#119 – Blockchain in Education
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This episode was recorded at GESF.
What’s in this episode?
What is Blockchain? How are Governments using Blockchain technology? What are the implications for learners, education providers and employers? Listen in to this fascinating chat which probes at how to keep the internet and future technologies open and equitable.
- Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
Natalie Smolensk is a cultural anthropologist and the Biz Dev lead for Blockcert | Twitter:@NSmolenski
Alex Grechs, Founding Director of the Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning, co-author of Blockchain in Education, in collaboration with the European Commission | Twitter:
@3CLMT @EUBlockchain @AlexGrech
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Quotes from this episode
On the value of credentials: “It depends who you are and who you want to communicate that to.”
On Student debt: “In the states, it’s a complete blood bath.”
Getting rid of intermediaries: “I don’t think the blockchain is going to go away.”
On the internet: “I used to be extremely optimistic about the internet.”
On Blockchain: “The proof of the pudding will be, will young people see value in this?”
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- Philipp Schmidt, MIT Media Lab
- Dan Hughes, Learning Machine
- Anthony Camilleri, co-Author of “Blockchain in Education”
- European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)
- Marc Prensky
- (Howard Rheingold), Net Smarts
- The Age of Cryptocurrency
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