Saïd Q&A



What are we going to find out?

by Daniel Bennett on April 01

Q.)How can you build a career using blockchain?

Q.)How can you build a career in blockchain?

A.)It is very early in the adoption and understanding of blockchain.

Many large companies are becoming early adopters therefore a skilled person in blockchain will be attractive to those companies.

There is a lot of opportunity to take a career switch from whatever it is you may be doing, and get into a blockchain company or start a blockchain company.

Q.) Will the programme provide me with the tools I need to build a blockchain within the  Non-governmental organisations space?

A.) Yes.

Q.) As part of the course you can design the strategy for the blockchain as a thesis.

A.) The answer is ABSOLUTELY

Q.) Can I use a registered charity?

A.) The capstone deliverable of this programme.

This is what you’re going to get.

You work in a group or by yourself to build a blockchain strategy.

Not just frameworks and tools but an actual strategy that you will work on with a team.

So, if you can convince your team to do it,  around the UN or the Red Cross or a more private charity such as the one I am beginning to be involved with The Big Match a lot of people would find this interesting.

Football is interesting.

And then, this could be the strategy that you work on.

Q.)Will we grade the participants in the programme?

A.) We will be graded.

You will receive a grade that will not be shared with other people.

You will get benchmarked so you will have a certain sense of how you are doing relative to others.

Something to note.

You will be graded with the Oxford grading.

Which means it’s a European grading system.

In the European grading system. 50pc or better is a passing grade.

You won’t get a transcript with a grade on it.

When you complete the programme successfully meaning you get 50pc or better on all of the assessments you get a certificate.

There is no difference if you get a 90pc the pass is the same – you both get the same University of Oxford Blockchain Strategy Certificate.

The points are just simply for you to diagnose where you need to improve and spend some more time.

This is because people who have been raised in the American system are used to a system that has tremendous grade inflation.

Where in an American system, many MBA students if they got less than a 98 they would be furious and go and complain the Dean, you know, so on and so forth.  

So, the American system and anything below a seventy is usually not viewed as acceptable. In the European system anything  fifty or above is considered a passing grade.

Q.) Ok, will we be able to discuss understand the core concept directly from the instructor in a one on one session if required?

A.) Um, well, sort of, we will call that we are going to do. Recall that we are going to have about a thousand people taking this programme.  David Shrier will unfortunately not have time to talk to every single one of you. One on one. David regrets that, and that is just the nature of the beast. You will have mentors, er, tutors who will be answering questions in, um, the online forums.

David also does webinars, some of the others do webinars. Like this one, in advance and then the, um, tutors, and er, mentors,  answer them. They hold a contest for sort of the best, “the best, “ the highest grade, eh, in the class and the winners of that do get one on one time with David Shrier.  

But, ur, not one on one conversations with a thousand plus people. What you will find though is that you learn from each other  in the online forums, in group discussions, in live facebook feeds, in face to face meet ups a lot more valuable than anything Mr Shrier can tell you.

With that said David wishes he could talk to each and every one of us. He can’t, but he has put in place mechanisms of getting a lot of personalised attention than you do in the typical online programme.  So everyone will have a success manager who will stand on top of you, making sure that you are keeping up with the programme every single day, you will get emails and messages so that you’re able to keep up with the work and there are always tutors and instructors.

Q.) How many people on the course

A.) Should be about a thousand. These people will be divided up into groups of roughly a hundred, which helps with small group discussion  and then in that your team for your capstone will typically be like, 5 people.  

Ok, more questions and answers from Saïd shortly.                            







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