Blockchain is a technology that functions as a public, distributed, unchangeable ledger. Best known as the foundation of Bitcoin, the technology provides opportunities for many industries, including higher education, to rethink how certain systems might be reimagined. A blockchain-based transcript, for instance, could provide colleges and universities, students, faculty, and employers a more efficient, more accurate way to store and share authoritative records of student learning. The resources below explain the blockchain and its implications for education.
The "7 Things You Should Read About..." series from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) provides a concise set of resources on emerging learning technologies meant to provide a quick understanding on the topic. You may find other ELI resources useful in addressing teaching, learning, and technology issues at your institution. To learn more, please visit the ELI publications page.