With the way blockchain tech has been presenting modern day solutions for different problems across the board, there is no denying its potential to creating a better, more decentralized world. Speaking of decentralization, like all traditional spheres, the domain of education sure could use it. With the world population reaching an eyebrow raising, jaw dropping, 7.2 billion, education however, is limited to a privileged few. By incorporating blockchain tech in the education sector, that might not hold true for long.
OST, the public blockchain that is working on accelerating consumer adoption through decentralized apps (dApps), has partnered up with several partners that cater to the betterment of the society. These are some of the handful projects that are taking shape on the OST blockchain, let have a look shall we?
The US-based Read It is on an ambitious mission to eradicate child illiteracy. While the world’s literacy might’ve increased as compared to the past decades, so has the number of children who can’t or simply have trouble reading. Read It’s program basically has incentivized reading by encouraging children from various countries to read in exchange for tokens that are redeemable at local vendors.
Consider this Tinder, but instead of fueling the hook up scene it actually fuels education. TutorFind India connects students who are in need of extra schooling with teachers; thus bringing together students and teachers on the basis of the former’s needs and latter’s area of expertise. The Tutors in turn get paid in TUT tokens. Moreover, the students too can earn tokens by writing reviews and sharing on social media.
ANU University Token
The ANU University Token is specifically designed for the Acharya Nagarjuna University, and aims to turn it into a tokenized ecosystem. Students can pay for everything from, their food, books, and even tuition with tokens. Even the teachers and other staff members of the university can be paid via crypto.
If you are a final year student you know the pain that comes with thesis and that pain is probably maximized when the thesis involve surveys. The Greek application ThesisToken is aiming to provide some relief for thesis students by making it easier to gather survey responses. Using their platform, students can incentivize their whole surveys and reward the respondents with one “T” Token.
Simple College Economy
The Czech Republic based Simple College Economy is aiming to transform universities into dynamic education ecosystems in the sense that students can lend money to their peers as well as buy and sell books through the university’s own marketplace. The universities in turn, will have the opportunity to generate some extra income through tokenizing items that they offer.
If you are a current student then it is an interesting and revolutionary time to be one, because we are at the brink of reforming the education system through blockchain, and it would be pretty cool to be a part of something like that.