This is the official site of open source learning. On the official blog, we post articles regarding various usages and use cases of www.opensourcelearning.org, new ideas, and updates. We are all self-learners. Make self-learning easier! With the help of internet, we can make learning in real life available to everyone! Open source learning, the name has three meanings:
- Our mission is to open up the source of learning. So what is the source of learning? Here at OSL, we think is Significant Experiences, which are triggered when the learner interacts with various things in life or does various activities. We want people to not only share the result of learning, which they write up as static articles or books, but also share the source of that learning, which are the significant experiences they gained in the process of learning. We believe the digitization of knowledge and learning processes is vital for us to truly tap into the potential of internet to bring about future learning, and the key of that digitization lies in the digitization of Significant Experiences.
- We want everyday life and work be your source of learning. We think learning should not be separate from your daily life. Actually, it never did. By capturing your daily significant experiences from various activities and share with others, we help you achieve that goal. Yes, naturally learning should be driven by curiosity. People should learn while playing. Together, let’s make the so called “informal learning” FORMAL!
- This is an open source effort. Our research and software are all open source. We share them with the public, and you are free to use them. You are also invited to join the effort together. We strongly believe that a great variety of learning software will come from open source community. Here we strive to build a few of them, hopefully the most vital ones. But it can only be a few. There will be many organizations to start building various open source learning software. As software is the construct of our modern society, by building learning software together in the open source way, we are building the social construct of tomorrow. In this sense, open source learning is a call to the open source software community: together let’s make self-learning easier!
With software and internet technologies, we intend to bridge the gap between the long outdated industrial era education system and tomorrow’s learning, in which learning is not separated from everyday life and it is driven by curiosity. Contact: sys#opensourcelearning.org Please change # to @