The current smart classrooms are all about using technology, it is about adding gadgets that help teach the children better. But does it really help with the things they are taught?
From banking to healthcare, smart classrooms aren’t really that far off, but the blockchain-based smart classrooms. But what is the difference? How can they change the education system in a way that previous things couldn’t?
To start off, we all know how identity theft is a major issue and now schools have a strict policy against handing out information regarding anyone working there; be it a student or an employee. Parent’s are especially protective of their child’s data and they have to take threat breaches seriously due to online records.
Thanks to industries like finance and healthcare, the foundation has already been laid out. Education sector doesn’t have to employ their own tactics anymore when they have a working solution courtesy to blockchain technology. They don’t even have to indulge in the trial and error as it already has been vigorously tested again and again.
Security and College Campuses
Schools are comparatively easier to handle. You don’t have a lot of students and data can be managed easily. However, college life is a big chunk of mess where the only chance of you getting to know people out of your department is on those frat parties. And if you are a socially awkward person then things are even tougher. So there is no way the administration can remember you.
You must be wondering why is student information so sacred? Who’d be interested in an ordinary student unless someone has a beef with them? Well, to clarify this we want you to know that hackers steal student information as it is easily available to them. They could very well frame you for any crime.
Protecting records with the blockchain could make these attacks ineffective, protecting students’ identities and school records. The blockchain could ultimately be the key to ensuring student privacy.
Sometimes, students have been known to lie about their qualifications and this is really frustrating to someone who has spent years trying to graduate. When students enter their work life, blockchain could help verify their qualifications.
Other use cases can involve the following:
Library and Information Services
Though some schools have started doing that, we know this could really help to keep a track of all the books and enhance the library and information services in school.
Test Prep and Learning
Through blockchain, you can get answers and it can recommend resources while keeping a track of students data. Moreover, it can also work as a market place for students and teachers.
This bit is still unexplored as compared to the rest of the industries. But what we know is that the possibilities are endless; they just need to learn how to harness the power of this technology.