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ThinkMind // eLmL 2020, The Twelfth International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning // View article elml_2020_1_50_58005


Towards A Blockchain-based Decentralised Educational Landscape

Authors:
Niaz Chowdhury
Manoharan Ramachandran
Allan Third
Alexander Mikroyannidis
Michelle Bachler
John Domingue

Keywords: blockchain; decentralisation; verification; education

Abstract:
Institutions in the current educational landscape operate independently. They exhibit reluctance in sharing their teaching and qualifications with others due to the fear of damaging individuality. This practice, however, is counterproductive for the students as they suffer from various difficulties and get deprived of certain benefits. In this paper, we explore the possibility of finding a solution to this deadlock. We argue that Blockchain-based decentralisation can offer a passageway where educational institutions get to keep their individuality but participate in collaborations to help overcome the problems students undergo. Our principal contribution in this paper is a conceptual educational landscape to show how institutions could potentially manage record-keeping, credential verifications, and continued career support in a decentralised environment.

Pages: 21 to 26

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2020

Publication date: March 22, 2020

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4367

ISBN: 978-1-61208-764-1

Location: Valencia, Spain

Dates: from November 21, 2020 to November 25, 2020

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