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Hint: Find German information about lernOS at https://cogneon.de/lernos.

lernOS is a self-management method for people living and working in the 21st century. To be successful you have to learn, organize, and develop yourself on an ongoing basis. No matter if you are a teenager, a student, a subject matter expert, or a manager. lernOS integrates elements from methods like Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) Objectives & Key Results (OKR), Getting Things Done (GTD), Working Out Loud (WOL), and Scrum in an integrated approach.

You can use lernOS on your own. But it’s better to find 3-4 other people and become a peer support group called a lernOS Circle. The Circle meets for 13 weeks in a meeting called lernOS Weekly (15-60 Minutes each). The 13 weeks are called a lernOS Sprint. Week 0 is for sprint planning and weeks 1-12 for running the lernOS working & learning programme. This way four sprints per year build the basic framework for your livelong learning process.

Download the lernOS Guide and additional material below and get started now! If you need support to find circle members you can ask your friends and network or use the free Circlefinder App. If you have any further questions you can use the lernOS category on our community platform CONNECT or write with the hashtag #lernOS on Twitter. If you want to have an easy chat function for your circle you can use the personal messaging function on CONNECT and start a group chat.

The adoption of lernOS is a matter of months or years not hours or days. So Keep Calm & Learn On! @simondueckert

lernOS Guides

The lernOS content can be downloaded in different formats and languages. All the content including sources of images can be found in the lernOS github repositories.

lernOS Events

The lernOS Webcast (lOScast) is a regular open webcast with information about lernOS. Normally half of the webcast is input and the other half is discussion. You find planned webcasts and recordings from former webcasts below.

lernOS FAQ

Where do I find the PDF, WORD, HTML etc. files?

Download the ZIP-File and extract it on your computer. In the folder with the guide you’ll find subfolders for the available language versions (en, de etc.) with the files in it.

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

Yes. You have to get the email adress of your kindle in the preferences. Then send the mobi version to that email adress and the guide will appear on your kindle device or app. Other devices might need the epub version. Check the documentation of your device.

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.


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