In a recent survey from Study.com, 64% of parents of college graduates believe cryptocurrencies should be part of mandatory education for future generations to learn how they work in practice in today's world where everything is online, but not every topic has been digitized yet.
When it comes to blockchain and the Metaverse, only around 40% of participants thought those subjects should be included in the curriculum. However, when asked about NFTs or non-fungible tokens (NFT), most people agreed that this topic deserved attention from teachers too.
Parents and college graduates were screened to ensure they had a sufficient understanding of blockchain technology, crypto, NFTs, and the Metaverse, and anyone who didn't understand the topics was disqualified. There were 884 American parents and 210 American college graduates who participated in the survey.
Cryptocurrencies are becoming more popular in America as their awareness and adoption rates increase. The data research center Pew reports that around 88% of Americans have heard about it, with 16 percent having invested or traded them at some point during their lives; it appears this trend will continue growing.
The survey found that while some parents are investing in crypto for their children's future, others feel it is more important to teach them about financial literacy now. With this in mind, three-quarters of holding families contribute $766 on average toward educating kids with access to both education and investments in it; however, those who invest heavily spend over double at least.
The future of learning is here
The University of Connecticut and Arizona State University are universities that have launched introductory courses on blockchain technology and cryptocurrency applications. Marianne Lewis, a professor at the University of Connecticut, says her 14-week optional class is designed to help students learn how to handle digital assets and how much it affects our economy.
Prestigious universities such as MIT and Harvard have begun offering similar courses. Still, they're not the only ones - many other prestigious schools make it possible for students worldwide to access knowledge without borders or limitations on where it takes place.
These findings show that investing and learning about the future of our economy is essential for both men and women. In addition, they believe it will create opportunities to diversify investments and develop an investing mind.
Colin Miles, CEO of TZ APAC, stated in an interview with Cointelegraph in May that it could be incorporated into secondary and tertiary school curricula within three to five years.
"Overall, this trend will become a mainstay because the Web3 environment will generate a large number of exciting new jobs. As a result, educational institutions must assist in preparing their student cohorts for this significant shift."
In a previous interview, New York City Mayor Eric Adams stated that local schools should embrace blockchain technology and digital assets.
"We need to open our schools so that we can teach [blockchain] technology and this new way of thinking."