Singapore-based online learning platform, Nas Academy partners with Invisible College to teach people everything they need to know about Web3.
The collaboration will leverage NFT collections to unlock the world’s first set of courses. Initially, courses worth over $2,000 will be offered, covering topics such as NFT investing, community building, video editing, and crypto fundamentals.
The alliance also aims to create a platform for crypto content creators to monetize their knowledge, giving them the tools to create their own courses and academies that fans can attend online.
Nas Academy and Invisible College say Web3 offers the opportunity for a radical new educational paradigm. The term, synonymous with metaverse, covers a broad spectrum of online applications that do not depend on a central authority to maintain them.
The most intriguing part of this partnership is its use of NFTs as a form of tuition credit. Concretely, Invisible College members holding a Decentralien NFT will be able to unlock more than 18 web3 and creator courses on Nas Academy for free.
In practice, this means that students will need to purchase one of the college’s NFTs in order to access a growing library that features courses from some of the world’s biggest creators and investors, including Zeneca, Nuseir Yassin, and Ben Yu.
A major benefit of this learning model is that students will be able to sell Decentralians – a collection of otherworldly characters represented as NFTs on the Solana network – when they complete the courses. This makes the tuition fees they pay as an admission pass to the Nas Academy course package an investment they can recoup.
Invisible College will also work with Nas Academy to onboard leading Web3 instructors to teach courses on the platform. This effort aims to provide a sufficient volume of high-quality lessons to ensure that NFTs become a valued product.
Commenting on the news, Nuseir Yassin, CEO of Nas Academy, said: “Web3 is more than just an interesting course topic. We believe NFTs can reinvent the way students consume online education and allow people to own a part of the Internet. This is why we wanted to partner with a visionary community in the form of Invisible College. We’re excited to work together to help educate and attract the next wave of users to Web3.
“Lately, there has been a lot of debate about Web3 use cases. In our opinion, combining a high-quality course catalog with an NFT collection is a fundamentally new way to empower students to take ownership of their education. And we could never have achieved this without web3 technology,” added Nick deWilde, co-founder of Invisible College.