Who We Are
The EDSN Foundation is an association of nonprofit neighborhood, and rural village, organizations that promote local economic and quality of life development. This association of Shared Interest Community (SIC) groups empower 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 local groups to maintain trusted PlexLearning spaces for ALL human flourishing. PlexLearning is an education delivery system that is purposefully diverse, promotes long-term engagement, affirming, equitable, and hopeful.
We are an Education for Development and Support Network (EDSN) of micro organizations with long-term local community engagement partnerships. EDSN is supported by Research to Practice Partnerships programs with, private, academic, and government sectors that make privileges technology offers accessible in, and manage risks these technologies bring to, neighborhood and rural village communities. Our PlexLearning partnership programs bridge gaps between formal education, informal learning, meaningful careers, purposeful lives, workforce and quality-of-life development.
We are enablers of meaningful Open Source and Open Education development in local communities. We enable deeply collaborative dialogues around accumulated PlexLearning artifacts that affirm proximal learning, and cost-sharing for improved retention and success across academic, career, and entrepreneurship domains. Our programs are welcoming and accessible from the use of teaching, learning, and research curriculums material that resides in the public domain. We promote continuous learning and the sharing of practical knowledge. Our programs 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 your local neighborhood technology literacy resource centers. We provide affordable access to commercial-level technologies for high-demand and strategic skills development. Our efforts coalesce around helping people showcase accumulated artifacts of their technical competencies in Artificial Intelligence and entrepreneurship skills that contribute to local economic and quality of life development. Our efforts include local agricultural awareness education, farm to plate and food security programs. We bridge “the technology gap” to make people at different stages of life and career feel welcomed and affirmed to stay relevant, hopeful, and purposefully engaged with their local neighborhood communities.
We are also hubs for local PlexLearning support network. We provide one-on-one support 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 and indigenous social networks 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 indigenous knowledge, ways of doing, and hopeful ambitions local community groups view as important. EDSN uses entrepreneurial philanthropy to enable these small groups to articulate what is important based on situations in which they find themselves. Entrepreneurial philanthropy provides access to best practices that help people in neighborhood and rural village communities thrive as they navigate ebbs and flows from changing social circumstances, new markets, and competing interests. The association provide benefits that make these groups more effective than if they were working separately. These benefits include effective governance, capacity building, financial education, intellectual property ownership, collective marketing, purchasing, social agency, research and development.