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A global network and vision to connect all humans on earth to education and economic opportunity.

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If you share our mission, after reading the Guiding Principles, please join us and take the first step by filling out the commitment form. We will be in touch about group  announcements, next steps, and virtual gatherings. The IoE is all of ours, join the alliance.


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For the next 3 months, everyone is invited to join an open online debate about the IoE principles. In November, we will publish the Internet of Education (IoE) Version 1.0 Principles and open the signatory. The IoE is all of ours, help us govern and form consensus.


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With a network of initiatives as complex as the internet, we need help telling the story.  Help us crowdsource real life IoE stories and ideas for how the IoE will make real people's lives better. We will publish the best in a use case compilation for cities, states, and nations.


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The IoE Hub is an ed 3.0 Co-Lab in a box. We’re thrilled to finally invite you to the IoE Hub. Through collaboration & iteration, we hope to connect & unify this ever-broadening Internet of Education ecosystem to support each and every stakeholder.

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A Future Vision

Internet of Education Preamble

A Collaborative Idea

The Internet of Education (IoE) is not an organization, but a future vision where every human on earth has access to quality education and economic opportunities. It is an idea with room for many voices, researchers, agencies, organizations, and companies. It will require innovation, experimentation, and getting things wrong while always iterating toward what’s right.

A Decentralized Community

The Internet of Education encourages debate and critical discourse from a variety of perspectives because global education is just as diverse as its people. The Internet of Education is not fully owned or controlled by any one person, central guardian, group, or faction of groups. Anyone can be an IoE steward by committing to and following the guiding principles.

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The IoE Guiding Principles

These principles are not final, but rather the culmination of critical and ongoing conversations across a global community of practice. Use the comment icons below to debate and discuss these principles.

Guiding Principles
Guiding Principles


One Open Internet
One Open IoE

There is only one open IoE. We will work together to protect and connect all network nodes and ensure the IoE equitably benefits humanity.


Distributed Governance

Like the vision for the Internet, we will ensure that no one organization asserts more control than is needed to enable shared advancement and interoperability between all IoE network nodes.


Effective Collaboration

We will empower all stewards of the IoE to make prompt, precise, and mutually beneficial decisions in order to advance the shared mission, principles, and protocols of the IoE.


Open Standards

We will develop, promote, publish and/or adopt, without restriction, technical and academic standards that align to the practices and principles outlined by OpenStand.


Open Participation

We will ensure that any individual, group, or organization can access and participate at no cost. The only requirement will be to pledge commitment to these guiding principles.


Proportional Influence

We will ensure that the relative influence in resolving any contested decisions be proportional to the number and diversity of learners representing the nodes of the active IoE network.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We will advocate for and support historically marginalized groups, address individual and cultural bias, and work to dissolve structural barriers through civil discourse and the creative and humane use of technology.


Data Dignity

We will develop, adopt, and promote technologies and data practices that place people over profits so the IoE becomes a public good that puts humans and their data first.


Agency & Access Control

We will ensure that all learner records are accessible and/or controlled by the individual (or their guardian) and that all identity systems are transparent and aim to preserve privacy and data agency.


Lifelong Learning

We will recognize and support ALL educational experiences that result in positive human development and acknowledge that learning begins at birth and continues throughout the lifetime of everyone on earth.

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Publishing these principles will stand not as prescriptive but as the beginning of a dialogue and debate to help influence and shape version two.

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The Internet of Education Hub

The IoE App offers a full range of community tools for your co-lab or network. Collaborate within group and community networks to localize your own Co-Lab and Internet of Education in a safe and trusted online environment.

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Research & Productivity

The IoE Hub

The IoE Hub comes packed with research for anyone involved in the future of education and work. Join pilot communities, engage with shared services, and share research. The IoE Hub community features allow you to form group chats, share content , crowdsource solutions for problems, and keep your pulse on all things IoE .

Open Process

Throughout the evolution of the Internet of Education, everyone is invited to share their perspective and join the open debate. With the Internet of Education (IoE) Version 1.0 Principles finalized, we turn our focus towards ecosystem governance.

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Road to Governance


Checkpoint 2


Checkpoint 3

  • Official IoE Committee
  • The IoE Network Launches

Nov 2020

Checkpoint 2

  • IoE Principles Signatory V2.0
  • Open  Governance Debate