An online learning platform that leverages multiple technologies to allow students to learn how they learn best.
Studyum is an online learning platform that utilizes blockchain technology to secure user data and to give users control over what content is created on the platform. Studyum operates on the premise that not everyone learns the same way, and the platform will offer up to four teaching styles for each course so that each individual can learn at their maximum potential. Learning style, as well as course suggestions are completed via an AI that curates a unique profile for each user.
Initially the platform will based around sports training at a “World Championship” level with the aim to expand into other subjects, mainly those computer related, with a focus on re-skilling opportunities as more people’s jobs continue to be consumed by AI and automation. The platform is starting with sports training because The founder has won 2x international Karate Championships and has been training other in the sport for years.
The platform, supposedly, has an affiliation with National Olympic Committees (although it doesn’t say which ones) and this is stated to be one way in which they will garner more high quality teachers for the sports courses at the outset.
To access the platform a user must purchase STUD tokens, which are the platform’s token. The process of purchasing STUD tokens includes an “intuitive” KYC process that creates an “AI-Profile” for each user. In addition to this the user takes numerous “small tests” to determine their basic learning profile. This AI-profile will continue to learn about the user, and will suggest classes to them based on their predicted chance of success.
Learning Through Studyum
The four different learning styles defined by Studyum use a variety of technologies, including: AR, VR, machine learning, and AI; to create the user experience. Learning programs will be customizable and can contain theoretical knowledge, webinars, podcasts, training, videos, AR, and multiple other formats of information.
Students are rewarded with the platform’s token for achieving milestones and they can also receive NFTs for achieving goals. It is not clear if students receive one or the other but some of the rewardable achievements include:
- Beating a personal record
- Beating a community record
- Watching video content
- Achieving positive marks on exams
- Finishing a lesson
- Following a project
There is also a referral-rewards program where students will earn 1% of all tokens earned by every individual who signs up using their referral link. Chat rooms will exist for each course allowing student to connect, assist, and learn with one another.
Studyum will offer their platform as an API, allowing other educational companies to build their own VR courses on the platform.
Teaching Through Studyum
In order to create and teach a class on the platform prospective teachers -also called ‘content creators’- must stake STUD and can then propose their class. The exact quantity of tokens required for this is yet to be determine, and will be determined by the earliest users of the platform.
Once a teacher has staked and made a proposition for a class the proposition is then available for review by any user of the platform. During this time period users can challenge the proposed class. The reasons for challenging are mainly based on the necessity and suitability of the course for the platform and its users, as well the proposing teacher’s credentials. If a class is not challenged in this time period then the teacher has the green light to create it. If it is challenged then it is reviewed by the rest of the community and put to a community vote. If the class does not pass the voting process, with a simple majority vote being required to pass, then the user who raised the challenge is entitled to the teacher's staked tokens.
New content undergoes “algorithmic comparison” to ensure it’s up to scratch. Content creators receive rewards, in fiat and STUD tokens, and these content creators can also create unique NFT collectible cards for their students inside the platform. Furthermore, content creators can connect with advertisers to pitch or use their products. There will also advertising and commercials on the platform.
Studyum will use a private blockchain solution to store people’s data and financial transactions in a secure way. It is said that an individual’s data will be stored in their wallet, and inaccessible by the Studyum team or other users. It seems like this includes their AI profile.