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 beyond—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 individuals’ 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.