WCET Closer Look – Blockchain and Digital Ledger Technologies


WCET Closer Look guides provide essential information for digital learning in higher education. These member-only resources include topic overviews, equity and inclusion implications, and accessibility considerations.

This Closer Look guide is focused on digital ledger technologies such as blockchain. The guide includes:

  • “The Nuts and Bolts of Blockchain” interview with Lindsey Downs and Feng Hou,
  • “Our experiences with Blockchain” with Megan Raymond and Marielena DeSanctis,
  • an introduction and overview of blockchain use in higher education,
  • key terms related to digital ledger technology,
  • ways blockchain can transform education,
  • potential use for non-fungible tokens for campuses,
  • potential cost savings,
  • WCET created content,
  • curated resources.


  • Year Published : 2021
  • Month Published : July