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Introduction to
Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
Registration open until Sept 29, 2022
Level 1 (beginner) micro-credential 
1 month
Synchronous & asynchronous
English language
Course Dates
October 1 - October 31, 2022
Course Facilitator
Scott David Meyer
VP of Learning, Metacrafters
As the VP of Learning at Metacrafters and the founder of, Scott is working to bring web3 to the world. His weekly newsletter at provides insights on the intersection of web3 and education. He is the proud and busy father to four and is based in Fargo, ND – yes, like the movie.
Course Outcomes
This course breaks down concepts behind tokens and money, the financial system, and decentralized economies.

During this course, participants will:
• Define, understand, earn and trade a token
• Understand and execute a staking protocol
• Describe the structure of the financial system, debt, and concepts of money
• Identify sites and tools to use for DefI (custodial and non custodial)
• Evaluate a token
• Explain the concepts of gas, fees, Layer1 v Layer2
• Explain implications and use cases of DeFi

This course was built by educators, for education professionals.
Course Schedule
Live content sessions on Mondays at 10:00 am EST
Live flex sessions on Wednesdays at 10:00 am EST

If this schedule does not fit your needs, you may want to take this course asynchronously by watching the content session recordings and engaging live in Discord. Or, you may want to wait until we open new cohorts as our program grows and becomes more global.
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"Live sessions" are 60 minute synchronous sessions delivered on Zoom or in our Ed3verse environment by the facilitator. These sessions provide the bulk of content for the course. They are recorded for participants who wish to take the course entirely asynchronously.

"Live Flex Sessions" are 60 minute synchronous sessions delivered on Zoom or in our Ed3verse environment by the facilitator. These sessions are created in real time based on what the cohort needs and can vary from Q&A, to additional content, to feedback sessions. They are not recorded. 

"Hands-on Challenges" are 10-30 min asynchronous tasks that bring the content to life and enable participants to enter into the web3 ecosystem. Every task requires documentation in Discord, where cohort community members learn with each other on a daily basis. 

"Final Application Challenge" is a final assignment that requires participants to use the content from the course to create a plan for implementation in their professional or personal context. The plan is posted for cohort peers to provide feedback. 
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