Blockchain in K-12: Hype or Better Data Security Systems
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM: Breakout
Room: Forum Suite (Hilton Portland Downtown)
Format: Concurrent Session - 30 Minutes
Primary Essential Skill: Data Management
Secondary Essential Skill: Leadership and Vision
Primary Audience: School System Administrators
Brief Session Description: With cryptocurrencies in the headlines daily, technologists predict that blockchain will disrupt many industries, even K-12. What does the future hold? How might blockchain evolve in education and what will vendors be launching? The EP3 Foundation is implementing global blockchain pilots to determine how this evolving technology can be used effectively and efficiently in our educational systems to improve data privacy and personalization as well as ease of access for researchers. Join us to hear our findings and discuss your ideas regarding K-12 blockchain opportunities and how we can keep pace with other industries and policy makers.
Skill Level: Beginner