Blockchain will be taught in classrooms in 3-5 years

Colin Miles, the newly appointed CEO of TZ APAC, expects that blockchain and Web 3.0 courses will begin to become an integral part of secondary and higher education within the next three to five years.

“I think it’s the classic mid-term, three-to-five schedule,” Myers said.

Myers is taking on Cointelegraph after announcing TZ APAC partnership trade In partnership with the School of Computing at the National University of Singapore (NUS) on May 10, the Tezos Institute will support the development of the university’s new Centre for Training Excellence in Computing. Myers said:

“If you had a dedicated centre at NUS with a blockchain course for students every day of the week…it would be part of one of the best computing schools in the world. I think most other schools would do this as a example.”

NUS currently offers in-depth blockchain courses targeting a range of levels from beginners to CEOs and middle managers. Other prominent universities offering blockchain courses include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University, Oxford University, Cornell University and the University of California, Berkeley.

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“Overall, this trend will go mainstream, as a lot of exciting new jobs will come from the Web3 environment. So educational institutions have a responsibility to help their student populations prepare for this important transition,” he said.

TZ APAC is Asia’s blockchain adoption entity supporting Tezos (XTZ) ecosystem. Tezos is a open source Proof of Stake blockchain Launched in 2018 as a smart contract platform.

As part of the newly announced partnership, TZ APAC has been tasked with creating a blockchain developer course where students will be able to participate in classes, workshops, developer hackathons and other hands-on activities designed to educate students about the Tezos blockchain .

TZ APAC will also support the university by providing grants, which Myers said will be used to provide administrative support for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students to run courses and their final year projects.

Singapore has leading the way When it comes to institutionalizing crypto education, especially when compared to other APAC countries, Miles said.

“Singapore is starting to instill this education into the curriculum in a positive way.”

“They’re starting to augment these with smaller career courses…but you can imagine the next step is to burn it into their curriculum so their undergraduates can go through the process without having to do it voluntarily or otherwise. “

Led by NUS Computing Associate Professor Tan Sun Teck, the new centre will provide students with direct access to experts in blockchain technology, cloud computing and data science.

“By partnering with pioneering organisations such as TZ APAC, students will have the opportunity to benefit from real-world expertise at a critical time in their education,” said Professor Tan.

Partnering with universities, colleges and schools in the region is TZ APAC driving adoption, says Miles Tezos Blockchain.

“We now have very strong recommendations for educational institutions in the region. Partnerships [them], we can reach thousands or even hundreds of thousands of students, not only to help them understand the blockchain economy, but also to help them understand the role of the Tezos blockchain in it. “