Málaga TechPark participate in the European Project B-Skills to provide new training paths and material for adult learners in Blockchain


Málaga TechPark

In the framework of its digital strategy, Málaga TechPark is participating in the European project B-Skills, which has been recently approved in the framework of the Program Erasmus Plus, to upskill adults’ learners with Blockchain competences.

Indeed, despite the need for blockchain basic literacy, actually there are no or very few educational paths addressed to adult learners. Blockchain is a complex concept to understand. Until recently, there were no formal education courses on this technology. Most courses focusing on this technology are for IT specialists and software developers. There is still a large gap in consumable and easily accessible resources to learn about this disruptive technology. In addition, there is also some confusion and lack of clarity of how this technology could be beneficial to the wider public.

Thus, the project aims at supporting educators and adult learners with training and supporting materials for the achievement of basic digital skills related to Blockchain technology. The adult learners will achieve these fundamental skills through flexible and motivating training paths, materials, and tools to prepare them for taking advantage of the Blockchain technology in their daily life and work.

The partnership includes seven complementary entities coming from six different countries: Learnable (Italy), company expert in disruptive educational methodologies, the Technology Park of Andalucía, and the University of Malaga – NICS Lab (Spain), the European Center of Entrepreneurship Competence & Excellence - ECECE (Austria), the creative studio Flow Productions (Portugal), and the non-profit organizations Edu Playground (Bulgaria) and Social Hackers (Greece).

The project seeks to increasing the supply of high-quality training provision for adult learners through the creation of flexible and engaging training focused on blockchain. This will allow adults to take advantage of one of the most disruptive technologies of the last few years, improving their access to digital services in every aspect of life and their employment opportunities.

The project will produce several tangible results such as a B-Skills handbook to provide educators with supporting materials and tools, necessary to implement, support, manage and assess effective training on blockchain for adult learners; a game-based online simulator reproducing in a visual way how blockchain works. It will allow adult learners to understand in a simple way complex concepts related to blockchain providing an accessible and motivating environment to promote adult learners' engagement. And finally, an open web-based training course for adult learners supporting the achievement of basic digital competences related to blockchain. It will enable adult learners to access digital services and employment opportunities provided by blockchain.