US parents want blockchain learning in school
US study suggest that blockchain learning should become mandatory in schools so that students can "learn about the future of the world's economy."
Parents and college graduates were screened to ensure they had an ample level of knowledge of blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, NFTs, and the Metaverse before they were allowed to participate in the survey. Anyone who didn't understand the topics was disqualified from participation. 884 American parents and 210 US college graduates participated in the survey.
According to a new survey from the online educational platform Study.com, 64% of parents and 67% of college graduates surveyed believe that cryptocurrencies should be included in mandatory education.
Both sample groups had slightly different opinions on blockchain learning. Between 25%-40% of respondents agreed that courses on blockchain, the Metaverse, and nonfungible tokens (NFTs) should be included in the curriculum.
Source: (Study.com, 2022)
The survey result coincides with rising interest in and use of cryptocurrencies in the US. According to the survey, parents and college graduates who have invested in cryptocurrencies are likely to make financial contributions to their children's education.
Over three-quarters of parents who hold cryptocurrencies make an average contribution of $766 in their children's blockchain learnings, while over three-quarters of graduates who have invested in cryptocurrencies spend an average of $1,086 on education.
The survey also revealed that both groups thought that understanding "the future of the world's economy" and ways to "diversify investments, create opportunities, and grow an investing mind" is most crucial.
Universities are adding blockchain learning to their curriculum
Several American universities have started offering introductory courses on blockchain technology and cryptocurrency applications, including Arizona State University and the University of Connecticut. According to Marianne Lewis, a professor at Connecticut University, the 14-week elective course at the university is intended to teach students "how to manage cryptocurrencies and how such digital assets impact our economy."
Prestigious universities like Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have started to offer similar courses.
Author: Priya Kumari
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