Exploring blockchain technology and its potential applications for education

Guang Chen, Bing Xu , Manli Lu and Nian-Shing Chen

Will Blockchain technology disrupt education? vía Learnovate

Hoy traemos a este espacio para la lectura este artículo de Smart Learning Environments 2018 5:1, titulado “Exploring blockchain technology and its potential applications for education” de Guang Chen1,2, Bing Xu1 , Manli Lu1 and Nian-Shing Chen3*

1 School of Educational Technology, Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China. 2 Beijing Key Laboratory of Education Technology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China. 3 Department of Information Management, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

From the perspective of students, there are still some negative subjective or objective factors causing poor learning outcomes, such as the lack of motivation and financial pressure. Due to the trait of currency property, blockchain can be used to motivate students by implementing “learning is earning” (Sharples and Domingue 2016). The smart contract between teachers and students can be applied to the educational scenario. Real-time awards can be given to students through some simple clicks by the instructors. Students will get a certain number of digital currency according to smart contract as rewards. This kind of money can be stored in the education wallet, used as tuition, even exchanged with real currencies