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

Title:DASH Academy: Self-paced Interactive Hosted Training for DASH Users and Merchants - Designed to benefit all DASH projects
Monthly amount: 41 DASH (14384 USD)
Completed payments: no payments occurred yet (3 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2018-03-19 / 2018-06-16 (added on 2018-03-08)
Final voting deadline: in 12 days
Votes: 234 Yes / 23 No / 1 Abstain
Will be funded: No. This proposal needs additional 265 Yes votes to become funded.
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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

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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!

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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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

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0 points,19 hours ago
It passed and was not funded? Voted YES (again)!
0 points,3 days ago
A good proposal. Voting yes.
1 point,3 days ago
It passed last time. Let's get it passed AND funded. Production quality is excellent.

1 point,3 days 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

2 points,5 days ago
OMg the quality of these videos is mind-blowing , This is absolutely required for Dash , All the best guys
2 points,5 days ago
Awesome stuff indeed , looking forward to working with you guys on integrating this to getfreedash giveaways , easy yes vote guys
0 points,5 days 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)
0 points,4 days 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.
1 point,8 days ago
I agree with the others. Easy yes. I really like the interview style video explaining the proposal too.
1 point,9 days ago
Yes from me.
2 points,9 days ago
Yes. A big part of increasing adoption is decreasing the learning curve. No brainer!
2 points,9 days ago
Yes again!
2 points,9 days ago
Yes, of course
2 points,9 days ago

Great stuff.
2 points,9 days 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.
4 points,9 days ago
Easy yes since this would have passed last month if there where sufficient funds.
0 points,9 days ago
Thanks @thesingleton.
3 points,9 days 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

2 points,9 days 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.

Dash Help Venezuela