to be held in 2017, SGE intends to utilize this new framework by recording test results in a blockchain and making a computerized transcript that is hard to fashion and exceedingly solid.

SGE’s mission is “to create a new infrastructure by providing educational services for global use that go beyond the framework of existing applications and services to allow anyone and everyone to easily access education, compete, and learn together.”  It trusts that blockchain innovation will be a major impact on the fate of society and that by connecting together the frameworks of different instructive organizations by means of this recently created framework, it can make another system for education.

*A blockchain is a type of decentralized network technology that records synchronized digital transactions to nodes located across the globe. It allows for any number of anonymous participants to create a secure network in which programs and information are difficult to forge or destroy. This technology is well-suited to the open transfer of rights and assets.


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