A Good Explanation of the “Digitized Trust” Technology Poised to Change our World (and yes, That Includes Education).
Don Tapscott is a brilliant, highly respected author and speaker who has excelled at peering into the future and helping folks like you and I understand how technology is changing the world. He's written or co-authored a lot of excellent, insightful books, including Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Our World and the classic Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything.
In his new book, Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World, and in the TED talk below, he says that Blockchain will be the “next Internet” in terms of its impact on our world.
Tapscott explains Blockchain in accessible terms. If you haven’t heard of Blockchain, perhaps you’ve heard of Bitcoin, a digital currency that is based on Blockchain technology, and has received a fair amount of attention in the media.
Blockchain and Education
While Tapscott does not get into the potential impact of Blockchain on the world of education, plenty of others have. Here are a few articles about the topic, for those who wish to explore it further:
- The Blockchain for Education: An Introduction by Audrey Watters
- What Blockchain Means for Higher Education by Kerrie Lemoie
- Would ‘Blockchain' Tech Work for K-12 Schools? by Sean Cavanaugh
- How Blockchain Will Disrupt the Higher Education Transcript by David Raths