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Blockchain-Based Applications in Education: A Systematic Review

College of Computing and Informatics, Saudi Electronic University, Riyadh 11673, Saudi Arabia
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Appl. Sci. 2019, 9(12), 2400;
Received: 17 March 2019 / Revised: 22 May 2019 / Accepted: 4 June 2019 / Published: 13 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Blockchain Technology and Applications)
Recently, blockchain technology has gained considerable attention from researchers and practitioners. This is mainly due to its unique features including decentralization, security, reliability, and data integrity. Despite this growing interest, little is known about the current state of knowledge and practice regarding the use of blockchain technology in education. This article is a systematic review of research investigating blockchain-based educational applications. It focuses on three main themes: (1) educational applications that have been developed with blockchain technology, (2) benefits that blockchain technology could bring to education, and (3) challenges of adopting blockchain technology in education. A detailed results analysis of each theme was conducted as well as an intensive discussion based on the findings. This review also offers insight into other educational areas that could benefit from blockchain technology. View Full-Text
Keywords: blockchain in education; blockchain applications; educational technology; decentralized systems blockchain in education; blockchain applications; educational technology; decentralized systems
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Alammary, A.; Alhazmi, S.; Almasri, M.; Gillani, S. Blockchain-Based Applications in Education: A Systematic Review. Appl. Sci. 2019, 9, 2400.

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