How we Work

The Education for Development and Support Network (EDSN) is an association of PlexLearning Research-to-Practice-Partnerships (RPP) for long-term community engagements that bridge workforce quality-of-life development gaps between formal education, Informal Learning, and meaningful vocations.

Highly motivated Neighborhood Shared Interest Community groups (SIC) and Research-to-Practice-Partners apply to become autonomous association members in support of EDSN’s mission.   SIC groups are governed by their local boards of directors.   Association membership is governed by EDSN’s by-laws.   Membership allows EDSN to provide third-party oversight, capacity and social agency to ensure effective collaborations and Research-to-Practice-Partnerships.

Members benefit helps to cultivate cost-sharing Entrepreneurial Philanthropy mindsets that are continuously seeking enterprising approaches to charitable programs and workforce quality-of-life developments the interests of local neighborhood communities.

Membership in EDSN also enables long-term collaboration, access to scaffolding services, and capacity to jumpstart and shepherd projects to sustainability that neighborhood group view as important.   We approach the economics of long-term community engagement and education for development “as if people in local neighborhood villages, and what they view as important, mattered.”   Engagement involves, but not limited to, enabling groups to: access resources through cost-sharing; manage predatory agency; minimize chronic economic entrapment; and adjudicate hostile prejudices.

Collaboration between EDSN and Research-to-Practice-Partners go beyond donations, grants, and other forms of charitable-giving.   EDSN’s partners are active investors in long-term community engagement, measurable and sustainable workforce quality-of-life developments.   Partnership with EDSN allow schools, universities, businesses, government agencies, other organizations to have long-term and impactful engagement with local neighborhood community in ways generally not feasible if approached unilaterally.

Annual membership contributions, trust fund revenue, trustee donations, research and development grants are used to further EDSN’s mission.

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.