Who We Are

The EDSN Foundation is a Leader in Long-Term Community Engagement for Education Development and Entrepreneurial Philanthropy.

We enable small, enterprising, village and neighborhood, groups to access educational opportunities emerging technologies afford, while managing side effects (i.e. obligations) these technologies bring.

Theoretical framework based on elements from David Colander and Roland Kupers' work in Complexity and the Art of Public Policy: Solving Society's Problems from the Bottom Up

The Education for Development and Support Network Foundation (EDSN) is a charitable trust for long-term community engagement in education development and entrepreneurial philanthropy.   Long-term engagement in education involves managing trusted spaces for ongoing and Deeply Collaborative Dialogues (hereinafter, DCD) toward Community Reinvestment and Improvement (hereinafter, CRI).

EDSN uses Artificial Intelligent Technologies (hereinafter, AIT) in its trusted spaces.   The framework for DCD in these spaces is facilitated by digital education (i.e. creation, transmission, and use of knowledge) which means AITs are used as autonomous, authorized actors or agents in learning, development and problem solving.   This digital education distinction is made to reduce distractions from efforts to further our understandings of AIT’s emerging affordances as autonomous, authorized agents in education.   Therefore, education with autonomous, AIT-authorized actors will be hereinafter referred to as digital-education.

Digital education brings new opportunities, challenges, and complex relationships to education delivery systems for the digital era.   The long-term, individualized, mobile classroom-of-one (i.e. classrooms for only one person) is one alternate delivery system being field tested.   In this system, artifacts of accumulated knowledge and AIT agency accompanies the individual everywhere, providing autonomous and on-demand support services.   This concept has potentially far reaching implications of an education reformation.   However, at least the classroom-of-one concept brings into focus sharper possibilities and more utility-based meanings of life-long-learning.   For examples, EDSN allow the use personal devices as doors to trusted spaces for solving problems that small, enterprising groups view as mutually beneficial for their professional improvement, CRI, and collective-community interests.   Digital-education, paraphrasing the philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer John Dewey (1936), is “not just preparation for life, it is life itself.”

Join in the field testing, and exploration of digital education affordances, with any AIT (i.e. smart cellphone and other intelligent devices).   With EDSN your small group can now have DCD for changing the world beginning with small CRI in your village or neighborhood.   You may already have the needed competent skills and tools to access educational opportunities (i.e. social-utilities, relevance, problem solving, and privileges) emerging AIT afford, while managing side effects (i.e. responsibilities, obligations, complex meanings, social dramas, and challenges) these technologies bring.

Ways We Can Help You Participate ...

EDSN offers safe, convenient, and trusted spaces for DCD in digital-education for CRI in keeping with the spirit of education philosopher John Dewey (1936).   Digital-education, updating Dewey’s account, is the [creation], transmission, and use of knowledge with AIT as authorized actors -- not in preparation for life, but as a way of life itself.   Approaching education as life, and vice versa, involves empowering and protecting individual freedoms (i.e. open education, access to the commons, and the entrepreneurial spirit), and collective well-being (i.e. sustainable shared environments) -- without sacrificing one for another.   So, go ahead.   Start changing the world, including yourself and your neighborhood community, by contacting EDSN Foundation.
Check here if you would like to know more about our programs listed below, or if you just want to give us your feedback:

(1) Free full feature community calendar services for showcasing local neighborhood events;
(2) Free workflow tracking and project development management services;
(3) Free Neighborhood Community webpage development and governance oversight services;
(4) Neighborhood gateway programs towards higher education, engaged citizenry, and meaningful vocations;
(5) Plexlearning education workshops in useful Computer and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Applications;
(6) Internships in community engagement education (creation, transmission, and use of knowledge);
(7) Collaborate in Digital Education Research and Development;
(8) Entrepreneurial Philanthropy opportunities in your neighborhood community;
(9) Cultural and environmental awareness, and perseveration programs;

Solutions from deeply collaborative dialogues that bridge small, personal, but important and respected quality of life gaps, collectively promotes neighborhood economic development which in turn, embolden individuals to escape many forms of helplessness, chronic benevolent entrapment brings.

Theoretical framework based on elements from E. F. Schumacher's work in Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered

EDSN engage communities through SICs by coordinates gateway programs to higher education and meaningful employment.   We make open education (creation, transmission, and use of knowledge) accessible for solving problems members view as important in contexts relevant to quality of life situations in their neighborhoods.

We believe access to appropriate and respectful solutions for bridging small but important personal quality of life gaps in each SIC will collectively have significant impact on social, academic, and economic development.   In turn, meaningful engagement in SICs, along with accompanying motivation, will allow individuals, particularly the chronic and working poor, to better navigate through socioeconomic ebbs and flows towards purposeful and dignified lives. "(See details).