Education Working Group

Purpose

The purpose of the Working Group is to identify and provide recommendations on the definition and standardization of blockchain education, both on an academic and professional level.

Objectives for 2020

The WG has agreed on three objectives around which it will carry out its annual work:
• Certify the educational institutions that deliver blockchain curricula that are aligned to the drafted guidelines. This objective will be reached by identifying the educational paths on the use of blockchain technology, understanding the core elements and drafting guidelines.
• Develop educational strategies on specific sectors by cooperating with the Energy and Climate Action Working Groups.
• Deliver guidance on the use of blockchain in Education by mapping the possible use cases and defining the benefits and the challenges of blockchain applications in Education.

Outputs for 2020

The Working Group engages in a number of activities aimed at achieving the aforementioned objectives. Among others, the WG works on defining curricula for specific industries in cooperation with vertical WGs (e.g. Energy); proposing curricula for the training of the defined targets (managers, students, technical personnel); organizing a roundtable on the most important elements for building curricula.

Why is it essential?

Blockchain and its application requires expert knowledge in order to ensure its succesful implementation across society.
Knowledge ensures the correct and most suitable application of blockchain. Accordingly, structured educational programs guarentee the delivery of the necessary educational contents and helps prepare the current and future generation of decisionmakers.
Further, any new global technology needs mass adoption and mass adoption can only be generated if ALL participants support global education and education standards.

Organizations such as universities, the European Parliament, NGOs and foundations are running pilots to use blockchain within education. These use cases could have a huge impact within education, which could create mass adoption. The knowledge acquired from these pilots and implemented solutions should be shared with other organizations across the educational market, such that everybody can learn the lessons learned from these initiatives.

Co-chairs

Margherita Leder

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