The LEARNDAC community understands that like everything else in life, the acceptability of age-appropriate education levels varies amongst cultures. What is an acceptable education for a minor in North America is not the same in the Middle East or South East Asia. Therefore, a centralized rating system for educational content, programs, and services would not be appropriate. Hense, LEARNDAC uses a random, geographically selected group of teachers, to review and rate Education Service Providers (ESP), and their offerings.
These reviews and ratings adhere to the norms of the culture and geographic region that the teachers represent. Since these are credentialed teachers that are onboarded by their peers, we have a high degree of trust that these teachers will act in the best interest of their students and the local community when deciding content ratings. The LEARNDAC-published LEARN catalog of ESP’s and their content, (such as online/offline courses), are all reviewed and rated by credentialed teachers in each geographic region.
For example, teachers in America are randomly selected to rate and review the ESPs that want to offer their content, courses, training, and programs to American students. The American teachers will perform these reviews and ratings of the materials using the LEARN app and website portal. Rated and reviewed ESPs are listed in the LEARN catalog. If the same ESPs want to offer their services to South East Asian regions, teachers from that areas will perform their review and rating of the materials, which enables students access to the appropriate contents that conform to the norms of their region. However, a parent or guardian may choose to allow their children to access content based on a different geographic rating, or use multiple rating sources to make their children’s educational experience more customized.
By using the multiple-signature (multisig) EOS accounting system, each minor account can be controlled by one or more parent or guardian accounts. Parents or guardians can set thresholds for:
- A maximum amount of LEARN token transactions that a child can perform without their signature
- A minimum level of reputation that an ESP must have for receiving transactions from a child account
Parents or guardians can also delegate signature requirements (aka review of a pending transaction) to a third party such as a teacher, or a review service provider. Also, parents or guardians can set up weight levels so that any of the parents, guardians, or teachers, can approve a transaction above the thresholds. This makes it so that the learning opportunity is not delayed by multiple people being busy with their own lives.