(Extract of article published by Ray Schroeder with same title in Inside Higher Ed)

The most-discussed application of the blockchain in higher ed is to enable secure credential dissemination. More importantly, blockchain will facilitate the difficult shift in higher education that we are now navigating: We are moving from a degree-centric environment in which the university is engaged in the life cycle of the student while on campus to a dynamic supply-chain model of providing lifelong learning.

As institutions look to deliver curricula that support students seeking to enter into blockchain fields, universities are finding that they often are best served with cross-disciplinary programs, as “fintech.”

Leadership is needed for the institutions that will survive and thrive in the coming few years.

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