For learners*DAS helps you organize and present your accomplishments
As a learner using *DAS, how you learn is up to you. Do your own research, go to school, or learn from a talented friend. *DAS is designed to give people credit for teaching you, so don’t be reserved: ask anyone to help you learn anything. Document your learning using *DAS certificates and connect them to create your interactive and sharable learning portfolio.
The effect of *DAS is something between an interview, a resume, a transcript, and a personal website, all in an interactive format.
Rather than reviewing lots of scattered material, receive an interactive portfolio where applicants have connected all their certificants of informal and formal learning. *DAS will also allow the applicant to attach awards (references from mentors or peers) on individual certificates, where you know the awarder is staking their own reputation. As you rate the credibility of more certificates made by people who have issued and received awards, the work of reviewing applications will become increasingly fast and reliable.
For learning communities
Use of *DAS implicitly aligns learners’ motivations with knowledge sharing and the formation of new learning communities.
Organizations can benefit from *DAS by accelerating or making valuable the learning and teaching shared between peers. Everyone in your organization has something valuable to share with others, and *DAS helps show how your organization values such acts of knowledge sharing.