Open-Source Learning is the philosophy of education for the Information Age.

Open-Source Learning is:

  • Learner-owned
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Local, global, and digital
  • Reflective of each learning community


How do I OSL-ify my community?

Introduce Open-Source Learning concepts and practices and get your students up and running on Day 1.


I want to improve my OSL skills.

Select the deep Open-Source Learning practices the amplify and accelerate your learning network’s performance.


I’m ready to freestyle my OSL approach.

Your stakeholders bought in and your learners are ready to rock. Launch a fully interdependent Open-Source Learning network.

The Open-Source Learning roadmap

It’s better together. Join the community.

Members will receive:

  • Access to OSL training and guides
  • Connections to colleagues
  • Funding opportunities

Open-Source Learning stories

Melissa looked at Yosemite and saw sustainability.

Melissa coordinated with a Yosemite education nonprofit and brought 40 colleagues and family to the High Sierra for an unforgettable learning experience.

Chris wanted to learn about a new technology.

Chris used OSL to curate his learning journey online and now leads outreach for a protocol that uses NFTs to unlock online community membership.

Matt always dreamt of learning to fly airplanes.

Matt connected with a pilot and used Open-Source Learning principles and practices to get (way) off the ground.

See how Open-Source Learning works with…

  • Project-based learning
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Reggio Emilia
  • Micro-learning
  • Student-centered learning
  • Integrated studies
  • Design thinking
  • Montessori
  • AI-based learning
  • Progressive education
  • Flipped classroom
  • Entrepreneurship education
  • Waldorf

OSL Certification

Demonstrate your skill in launching, facilitating, and curating your own Open-Source Learning Network. Join the community and get certified as an OSL Lead Learner or Steward.

2022 OSL Awards

You deserve to celebrate – and get paid! Join the community to share your wins and apply for the 2022 OSL Awards.

2022 OSL Grants

Are you launching a new program? Conducting research on the monster data sets your OSL networks create? Join the community and apply for a 2022 OSL Grant.