When talking about OnBoard related things it’s hard to not mix up terms, which in turn may lead to us not having the same conversation. This document aims to clarify what the most important terms in this project mean, so we all have a clear understanding of what means what and we can use them appropriately in our discussions.

Student

Someone who has interacted at least once with any OnBoard course. If someone signals interest in taking a course but hasn’t actually taken it yet, it’s a possible future student.

Mentor

Someone who has volunteered to help our students with questions about Bankless, crypto or OnBoard. We have yet to decide how and where a mentor should interact with our students.

Course

A course is the most basic learning lego that handles 1 high level subject such as web3 wallets and always has a POAP attached to it as a reward after completion that serves as proof of finishing a certain course.

Module

A course could be subdivided into modules that are smaller learning legos that handle a more specific subject within the context of the course such as Types of non-custodial wallets. It may not always have a POAP reward attached to it, but it may incur other simpler rewards such as XP points.

Note: we’re actually still in debate whether we should or should not use modules or how to present them to the student. We should, however, use them ourselves when constructing our courses to get a better overview of what learning legos the course contains. I’ll write a document about this debate soon to summarise the discussion and provide possible paths we could take.

Content Bullet Point (CBP)

A content bullet point (CBP) is 1 piece of information or 1 very specific learning goal that we want to transfer from point A (us) to B (the student). This could be something as “A 📢public key is your address, since it gives other users a point of access to send tokens to your 🧧wallet.” A CBP can be presented in 1 or multiple slides. Presenting a CBP across multiple slides may be the case if we want to present it in text form and later also inside a video or illustration to further clarify that point.

Slide

A slide is a slide as we know it from presentations. It will present some information to the student in whatever form we seem fit, such as text, an illustration or a video. A course or module will consist of multiple slides, each having its own purpose of teaching the student something specific. A slide can contain 1 or multiple CBPs.

Quest

A quest is part of a course and is learning through experience where the taught subject matter will be put to the test in an interactive way. A course should always contain at least 1 quest, but could contain more than 1 quest.

Quiz

A quiz is part of a course and tests the student's knowledge of the most important concepts of the course that are hard to test or not testable through a quest. These will be multiple choice or multiple select questions at first and may be extended with other type of questions later on if needed.