Proposal “DASH-Academy-Interactive-Courses“ (Closed)Back

Title:DASH Academy: Self-paced Interactive Hosted Training for DASH Users and Merchants - Designed to benefit all DASH projects
Owner:Steve1047
Monthly amount: 41 DASH (6458 USD)
Completed payments: 3 totaling in 123 DASH (0 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2018-03-19 / 2018-06-16 (added on 2018-03-08)
Votes: 783 Yes / 82 No / 2 Abstain

Proposal description

DASH ACADEMY - High quality, self-paced interactive training courses for DASH users, customers and merchants. Training source files will be made available to the DASH community to adapt and use - adding value to all DASH projects. Exclusively for DASH. 

View a SAMPLE COURSE EXCERPT here: https://tinyurl.com/DashAcademy


(Click Show Full Description button below to see ROI, MNO testimonials and other proposal details)
Note: This proposal received enough votes to pass towards the end of voting  last month but the budget had been spent by the time it was approved. Please vote early!

ROI:
Other DASH projects have already stated that they would leverage our training materials across their own projects - leading to increased ROI for the DASH community.

- “The educational content from Dash Academy could add a lot of value to DASH and would be very helpful to other projects (like our Dash Help Venezuela).” –AlejandroE
- “Our team (Dash Aero) would really benefit from this proposal.” –DashRacer
- “I can definitely see us linking to DASH Academy courses directly from our Poker World videos.” –JonathanLevy

MNO Testimonials: Thanks to the many MNOs that are actively supporting this proposal and providing input...
- “By educating people, we will get more users and more merchants. If you consider this even just ONE new merchant signing up to start accepting DASH after seeing the training courses would be worth it. We should be investing heavily in training like this.” –DeepBlue
- “This is extremely helpful for our growing userbase and will be even more so after Evolution explodes.” –Arthyon
- “High quality, and is designed to be available in ‘Simplified Chinese, Japanese, French, Russian, Spanish and Korean, among others’.  The courses are the proper length and designed to be very
effective.” –SolarGuy
- “Badly needed... a true no brainer, professionally presented, well organized, and supported by the MNOs.” –viamontelane

About Steve: SteveGluckman.com

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Click here to view sample course (partial)

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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

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1 point,4 months ago
Hi All - We just released a Dash Academy course titled "Why DASH? A Merchant's Guide". Any feedback is appreciated.
http://learnvibe-workspace.com/temp/DashAcademy_002. Full Spanish version will launch this week as well.
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0 points,4 months ago
Dash Watch May 28th 2018 Report on
DASH Academy: Self-paced Interactive Hosted Training for DASH Users and Merchants - Designed to benefit all DASH projects by Steve1047
https://dashwatch.org/files/1527508978243.pdf
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0 points,5 months ago
Hi!
This is Matt from Dash Watch. While working on our cost data I noticed that you were paid in April for your previous proposal “Dash-Academy” running from March through May 2018 (https://www.dashcentral.org/p/DASH-Academy.) Did you notice that? It took me some time to figure this out because that proposal was not approved according to our data.

41 Dash was paid out in the April 3rd superblock to the address Xu6LGY3uYTY3c9tEayB7pJAfAWJff86BQJ https://explorer.dash.org/address/Xu6LGY3uYTY3c9tEayB7pJAfAWJff86BQJ
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0 points,4 months ago
Hi Matt. I don't recall seeing that, but I'll take a look...
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0 points,5 months ago
Do you have any plans to migrate away from youtube in the future?
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0 points,4 months ago
Hi Stone. Since these will be interactive elearning courses, we'll be hosting outside of YouTube. However, we do plan to post some "teaser" versions of each course on YouTube to drive traffic to the courses. Does that make sense? thanks
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0 points,5 months ago
Dash Watch April 23rd 2018 Report on
DASH Academy: Self-paced Interactive Hosted Training for DASH Users and Merchants - Designed to benefit all DASH projects by Steve1047
https://dashwatch.org/files/1524868504351.pdf
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0 points,6 months ago
Hi All – The DASH Academy team is currently considering what topics our next few on-demand courses (like this one: https://tinyurl.com/DashAcademy) should address. The general consensus seems to be that we should be addressing the Merchant audience first – discussing DASH’s many benefits and how merchants can go about accepting DASH.
Our questions for the DASH Community:
1. Do you agree that the Merchant audience is the highest priority for now?
2. What specific topics would you like to see us addressing with these interactive videos?
3. Is there anyone that you recommend we interview as an expert in these topics when building the content?
Thanks to those that have already provided input and helped us with our first on-demand course (which will roll-out for review soon). DASH Academy courses are designed to benefit the entire community. You input is critical to this process.
Thanks! Steve@DashAcademy.com
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0 points,5 months ago
1. Yes, I agree that they are, but the other component of that is customers. It's not enough to merely integrate Dash merchants if people aren't going to use Dash at their places of business, so it's important for Dash to emphasize its benefits not only to merchants but to their customers as well. Take for example the Alt36 project we're funding, not only do the merchants in the Cannabis industry need a solution like Dash due to the unique challenges they face, but it works way easier for their customers who--even in states where Cannabis is legal--might want a better, faster, safer, more private way of paying for goods and services. So while I realize marketing and the like are somewhat beyond the scope of your project, whatever you can do to encourage merchants to incentivize their customers to use Dash, the better.

2. A lot of the topics I would want to see covered are contingent on some projects that are still in flux (PoS Systems, Integrations, etc), but I would love to see a full walkthrough for merchants from blank slate to PoS integration to exchange integration so that merchants had a viable pathway to accept Dash but also easily convert it to fiat currency if their business model requires it.

3. There are a number of projects that are working on PoS solutions (Alt36, KuvaCash, AnyPay, etc), so they'd probably be people to talk to. People like @thedesertlynx who use Dash every day in their day-to-day life and interface with Dash-accepting PoS systems and merchants would also be worthwhile to consult too to get the other side of the counter's perspective on what prospective Dash customers need to know.
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0 points,4 months ago
Extremely helpful. Thanks Arthyron!
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0 points,6 months ago
voting YES on this again
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0 points,6 months ago
Voting Yes. Btw What happened to your previous proposal, it failed to pass?
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0 points,6 months ago
It passed, but the budget ran over so this didn't get funded.
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1 point,7 months ago
It passed and was not funded? Voted YES (again)!
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1 point,7 months ago
A good proposal. Voting yes.
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2 points,7 months ago
It passed last time. Let's get it passed AND funded. Production quality is excellent.

solarguy
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2 points,7 months ago
This proposal passed on the last budget with a clear number of votes but 2 huge core projects swallowed up the budget before this one went through.

MNO we need to vote early on this one.

We can leverage this interactive DASH training across all our other DASH projects. One of the common complaints from online merchants that want to accept DASH is they don't know how to get started. Steve, the lead on this project will research and create training on how to do this if his project goes through. That means we can get more merchants using DASH - isn't that what we want?

The DASH HELP Venezuela Team led by Alejandro has also stated he will translate the training into Spanish so we can leverage this out across all the DASH Venezuela projects, conferences and promotions. We need these training materials. MNO vote early. This project is too valuable for the entire DASH network and all the projects we are running.

YES Definitely

DeepBlue
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3 points,7 months ago
OMg the quality of these videos is mind-blowing , This is absolutely required for Dash , All the best guys
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3 points,7 months ago
Awesome stuff indeed , looking forward to working with you guys on integrating this to getfreedash giveaways , easy yes vote guys
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-1 point,7 months ago
No offence, but I honestly want to know why we would do this before Evolution is out? Will you update it (on your dime) when Evolution comes out? Thanks for info, I honestly don't mean to be blunt, I just know I sound that way all the time (ducks)
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1 point,7 months ago
Great question. There is so much to cover - pre-Evolution and even more once it is out . This initial phase will help to get everything in place (not just the courses, but the associated platform, the channels, etc.) so that we are rolling and ready to quickly address all that Evolution will bring to DASH. Thanks for the question.
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1 point,7 months ago
I agree with the others. Easy yes. I really like the interview style video explaining the proposal too.
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1 point,7 months ago
Yes from me.
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2 points,7 months ago
Yes. A big part of increasing adoption is decreasing the learning curve. No brainer!
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3 points,7 months ago
This should have passed last cycle, and it's inexcusable if it doesn't pass this cycle. This is very reasonably priced, very clear value to the network on its own, and limitless reuse value in terms of other projects. No other cryptocurrency has this, and with clear, professional, thorough, and attractive educational materials like this, we could create a whole slew of new users (and better, more active extant users) for years to come. Steve has already commented before on his willingness to continue producing content in future proposals for future versions of Dash and Evolution. I, for one, would like him and his company to be a part of the Dash Ecosystem going forward. If we want mass adoption, this is the kind of thing we need to reach people who aren't specifically techies.
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2 points,7 months ago
Yes again!
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2 points,7 months ago
Yes, of course
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5 points,7 months ago
Easy yes since this would have passed last month if there where sufficient funds.
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0 points,7 months ago
Thanks @thesingleton.
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2 points,7 months ago
Yes.

Great stuff.
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4 points,7 months ago
The reason I invested in DASH was due to Amanda B. Johnson's DASH school series. For the first time I could understand what crypto was about. Quality education is important for uptake of DASH and Amanda proved that to me. What I needed was something like this training when I was starting out, it would have saved me a lot of trouble and I would have felt confident much earlier on buying DASH. This team are making the source course files open and available for the DASH community projects to adapt into their own projects which means we can leverage this training on many other projects. This is going to lead to a much greater ROI e.g. DASH HELP Venezuela team have already said they want to translate this training into Spanish and host them on their DashHelpMe.org website. If we have this training they would be able to do this with very little effort since the work designing and building the courses has been done. There will also be other projects in other languages that would also benefit from translating these courses. By translating to Spanish we can leverage the training to the entire speaking Spanish world, Venezuela and Columbia and Mexico being at the top of the list but there are other Spanish speaking countries that would also benefit. After all the DASH Caracas events there could be a link to the training in Spanish to help people who attended the conferences learn how to get started with DASH. When we consider the price of this job we need to also consider how much we can leverage this training across all our other projects.

I went to their website to checkout the team on this proposal and they are specialists in creating high quality training. This gives us confidence we can expect a high quality product. I saw some big brand names they had done work with which was reassuring. High quality training will transfer trust to anyone new to DASH, particularly merchants who don't know how to start accepting DASH as a payment method. Merchants also want to feel confident there is professional support behind the DASH product which it looks like this training will provide. This type of training will give the message that DASH is not just about the technology we are also about customer care.

People can only use what they understand. No other crypto has this high level quality training and it will make DASH stand out from the rest.

Absolutely YES

DEEPBLUE
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3 points,7 months ago
Educational proposals should be one of the priorities for Dash, we need to teach people. The educational content this proposal will add a lot of value since they can be translated and share to many communities around the globe (e.g.. we will do this at our website and social media - Dash Help Venezuela)

Marketing will atrack people, education will stick them to Dash!

Best of luck Steve.

Alejandro
Dash Help Venezuela
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