Sony’s new service will give employers an accurate view of a student’s history
Sony Global Education, a subsidiary of Sony that develops international education services, has announced it’s working on a new blockchain-based certification platform designed to make it easier for students to share their qualifications with employers.
The new service, built using IBM’s Blockchain, allows schools and universities to host a student’s entire educational history, providing a means for companies and educational authorities to gain an accurate view of a person’s qualifications.
Qualifications can often be difficult to share or prove, particularly if they’re tied to pieces of paper, informal achievements, or qualifications gained at international institutions. The system essentially creates an immutable hub for all those disparate records that can be shared securely with organisations, safe in the knowledge the information has been verified.
“Blockchain technology has the potential to impact systems in a wide variety of industries, and the educational sphere is no exception when educational data is securely stored on the blockchain and shared among permissioned users,” said Masaaki Isozu, president of Sony Global Education, in a statement on Wednesday.