It’s not often that both academics and students are learning a new suite of information simultaneously. The conditions need to be just right, where a new technology is uncharted, and has immediate and significant implications to a profession being taught at university.
Take cryptocurrency and taxation. Within the period of a standard degree, an entire frontier of information, and interpretation of legislation, needs to be digested and then taught by lecturers. This is real-time learning and teaching at its finest.
Our graduates need to be able to understand tax implications that cryptocurrency investors and blockchain users don’t even realise exist. How can lecturers approach cryptocurrency in their subjects when it evolves at such a rapid pace?