Title: Block chain technology and its impact on education sector

Authors: Shankar Iyer; A. Seetharaman; K. Maddulety

Addresses: S.P. Jain School of Global Management, Dubai Campus Block 5, Dubai International Academic City, P.O. Box 502345, Dubai, UAE ' S.P. Jain School of Global Management, 10 Hyderabad Road, 119579, Singapore ' S.P. Jain School of Global Management, 1st Floor, Kohinoor City Mall, Premier Rd., Kurla, 400070, Mumbai

Abstract: In the current COVID situation education industry has been faced with “disruption, digitisation and educational transformation”. Block Chain technology (BCT) can change the education domain drastically and can enhance its working. In addition to higher efficiency, the key reasons for using BCT include improving the education system, improving learner experience, improving analytics, launching innovative services and enhancing stakeholder experience. However, organisations struggle with the implementation of BCT initiatives. There is a lack of credible literature written on the impact of BCT in education. This study aims to identify the variables that drive educational transformation using BCT and to study the impact of BCT in the education industry, as confirmed by research studies conducted by European Universities (Grech et al., 2017). The results of the study show that strategy, learner needs, technology, regulation, business processes, skills and competencies affect the BCT implementation in the education domain (Ali Alammary et al., 2019).

Keywords: BCT; block chain technology; application of block chain; smart government initiative; BCT success in education; BCT features; educational BCT benefits and challenges; BCT impact in education framework.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIIE.2021.10037776

International Journal of Innovation in Education, 2021 Vol.7 No.1, pp.1 - 16

Received: 25 Mar 2020
Accepted: 26 Sep 2020

Published online: 07 May 2021 *

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