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Who owns the Digital Learning Asset Framework?

Once people learn about The Digital Learning Asset Framework, two common questions tend to arise:

  1. Who owns it?
  2. How can it be used?

The answer is that it is owned in common by all, and can be used any way you like — with three simple limitations. 

The Digital Learning Asset Framework is made available under a Creative Commons license structure (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International). This is the same as is used by Khan Academy, Arduino, Open University, The Public Library of Science, and millions of others.

Under this license anyone is free to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material) the work, provided that they use appropriate attribution (such as a link back to this website) and don’t try to make money from selling it or derivations of it. This allows for rapid growth and evolution of the framework without the need for approvals or permissions. 

For more details on Creative Commons, see

If you have a great idea about how to iterate or extend the framework, please know that this is most welcome. Your creativity and your applications make the Digital Learning Asset Framework stronger!

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