The road thus far
Examples of results
To realize the ideal and experiment with solutions for the challenges mentioned earlier, the team and community partake in two mainstream activities: building the platform and building the curricula together. To fully benefit from fast-moving technologies, we had to figure out how to bridge the space between universities and this fast-moving world. We, therefore, joined in an open-source approach where sharing is sacred. This had lead to the open Koios environment, with no thresholds and openly available courses. This enabled us to incrementally integrate the tools and test them together with hundreds of students from all kinds of disciplines.

Some dry results

  • Several courses freely available in open-source fashion.
  • Platform prototype is live with multiple successful programs involving >1000 multidisciplinary students per year across 25+ countries in the world. ‌An ongoing experimental process of inventing, building, using, evaluating and adapting. The continuous drive and quest to improve the education system.
  • Ecosystem initiatives have led to mining and minting programs of which platform developers and hardware suppliers are paid.
  • On the eve of launching its own token that will bring about the DAO: it seems to be the first educational institution in the world to link official curriculum to this new organizational form. The token will be used to pay contributing ecosystem members and distribute governance of the platform to its users.
  • Very high student ratings and student involvement, also during the Corona epidemic. Allows students to determine when they want to learn about the latest digital technologies.
  • ‌Active community with 1200+ members & multiple large events with 500+ participants.
  • 50+ field assignments per year connecting education-practice-research-society. National and international (10+ countries). 20+ interns and graduates per year, who contribute to various disciplines in their professional domain.
  • Winner Dutch Blockchain Award for meaningfull education‌
  • Assistance from various ecosystem partners, nationally and internationally. We look forward to working with the Kernel community, a high-quality incubator strongly anchored in the Ethereum Ecosystem and with limited access for builders of decentralized web3 solutions.
  • ‌Successful ecosystem initiatives such as validating protocols and building new products.
  • Achieves high quality in fields, where education is ahead of practice and practice also comes to acquire knowledge instead of just imparting it.
  • Can accelerate educational innovation (in a cheap way) by developing and offering education in open communities. Enables the development of courses with specialists that can then be used by multiple educational institutions. Due to its neutral nature, it is interesting for other educational institutions and/or public/private parties to join.‌
  • Due to digital and open character, very large reach for students in various regions. Also available for non-students.
  • We now have an unprecedented luxury that we can immediately test new forms of learning, sharing and tools and iterate in closed sandbox / test environments such as in the THUAS minors. Even failing in this process we still have learned a lot about innovating education!

Visualised progress

Visualisation of the current KOIOS infrastructure
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