Creating a Digital Credentials Service for the Spanish University System

The II CertiDigital Conference “The customer journey of university digital credentials” will be held on November 24 and 25 in Albacete

The CertiDigital project's face-to-face sessions are a key space for the meeting, exchange and active collaboration between the different professional profiles of the 23 partner universities. The...
Asistencia técnica

Technical assistance for the development and implementation of the new CertiDigital EDC platform

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid has published a joint tender, in collaboration with the coordinating universities of the project: Castilla La Mancha, Murcia, Rovira i Virgili, Granada and Oviedo,...
Grupo de empleados trabajando

Training session: How to design a university digital credential with EDC Online Builder

The CertiDigital: Use cases for university digital credentials face-to-face workshop held in Madrid last June represented a major step forward in the project both in terms of understanding the...

Introduction

Students who attend higher education institutions obtain three types of outcomes at the end of a teaching stage

Knowledge, skills and abilities

Specialized content necessary to be able to carry out certain professions and jobs.

Certification

Legal basis that enables the student to probe the educational level acquired.

Universitary experience

Intangible elements such as the network of contacts established during studies or opinion formation.

In the university field, in recent years we have attended multiple digitization initiatives focused mainly on educational content needed for knowledge acquisition, skills and abilities. Multiple open educational resources and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) platforms have been founded.

The digitization of certification is another area of great importance in the context of higher education. Here the complexity is another, not so much to cover a wide field, but to align technologies and regulations.

Benefits

Educational institutions

Authenticity

remove forgery risk

Cost

issue costs reduction

Students

Portability

ease of storage

Internationalization

useful for a global work environment

Empowerment

control over the certificates displayed

Employers

Efficacy

quick validation

Agility

at the time of putting in contact

Validity

for both the employee and the employer

Current Situation

Initiatives

Under development

EDCI (European Digital Credentials Iniciative)
EBSI (European Blockchain Services Infrastructure)
DCC (Digital Credentials Consortium)
IMS (Instructional Management System Consortium)
Commercial Initiatives

Inhibitors

for effective deployment in higher education

Legislation
Internal organization
Lack of standardization
Recognition
Privacy & Security
Absence of digital culture

Goals

 Deployment of a digital certification service for the Spanish University System within the framework of the European Higher Education Area as an initiative of the UniDigital Plan of the Ministry of Universities

 

  • Adaptation of the legislation
  • Knowledge of technology (APIs, wallet, data format)
  • Deployment of services (concerns several areas of the organization)
  • Adaptation of the organization to this new set of technologies / paradigms
  • Formalization and recognition of courses and programs with different duration
  • Definition and evaluation of the level of support generated by this type of service and the necessary knowledge and skills in the organization
  • Coordination with organizations at international and especially European levels

Leading Universities

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Rovira i Virgili Universtiy logo
Carlos III Madrid University logo
Murcia University logo
Murcia University logo
Rovira i Virgili Universtiy logo

Early Adopters

Rovira i Virgili Universtiy logo
Murcia University logo
Carlos III Madrid University logo
Carlos III Madrid University logo
Murcia University logo
Carlos III Madrid University logo
Carlos III Madrid University logo
Rovira i Virgili Universtiy logo
Murcia University logo
Rovira i Virgili Universtiy logo
Rovira i Virgili Universtiy logo
Murcia University logo
Carlos III Madrid University logo