Education has moved online, and blockchain can perform an essential role in ensuring, safeguarding, and increasing this trend.
Much has been written about the moving pivot to online education and learning in 2020. Although the conversation and debate about virtual learning have recently become a hot subject, this is not a different thing; teaching and learning have been taking place in many virtual forms for years. COVID-19 might have turbocharged the progress from physical teaching and learning to online formats; somewhat of forming a new trend, it has merely stimulated something already initiated.
Examine any education-related website, and the main topic will be the number of subjects that will be taught online. It continues to be seen if this change will be completely stable. However, it wouldn't be wrong to forecast a growing percentage of courses being taught in a virtual format from now on. With ever-larger amounts of data, both institutional and individual, being collected and shared virtually over various networks, there will always be risks associated with hackers.
Particularly as many private groups, either on a solo base or in collaboration with institutional partners, proceed to roll out certification programs, training opportunities, and full degrees in a virtual form, the risk of this data being settled is not an abstract one. As a member of the educational or coaching process, there is a huge amount of individually identifiable data transferred within the individual, the institution, and third-party providers.
Blockchain looks almost tailor-made to improve security and protect this modern education form with a combination of data security and the capacity to distribute this data among a vast network of counterparties and do so in an entirely virtual manner. Specifically, online teachers offer a few considerations and opportunities, schools offering education online, and private sector blockchain groups to enhance educational processes and products.