Who We Are
The EDSN Foundation is a nonprofit association of neighborhood, and rural village, micro-businesses 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 micro-business groups to maintain trusted PlexLearning spaces for ALL human flourishing. PlexLearning is an education delivery system that is purposefully diverse, for long-term engagement, affirming, equitable, and hopeful.
We are an Education for Development and Support Network (EDSN) of micro-businesses with long-term community engagement partnerships. EDSN is supported by Research to Practice Partnerships programs with, private, academic, and government sectors that maximize net privileges technology offers, and minimize risks technology brings, to long-term community development. 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 Open Source and Open Education development in neighborhood communities. We enable deeply collaborative dialogues that affirms proximal learning, and cost-sharing for improved retention and success across academic, career, and entrepreneurship domains. Our programs are welcoming and build knowledgeable societies using teaching, learning and research material that resides in the public domain. Program curriculums 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 neighborhood technology literacy resource centers. We provide affordable access to commercial-level technologies for skills development. Our efforts, among other things, coalesce around helping people gain employment and privileges technology skills afford; showcase entrepreneurship principles, local food security options, and technical competencies with Artificial Intelligence (AI) as authorized actors on behalf of learners. People at different stages of life and career are welcomed and affirmed to stay relevant, hopeful, and purposefully engaged with their local neighborhood communities to bridge “the technology gap.”
We are also your 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 and hopeful ambitions for neighborhood and rural village communities. We enable local groups to coalesce around PlexLearning education partnerships for development. These cost-sharing partnerships provide benefits not available when groups work separately. These benefits include entrepreneurial philanthropy, effective governance, capacity building, financial education, intellectual property ownership, social infrastructure maintenance, marketing, purchasing, research, and social agency.