How blockchain tackles technical inefficiencies in the education sector

As the traditional definition of a classroom evolves, universities and colleges must adopt technology to compete. They no longer only compete with each other but with a myriad of specialized courses that offer a faster timetable and greater accessibility. One way to rise to the occasion is to address the tech inefficiencies. Most schools currently use the same legacy systems to handle enrollment and store student records. These now outdated systems have worked adequately in the past. Now that they face the rise of online courses, schools must navigate a digital transformation. Educhain harnesses blockchain technology to solve inefficiencies cost-effectively.

Schools typically rely on a paper-based system to keep records, which takes up a lot of time and space to maintain and store. Paper files are often disorganized, making it hard to locate and keep track. Digital records can help solve this problem. Blockchain offers greater file storage space for data that far exceeds physical space. Files can be stored on the blockchain, creating data ledgers that are immutable and secure. Future libraries can be stored on the blockchain, creating greater accessibility for students.

Technical problems solved by going digital:

An end to hurdles students face when requesting digital records

Blockchain speeds up the entire process and provides greater accessibility to records.

When students transfer schools and require signatures, they no longer have to wait for weeks or rely on third parties for permission to access, verify and deliver digital records.

Easier to receive and share documents

Students can receive and share documents instantly via Educhain’s one place passport, all within the power of their own hands. Digital records are transmitted and received in seconds. They no longer have to call, email or go in person to the Registrar’s Office to request and wait weeks to receive their records. Educhain essentially digitizes a cumbersome manual process. 

Easier to provide verified degrees

The typical paper transcript costs 25$ to produce; Educhain lowers that cost to 1.50$ and reduces turnover time from weeks to a day. There is no need for the registrar office staff to oversee the production process manually. They no longer have to hand stamp course contents or send requests to third-party intermediaries to verify records. The process has been streamlined: they no longer have to mail out transcripts, saving costs and reducing the carbon footprint, or interact with students directly to provide degrees, leaving time and focus allocated to higher-level tasks. The conveyor belt of the paper diploma production process has been transformed digitally to operate more efficiently, benefitting the bottom line. 

Create automated ways to issue documents

Processes are now automated. Registrar offices can upload transcripts in bulk and provide verified degrees more efficiently. Educhain is user-friendly, flexible and easier to maintain. Staff can manage details like certificate expiry date revocation, name changes and corrections online.

Blockchain: A solution for your record-keeping security issues.

  • Verifiable
  • Tamper-proof
  • Secured with cryptographic signatures
  • Provided with the highest level of security available

Blockchain technology revolutionizes the storage of transcripts, certificates and student records. Records are verified by the process of blockchain technology. There is no need for a third-party intermediary to verify degrees, certificates, diplomas and other academic documents. Staff no longer have to handle employers calling in to verify credentials, saving hours, better used for higher-level tasks and research. Information once uploaded onto the blockchain is tamper-proof, permanent and cannot be altered. 

Most countries find it difficult to certify and accredit universities and learning institutions. Using blockchain as a verification process helps lend your learning institution further credibility, certifying its qualifications and the quality of the education institution.

Blockchain helps prevent fraud and fake diplomas by using a digital credential as proof. Digital records are protected securely by complex mathematical algorithms with cryptographic signatures. 

Interesting tidbits about blockchain:

Teachers could set up tasks for students and record their progress on the blockchain. As students earn credits for a completed course, teachers could earn crypto coins, creating a new incentive to succeed and teach.

Going beyond NFTs, blockchain could create new avenues and opportunities for unpublished writers or grad students trying to break into the industry. Blockchain allows for self-publishing, protection from piracy and copyrights.

Specific skills can be verified and expressed with a digital badge. Multiple badges can be compiled in the one place academic passport, creating a holistic snapshot of capabilities and skill set and an idiosyncratic composite versus a grade or a general degree title. Students can share this portfolio of digital badges with prospective employers and other learning institutions. It provides a repository where extra resume credentials and skills from online classes can be stored and prove that people indeed possess these skills. 

Final Words

Blockchain ensures student records are secure, easily accessible and transferable. It offers unparalleled security to prevent fraud while streamlining many operations and processes, creating a better student experience. Discover why Educhain is trusted by some of the leading educational institutions around the world. 

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