CIRI Blog Overview


CIRI Blog Overview

iSchool faculty members have their own blog to share updates on their research projects, innovative ideas for advancing online teaching and learning, experiences with emerging technologies, thoughts on research methods, and whatever else is percolating in their minds. It’s a treasure trove of inspiration and knowledge.

New posts are published monthly. We encourage you to visit the blog often and share your comments.  

Most recently, Dr. Darra Hoffman, wrote a blog post to share her research on user responses to using blockchain technology for private and secure health data management and sharing. Read her post on CIRI Blog.

“Blockchain, a decentralized, highly-tamper resistant database technology, is often used as a trust anchor for SSI systems. SSI data management radically shifts the locus of control over data and records, centering the user. However, this control requires the user to confront complex risk-benefit decisions about the use of their data while navigating novel technology. Our study asked if potential users saw themselves navigating the complexity, and what challenges they foresaw.” – Dr. Darra Hoffman