In Russia, there is a proposal for the use of Blockchain technology in discovering the talent in children at an early stage. Specifically, this will be targeted at children with developmental disabilities in order to discover their skills. Boris Chernyshov, the deputy head of the State Duma Committee on Education and Science made the proposal in a letter to Olga Vasilyeva, Russia’s Minister of Education.
Problems of the Current Method of Examination
A media outlet in the country reported that the current method used was the Unified State Exam (USE). This is an exam that was set up in the United States to discover the talent in these kids. But then, it is based on theory and as such, does not really discover the child’s abilities to its fullest.
In addition, parents and teachers have made complaints about the exams. In their opinion, it was more of a theory than practicals which should not be used to ultimately decide a child’s knowledge and capability. There are even cases where the exam results were allegedly rigged thereby producing a falsified document.
New Examination System to Bring About Transparency and Efficiency
Therefore, a new method of assessment based on Blockchain needs to be developed. It will be used as an alternative to the USE. This is a system that can bring about transparency and efficiency in the examination process. In the same vein, its results can be relied upon, unlike the USE.
If the proposed system is approved, it will be used as the Federal education standard in assessing students. According to Boris Chernyshov, this system will be based on the student’s data that has been acquired since their early years. The data will be stored on the Blockchain and it will focus on three major components. These are student’s social activity, vocational abilities, and also examining the student.
He also added that the Blockchain technology will further solve the problem of gaining admission into the higher institution. But that’s not all. It allows an examiner to use mathematical precision to assess each individual that has been registered for the school’s program.
Russia Geared Towards Blockchain Technology
Generally, Russia has been more accepting of the Blockchain technology in comparison with other countries. There have been plans to develop their own stablecoin that will be backed by the Ruble, the nation’s fiat money. This is a digital asset that will be fully controlled by the government and for this reason, it will not have the decentralized nature of other cryptocurrencies.
Earlier this month, it was reported that some organizations were able to issue an international bank guarantee using the Blockchain. This allowed all parties involved in the transaction to monitor the event from the beginning to the end. Moreover, it was said to be faster than the manual methods which were usually used.