Revolutionising Higher Education: Case Studies on Education4.0 Integration and Blockchain-Enhanced Education Management
- Nadir Aliane , Department of Management, School of Business, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa 31982, Saudi Arabia.
- Ansa Savad Salim , Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Marketing, College of Business Administration, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain.
The incorporation of Education4.0 has brought about a significant transformation in the realm of higher education, resulting in the establishment of a dynamic and inventive educational setting for students. In this context, various sophisticated technologies, including Blockchain Technology, artificial intelligence (AI), and others, are being employed to augment Education management. Hence, the present study has directed its attention towards the integration of Education4.0 and the utilisation of Blockchain Technology to enhance Education management in the realm of higher Education in Saudi Arabia. In this particular case study, the primary source of qualitative data was obtained through interviews conducted with a sample of 10 employees employed at various universities in Saudi Arabia. A thematic analysis was conducted on the gathered transcripts, resulting in the formulation of five significant themes. These themes encompass (a) Education4.0 within the context of higher education, (b) the role of technologies in higher education, (c) the opportunities presented by the integration of Education4.0 and Blockchain Technology, (d) the Challenges associated with the fusion of Education4.0 and Blockchain Technology, and (e) the utilisation of other technologies in the management of higher education. Therefore, this study has demonstrated that the integration of Education4.0 and Blockchain Technology has proven to be efficacious in establishing a dynamic and individualised educational encounter for students in higher education. Furthermore, these technologies have demonstrated efficacy in the management of students' data and the mitigation of fraudulent transcripts within the realm of higher education. However, there are a number of difficulties involved in implementing these technologies, including worries about data privacy and a lack of technical staff, among others. The current study has additionally yielded various practical and theoretical implications pertaining to the integration of Education4.0 and Blockchain Technology
within the higher Education sector.