Director of Digital Learning
MIT Media Lab
Philipp Schmidt is Director of Digital Learning at the MIT Media Lab an advisor to the VP of Open Learning and director of the Digital Credentials Consortium. He leads the Digital Learning + Collaboration Studio which experiments with new tools and methods to learn and work online and develops solutions for the Media Lab community. He is a cofounder and board member of Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) a non-profit that provides access to online higher education through public libraries. His work on digital credential systems includes the original white paper for open badges and the first prototypes for Blockcerts an open standard for issuing managing and verifying academic certificates using blockchains.