Could NFTs Play a Role in Education?
NFT is a buzzword that is significantly troublesome to elucidate—and it is maybe even tougher to think about the way it may play a position in training.
NFT stands for non-fungible token. That means this expertise enables you to create a digital file that’s one-of-a-kind—and that has coded into it the proof of its authenticity as an unique. NFTs use the blockchain, the identical technical framework that makes bitcoin and different cryptocurrencies attainable.
All this implies all of a sudden artists and collectors should purchase, promote or commerce digital information identical to they’ve all the time carried out for artworks or baseball playing cards. Many of those digital information might find yourself solely being price a small quantity. But in some instances we’ve seen massive greenback indicators round NFTs that folks hope will proceed to extend in worth.
For this week’s EdSurge Podcast, we ask how this expertise might shake up training. We speak to an educator and college students about how they’re utilizing NFTs, and we ask them for his or her enter about our personal experiment this week the place we turned an EdSurge article into an NFT.