This week we analyse three examples of web3 learning platforms, and map out the patterns and trends at the forefront of decentralised education.
Let's kick this series off with a critical look at the onboarding route for the web3 early adopters and crypto creators. This is a good place to start as it gives us an idea not only of where the "makers" are going to learn their craft, but the kinds of patterns and experiences that they will be taking with them as they build the next waves of consumer products. At Red Hat we used to say that "early platform becomes religion", a nod to the impact of the tools and culture that grow with an individual as they build a productive and rewarding career. We will look at consumer products and brand strategies in future issues, but for now let's jump right into a look at web3 onboarding and educational experiences facing the early users of this new technology space.
Rabbithole is a web3 learning platform that immerses the student in guided learning exercises that are broken into Skills and Quests. Completion of these units results in some form of reward, typically from the project partner sponsoring them. Previous Quests have earned the student Lido or Uniswap tokens, or whitelisting for things like a Lens Protocol handle, which may have some considerable value for aspiring users of those tools (and literal financial value).