Protocol Overview

What is the Learning Economy Protocol?

Around the world, learning and employment systems create fragmentation across credentials, institutions, scholarships, content, schools, teachers, ed-tech providers, assessments, employers and beyondโ€”systems silo learner data, creating poor ownership models and limiting network effects.

This fragmentation creates skills, equity, and mobility gaps.

The Learning Economy Protocol provides a suite of tools, applications, and peer-to-peer protocols for everyone in the learning and employment ecosystem to:

  • Systematically close skills gaps through verified skill networks and peer-to-peer discovery.

  • Solve last mile equity challenges with earn-and-learn micro-scholarships.

  • Create a global convention for mobility across borders.

Ultimately, the Learning Economy Protocol is a decentralized network of self-sovereign learners and lifelong learning data.

Key Concepts:

  • The Internet of Education: a global shared vision and movement for a learner and employee centered future where every human on earth has equitable access to quality education and jobs.

  • Learning Economy Foundation (LEF): translates leading edge technologies into transformative learning and economic systems that promote equity, mobility, privacy, and individual agency to radically improve lives throughout the world. LEF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, stewarding the LE Protocol.

  • Learner & Employee Privacy: Where does privacy fit in with web3 technologies? Is individual privacy a concern? How will the future protect individualsโ€™ privacy, but also allow for personalized learning?

  • 22nd Century Education: what is it, and how is it different than 21st century education systems?

  • The Open Credential Network: an open credential network, focused on building an interoperable protocol for the exchange, storage, and presentation of VCs.

  • Programmable Verifiable Credentials (PVCs): the shift from digital credentials to verifiable credentials to programmable, verifiable credentials.

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