The first iteration of the Digital Learning Asset Framework was the result of an international braintrust of 30 L&D professionals from various sectors and disciplines. We set a cohort, defined the timeline and the time commitments, then set the goals and deliverables. It was an experiment in open-source collaboration, and no one really knew where it would end up or if it would turn out. Lo and behold, it turned out!
Since the launch, we’ve continued to refine the messaging and make additional tools available. Now it’s time for the next iteration, and YOUR help is requested!
If you’d like to be part of the next cohort of L&D Professionals that are setting the voluntary standards and best practices for our industry, now is the time to speak up. Need more info about what you’re committing to? It’s pretty simple:
- 15 minutes/week of reading & responding to ONE email (communications will be curated by the Project Coordinator, no “reply to all” madness here)
- 30-60 minutes/month of group audio/video meetings on Zoom (optional, specific dates/times TBD based on participant timezones)
- 4 months of participation: June, July, August, and September. Once we close the doors on June 1st, no one else will join.
- Respect everyone’s privacy and property, and don’t spill the beans about what we’re making until it’s time.
- Of course this entire effort is free and the resulting work will again be shared under Creative Commons license. You will not own this, the world owns this.
Please fill out the form below if you want in.
As for what we’ll be working on this time, it will again be determined between the first and second meetings by those who are part of this collective. The Project Coordinator facilitates (but does not direct) these meetings, and curates (but does not dictate) all communications.
Some of the pain points of the version 1.0 of the Framework that are ripe for improvement include: finding a better name, providing increased language support, increasing scope, and better defining integrations with other standards/methodologies. What will we really end up working on? That remains to be seen. Get in and get heard!