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A Collective Intelligence Engine

Nolej is a tool that empowers learners to discover ideas, validate learning, and unlock opportunities. It is a project that is re-designing learning for future workplaces where the only tasks needed are those that cannot be automated and that require creativity, social intelligence, reflection, and cooperation. Enabling long-term systemic changes that truly empower both learners and teachers!


HundrED has not validated this innovation

Anyone can submit their innovation to HundrED Open. All information on this page is provided by the innovator and has not been checked by HundrED. Innovation page has been created by Bodo Hoenen on August 11th, 2022






Target group
Students Upper
November 22nd, 2022
Cutting edge topics and emerging fields aren't taught in school. They move too fast. @BodoHoenen has a solution: decentralized education where every learner is a teacher.
Scott Meyer, Working to scale education through ed3: web3 + education.

About the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

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.

How does your innovation work in practice?

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

How has it been spreading?

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.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

Go to nolej.io/nolej-ai and sign up.


Reach out for Demo
You can reach out for a demo here: https://nolej.io/nolej-ai
Start Using the AI
Anyone can use the AI to generate educational material
Build our Graph
By using the AI you will start to generate a Nolej Graph of all your content. At the end of 2023 you will be able to use this graph to help your learners easily find personalized pathways through your content to the learning goals.
Gain verifiable credentials
At the beginning of 2024, you will then be able to use the Nolej Protocol to tap into experts in your network and gain recognizable credentials and real-world opportunities.

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