Information technology professors co-author an article on Blockchain technology

Dr. Karen C. Benson
Dr. Karen C. Benson
Dr. Lorraine Jonassen
Dr. Lorraine Jonassen
Dr. Binh Tran
Dr. Binh Tran
 

Dr. Karen C. Benson, instructor of information technology, Dr. Lorraine Jonassen, instructor of information technology, and Dr. Binh Tran, assistant professor of information technology, co-authored an article titled "Pedagogy of Blockchain: Training College Students on the Basics of Blockchain", recently published in Volume 7, Issue 5 of the International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology.

The authors investigated Blockchain, a new emerging technology that is a paradigm shift from the centralized to decentralized standard, created to address concerns of privacy and security and attempt to re-establish trust on the internet. This paper evaluates the benefits of the technology and discusses ways to effectively introduce it to college students in a meaningful way.