Open Access Article

Title: Study on learning resource authentication in MOOCs based on blockchain

Authors: Yonghui Dai; Guowei Li; Bo Xu

Addresses: Management School, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, Shanghai, 201620, China ' School of Information Management and Engineering, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai, 200433, China ' Management School, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, Shanghai, 201620, China

Abstract: In MOOCs, the learning resources authentication is a matter of great concern for the learners and teachers. Its construction is faced with the challenges of information security and privacy protection. Considering that the blockchain has the advantages of decentralisation, autonomous and non-tampering, this paper provides a solution to implement the construction based on blockchain technology, which includes the system architecture, experimental validation and key technologies such as decentralised transaction and tamper-resistance. The results prove the technical feasibility and safety reliability of blockchain to learning resource management in MOOCs.

Keywords: learning resource; massive open online courses; MOOCs; blockchain; decentralised transaction; tamper-resistant.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCSE.2019.098548

International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering, 2019 Vol.18 No.3, pp.314 - 320

Available online: 24 Mar 2019 *