Forbes about DISCIPLINA by TeachMePlease
Blockchain is a public ledger that automatically records and verifies transactions. The distributed ledger technology (DLT) powers Bitcoin, Ethereum and other virtual currencies (which have taken a beating this month). Less publicized are all the ways DLT could transform many industries. Use cases for a transparent, verifiable register of transaction data are numerous because DLT operates through a decentralized platform making it fraud resistant.
In this article Tom Vander Ark, with assistance from Educause and CB Insights, identified 26 ways that DLT could be deployed by school districts, networks, postsecondary institutions and community-based organizations to improve learning opportunities.
TeachMePlease is one of the projects mentioned in the article. Here is how the author describes it: “The core competency of DLT is eliminating the middleman. It will be deployed to create various learning marketplaces from test prep to surfing school.
TeachMePlease is Russian pilot on the Disciplina platform where teachers and students come together. It helps students find and pay for courses, registered by educational organizations or teachers.”