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Investigating the level of awareness of blockchain technology in higher education
University West, School of Business, Economics and IT.
2023 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study presents the results of an exploratory study investigating the current level of awareness of blockchain technology among IT administrative staff and educators in the context of higher education in Sweden, by employing a qualitative method for data collection. This study has gained useful insight and perspective of participants’ level of understanding of blockchain technology in the context of higher education.The results demonstrate varied awareness levels of participants by highlighting the level of understanding about blockchain technology and their attitude towards acceptance of it.

The study also sheds some light on the challenges associated with blockchain from the perspective of the participants. The study has tried to identify viable solutions to improve the acceptance and gradual adoption of blockchain technology in higher education.In conclusion, the results indicate that existing frameworks like the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) could be extended by adding a perception of cost to understand the acceptance and adoption of blockchain technology in the context of higher education. Further research is required to investigate the importance of cost perspective to UTAUT and TAM models and its relevance in the context of blockchain technology in higher education. Furthermore, the study suggests that addressing the knowledge gap by producing and distributing educational resources and programs focused on blockchain technology could raise the awareness level and understanding among various stakeholders in higher education which will help in the gradual adoption of blockchain technology in higher education. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2023. , p. 58
Keywords [en]
Blockchain Technology, Awareness, Application, Higher education, Blockchain in higher education, UTAUT, TAM, TF
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Information Systems, Social aspects
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-20757Local ID: EXI802OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-20757DiVA, id: diva2:1796681
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Informatics
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IT och verksamhetsutveckling
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Available from: 2023-10-04 Created: 2023-09-13 Last updated: 2023-10-05Bibliographically approved

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