The Central College of New Mexico (CNM) has announced its intention to issue digital degrees based on Blockchain technology such as his degrees. studies. The plan is similar to the initiative launched by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in October 2017, in which it has awarded digital degrees to more than 100 graduates.
According to NJC President Katharine W. Winograd, their plan is to provide more value, independence and convenience to their students who have gone to great lengths to complete their graduate studies.
"We are very excited to start embracing this technology that will provide more value, independence and convenience for our students throughout their lives …." have made tremendous efforts to obtain their advanced degrees and we will begin to empower more students to take ownership of their own academic achievements. "
Brief description of CNM's plans
In its announcement, the NJC announced that it would begin implementing its digital credential system on December 15, 2017. As part of the system, students wishing Obtain their graduate degrees in digital technology thanks to Blockchain technology can do it.The school also cited some advantages of digitally issued school diplomas as they can be easily ver Ified by the employers, they are stored safely, they can be accessible at any time and anywhere and for free.
In addition, the CNM system can store information about the skills acquired by students while they are in college. The system can also facilitate background checks by employers. They can also make sure that the identification information is real and not false because it is directly provided by the school.
In a similar development, CNM also announced that it was developing a platform that could be used by other universities. , colleges and schools from kindergarten to grade 12 to deliver digital degrees to their students.