By Stephen Downes
May 31, 2004
The Evolving Concept of the Community of
Building Distributed Communities of
Here it is:
This being my last day at work (my contract was extended by 2 months), I thought I would update you on CanCore and my other activities. Feel free to include any of this info in OLDaily, should it seem relevant:
1. Version 2.0 of the CanCore guidelines is available in both English and French: "Three years in the making, and over 200 pages in length, the 2.0 version of the CanCore Guidelines for the implementation of Learning Object Metadata (LOM) is now available at no charge. Like the current version of the LOM itself, this release promises to remain stable for long-term implementation timelines." See the:
b. Lignes directrices CanCore 2.0 (PDF et MSWord)
2. Two short papers on learning objects and standards:
a. Friesen, N. (2004 -forthcoming). Learning Objects and Standards: Pedagogical Neutrality and Engagement. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies. Joensuu, Finland. August 30, 2004.
b. Friesen, N. (2004 -forthcoming). Asynchronous Collaborative Learning Forums: Opportunities for Interoperability. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies. Joensuu, Finland. August 30, 2004.
3. Three papers (in penultimate draft form) on a range of political- and technology-related topics:
a. Friesen, N. & Anderson, T. (2004 -submitted). Interaction for Lifelong Learning & the Semantic Web. Special Edition of the British Journal of Educational Technology (on Lifelong Learning). Draft.
b. Friesen, N. (2004 -submitted). Learning Objects, the Knowledge Age and the End of the World (as we know it). Special Edition of the International Society for Technology in Education. Version to be presented by Liam Rourke at CADE 2004. Draft.
c. Friesen, N. (2004). "Catching sight of the permanent possibility of War: Visions of Totality. The Journal of Social Theory in Art Education (special issue on war and silence).
That ends Norm's email. For my part, I can't believe Athabasca is letting this guy go -- one wonders what other priorities they had for the same amount of money. New hedges? A glossy brochure? Same goes for my own organization - if I had access to any money I would hire him in an instant. I don't know where Norm is headed, but it had better be somewhere good. By Norm Friesen, Cancore, May 31, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]
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