Education is a well-known barrier to entry for many when it comes to crypto and Web3 space. This is particularly true when understanding the underlying technology that powers these innovations. 

Joining in on the effort to spread crypto awareness, on Feb. 8, the New York University School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) — one of the schools that compose New York University — announced a partnership with the Near Foundation to introduce a new “Web3 Learning Workshop” for students and faculty, along with partners in the industry.

The course comes out of NYU SPS Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport. The workshop will have a specific angle looking at the intersection between Web3 and blockchain technologies and the sports industry.

Angie Kamath, the dean of NYU SPS, said that universities have a responsibility to prepare their communities for “success in every industry.”

“Web3 and blockchain technologies will have a large role to play, not just in the sports industry but in every industry that touches our lives.”

The course touches the basics of blockchain and digital assets and their utility in the sports world. Those involved in the course will be exposed to hands-on experience taught by a co-founder of the Near ecosystem, Michael Kelly.

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Additionally, students involved in the NYU SPS will be eligible for new nonfungible token rewards via a decentralized application on the Near platform. While NYU is not the first school to introduce a curriculum on blockchain and Web3 technologies, it is one of the top universities in the United States. 

Educators in Australia recently came out with a statement saying there is a global lack of “qualified people” with education in the Web3 industry. 

The Blockchain Academy International’s Huxley Peckham highlighted that 60 industries have implemented blockchain technology in some way and that blockchain education is important for “the next generation of strategists and consultants.”