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Integrating Blockchain with Education: Proposed Model, Prospects and Challenges

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The educational landscape all across the globe is governed by centralized institutions that derive their power from their respective governments. However, in the last decade and especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have witnessed the blooming of a number of educational initiatives that lack any credibility from trusted authorities. Blockchain is an emerging technology that holds the potential to solve the multifaceted problems faced by traditional centralized educational institutions. In this work, we propose a smart contract-based model to fast track and smoothen the process of certificate and credit management for end-users. We also aim to incorporate third-party-based educational institutes which provide nurturing to students; as they lack any credibility as of now in building a student’s profile. We provide a detailed investigation into the future prospects of integrating blockchain with the education sector. We also cover the open research challenges in the area which call for support and will aid in our own work in the future.

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  • Blockchain
  • Education
  • Smart contracts
  • Certificate and Credit Management
  • Covid-19
  • Third Party Institutes
  • Decentralization

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Dangi, S., Aggarwal, A., Rastogi, P. (2022). Integrating Blockchain with Education: Proposed Model, Prospects and Challenges. In: Idrees, S.M., Nowostawski, M. (eds) Transformations Through Blockchain Technology . Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-93344-9_4

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