The EDSN Foundation: Exploring Affordances of Digital Communities

The mission of Education for Development and Support Network (EDSN) Foundation is to explore affordances of digital technologies and entrepreneurial philanthropy in Shared Interest digital Communities (SIC), and local neighborhoods, of autonomous individuals.    EDSN enables self-help SICs to access appropriate tools for maximizing partnerships and opportunities emerging technologies afford as well as for managing side effects and responsibilities these technologies bring.    These scaffolding tools for filling important gaps in sustainable community development are related to: culture awareness; useful education; intellectual stewardship; and relevant economics in ways governments and businesses can’t afford or unwilling to provide (See details).

EDSN programs provide scaffoldings for the poor and middle class to strengthen indigenous philanthropy fueled by local values, ambitions, and situations in which they find themselves.    Cultural entitlement to these programs enable SICs to systemically coalesce around owning what they view as important aspects of their lives against uncharted ebbs and flows of interconnected global market economies. Indigenous values prorogate diversity in meanings of education, purposeful living, cultural heritage, proximal communities, collective predatory defense and other quality of life issues (See details).

At the core of exploring affordances of Digital Community development are life-long Mastery Learning programs with Expert one-on-one tutoring for everyone.  These programs are powered by Plexlearning methodology and related technologies to create quality of life benefits and economic value (See details).

EDSN is comprised solely of Contributed Services and sponsored volunteers.  Sponsored volunteers pay their way to serve with EDSN Foundation in exploring emerging themes and best practices form building sustainable digital communities.    These themes in turn will improve our understanding of education (creation, transmission, and use of knowledge) and other 21st Century quality of life issues (See details).

EDSN is an Open Data organization that enables entrepreneurial philanthropy.  Open Data affords SIC members' proximal intelligence, access to EDSN Trust Fund, open education support systems, counter surveillance audits, and collaborative research.    Entrepreneurial philanthropy employs complexity theory, and PlexBanking, to provide alternatives to schisms between market fundamentalist and government control narratives (See details).

The EDSN Trust serves at least three core functions.  To be an active open case study for proximal financial education, for managing EDSN investment assets and to fund EDSN Foundation (See details).

EDSN Foundation serve as a common agency for SIC members and partners in pursuing both shared developmental interests and individual community ambitions.  EDSN's programs and services include, but not limited to, providing access to cumulative and proximal intelligence, motivational programs, organizational capacity to solve useful local problems, automated management, transparent operation, accountability, environmental stewardship, open and equitable governance (See details).