ODEM to Partner with Internet Bar Organization to Aid Rohingya

ODEM to Partner with Internet Bar Organization to Aid Rohingya

Credit: David Dare Parker

At the intersection of people and technology, ODEM, the world’s first On-Demand Education Marketplace, is partnering with the Internet Bar Organization to deploy blockchain technology to help address the plight of displaced the Rohingya people of Southeast Asia.

In a refugee camp at Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh at least 700,000 Rohingya have congregated after being driven from their homes in neighboring Myanmar. They fled to Bangladesh with only their most-limited possessions. In many cases, their professional identities and credentials were lost, confiscated, or left behind. Rohingya doctors, lawyers, professors, and teachers are among the displaced. Read more

ODEM and Identity Through Education

ODEM - Identity Through Education

At ODEM, the world’s first On-Demand Education Marketplace, we’re committed to making education more accessible and affordable. By implementing blockchain technology, we’re empowering students to customize and control their educational identity.

The blockchain, or the encryption software that makes digital currencies possible, enables the creation of permanent and shareable records of academic achievement through the use of decentralized computer networks.

Through a process called Identity Through Education, ODEM is moving to help individuals who have lost access to their academic history due to unforeseen circumstances. ITE is a service on the ODEM Platform activated by ODEM Tokens (ODE), our tradeable digital token.

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ODEM and Blockchain Certificates

ODEM Blockchain Certificates

ODEM, the world’s first On-Demand Education Marketplace, is committed to delivering a core promise of blockchain technology with digitally verified education certificates.

Developing secure and portable records of a student’s academic history is in line with our mission to make higher education more accessible and affordable. By using blockchain technology, the encryption software that underpins digital currencies such as Ethereum, we’re shifting control of academic records of achievement from educational institutions into the hands of students.

“Blockchain technology will accelerate the end of a paper-based system for certificates,” the European Union’s Joint Research Centre said last year in a report on blockchain’s potential to change the education industry. “Many kinds of certificates issued by educational organisations, in particular qualifications and records of achievement, can be permanently and reliably secured using blockchain technology.”
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Education’s New Economic Opportunity

Digital Delivery Offers Hope of New Revenue Streams

Larry Bridgesmith Chief Education Strategist at ODEM.IO

Economic Challenges in Higher Education

Anyone associated with higher education is painfully aware of the dilemma facing the traditional academic environment. Costs of delivery (faculty, facilities, salaries and administrative expenses) in U.S. colleges and universities over the last 20 years have exceeded all expectations. The price of delivering University level education has risen almost 200% from 1997 to 2017 (in contrast to a 55.6% cost of living increase). Read more

We’ve Filed Provisional Patents!

ODEM Program Staking Process

It should come as no surprise that ODEM, creator of the world’s first On-Demand Education Marketplace, has filed for provisional U.S. patents on two critical elements of our blockchain-based education platform.

ODEM, which is headquartered in Switzerland, is using blockchain technology and associated digital tokens to automate the organization and delivery of in-person learning experiences. We’re proud to have developed proprietary solutions that will fundamentally change the way students access and manage their education.

Recently, our company and Dr. Adel El Messiry, ODEM’s chief of technology, initiated the process of asserting ownership rights to the technological foundation of the ODEM Platform. We’re seeking patents on the platform’s system of staking, or registering for, academic programs as well as unique design aspects of the system’s digital-token model. The filings were made to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Read more

Five Top Reasons to Hodl ODEM Tokens

Five Top Reasons to HODL ODEM Tokens

Hodl! That’s no ordinary typo. In the world of cryptocurrency, it means “hold on for dear life,” or “don’t sell your digital tokens too soon.” The crypto-meme’s proliferation inspired us at On-Demand Education Marketplace to come up with five compelling reasons to holdl ODEM Tokens. Critical to the operation of the ODEM Platform, the tokens are central to the company’s mission to make higher education more accessible and affordable. Read more

ODEM: Keeping Our Promises

ODEM Airdropper on GitHub

“Even a ship going in circles feels fast.” David Cain.

On a recent long-distance flight pondered the difference between being busy and getting things done. Sometimes people get so wrapped up in “doing” that they lose sight of the importance of “finishing.”

That’s why I want our community at On-Demand Education Marketplace to know that we’re moving forward steadily on our corporate road map. Yes, we’re busy, but we’re also overtaking significant mileposts such as:

  • The recent listing of ODEM Tokens on the Bitfinex and Ethfinex digital currency exchanges.
  • And, the efficient distribution of ODEM-T as part of our crowdsale’s bounty and rewards programs.

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The Best Reasons to Participate in the ODEM Crowdsale

As CEO of On-Demand Education Marketplace, I get a charge out of helping people understand what sets ODEM apart from the hundreds, maybe thousands, of blockchain and digital currency projects from which investors can choose.

A hint: It’s not my rugged good looks.

The biggest differentiator for ODEM, in contrast to other crowdsales, is Excelorators Inc., our Cambridge, Massachusetts-based partner. It’s a fact. While we remain committed to the cause of deploying blockchain technology to improve student access to higher quality education, we wouldn’t be here without Excelorators. Read more

ODEM Crowdsale Launch and FAQs

 

Hello ODEM Supporters,

It’s been a busy and exciting first day of the ODEM.IO crowdsale! On behalf of our team, thank you for your support and patience as we work through a few challenges and technical hiccups with our launch. We’re attending to your questions and concerns in real-time.

As CEO of On-Demand Education Marketplace, I want to assure you that we’re as committed as ever to our vision of using blockchain technology to make education more accessible and affordable.

I want to especially thank those participants who shared information with us and other participants to thwart scammers. Stay vigilant and ask us anything on Telegram.

Technically, we’ve made improvements to our website to enable easier access to your dashboard and a dynamic view of the sale’s progress. We are also moving quickly to answer recurring questions. Read more

Why Learning Together Matters

Why Learning Together Matters

I’m a huge fan of in-person, live college lectures. When I studied Business at Youngstown State University in Ohio back in the 1980s, I loved attending lectures. They were all about learning and big ideas. Class sizes were moderate. And I appreciated being able to interact with my fellow students and get to know my professors.

Thanks to the growing popularity of online classes, many of today’s students are missing out on the benefits of in-person lectures. That’s a tragedy.

It’s also why I’m so passionate about promoting live lectures and other in-person learning experiences. As the chief executive officer of On-Demand Education Marketplace, or ODEM, I’m committed to building a blockchain-based platform that empowers students to put live lectures from top universities at the core of their ongoing education.

“As the chief executive officer of On-Demand Education Marketplace, or ODEM, I’m committed to building a blockchain-based platform that empowers students to put live lectures from top universities at the core of their ongoing education.”
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