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Immediately’s episode of the ​IBM Blockchain Pulse ​podcast options a terrific dialog with Rick Torres, the CEO and President of Nationwide Pupil Clearinghouse. It is a first for the podcast, as our host Matt Hooper has but to have a frontrunner within the discipline of schooling on the present. Rick has devoted his life to fixing issues within the house of schooling and his present work with the Nationwide Pupil Clearinghouse isn’t any exception.

The Nationwide Pupil Clearinghouse’s objective is to “assist schooling go additional” and the work they do goes from enhancing college students’ profession readiness to understanding pupil outcomes to way more.

So what are a few of the academic progresses already underway? And what’s going to the ecosystem appear like in a few years? This dialog with Rick covers this together with credentialing, verification and naturally blockchain! Don’t miss out.

Learn the way revolutionary corporations and people use blockchain for social good

Key takeaways

[:00] An excerpt from immediately’s episode.
[:36] About immediately’s episode with ​Ricardo “Rick” Torres.
[1:42] Matt welcomes Rick on to the podcast!
[2:15] Rick shares what he will get to do all day lengthy because the CEO of the Nationwide Pupil Clearinghouse.
[5:47] Rick offers some historic context on how the group operated when it was based again in 1993 and the way it has developed since then.
[11:22] Matt shares how IBM is bringing sources collectively for you and your companies throughout this pandemic.
[12:40] Rick shares the objective of the Nationwide Pupil Clearinghouse and explains how they’re attaining it.
[15:05] Rick explains how Nationwide Pupil Clearinghouse is ensuring that college students, employees, and learners are succeeding of their schooling.
[21:42] Rick highlights a few of the lacking components for education schemes to achieve success.
[23:04] How is blockchain serving to to streamline the method of verifiable digital credentials? And what’s a few of the particular work the NSC is doing round blockchain?
[25:05] Rick shares a few of the situations that he discovered that wanted to be true to be able to have blockchain work concerning verifiable digital credentials. Rick additionally shares what he believes the general promise of blockchain to be.
[26:05] How blockchain may also help help collaboration between all of the completely different gamers.
[29:20] What the promise of blockchain requires.
[27:15] The 4 varieties of transitions learners undergo and the way blockchain can confirm this lifelong studying.
[28:28] Rick explains the significance of the requirements across the talent definitions.
[29:20] If one of many final targets of blockchain is to bridge the abilities hole in schooling and scale back the guesswork that goes into confirming educational credentials data, the place does Rick see this discipline evolving in two to 5 years?
[33:00] Rick speaks about what’s being performed at an schooling trade degree and the NSC round a post-COVID-19 world and an unsure financial future.
[37:35] Rick shares what space the NSC is at the moment innovating.
[39:23] Rick talks concerning the significance of influence concerning the work that the NSC is doing.
[40:19] Rick wraps up the podcast by talking about NSC’s mission and blockchain as an entire.
[44:42] Matt thanks Rick for becoming a member of the ​IBM Blockchain Pulse p​odcast!

Sources talked about

Nationwide Pupil Clearinghouse
IBM Blockchain COVID-19 response

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“To be sincere with you, … this has been the job of a lifetime. I by no means anticipated, once I joined this group 12 years in the past … to have the chance to have an effect on schooling, [the] workforce, and the way forward for how [they both] come collectively.”
— Rick Torres

“That is on the coronary heart of the … mission: … making a normalized method for … schooling organizations to know … the interventions … and this system modifications that they’re making are literally working to help social trajectory change within the U.S.” — Rick Torres

“To ensure that [education] applications to achieve success, there are a few lacking components … with or with out blockchain, you really have to have requirements round issues like abilities.” — Rick Torres

“The promise of blockchain, I imagine, is that it may be a convening know-how.” — Rick Torres

“The query is: in case you’re going to create a brand new know-how and a brand new solution to go about doing one thing, then the profit has received to be very, very clear.” — Rick Torres

“Think about employers having the ability to recruit the suitable worker for the suitable position. We try to speed up the work that we’re doing on this house in order that we will get this out right here in time to serve the wants of this inhabitants — and ​that, ​I imagine, is a significant innovation.” — Rick Torres

“I’ve by no means been prouder of my staff [at NSC] … and the way we’ve stepped up and tried to assist these faculties. It’s instances like these the place your group is outlined by way of what you’re all about.” — Rick Torres

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