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Friday, October 18 • 10:50am - 12:20pm
Designing with Blockchain for Educators

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What is blockchain? How is it relevant to our education systems? Can anyone build with blockchain (yes!)? Like a camera for a photo, a hammer for a nail, or a tweezer for an eyebrow, blockchain is a tool for a system. Peel back the hype about cryptocurrency and you find computer code that has the potential to reshape many of the systems in our lives. In this 90-minute experiential workshop, you’ll build a blockchain and consider the implications for education.

If we want tech, and the products, services, and systems it’s intertwined with, to represent all of us, to work for all of us, it must be designed by all of us. We want to provide radical access to emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and blockchain. We want people of all ages, races, professions, and genders to be able to use tech as a medium in their work.

If we want the education systems of the future to work for all of us, we need to understand blockchain. All are welcome! No experience with blockchain, code, or design is necessary. 

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Carissa Carter

Director of Teaching + Learning, Stanford d.school
Carissa Carter is the director of teaching and learning at the Stanford d.school. In this role she guides the development of the d.school’s pedagogy, leads its instructors, and shapes its class offerings. She teaches courses on the intersection of data and design, designing with... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 10:50am - 12:20pm
Room 1105