A Systematic Review of the Use of Blockchain in Higher Education

Razia B.

International Conference on Business and Technology (ICBT), İstanbul, Turkey, 6 - 07 November 2021, vol.485, pp.631-648 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 485
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-031-08093-7_42
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.631-648
  • Keywords: Blockchain, Higher education, Smart contract, Challenges
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


The purpose of this paper is to present a systematic review in order to identify and analyse applicable blockchain technology research associated with the field of higher education. Terms including 'college' and `blockchain' were used to assist in narrowing the scope of the research. In addition, well-known scientific databases and search engines have been used to conduct the search, these include scopes, springer, science direct, ResearchGate and science open. In the field of information technology and education, these chosen scientific databases and search engines index high quality and high impact articles. The focus of the research was only related to high quality and influential journal publications that had been found in the books, magazines, international journals, seminars and proceedings of conferences. This paper presents a vital review of blockchain technology and delves into its value in the of education and its related aspects. This study will help researchers and practitioners in identifying the areas where blockchain can be adopted and implemented effectively. A summary of possible challenges faced when implementing the technology of blockchain in higher education especially in universities. Also, this study summarises the application of blockchain technology in education.