ODEM and Independent Credentialing Verification

ODEM and Independent Credentialing Verification

At ODEM, the world’s first On-Demand Education Marketplace, making legitimate degrees and diplomas more portable is a cornerstone of our mission to improve the accessibility and affordability of education. In any graduate’s quest for higher education, a job or a great career, the most valuable degree is one that transcends international borders.

We’re using blockchain technology, the encryption software that makes digital currencies possible, to help educational institutions to recognize academic credentials earned in other countries. Read more

ODEM, Excelorators Join to Beta Test Platform

ODEM, Excelorators Join to Beta Test Platform

ODEM, creator of the world’s first On-Demand Education Marketplace, is partnering with Excelorators Inc. to promote their summer 2018 educational programming. The academic offerings will be conducted on the campuses of outstanding U.S. educational institutions such as Stanford, Harvard and West Point.

ODEM’s relationship with Excelorators provides a great use case to establish the value of ODEM’s platform which facilitates high-quality education on a global scale for educators, students and organizations. Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Excelorators has been an industry leader in academic programming and training for foreign students and executives and others for more than five years. Excelorators will benefit from ODEM’s streamlining capabilities to reduce costs and improve pricing transparency. Read more

ODEM and the Benefits of Staking

ODEM - Education Staking Process (EPS)

ODEM is using blockchain technology and the ODEM Token (ODE) to reshape the global education industry. As our On-Demand Education Marketplace becomes a reality, more people are learning for the first time about the process of staking.

Staking is indicating interest in a specific academic course or program on the ODEM Platform by making a small deposit of ODE. By requiring students to stake, ODEM ensures the orderly operation of its education marketplace. As students and educators come together on the platform, ODEM will radically improve the efficiency of organizing and delivering in-person educational experiences. Read more

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

ODEM – The Full Vision and Pre-Beta Previews

The ODEM Team has been hard at work developing our core ODEM Platform. We’re delighted to share highlights with you from last month’s publication of our technical whitepaper.

For those new to the ODEM, we’re creating the world’s first On-Demand Education Marketplace for students and educators to come together in pursuit of exceptional opportunities to learn and to teach. Students will use the ODEM Platform, an online software-as-a-service platform, to discover and register for academic programs around the world. Educators will promote their courses and teaching talents. Blockchain technology and associated digital tokens combine to automate the organization and delivery of in-person learning experiences. Supported by a growing community of students, educators and service providers, the platform embodies ODEM’s mission to improve the accessibility and affordability of higher education.

ODEM differs from many other blockchain-based enterprises because it relies on two types of digital tokens instead of one. ODEM-Tokens (ODEM-T) provide access and function as a core platform currency. They’re also used for student-and-educator staking, or registering, for specific academic offerings. ODEM Credits (ODEM-C), the other type of token, act as a secure deed, or certificate of a student’s verified student scholastic history.

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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 Technology Mentor, 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