Blockchain technology has been studied and adopted by professionals and researchers from different areas. The use of Blockchain in education, for example, is already the goal of projects that wish to use these resources and benefits for institutions and students.
Blockchain technology can be used to manage, store certificates and protect learning data.
Woolf University is considered the first university in the world based on Blockchain technology. In the Blockchain, the Woolf platform will operate automatic contracts, eliminating or automating bureaucratic processes, including also the management of financial and personal data. The founder believes that the new processes will help to develop a highly personalized teaching experience.
“Classes are rigorous and the results include independent thinking skills, logical analysis, problem solving and intellectual flexibility,” says Joshua Broggi, the institution’s founder and director.
For the student of an educational institution, for example, the use of Blockchain in education brings the possibility of having its entire history in a unified information base. If you change course and country, for example, information such as grades and absences, certificates, credits and diploma will be in one place. It works as a personal document of the student with the characteristics of the Blockchain and that can be accessed permanently. This would be useful to switch to another course. Just pass the password, so that the information is viewed and the database continues to be updated.
Another of the positive impacts of using Blockchain in education is in the verification of credits and titles. It is a facility for students and institutions.
Imagine the situation: the student intends to take a public exam, for example, and needs supporting documents from the institution where he studied. Without Blockchain, the student would need to make a request to the responsible sector, which could take days. On the institution side, think of the time an employee needs to devote to this task. With Blockchain, a great shortcut is created. The verification and validity of credits and certificates is done with an internet consultation to check what is on the Blockchain.
But, what is Blockchain?
Blockchain is the technology that provides a secure data exchange opportunity for organizations and individuals. The security protocols followed in the Blockchain are unique and difficult to hack.
Blockchain technology emerged in 2008 as support for Bitcoin transactions. Conceptually, it can be understood as an encrypted and decentralized digital record book, being shared by several computers. There is no “owner” of the Blockchain. Updates occur only when there is consensus among the participants of the “block chain” and what is placed on the Blockchain cannot be deleted or changed by any participant, which makes the technology safe for sharing data and information, even if the records are public and open.
As we have seen, sharing student data for various universities and sharing student academic data with companies for recruitment are some cases where blockchain can be useful.
The year 2021 will have more beneficial use cases. If you are looking for a technology on the rise, this is the right time to examine blockchain technology. The technology promises to offer a great opportunity for educational institutions and businesses to grow and make a smooth transition from offline to online education. In the near future, online education will be the new normal, society will embrace the idea of learning anywhere, anytime.
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