Online Learning Update

November 4, 2018

Academics Propose a ‘Blockchain University,’ Where Faculty (and Algorithms) Rule

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

By Jeffrey R. Young, EdSurge

Experiments with blockchain in higher education are underway at multiple campuses around the country, and many researchers are looking into how to use the technology to verify and deliver credentials. Massachusetts Institute for Technology, for example, began issuing diplomas via blockchain last year.  The plan by Oxford researchers goes beyond digital diplomas—and beyond many typical proposals to disrupt education in general. It argues for a completely new framework for how college is organized, how professors are paid, and how students connect with learning. In other words, it’s a long shot.

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