Coronavirus scare has led to many schools around the world shutting down. A blockchain-based education company called Odem, however, is helping students to continue with their studies during this lockdown period.
The spread of coronavirus is interrupting every aspect of people’s lives. One of the most affected institutions is the education sector, which has resulted in the closure of schools and learning facilities in more than 22 countries. This has resulted in more than 300 million students being affected according to data released by UNESCO.
Blockchain-based education solution
As countries are scrambling on which solutions they can take to address this crisis in the education sector, Odem is providing solutions for these affected schools. The company, which is a blockchain-based education technology platform, is partnering with universities and learning institutions to provide an online platform to help students continue with their education.
In a recent interview, Odem’s CEO and co-founder, Richard Maaghul, said they understood the complexity of the matter at hand and they were doing everything to assist students and staff to continue learning and teaching.
He continued by saying the platform would be able to track students’ progress. This, he indicated, would help tutors to monitor what students have already learned when they return to school. He said the platform would run on blockchain technology and hence making it easier to transfer students credits to the traditional accreditation system.
Technology support from universities and governments
The blockchain-based education platform will be available to all schools that have been disrupted by the coronavirus. This will help in keeping the education system running smoothly as governments deal with the coronavirus epidemic.
The offer by Odem has already received support from universities in the US. One such university is Oral Roberts University, which indicated that it would upload more than 500 courses on the platform to help their students access the material. This was a step forward, according to the co-founder, who commended the steps taken by the universities.
Richard also said that the platform has attracted interests from countries such as Germany, Italy and Egypt, which have also reported cases of coronavirus. The cofounder indicated a willingness to offer technology to these countries as they combat this crisis.
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