As emerging technologies open new possibilities for learning, societal expectations of the education system are also driving change. Alongside a cultural shift toward openness and transparency, two emerging technologies – blockchain and smart contracts – have the potential to impact learning dramatically.
Already, early adopters are exploring the potential of these technologies to help run businesses, exchange goods and services, manage digital rights, coordinate learning activities, issue educational credentials, execute wills, and even coordinate voting. In the future, the impact of blockchain and smart contracts could be much broader.
We are taking a deep dive into the smart transactional models driver of change from our most recent comprehensive forecast, “The Future of Learning: Education in the Era of Partners in Code,” by considering how its potential to help power personalized learning in the next 10 years.
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