Blockchain will be taught in the classroom in 3-5 years

Colin Miles, the newly appointed CEO of TZ APAC, anticipates that blockchain and web 3.0 curricula will begin to become an integral part of secondary and university education over the next three to five years.

“I think it’s this classic mid-range, three-to-five schedule,” said Miles.

Miles was speaking to Cointelegraph after the announcement of the TZ APAC partnership Deal With the National University of Singapore (NUS) College of Computing on May 10, which will see Tezos support the development of the university’s new center for nurturing excellence in computing. Miles said:

“If you had a dedicated center at NUS, which runs blockchain courses every day of every week for students… it would become part of the fabric of one of the best computing schools in the world. I imagine most other schools would look at that as an example.”

NUS currently offers an in-depth curriculum to blockchain aimed at a range of levels from novices to CEOs and mid-level managers. Other well-known universities offering blockchain courses include Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University, Oxford University, Cornell University, and University of California, Berkeley.

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“Overall, this trend will become a mainstay, because a large number of exciting new functions will come from the Web3 environment. Therefore, educational institutions have to help prepare their student groups for this important transformation.

TZ APAC is an Asia-based blockchain adoption entity that supports Tezos (XTZ) environmental system. Tezos is a file open source proof of stake blockchain It was launched in 2018 as a smart contract platform.

As part of the newly announced partnership, TZ APAC is tasked with creating a blockchain developer curriculum where students will be able to participate in classes, workshops, developer hacks and other hands-on processes aimed at educating students about the Tezos blockchain.

TZ APAC will also support the university by offering a grant, which Miles said will be directed toward administrative support to run courses for undergraduates, as well as graduate students, doctoral students and final year projects.

Singapore was lead the way In terms of institutionalizing crypto education, Miles said, especially when compared to other Asia Pacific countries.

“Singapore has begun to inculcate this education in the school curriculum in a positive way.”

“They’re starting to add these through smaller professional courses…but you can imagine the next step is to literally burn it into their curriculum so that their undergraduates can go through this process without having to do it voluntarily or otherwise.”

Led by Associate Professor Tan Sun Tech of NUS Computing, the new center will provide students with a way to learn directly from experts in the fields of blockchain technology, cloud computing, and data science.

“By partnering with leading organizations such as TZ APAC, students will have the opportunity to benefit from real-world experience at a critical stage of their education,” said Professor Tan.

Miles said that partnering with universities, academies and schools across the region is one of the main ways TZ APAC is using to drive adoption Blockchain Tezos.

“We now have a very strong offer for educational institutions in the region. In partnership with [them]We can reach tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of students, not only to help them understand the blockchain economy, but the role of Tezos blockchains in that as well.”