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ODEM is Launching a Course Monetization Platform for Educators

By ODEM IO / October 23, 2018
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ODEM is delivering on its promise to make education more accessible, affordable, transferable and verifiable for students everywhere by providing educators with the ultimate in flexibility for program creation, scheduling, and pricing. Slated for launch in February 2019, the ODEM Platform provides educators with a suite of powerful tools to generate innovative and cost-effective academic…

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ODEM and Training Education Records

By ODEM IO / October 18, 2018
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At On-Demand Education Marketplace, helping individuals keep track of a lifetime of learning is a critical part of our mission to make education more accessible, affordable, transferable and verifiable. Among the most important service offerings on our blockchain-based ODEM Platform are Training Education Records (TERs), which are digital certificates to help employees curate a personal…

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ODEM and the Blockchain in Education West Conference

By ODEM IO / October 17, 2018
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A remarkable gathering of representatives of U.S. universities, colleges and blockchain companies occurred on Oct. 12 at Microsoft’s Sunnyvale campus in the heart of Silicon Valley. Organized by San Jose’s Evergreen Community College District, the Blockchain in Education West conference brought together a Who’s Who of education administration from across the western U.S. to discuss with leading…

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ODEM and Peacetones

By ODEM IO / October 12, 2018
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At On-Demand Education Marketplace, we believe in the power of technology and innovation to make the world a better place. Our sponsorship of PeaceTones, a nonprofit record label for performing artists in the developing world, is an extension of that belief. PeaceTones is working with remarkable local musicians from Haiti to Bangladesh and Timor-Leste to…

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ODEM and Blockchain Island

By ODEM IO / October 9, 2018
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It’s less than a month until Malta Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, officially opens the Malta Blockchain Summit in Valletta, the country’s capital, on Nov. 1. On-Demand Education Marketplace (ODEM) will be represented at this prestigious international gathering of leaders in blockchain and cryptocurrency. ODEM’s Chief Integrator, Johanna Maaghul, Chief Technology Mentor, Dr. Adel ElMessiry, Chief…

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ODEM Gets Blended Learning

By ODEM IO / October 4, 2018
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At On-Demand Education Marketplace (ODEM) we’re always open to exploring innovative ways to make higher education more effective. One pathway to improving students’ engagement and knowledge retention is through blended learning, a marriage of in-person teaching with online digital media. In the past I’ve highlighted the limits of pure online education. That being said, I’m…

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ODEM and Education Skill Badges

By ODEM IO / October 2, 2018
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Do you have a skill or area of knowledge that you’ve mastered but don’t have a way of proving proficiency to prospective employers, customers or clients? It could be a second language, tasks you completed as a community volunteer or even an aptitude for paragliding or catering for large groups. If you have ever played…

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ODEM and Educational Sponsorships

By ODEM IO / September 26, 2018
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Have you ever donated or considered giving to a charitable cause and wondered how the money would be spent? Did the funds achieve your intended goal? I’ve asked those questions many times in the context of accountability and a worrying decline in public willingness to give to worthy causes. At On-Demand Education Marketplace, we understand…

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ODEM Activation on the Mainnet: What’s the Big Deal?

By ODEM IO / September 25, 2018
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ODEM, creator of the On-Demand Education Marketplace, achieved a major technical milestone last week by activating the ODEM Platform’s decentralized application (DApp) on the Ethereum Blockchain, or mainnet. Dr. Adel ElMessiry, ODEM’s Chief Technology Mentor, activated the DApp before a live audience at the #SWITCH! Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania. Immediately following the achievement, he generated a…

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Blockchain for Beginners: The Important Definitions to Know

By ODEM IO / September 13, 2018
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“Blockchain technology isn’t just a more efficient way to settle securities. It will fundamentally change market structures, and even the architecture of the internet itself.” Abigail Johnson, CEO, Fidelity Investments Ask someone to explain blockchain technology, the encryption system that underlays digital currencies, and you are likely to receive a blank stare in response. However,…

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