Proposal “Dash-Academy“ (Closed)Back
|Title:||Dash Academy (DashAcademy.com)|
|Monthly amount:||41 DASH (1717 USD)|
|Completed payments:||no payments occurred yet (3 month remaining)|
|Payment start/end:||2018-02-17 / 2018-05-17 (added on 2018-02-09)|
|Final voting deadline:||in passed|
|Votes:||716 Yes / 277 No / 30 Abstain|
Here's our proposal for Dash Academy. We welcome any and all comments, suggestions and questions. Thanks!
Proposal Details: DashAcademy.com (repeat of this proposal content)
Sample Course: https://tinyurl.com/DashAcademy
Video Overview: https://vimeo.com/lawfirmelearning/review/253549591/4b2ad6528d
About Steve: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevegluckman/
Pre-Proposal Discussion: https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/pre-proposal-dash-academy-dashacademy-com.28471/
Dash Proposals in Detail Interview (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m68FfwtpVZM&t=469s
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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?
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There will be another big core budget request going through again this month. We need this to proposal to pass before that gets approved.
Steve is going to do a fantastic job on this training and when the DASH community see the quality of his work and the value it brings the other votes for future work will go through without an issue.
The courses are the proper length and designed to be very effective. They have obvious experience designing courses in this video format. Amanda can't do it all, let's take it to the next level. We are most of the way there already.
Voting easy YES.
With Evolution rolling out, various aspects to this academy may need updating as things progress.
Another major factor to consider is that these training materials will support the hundreds of other DASH projects because they can be hosted on these other websites. e.g. the DASH HELP Venezuela project they can host these courses on their site and since the Steve the project manager has agreed to release the IP rights to DASH along with the source files we can make changes and adaptations to this course work. Imagine that all of our projects can all be backed up with high quality training materials.
My own websites that have around 12.5 - 15 million unique visitors per year could also benefit from these courses. I could host them on my own website to help people learn about DASH. This all becomes possible once we have high quality training materials like this.
The best form of marketing is education. 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. Even with Evolution coming out much of the materials will still be relevant and we still have some way to go to Evolution full release.
We should be building a complete training and education resource centre like this project is offering. We can then link to these courses from all our promotional campaigns e.g. imagine in the DASH Caracas conferences we can say you can go through the self - paced interactive training courses free of charge. These courses can easily be translated into Spanish or any other language since the project Manager Steve is making all the source files available. This means we can create translations for all of this work.
Education comes first before marketing. If people don't know how to use our services or don't feel confident about using our services then they are NOT going to use DASH. This type high quality training not only educates new customers on what to do but also creates trust. No other cryptocurrency has this high quality interactive training.
I watched the interview with Steve (project leader) and Craig Mason. I highly recommend MNO watch that interview. Steve's company have a lot of experience in how to produce high quality interactive training for top brand names. They also have expertise in what it takes to design a training course which means we not only get high quality courses we also get all of Steve's expertise which we, the DASH community can call on at any time to help us create a course to have its maximum positive effect.
Here is the link to the interview:
In addition to this we will also learn what courses people are most interested in. This gives us invaluable information about potential problem areas that DASH has or it may also gives us information about what is of most interest to DASH users e.g. if we see a particular type of merchant type signing up for the "Learn how to accept DASH online" course we know we can focus on that area for marketing purposes.
The more I look into this project the more I can see how valuable it is for us. We can build these course libraries up over time and that means no matter what area about DASH someone wants to learn they can pickup a self paced INTERACTIVE course and learn at their own time. Most people simply will not spend dozens of hours online trying to find scrapes of information on their own. We need high quality training like this for DASH.
This is a fantastic opportunity for us DASH MNO. We need this high quality material.
Definite YES vote for me.
If you think back to Amanda B. Johnson's DASH school. How many of you MNO invested in DASH after watching Amanda's presentation? How many of you felt a sense of gratitude to Amanda for helping you understand the technology in a easy to use format? This training program series will create a similar type of trust and gratefulness to everyone watching this training. Helping people to answer their questions so they can make better decisions. Projects that promote education to better use DASH and answer people's questions in an interesting and interactive way is essential for DASH mass uptake. We still have a lot of unspent money in the budget for this month.
Quality materials cost money to hire quality staff. These training materials in this proposal are high quality - doesn't that fit with what DASH is all about - Quality? I vote we give this project a go. We have lots of money left in the budget, we need quality training so I think it is worth the investment as a trial to gauge how much benefit high quality interactive training can bring DASH.
This project is clearly of tremendous value to the DASH community and well thought out logical arguments have been presented on the ROI. The down voter with 20 votes knows that. Someone with that number of DASH MN has access to substantial means. Someone with substantial means in the crypto space that does not believe in this proposal? Someone with substantial means needs to be someone that is successful in business. If they are successful in business they are aware of the value of high quality education like this program is offering. Therefore why would someone who knows the value of education down vote a proposal with no constructive comments? What motivation would they have to do harm?
If the person is a competitor of DASH they share a common bond with us. A common set of values. Don't we want to work together to free the world of the corrupt banking system and give liberty and freedom to all? To give back to people the power to own their own money and therefore in charge of their own lives? Are we not all in the same boat trying to achieve that goal? Each cryptocurrency has its own value. Should we be spending our energy supporting each other or trying to beat each other down? Don't we want to create a World with freedom DASH, Monero, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin or any of these other wonderful innovative technologies.
There is plenty of room in this world for more than one crypto currency, just as there are hundreds of fiat currencies there is plenty of room in this space. Let us not think limited thoughts. One crypto over another. Each currency brings its own special value to this space. That is what makes the established, tried and tested cryptocurrencies all great achievements.
I would never purposely cause damage to any of my competition. I truly love our competition. They are all great people for having the courage to startup a cryptocurrency. People that stood up and decided to make a difference in this world. They got up and DID SOMETHING to changes this world for the better and that is to be commended.
I personally really appreciate my competitors. I also highly respect them. They are my inspiration to be better. They fill me with positive energy to grow and give the very best that I can. They fulfill niches that I cannot or even do not wish to fill and therefore help to support the market as a whole. They help me to reach my full potential in a very positive way. I would not be the person I am today without my competition. The better the competitor the better it is for me because it helps me grow, to be more creative and to spark my creativity to bring to life what I am here to do. That is to give the very best that I can to this world to the benefit of others.
Everyone one day will need to look back over their life and give a true assessment of our contribution to this World. Do we want to know we spent any of our time harming others? or would we rather feel the pride knowing that we spent all our energy, creativity and energy being the best we could be. I know what I would rather have.
All we can do is call on all MNO to assess this proposal for what it is offering and to read the constructive feedback from MNO and vote appropriately and honestly.
I hope the vote count shifts in favor of this project.
If you could find a way to provide the source files and the DASH community members are free to modify, edit, change, translate, and create derivative works then this is a project of even higher value. This content could be e.g. translated into Spanish and hosted on the DASH HELP VENEZUELA support website as an example. This would save DASH project time creating their own training materials, they would just need to adapt existing work such as this.
We could even raise budget proposals to have this content translated into many other languages. At the moment the DASH training materials are primarily in English and this will have to change if DASH wishes to be established as a truly global currency. In order to do that we need access to the source files.
One of the functions of DASH is a store of value for people's hard earned money. They need to feel confidence in the product. High quality training materials creates that confidence as opposed to a low cost budget Youtube DIY presentation. We need premium quality content like this to establish that confidence. Quality costs time, money and the right expertise. It is worth paying for if the quality is delivered and we have full access to all rights to the materials plus the source files.
We should perhaps start thinking more about how the different DASH projects can complement each other and how materials and services supplied in one project can be transferred and used in another project - provided that the license on the materials allows for this. This creates a powerful leveraging affect.
DASH could consider establishing a license agreement that will be used for all DASH funded created content to ensure that those materials are made available through a central repository e.g. GitHub for anyone to download and use and can be used by anyone for anyone.
Once quality content is made open source with the appropriate license agreement materials like this can be adapted for a multitude of different situations leading to a viral effect. What started out as some base course could become hundreds if not thousands of different derivatives which can be used in a wide variety of DASH promotional applications.
I would like to give my vote if you could first perhaps go some way to answering these questions:
What will be the license under which these materials will be released?
Will the source files be freely available on Github for anyone to download adapt, translate and distribute both for commercial and non commercial purposes without any obligations on part of the user of the materials other than ensuring certain quality standards are maintained.
If the DASH logo is present in the training there may be some license requirements in that respect on how these materials may be used? Fernando Gutierrez may know some of these answers.
I agree and believe it imperative that these resources (execuatables and source materials) be made available for use across the DASH ecosystem and community. To that end, we will provide DASH with full ownership, right, title, and interest in and to the developed elearning courses addressed under this proposal – including all executables, source files, graphic treatments and other similar assets. We will also grant a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, fully paid, royalty-free, worldwide license to reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, and use such resources, with the right to sublicense each and every such right.
To support and encourage reusability, we could break these learning resources down into even smaller reusable learning objects (RLOs) in future phases so that they can be more easily leveraged and merged into additional courses, marketing materials, and other similar products.
I would need to consult with the appropriate members of the Dash community to determine how best to make the above-referenced resources and assets available to interested parties. But, again, I agree that this is a critical component of this initiative.
Prior to any development leveraging the DASH logo or other related branding elements, a discussion with Fernando would definitely be of interest to make sure we are representing the brand correctly - and to ensure we are addressing licensing appropriately.
Happy to discuss more if you'd like. Hope to have your support.
Hopefully it works out as envisioned and we can add more courses in the future as planned. Voting yes for phase 1. Dash can afford this!
What will the license agreement for the materials you create using our funds? This is important to know how we can use the training materials and the source files used to create your training so that other DASH projects can adapt / modify/ change or create variations of your DASH training if required. How will this managed and who will be granted access to the source materials you create using DASH funds e.g. will your source files be made available for download for anyone within the DASH community to download and modify as they wish? If so how will these downloads be made available?
So, I am voting yes because you've already got a lot going for you (and us) here, but I think the focus and the primary content the user first reaches and has access to should be practical in nature, on how to use and integrate with the Dash ecosystem, and that more technical/background information should be secondary, and of course noting the new content that will have to be produced once Evolution and other future updates roll out.
Would the content be available in english and Chinese only?
Or is there plans for spanish?
Do you think English, Chinese and Korean are the best languages to start with in this initial phase?
Thanks for the question!