Who We Are

EDSN is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association of local neighborhood and rural village Shared Interest Community groups (SICs).   The association empowers people with technology and skills required to think for themselves toward becoming better neighbors in the creation, conveyance, and use of knowledge for peaceful coexistence that involve safe, empowering, and sustainable environments for ALL human flourishing.

We are an Education for Development and Support Network of autonomous SICs (EDSN).   EDSN enables long-term SIC partnerships with, private, academic, and government sectors to maximize net privileges technology offers for agile and sustainable local neighborhood and village developments.   Our PlexLearning partnerships help to bridge gaps between formal education, informal learning, meaningful careers, and purposeful lives.   These gaps include, but not limited to, entrepreneurial philanthropy, continuous learning, self-evaluation, and meaningful community engagements toward quality-of-life development.

We are managers of trusted neighborhood spaces for PlexLearning programs.   Our programs involve deeply collaborative dialogues, proximal learning, and cost-sharing for improved retention and success across academic, career, and entrepreneurship domains.   We are developers of welcoming, open-source, career incubator and scaffolding development programs.   Our program curriculums integrate participants’ experiences, self-evaluations, motivation, neighborhood journalism, and entrepreneurial ambitions in affirming ways for managing predatory agency, financial entrapment, marginalization, hostile prejudices, inept leadership, and chronic hopelessness whether self-impose or otherwise.

We are enablers of access to technologies and privileges they afford.   Our efforts coalesce around helping people showcase entrepreneurship principles and technical competencies with high-quality computer technology applications.   People at different stages of life and career are welcomed and affirmed to stay relevant, hopeful, and purposefully engaged with their local neighborhood communities in helping to bridge the “technology gap.”

We are PlexLearning architects and evangelists who use data analytics programs, research and development to reduce financial helplessness and social marginalization.   PlexLearning is a technology afforded education (creation, conveyance, and use of knowledge) framework for lifestyles based in proximal learning, continuous improvements, and motivation to solve personal and local community development problems. The PlexLearning framework is a hybrid of blockchain machine learning and education methodologies that marshal personal knowledge artifacts as authorized actors on behalf of their principals (learners).   PlexLearning component methods, delivery systems, analytics processes and tools are collectively called PlexLearning education.

We are the collective voice of local neighborhood community, and rural village, groups.   We are steward of their collective memory, effective governance and hopeful ambitions. We enable local groups to coalesce around PlexLearning education, entrepreneurial philanthropy, capacity building, financial partnerships, property ownership, neighborhood journalism, marketing, social agency, purchasing, research, social agency, and other important cost sharing development issues and resources not available if groups were working separately.

PlexLearning is life-long education (creation, conveyance, and use of knowledge) enabled by Artificial Intelligence (AI).
The enterprise of PlexLearning component methods: blockchain learning; infrastructure analytics; delivery systems; philosophy; ways of knowing; evolving processes; learner agents and knowledge objects are collectively called PlexLearning education.
The PlexLearning systemic framework enables the convergence of K-12 pedagogy (teaching or leading children), effective workforce development, Higher Education andragogy (training or leading adults), informal learning, and quality of life development.
This education framework is a hybrid process of machine learning and education methodologies that marshal personal knowledge artifacts as authorized actors on behalf of their principals (learners) in the creation, transmission, and use of knowledge.
The PlexLearning process, among other things, helps to fill personal gaps between formal education, informal learning, and meaningful careers for effective workforce and quality of life development.   In addition, the process enables continuous and enterprising struggles toward purposeful lives, becoming better neighbors, and capacity to be responsible stewards of environments in which people find themselves.
Theoretical framework is based on elements from selected works, which include but not limited to, the philosopher John Dewey; R. Buckminster Fuller; E. F. Schumacher's work in Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered; David Colander and Roland Kupers in Complexity and the Art of Public Policy: Solving Society's Problems from the Bottom Up; and Hernando De Soto in The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else.