SILICON VALLEY, December 18 – The decentralized communication network pioneer, Beowulf Blockchain, has announced a strategic partnership with one of Vietnam’s leading universities, Tien Giang University. Through this partnership, Beowulf will help strengthen Tien Giang University’s teaching capability and reach via the Victoria platform for distance education, and power the next-generation blockchain-based verification system for academic credentials in Vietnam.
Victoria by Beowulf is an innovative and modern instrument for distance education, and has become a compelling option for educational institutions looking to invest in advanced technologies and deliver a borderless knowledge exchange. Victoria provides a two-way interactive distance education platform via advanced real-time collaborative video conferencing, which brings remote students and teachers together as if they were physically in the same room. In addition, Victoria features the comprehensive Learning Management System (LMS), which has been designed to combine an industry-leading interface and simple integration with powerful interactive tools to help students, professors, and administrators achieve better outcomes.
Tien Giang University is one of the leading regional universities in Vietnam and has been able to effectively maintain its top place among other institutes by enriching student experience with up-to-date technology. By spearheading the pilot distance learning program in the region, Tien Giang University is now accommodating their students, even students in the rural of the Mekong Delta area, with direct access to leading experts in their field, anywhere across the world.
“With the pace at which emerging technologies are transforming the nature of education, it is crucial for universities to accomodate a much bigger student population regardless of the geographic barriers,” said Beowulf Founder and CEO Dr. William H. Nguyen. “We’re excited to be partnering with progressive universities like Tien Giang University to help build on their teaching capability and reach as they become future-ready.”
Since its launch, the Victoria platform is seeing adoption accelerate, with exponentially growing partnership with a multitude of elite schools and educational institution, such as the Vietnam National University’s School of Medicine, the country’s best higher education institution to offer distance teaching to medical students, Olivarez College, the leading private educational institution in the Philippines, and the National Taiwanese Normal University.
In their endeavor to build institutional trusts on a global scale, Beowulf will also enable Tien Giang University to embark on a blockchain-based system for the recording of academic degrees and address the issue of certificate fraud.
This collaborative effort aims to solve many of the pain points in educational credentials through the provision of an innovative system for the storage and management of degrees, under the premise of a secure and reliable blockchain-based decentralized infrastructure. Beowulf does this by enabling recognized education providers, like institutions and universities, to upload source-verified credentials about an individual after they have successfully obtained a new qualification. The information will be time stamped and fully immutable on the blockchain, and at the same time, publicly accessible which helps provide employers and recruiters with trusted information about a person’s degree, and other skills they may have gained over the course of their career.
“Ultimately, when this information is used by employers from all over the world, they can trust it hasn’t been embellished, inflated, or illegitimately adjusted,” says Prof. Ha Ngoc Vo, President of Tien Giang University. “This is the future of retaining vital academic records independent of any issuing entity. Tien Giang University is proud to be an early adopter in the country to apply this new technology to the next wave of education.”
About Beowulf Blockchain
Beowulf’s technology encompasses a comprehensive suite that handles various communication functions (voice/video calling, messaging) from front-end to back-end infrastructure, with enterprises paying per minute-of-usage; a decentralized distance learning platform named Victoria; and HANA, an innovative telemedicine system. QUICKOM is a US patent-pending platform by Beowulf that represents a monumental leap forward in corporate and personal communication in the digital age, by offering a customizable and anonymous QR code call service that replaces phone numbers with scannable QR codes. For hardware manufacturers and developers, Beowulf provides Beowulf Operating System, a futuristic business model for hardware manufacturers to offer free devices to their customers, the ‘open App Store’ concept for zero digital content fee, and world-class security.
About Tien Giang University
Located in the Mekong Delta, Tien Giang University is one of Vietnam’s leading regional universities. Its mission is to develop human resources for the province and nearby regions, particularly in the areas of applied research and research methodology, in order to support the economic and social development of the region by increasing employment opportunities and the overall standard of living.