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Blockchain-Based Applications in Higher Education: A Systematic Mapping Study

Lookup NU author(s): Bakri Awaji, Dr Ellis SolaimanORCiD, Adel Albshri



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a conference proceedings (inc. abstract) that has been published in its final definitive form by ACM, 2020.

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The utilisation of blockchain has moved beyond digital currency to other fields such as health, the Internet of Things, and education. In this paper, we present a systematic mapping study to collect and analyse relevant research on blockchain technology related to the higher education field. The paper concentrates on two main themes. First, it examines state of the art in blockchain-based applications that have been developed for educational purposes. Second, it summarises the challenges and research gaps that need to be addressed in future studies.

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Author(s): Awaji B, Solaiman E, Albshri A

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 5th International Conference on Information and Education Innovations (ICIEI 2020)

Year of Conference: 2020

Pages: 96-104

Online publication date: 26/07/2020

Acceptance date: 22/05/2020

Date deposited: 25/06/2020

Publisher: ACM


DOI: 10.1145/3411681.3411688

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781450375757