Who We Are

We are The Education for Development and Support Network (EDSN), an association of cost sharing Research-to-Practice-Partnerships (RPP) dedicated to reducing the digital divide among neighborhood Shared Interest Community (SIC) groups through continuous education.   We view education as the creation, transmission, and use of knowledge in continuous, and enterprising, struggles toward becoming better neighbors in life, and in living.

We are enablers of long-term, cost-sharing community engagements and RPPs.   We enable neighborhood or village communities to manage learning centers in trusted spaces with deeply collaborative dialogues for: education development; reinvestment; improvement; and effective governance towards long-term economic value.

We are providers of PlexLearning gateway programs for neighborhood learning centers.   PlexLearning is an education methodology for marshaling Data Science and Intelligent Technologies (IT) 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.

We are local networks of independent SIC managed neighborhood RPP centers.   These centers are designed for enterprising PlexLearning education with trusted partnerships, entrepreneurial philanthropy, and open-knowledge that advances local communities’ long-term interests.   EDSN’s network of neighborhood RPP- centers enable people at different stages of life, career, and vocation to stay productively engaged in, appropriately managed, life-long partnerships with their local communities.

We are highly motivated about combining life-long learning with entrepreneurial philanthropy.   We allow small neighborhood SIC groups to coalesce around important PlexLearning development, reinvestment, improvement, and long-term economic opportunities not available if groups were working separately.   Benefits from these centers include, research, marketing, purchasing, social agency, proximal learning and professional oversight.   Group benefits 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, hostilities, and prejudices.

You can do better with EDSN…

If you or someone you know is highly motivated about using Intelligent Technologies (IT) to bridge gaps between formal education, Informal Learning, Life and Living, then contact us to learn how EDSN could be an effective cost-sharing Research-to-Practice-Partner (RPP) for your neighborhood group, local organization, or business.

(1) Gateway programs to higher education, careers, and vocations;

(2) Financial education, application and support program;

(3) Food security and diversity program;

(4) Community engagement Internships & fellow programs;

(5) Entrepreneurial philanthropy and cost-sharing programs;

(6) Cultural and environmental awareness programs.

Check here if you would like to know more about our programs.

PlexLearning is an education methodology for marshaling digital artifacts with Intelligent Technologies (IT) as authorized actors in the creation, conveyance, and use of knowledge with individual learners as their principals.

PlexLearning enterprises of component methods, infrastructure, delivery systems, processes, learner agents and tools are collectively referred to as PlexLearning education.

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.