In the economy of knowledge, what people know or know how to do, is one of an individual’s major assets. But people need the tools to acknowledge competences in a reasonable and shared manner and to be able to heighten them in the economic system. Several initiatives are afoot, in which Italy is the champion.
Whether the solution is Open Badge, distributed ledger technology (DLT), or more, it is very evident that the challenge is worldwide, cultural & technological and, for some time yet, must depend on the support of institutions of education, but we can’t underrate an important facet, which is - the chief users of the systems are Italian nationals on the one hand and firms on the other hand, according to a report by Agenda Digitale.
The initiatives focused at managing the affair today are plentiful, just like there are a lot of possibilities & implications which a change of plan of attack in this setting would be able to open.
The Erasmus and Making Informal Recognition Visible & Actionable (MIRVA) project, engaging eight giant European partners such as Cineca, plans to examine the process of recognition of skills for how and when it should happen and generate guidelines.
In this case – with specific attention and care to informal recognition, that should enable the emergence of several hard competences to be proved true using traditional methods, or because they are part of the so-called soft skills, or because they can change rapidly regarding those involved purely training or assessment effort to maintain the same standards.
These experiences have been achieved working with the non-profit consortium Cineca, which has been very active in these matters since 2015 with a platform based on Open Badge, which was founded from the university and is currently spreading to the blockchain ecosystem.
Italy is growing in terms of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency, for instance, electric scooters are now set to travel through Milan using distributed ledger technology, as Coinidol recently reported.
The Italian parliament is also planning to amend the existing blockchain laws. Approx. 750,000 euros was allocated for startups, according to a report by Coinidol on Monday.
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