The OpenLearning User Group 2021
Our users of the OpenLearning platform have grown exponentially in the past 12-18 months, and even though we have a fairly active community as part of our help and support portal, a number of you have reached out to us to offer a more structured user group. Generally, user groups are where professionals with a specific skill set, meet to discuss new innovations in their respective professional field, disseminate information they’ve learned, and have a good time with like-minded people. As you're all aware, OpenLearning by design and philosophy is a very social learning experience, and an active, social, collaborative user group is a natural extension of who we and our users are. This user group is separate from the OpenCreds Consortium which you've probably heard about as well.
We are planning to schedule 4 user group sessions over the coming year, approximately 2 hours each in duration, one meeting a quarter. You've told us this is about right with everything else we all have on our plate, and once this group begins to mature, then there is no reason that the community site can support a continuous dialogue of issues, debate and discussion about your use of the OpenLearning platform.
Upcoming User Group Meeting
We are looking to schedule the first of these user group meetings on Wednesday March 10th at 10.00am AEST (Syd) time.
We will shoot out an agenda closer to time, but typically the user group agenda can contain some/all of the following formats:
- Introduction and welcome.
- Product or Roadmap update.
- Demos and tutorials.
- Lightning talks and un-meetings.
- Participants propose talks or discussion items and that drives the agenda for the meeting.
- Guest speakers.
If it's possible, and we are able to have our annual F2F conference in 2021, then it would be great to have a user group session there as well, possibly a breakfast or dinner onsite. Let's wait and see about that one.
For now, we'd like to know if you'd like to be part of the user group, and you can do so by filling out the form below and expressing your interest. We won't tie you to it, but it will give us an idea of who and where our user group might be joining us from.
We look forward to building this network for the benefit of all.