International Transaction Journal of Engineering,
Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies


:: International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies

ISSN 2228-9860
eISSN 1906-9642


Vol.11(16) (2020)

  • e-Learning Chain: A Secure Blockchain Approach to e-Learning & Certification Systems

    Fahad F. Alruwaili (College of Computing and Information Technology, Shaqra University, SAUDI ARABIA).

    Disciplinary: Educational Technology and Information, Blockchain Technology.

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    DOI: 10.14456/ITJEMAST.2020.323

    Keywords: Smart Contract; e-Learning technology; eLearning certification; Cybersecurity; Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT); Education; Ethereum; Decentralized Systems; Blockchain.

    Digital transformation revamps many business models and transforms the way people dealing with their day-to-day operations. With the inception of the novel coronavirus i.e. COVID-19, many industries have become very reliant on remote teleworking and the use of all possible online means. Educational institutes are amongst those to innovate and accelerate the adoption of online education and eLearning platforms. However, this rapid trend comes with cybersecurity risks that have not been fully addressed. With these continuing efforts in innovating education delivery, the shift needs a holistic and experiential approach to ensure transparency and authenticity of the delivered educational programs. In this paper, a practical and secure e-Learning Chain (ELC) model using the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and smart contracts to support the learning certification, verification, monitoring, and validation is proposed. The smart contracts are utilized to ensure to support the model certification process for better and secure automation and verification. Further research direction on implementing a blockchain-based e-learning ecosystem and the implications on other educational areas are discussed.

    Paper ID: 11A16N

    Cite this article:

    Alruwaili, F. F. (2020). e-Learning Chain: A Secure Blockchain Approach to e-Learning & Certification Systems. International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies, 11(16), 11A16N, 1-11.


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