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What is lernOS?

lernOS is an operating system for livelong learning and learning organizations. It can be used by individuals, teams, and organizations. lernOS fosters the right mindset, trains the right skills and provides the right tools for the digital connected knowledge society of the 21st century.

lernos in Esperanto is the future tense of the verb "to learn" (mi lernos: I will learn, ni lernos: WE will learn). The uppercase "OS" stands for "operating system" like iOS, MacOS and CentOS. Simply put lernOS is a framework to unleash the potential learning for individuals, teams and organizations (profit and non-profit).

The core of lernOS is based on principles from Personal Knowledge Management, Getting Things Done, Objective Key Results, Working Out Loud, and Scrum. If you practice one of these methods separately you can use the lernOS Canvas for visual documentation, storytelling, and to expand your approach over time.

Use lernOS

You find everything to use lernOS at lernos.org.

Contribute to lernOS

  1. Use lernOS to get an idea of what it can do for you, for your network, and for your organization
  2. Spread the word in social networks like twitter or linkedin using hashtag #lernOS
  3. Contribute your feedback and ideas for further development at https://lernos.fider.io

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lernOS is provided as free cultural work under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY). Following the Open Definition you can freely access, use, modify, and share it for any purpose (private/business, commercial/non-commercial).

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the current state of lernOS?

lernOS is in alpha state and under heavy construction. Structure and content might change frequently. The version 1.0 "Base" of the lernOS guide will be released at 2018-09-17. From then onwards lernOS will be perpetual beta and grow with its users over time.

Can I use and modify lernOS?

Yes. You can and we want you to do it! That's why lernOS is released under a creative commons CC BY 4.0 license and follows the principles of the open definition. You can download, use, and modify it. You can use it in private and business contexts. You can create products and services with lernOS and provide support, training, coaching and professional services. You can also call yourself a lernOS coach, mentor, guide, trainer, circle facilitator etc.

Can I use the lernOS content to practice Working Out Loud?

Yes. You can use the lernOS Canvas to document results from working with the WOL Guide. You can also use the exercises in the lernOS Guide as an alternative to the WOL exercises. There is one alternative for each WOL exercise, e.g.

WOL exercise lernOS exercise
What brought you here? Why are you here?
Your goal for the next 12 weeks My objective(s) for the next 12 weeks
Create your first relationship list People related to your objective(s)
Intimacy levels Strong or weak ties?
Make your first contributions Your first sharing experience
Pay yourself first An appointment with yourself
... ...

Can I read the lernOS Guide on an ebook reader like the kindle?

Yes. You have to get the email adress of your kindle in the preferences. Then download the Microsoft Word version an send it as an email attachement to your kindle.

How can I contribute?

There is no formalized way to contribute yet (e.g. become part of the development team). You can give feedback on twitter (#lernOS) or file an issue here on github. There will be more options in the near future.