Who We Are
The EDSN Foundation is a nonprofit association of neighborhood, and rural village, Shared Interest Community (SIC) groups that promotes local economic and quality of life development. This association empowers people with PlexLearning technology to think for themselves toward becoming better neighbors in the creation, conveyance, and use of knowledge for peaceful sustainable coexistence in our global village. In pursuit of these complex goals, this association enables small SIC groups to maintain trusted PlexLearning spaces for ALL human flourishing. PlexLearning is an education delivery system with Artificial Intelligence (AI) as authorized actors on behalf of learners. The system is purposefully diverse, for long-term engagement, affirming, equitable, and hopeful.
We are an Education for Development and Support Network (EDSN) of managed community engagement partnerships. EDSN is supported by Carna Resources Group (www.carna.com), and other underwriters. In turn, EDSN enables SIC groups to have long-term Research to Practice Partnerships with, private, academic, and government sectors that maximize net privileges technology offer for local neighborhood, and rural village, community development. Our PlexLearning partnership programs bridge gaps between formal education, informal learning, meaningful careers, purposeful lives, workforce and quality-of-life development.
We are program managers. We enable deeply collaborative dialogues that affirms proximal learning, and cost-sharing for improved retention and success across academic, career, and entrepreneurship domains. Our programs are welcoming and open source with career incubator and scaffolding development support. Program curriculums integrate participants’ experiences, self-evaluations, motivation, neighborhood journalism, and entrepreneurial ambitions in affirming ways for managing predatory agency, financial entrapment, and chronic hopelessness whether real or imagined.
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 to bridge “ the technology gap.”
We are PlexLearning evangelists. We use research to practice and data analytics driven development to reduce financial helplessness and social marginalization. PlexLearning is a technology afforded education (creation, conveyance, and use of knowledge) framework for lifestyles based on 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 stewards of a collective voice, the institutional memory, and hopeful ambitions for local neighborhood and rural village communities. We enable local groups to coalesce around PlexLearning education partnerships for development. These cost-sharing partnerships provide benefits not available when groups work separately. These benefits include entrepreneurial philanthropy, effective governance, capacity building, financial education, intellectual property ownership, neighborhood journalism, marketing, purchasing, research, and social agency.