Ed3 Weekly Issue #43: Oh, the Places You'll Go!
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Things are heating up in the land of web3! From AI-generated video to the shift from web3 education to web3-native education to a three-day women-focused web3 conference. Things are leveling up. As someone who follows this space very closely, I have been sensing a noticeable shift toward a very action-oriented change in web3 and education.
People are able to engage in web3 in ways that align with their individual educational visions. And there are diverse learning opportunities becoming available. Are you a videography or visual artist? Check out Runway and start playing with their new tool called Gen-1. Are you a learning designer or school leader? Imagine ways to redesign the learning paradigm by building learning within the web3 ecosystem. Are you a female who has felt left out because of the male-centered crypto-culture of 2018-2022? Go to an all-female conference.
You can read about exactly these things in this week’s resources:
🎥 MIT talks about the emergence of AI-generated video
🏫 Web3 educator proposes web3-native learning
👸 Announcing a multi-day female-focused web3 conference event
2023: The Year of AI Video
Still from video generated from a 3D model input by Runway
The natural evolution from AI-generated text and images is to AI-generated video. This article from MIT Technology Review discusses Gen-1 which can transform existing videos into new ones. This platform, developed by generative AI startup Runway, is taking on new products from Meta and Google. TikTok and YouTube have shown the power that video can have on users. I will be watching how 2023 is shaped by this new AI technology for videos.
Image from Pikwizard
I share a lot about web3 education, but what about web3-native education? Educator Dogukan explores this idea in this Mirror post. His ideas are much more innovative than the routine explorations of credentials, evaluation, and assessment “on-chain.”
What he is proposing is real decentralized learning–co-learning, co-ownership, and collaborative governance. The implications of this model get to the heart of many of the pain points we encounter in our current structures. Primarily it can enable new organizational paradigms that reposition the roles of teachers and learners.
Women in Web3 Conference Event
Image by F3ST
Will you be in the Atlanta region from March 31st to April 2nd? Then you should take a look at this event which will be “transforming Ambient Film Studios in Atlanta, Georgia into 'Planet Her,' an intergalactic web3 world that runs on blockchain technology and is run by the matriarchy.”
You can check out a job fair, founder pitches, workshops, and more at this multi-day event. In addition, there is an innovative and interactive youth stage created for kids aged 7-17. Check out the video below for more:
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