For those of you that do not know what blockchain technology is, think of a ledger that is used to keep a record of financial accounts, then digitize that.

Another name for it is Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). Revolutionizing today’s business world, a lot of industries are using DLT to keep all kinds of records, so it’s no wonder why this trend would eventually pick up the EDU industry in its path.

This is why Founder of Fortech Solutions Kathryn Fortin is attending this Blockchain in Education West Conference in Sunnyvale, this Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., on behalf of her clients at the universities of Chicago, Illinois, and Santa Clara.

The BEWC is meant to further educate the organizations of higher learning, K12, instructional designers, etc, on how DLT is being utilized in the education industry to keep digital transcripts, conduct cybersecurity, online learning, blockchain-based essays, etc.

“With Education Technology changing and expanding as more capabilities become available in that arena, it is important to stay on top of these technological advances in order to better support our clients and keep them on top of what is available to them and what can streamline or advance their systems.” – Kathryn Fortin

Other institutions registered to be at this conference include schools like City College of San Jose, San Francisco, University of Southern California, Santa Clara, Stanford, UCLA, among many others.

Blockchain-based certificates of completion will be available to all attendees, courtesy of the Oral Roberts University, using Blockcerts, which was built in a collaborative effort between Learning Machine, and the MIT Media Lab

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