Polkadot Blockchain Academy Introduces Remote Learning Option

The Polkadot Blockchain Academy (PBA) has announced an exciting addition to its educational offerings: PBA Remote. This new initiative will offer a fully remote learning experience for a select group of students in the upcoming cohort. Scheduled from May 20th to June 20th, 2024, PBA Remote aims to break geographical barriers in blockchain education by allowing students to participate in lectures synchronously through livestream from the comfort of their own homes.

Historically, the Polkadot Blockchain Academy, established in Cambridge during the summer of 2022, has emphasized the importance of in-person learning experiences. Following successful cohorts in Buenos Aires, Berkeley, and Hong Kong, PBA has primarily focused on providing a classroom-based educational environment, emphasizing engagement, networking, and collaboration among students.

However, acknowledging the evolving landscape of education and the diverse needs of students globally, PBA has decided to expand its reach by introducing a remote learning option for its fifth wave in Singapore. This decision aligns with the academy’s commitment to inclusivity and its desire to attract top developer talent worldwide, regardless of their ability to travel.

The remote learning option, however, will be exclusive to the Developers track, catering specifically to individuals seeking in-depth knowledge and skills in blockchain technology. Prospective students interested in the more entrepreneurial aspects of the course will still be required to attend in person.

A New Era of Blockchain Education

PBA Remote is designed to mimic the in-person experience as closely as possible. Remote students will participate in real-time lectures, engage in discussions, and interact with both instructors and peers as if they were physically present in Singapore. This synchronous approach aims to ensure that all students, regardless of their location, receive a comprehensive and interactive learning experience.

Applicants for PBA Remote must pass a Rust-based entrance exam, underscoring the academy’s rigorous academic standards. The program maintains its high level of intensity and demands, ensuring that remote students are held to the same expectations and deadlines as their in-person counterparts. In addition to academic rigor, PBA Remote students will enjoy the same benefits as those attending on-campus, including tuition-free education, the prestigious Academy certificate upon completion, and access to the Alumni program designed to integrate graduates into the Polkadot ecosystem.

Applications for the remote program are now open but must be submitted by April 5th. This initiative represents a significant milestone for the Polkadot Blockchain Academy as it adapts to the changing needs of the global educational landscape while maintaining its commitment to excellence in blockchain education. Prospective students can apply early and prepare for an engaging and challenging learning journey with PBA Remote.