Who We Are
The Education for Development and Support Network (EDSN) is an association of Research-to-Practice-Partnerships (RPP) to explore enterprising community engagement for sustainable neighborhood, and village, development.
As an organization-to-organization engagement services provider, EDSN programs affords small Shared Interest Community (SIC) groups access to conveniences and opportunities privileged by emerging technologies, while also developing their capacity to manage responsibilities and side effects these technologies bring.
For example, EDSN programs provide affordable access to technology in appropriate formats that enable SIC groups to better navigate unprecedented socioeconomic ebbs and flows of today’s lifestyles in the wake of a rapidly changing global economy. In addition, our programs allow local communities to determine what is important, and therefore embolden neighborhood SIC groups in their continuous, and enterprising, struggles to become better neighbors in life, and in living.
Our long-term, RPP-programs enable SICs by managing trusted spaces with deeply collaborative dialogues in neighborhood, and in village, communities. Community engagement dialogues in these programs are aided by PlexLearning education. PlexLearning is an education methodology for marshaling Artificial Intelligence Technologies (AIT) as authorized actors in the creation, conveyance, and use of knowledge with learners as their principals. PlexLearning component methods, delivery systems, processes and tools are collectively called PlexLearning education.
Program centers in EDSN’s network are designed for enterprising PlexLearning education with trusted partnerships, entrepreneurial philanthropy, and open-knowledge that advances local communities’ interests. These neighborhood program centers enable people at different stages of life, career, and vocation to stay productively engaged in life-long partnerships with their local communities.
EDSN’s PlexLearning centers also allow SIC groups to coalesce around important PlesLearning developmental opportunities not available if groups were working separately. Group benefits and programs include, research, marketing, purchasing, social agency, proximal learning and professional oversight. Group opportunities also include development of effective governance and local leadership for, among other functions, managing collective protection against what neighborhood SIC communities view as predatory agents and hostile prejudices.