Bitcoin, Blockchain and IoT for Educators accepted conference presentation

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NYS TESOL 48th Annual Conference in Albany, November 2nd, 2018

This poster session will explain and present in easy to understand non-technical language and infographics: 1. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, which represent much more than digital economic innovations. 2. The Blockchain and Blockchain principles. 3. Potential applications for to the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Systems for educators and educational institutions.

Blockchain can be implemented within individual educational institutions, groups of educational institutions, and both national and international educational bodies. This technology makes it possible to securely store badges, credits, and qualifications through a decentralized system. Blockchain has the potential to morph into a massive open, online, secure database used for certification and achievement repositories with payment in cryptocurrencies. Blockchain can be implemented within individual educational institutions, groups of educational institutions, and both national and international educational bodies. As education becomes more diversified, democratized, decentralized and disintermediated, we still need to maintain reputation, trust in certification, and proof of learning. The increased focus on relevance and employability may also push us in this direction, as we also need more transparency. Blockchain could provide just such a system: a massive open, online, secure database embedded in the IoT and Smart Systems.

Author: drcowinj

As an Assistant Professor for TESOL and Bilingual Programs at Touro College, Graduate School of Education Dr. Cowin’s focus is on the Responsibility to Touro Students (Teaching), Responsibility to the Discipline (Scholarship), Responsibility to Touro College and Community (Service). Dr. Cowin strives to inspire students to be creative and to model the love of lifelong learning by inculcating the habits and attitudes that create agile mindsets. 21st-century learning extends well beyond the classroom, and Dr. Cowin incorporates takes full advantage of online learning technologies for L2 language acquisition and current global trends in teaching English as a Second Language She represents high levels of scholarship and participates fully in the larger world of TESOL academic discipline. Ongoing research, expressed in scholarly contributions to the advancement of knowledge is demonstrated through publication, presentation and participation in academic conferences, articles in Education Update, blogging and other scholarly activities, including public performances or exhibitions at conferences and workshops such as the Plekhanov University of Economics keynote address in 2018. Of special interest to her are The Blockchain of Things and its implications for Higher Education, Current Global Trends in Teaching English; Developing Materials and Resources in Teaching English – Methodology; E-learning & Micro-Methodology in Teaching English; and E-Resources Discovery and Analysis.

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