Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Blockchain Revolution and Higher Education - Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott, EDUCAUSE Review

The blockchain provides a rich, secure, and transparent platform on which to create a global network for higher learning. This Internet of value can help to reinvent higher education in a way the Internet of information alone could not.What will be the most important technology to change higher education? In our view, it’s not big data, the social web, MOOCs, virtual reality, or even artificial intelligence. We see these as components of something new, all enabled and transformed by an emerging technology called the blockchain. OK, it’s not the most sonorous word ever, sounding more like a college football strategy than a transformative technology. Yet, sonorous or not, the blockchain represents nothing less than the second generation of the Internet, and it holds the potential to disrupt money, business, government, and yes, higher education. The opportunities for innovators in higher education fall into four categories. http://er.educause.edu/articles/2017/3/the-blockchain-revolution-and-higher-education

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