Educational Technology

October 1, 2019

To keep up with blockchain, colleges look across disciplines

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:32 am

By Hallie Busta, Education Dive
As fintech expands, institutions are adding classes in cryptocurrency and digital ledgers to equip students with practical skills. To tap into emerging industries, colleges often have to break through the walls that separate academic disciplines. One of the latest barriers they’re addressing stands between their business and technology programs. The emergence of artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain and cryptocurrency is changing how money moves between people and organizations. That’s created a new industry — financial technology, or fintech — around which colleges are being asked to create new curriculum as employers seek hires with these specific skill sets.

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