Academic Implications of Blockchain and other Distributed Ledger Technologies

EDUC 731.3

This online course introduces the core concepts of blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies, and identifies and explains current and future uses for it in education, research, and academic administration.


What you can learn.

  • Learn about a promising emerging technology and how it differs from previous database technologies
  • Explore the future of distributed ledgers and its link to Web3, the next iteration of the internet
  • Discuss possible use cases of educators, students, and academic institutions
  • Learn how the benefits of distributed ledgers could apply to Teaching and Learning

About this course:

This course covers the design of blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies with a focus on analyzing its strengths and weaknesses as compared to traditional or centralized database technologies. Fundamental concepts include smart contract functionality, fungible and non-fungible tokens, and zero-knowledge proofs. Building upon these concepts, the course explores uses for distributed ledger technologies in Academia through education, research, and academic administration applications.

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