The Future of Digital
Student Data Portability

W3C’s Verifiable Claims Task Force: An Update

May 18, 2016
11 a.m.-11:15 a.m.


dr. Matthew Pittinsky
Chief Executive Officer
Matthew Pittinsky Matthew Pittinsky, Ph.D. is the CEO of Parchment and Co-founder and former CEO of Blackboard Inc. Matthew is on the faculty of Arizona State University, serves on the Board of Trustees of The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and is leading a national effort to establish a national, standardized Postsecondary Achievement Report (PAR), a digital “extended transcript” that would more fully record student achievement and knowledge during their higher education experience. In 2012 the Teachers College at Columbia University awarded Matthew with The President’s Medal of Excellence to recognize his impact and innovation in the field of education technology and entrepreneurship. He is a frequent speaker, and has recently been invited to present at NewSchools Summit, Association of American Universities meeting, National Association for College Admission Counseling National Conference and SXSWedu. Matthew holds a B.S. in Political Science from American University, Ed.M. in Education Policy from Harvard University Graduate School of Education and a Ph.D. in Sociology of Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.


The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)’s Verifiable Claims Task Force was convened to investigate a user-centric standard for expressing and transacting verifiable claims (eg credentials and attestations)  via the Web.  Verifiable claims impact all sectors of the global economy such as education, finance, healthcare, retail and government. The development of an interoperable and standards-based exchange of an individual’s verifiable claims between identity services and across industries is gaining urgency and worldwide attention. In this session, Dr. Matthew Pittinsky (Parchment, Arizona State University) will present an overview of the work to date of the Verifiable Claims Task Force, introduce its proposed charter, current efforts, implications for global exchange, and opportunities for community support and participation.

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