In 2019, Students Demanded Blockchain Education. In 2020, It’s Coming

coindesk | December 15, 2019

In 2019, Students Demanded Blockchain Education. In 2020, It’s Coming
With startups and Fortune 500 companies in dire need of blockchain talent, and the average U.S. salary for a blockchain developer at $130,000, now is a good time for students to get an education in blockchain skills and a good time for universities to start offering blockchain courses. In 2019, we saw progress towards greater blockchain education, but there are still gaps that need to be filled.Of the 70-plus+ student blockchain organizations we work with here at MouseBelt, only about a third have access to blockchain courses on campus. Several big rural institutions, like Indiana University, have groups of passionate students leading blockchain efforts, but receive little funding or attention from administrators.

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In reality, however, today’s online classrooms are more often than not, counter-cultural, with students struggling to work in a VLE that is devoid of digital capabilities they have grown accustomed to using in their personal and professional lives. Thus, to ensure a more seamless and effective experience, the learning environment should be more closely aligned to everyday culture.As such, expectations are dictated by the marketplace, rather than by the institution – which means that education in the future must mirror both the technology we use and the connected world in which we live, with its ever-evolving access to expert knowledge. It stands to reason then, that by exploiting the digitals tools their students use to retrieve, construct and consume this knowledge on their own, educators will have the capacity to create powerful learning experiences that meet the demands of a changing world and a changing workforce.

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In reality, however, today’s online classrooms are more often than not, counter-cultural, with students struggling to work in a VLE that is devoid of digital capabilities they have grown accustomed to using in their personal and professional lives. Thus, to ensure a more seamless and effective experience, the learning environment should be more closely aligned to everyday culture.As such, expectations are dictated by the marketplace, rather than by the institution – which means that education in the future must mirror both the technology we use and the connected world in which we live, with its ever-evolving access to expert knowledge. It stands to reason then, that by exploiting the digitals tools their students use to retrieve, construct and consume this knowledge on their own, educators will have the capacity to create powerful learning experiences that meet the demands of a changing world and a changing workforce.