Our platform cooperative works to increase Digital Equity by fostering fundamental systemic changes that restore the Internet as a Public Commons, vs bandaid approaches taken by many that will expire soon.
Before the privatization of the Internet during the 1990s, as discussed by Ben Tarnoff, there was NSFnet, which existed as a Public Commons.
We have built a platform cooperative, to be governed by our teachers. Over time a student can become a group leader, and a group leader can become a teacher. Our goal is to help communities with crossing the digital equity gap and making a move towards Community Ownership of Internet Networks.
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Digital Equity Definition
Digital equity is a condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy, and economy. Digital equity is necessary for civic and cultural participation, employment, lifelong learning, and access to essential services.NDIA
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We asked Chat GPT4
How does Commons-based peer production relate to the possibility of community owned Internet networks (COIN)? In particular, consider how althea.net enables what Yochai Benkler refers to as converting consumers into prosumers, with Blockchain software on the router that enables people to purchase bandwidth from upstream and sell bandwidth to people downstream.
The answer explains the benefits of a new regenerative economy replacing the older extractive model of the incumbent ISPs.
Beta Testing Courses
Courses will formally begin in January, 2024. Until then, please test and provide feedback.
Learn about visual whiteboard tools, when using the product Miro for Stakeholder Mapping.
Course is under development until launching in January 2024
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From Minecraft AI to no code AI automation.
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From theory to practice
How do we close the equity gap? Video and readings from the Kapor foundation.
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Navigate Notion, add blocks, create databases, and share with groups of teammates.
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As this course evolves, it will include both abstract theory and practical stories of use cases.
This course converts each chapter of the “The Digital Inclusion Start-Up Manual” (NDIA Creative Commons) into lessons, adds quizzes and…
This course uses Creative Commons licensed materials, developed by New America, Open Technology Institute, and available here. They are copied…
Our goal is change to improve the future. We begin with a few books that will provide you a background…