RSD Course Contributors
We are inviting academics, researchers, education institutions, visionaries & change makers to help us build the Regenerative Systems Design Course. The RSD Course has the potential to positively change the future of humanity and to simultaneously help save our planet from ecosystem collapse.
We will be reciprocating by referring RSD Course students to the content contributors websites, courses, books, videos, YouTube Channels, Twitter accounts, etc. The returns from referrals will far outweigh the time (cost) of contribution.
We will be giving away 50% of all course memberships to less well off volunteers free of charge. Why? Less well off volunteers that are working on ecosystem restoration projects deserve to get the RSD Course for free. Furthermore, even $500 is way to much for a person in LDC countries to afford. This is what course content contributors will be contributing towards.
The first modules of the pre-alpha version of the RSD Course are already live. The reason for making the pre-alpha version live is that we are actively engaging with our ‘early adopter’ crowdfunding students and contributors so that we can build the best course possible. The completed alpha versions of the entire course will be live from the 1st March 2024.
The beta versions will hopefully be released by 1st August 2024. The ‘completed & refined’ release of the RSD Course (English) should be available at the end of 2024. The course will then be translated into other languages — around 10 languages at first, and then more according to demand.
A basic outline of the RSD Course development, admin & finances is presented in the following sections.
The Course Contribution Process
We are currently recruiting the first batch of suitable contributors via their Twitter profiles. The initial discussions and negotiations will be conducted via Twitter’s Direct Message (DM) system.
When we have reached around 100 contributors we will be using Loomio to project manage the course. All contributors will be invited to participate.
Viral Marketing via Twitter
We are building a team of influencers that are willing to Repost (Retweet) RSD Course Posts (Tweets) in exchange for 1 x course voucher (100% off) for every 1,000 views of a Repost within a one week window. Contributors can also participate. Vouchers may be sold at any price or given away to worthy recipients.
Content Ownership & Reciprocity
- Contributors own their content forever!!!
- Contributors are compensated for providing content by free referrals (PR) and / or kudos.
- Furthermore, the books, channels, movies, documentaries, courses, organisations, websites, etc. of contributors are all actively promoted.
Regenerative Systems & Fee Allocations
The initial funds from 20,000 students will be used in the managing the development of the RSD Course and includes all hosting & software, staffing costs, etc. The fees will also cover the management of the first 20,000 students and this arrangement will last until the end of the beta phase.
All international income beyond the first 10,000 students will go to relevant NPOs, Education Trusts, etc. to fund scholarships. Details to follow soon.
All the income from South African members will be paid to the Regenerative Systems in perpetuity, however long that may be! This will cover hosting and site management, etc. and the management of the South African chapter of the RSD Course.