Welcome to 101. Below is a short summary of what we're building and where we're headed.
Please note that our platform is still under development. The description provided below may not be accurate to how our tech works right now.
What We Do
101 helps anyone launch their own web3-powered learning hub, complete with NFT badges, crypto rewards, token-gating, and more.
Mirror took what Medium was doing with blogging and injected web3 to create an entirely new type of platform that was owned by the users and interoperable with the web3 world. 101 is doing the same thing, except for the world of online learning. Consider us the web3 Teachable.
We believe that web3 completely changes the landscape of what's possible in the world of education. Here's some of the things we're thinking about:
For the first time, learning credentials can be default compatible. That means that everything being learned becomes a portable skillset that students can take with them across the internet. Web3 credentials contribute to a cumulative reputation in a way that traditional certifications simply cannot.
With a web3 architecture, content is composable, meaning anyone can make a cirriculum with other people's content and the original creators can still be credited. Want to sell courses to your audience without having to make content? Now you can. Want to issue credentials based off of someone else's cirriculum? You can do that.
A web3 architecture allows educators to truly own their relationship to their community. You don't need anyone's permission to access our tools. If you find a better tool, you can take your community with you when you leave. All the data you need is on-chain.
How It Works
After you're approved to join our beta, you're able to access our drag-and-drop course builder. After writing some content and some quiz questions, you can publish to any of our supported blockchain networks. You'll also be able to upload a custom image for your badge, and select the visibility settings for the course.
Once it's published, anyone can take it and earn a credential, gas free. If a student doesn't have a wallet, they'll be sent instructions for setting one up, and given the ability to claim the badge later on.
The world of online learning is incredibly big, so we've decided to start small, with a focus on helping web3 orgs onboard new users.
Most of our beta communities use 101 to teach topics like:
"How to use our product"
"How to participate in our community"
"How to stay safe in our ecosystem"
Our current users
Our beta community includes hundreds of organizations who've collectively issued over 150,000 badges to over 100,000 users. Some of those communities include:
and hundreds more!
Token / Payment Gating
Some communities don't want their courses to be public. Others prefer to set a strict order in which courses should be completed. And of course, there are many people who wish to monetize their courses to make money. In all of these cases, Token-gating is required. This is something we hope to implment soon.
We plan to extend our product to accomodate various other styles of online education. After our micro course format is fully finished, we'll move on to video series and blog posts. We'll also add additional forms of assessments including multi-select and open-text entry.
We also plan to experiment with on-chain tasks as an assessment type, so organizations can challenge students to leverage their new knowledge to complete an on-chain action such as a swap, signature, or token transfer.
We plan to launch a public API for our tools, allowing partners an easier programatic interface to access our protocol than calling the smart contracts directly. This will allow for 3rd parties to seamlessly pull in any content from our library and render it in their own interfaces while still leveraging our credentialing and rewards infrastructure.
This would allow anyone to build a "learn to earn" educational hub in just a few API calls. In the long term, we expect traditional educators (like online universities) to leverage this API as well as they begin to make their transition to on-chain credentials.