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Learners as Teachers - A Decentralized Education Protocol with Bodo Hoenen

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Bodo Hoenen is building the Proof of Learning Protocol (PoLP), a technology that helps students discover ideas, validate learning, and unlock opportunity. Hear his inspiring story of creating change, including with his own daughter, using decentralized education.

Educators often talk about pathways - an attempt to map all the concepts a student should learn, all the experiences teachers hope they will have.

The guest on this episode of the Ed3 Podcast reimagines this concept in a way that fits our data-filled world.

Bodo Hoenen is building the Proof of Learning Protocol (PoLP), a technology that helps students discover ideas, validate learning, and unlock opportunity. Students identify what they want to do and the PoLP unlocks a unique path to help them learn what is needed based on their intrinsic motivation. Other technologies can build on top of his protocol to create even greater impact.

How does he know it works?

He used this model to unlock grassroots, peer-to-peer learning in East Africa where the learners were also the teachers. Then, he was able to use this model to help his daughter when she suddenly became paralyzed. They wanted to build a brain-controlled exoskeleton. The POL illuminated a path to get there, enabling them to build the device, ultimately helping his daughter restore 40% of the strength in her arms.

Bodo's story is as inspiring as it is forward-thinking, as revolutionary as it is heartwarming. You do not want to miss learning about his decentralized approach to education. His vision of learners as teachers might just help us scale education and give students everywhere access to the latest concepts and technologies long before they would learn about it in a traditional classroom.

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