Over several thousand hours of user research working with learners from the slums of East Africa, to the K12 and higher ed schools of the US and Japan, from the non-traditional educational settings of homeschooling communities to maker spaces in India. When boiling down the needs of these learners, those that tap into their intrinsic motivation, they share three core needs that are not being met.
Learners from across the world, especially those 13 and up who want to learn and do something that matters to them, are struggling with the following pain points:
1. Help me find things I want to learn.
2. Help me achieve mastery.
3. Help me find opportunities.
We address these pain points by providing learners a map of all the concepts that lie between their current understanding and any learning goal they may have. We help them prove their learning through mechanisms that work in the real world, like peer-to-peer reviews, publishing projects, and teaching others. Then with that proof in hand, they are able to access real-world income-earning opportunities. Here is a video presentation (7 minutes) about the project: https://youtu.be/EYX512--Zv4
This project is less than 2 months old however it's being built on top of 10 years worth of previous work I've done to solve similar challenges. In the last 2 months, we have secured a partnership with NEAR a $2.8Billion dollar technology company that is desperately needing WEB3 developers. They have provided us with a small grant to get started and intend to pay for and leverage the Proof of Learning Protocol once it is available to not only train their employees but also to sponsor skills they desperately need and entice youth to enter into this technology area.
Go to nolej.io/nolej-ai and sign up.