Journal ID : TRKU-10-09-2020-11096
[This article belongs to Volume - 62, Issue - 09]
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Title : The Potential of Blockchain for Educational Qualifications in Thailand

Abstract :

This study is an exploratory survey on the potential use of blockchain technology to record and verify educational qualifications in Thailand. This is an important question for university records because of the increasing demand for educational qualification verification by employers, and because of the increasingly modular nature of qualifications which has increased the frequency of verification requests. A survey of higher education institution leaders and registrars (n = 185) showed that the need for a blockchain or other more efficient service and cultural acceptance of blockchain and innovation generally positively influenced blockchain acceptance for this purpose. However, security concern and technology readiness had a negative effect. A mediation effect was also seen for institutional innovation climate. The implication of this is that some educational institutions, particularly those with a high verification workload, may be nearing the stage of implementation of blockchain-based qualification verification systems, despite their weaknesses

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