FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Space Explorers Academy?
Space Explorers Academy's mission is to demonstrate & direct how emerging technologies transform life as we know it. We believe that by studying space technology & better understanding our place in the universe we can be more equipped to take actions to create a sustainable & inclusive future for life on earth and beyond. Additionally, we are building a community of people committed to improving themselves, their relationships with people of differing viewpoints and their impact on the planet in more sustainable ways.
What kind of things will I learn?
With increased connectivity and technological progress, our planetary systems are undergoing major disruptions across many industries and government systems. As the division among peoples seemingly increases, many are feeling overwhelmed and hopeless that the situation can improve. Our courses will guide you through a multi-disciplinary exploration to demystify some of the space-related technologies in use today and potentials for the future with an emphasis on creating opportunities to expand the boundaries of human potential.
What benefit is there for me to take courses?
Through practicing and studying new forms of communication tools and respectful approaches, we can identify our common goals and strengths and amplify real strategies to improve ourselves and subsequently the world around us in sustainable ways. You will have the opportunity to learn about emerging technologies through curated courses developed with inclusion and compassion at the forefront. We will explore space-related research and some of the technologies that are supporting that endeavour and how these ideas and tools can be implemented to improve life on earth. Additionally, our courses are being hosted on CanopyLAB AI powered learning platform which has a great selection of courses developed by their amazing network of partners, who are pioneering NGOs, museums and student organizations.
Do you push any particular country's agenda or political perspective?
Our instructional designers aim to develop the courses with an impartial, non-partisan messaging that can be understood by a wide variety of people. We believe by providing a factual, research-based approach to the advances in these fields we can better inform our audience as well as reduce misunderstanding and any resultant disinformation that can surround emerging technologies and the space sector. Ultimately we wish to provide reliable information with which can be applied in the lives of those who are involved in designing the future and a safe environment to grow and learn.
Will learning about these topics go against my spiritual or religious beliefs?
In order to be as inclusive as possible, the courses are designed to explore the topics from a humanistic approach and uses language that can be understood regardless of your educational or religious upbringing. People who are religious can benefit from practical and compassionate strategies to humanity's challenges and shared dreams. We hope that what is presented can benefit anyone who joins the community with an open heart and an open mind.
How many courses are there? And how long will it take to complete?
We have 4 courses available (and 2 under development) that will provide a general overview to get the community up to speed with some of the mindsets and the advancements happening within emerging technologies and space exploration research and development. Each course is self-paced and broken down into 6 units with a selection of videos, supplementary materials, reflection questions and learning activities to promote mastery of the lessons.
Who are the courses for?
The content in this course is selected to be informative, direct and accessible across ages and prior educational levels. We know that there is a lot of content available vying for our attention and some of it with heavy bias which then precludes progress and action being taken that can benefit all peoples. We believe in covering concept and transformational topics as simply as possible and providing support and encouragement for our audience to further develop their individual interests or form working groups. In our initial offerings, we aspire to present our material to a general audience including but not limited to: college students, politicians and policymakers, corporate and industry, underemployed and underserved, people with a tech background and those just wanting to learn more.
How is this different than having conversations on other social media networks?
Our courses are broken down into more digestible segments that introduce relevant material to address some of the challenges and opportunities humanity faces in this exponential era and are specially tailored for people wanting to get caught up in the advancements in emerging technologies but also have a safe place to learn and grow. Sometimes on the large platforms, newcomers or those who prefer a less noisy environment to learn can get intimidated, overwhelmed or bullied and is not always conducive to relevant dialogue surrounding these concepts. The activities at the end of each unit form the basis to prompt discussions, build relationships surrounding the content and foster ideas that can actively improve integrating the topics into our lives and work. Our main goal in choosing to build on the CanopyLAB platform is to minimize attacks and trolling for people trying to better understand these important topics which can discourage further inquiry and participation among sections of the population who may have been unfamiliar with these ideas (or have been misled surrounding them). We hope that the content learned can help you evolve across all aspects of your digital, personal and professional life and can help bridge misunderstandings and build a stronger community regardless of where you are starting from.
Do I have to invest money or order from the links to participate in the courses?
No, all links provided are included for educational purposes only as case-studies or examples. There may are some activities that encourage you to try out free memberships and services but participation is completely optional. If you have the means to do so and you do decide to spend money on something demonstrated in our courses our aim is to present companies that are in alignment with our mission.
Are you being paid to promote certain products or services? Who runs the courses?
Space Explorers Academy is a non-profit organization based in Edmonton, Canada and the research and development to date has been self-funded, however, we are reviewing different options for sponsorship and partnerships to further evolve the vision and offerings of the organization and build an ecosystem to support creators and contributors. Additionally, we have a small amount of merchandise available to fund our growth, especially during the Early Access phase. The courses are being developed by creative director Roxanne Shewchuk who has over 10 years of experience in digital media, instructional design, and communications in partnership with the supportive team at CanopyLAB.
Disclosure of additional partnership and sponsorship arrangements will be made as the information becomes available. Independent of the organization, Roxanne holds shares in $TSLA.
How can I be involved?
We are always interested to meet people who are in alignment with our dream of a more sustainable, inclusive world. The best way to make that happen is to come together and share ideas and build solutions in a safe and supportive environment. It is difficult to learn if we are not free to ask questions and make mistakes and in return, we ask for those in the community to be open to learning new perspectives to strengthen our collective efforts to meet the global goals. We all are coming from different places but though the courses we identify common challenges and develop a language to better work together to solve them. When you sign up you can get access to the free courses and also meet interesting people from around the world studying these topics with you through the social learning aspect. Also, follow our development by subscribing to our various social media pages.