Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

I've seen dozens of these 'matching' websites come and go over the years. Some never get beyond the proposal stage, others wind up as empty shells. This one, which will "bring together researchers and industry partners," actually exists, which is great, and it's quite ambitious, combining records from hundreds of institutions across Canada. In its current form, though, it has a long way to go before it can be a success. The search is fairly limited and not at all intelligent, and the records are incomplete and can be quite old. I tried a search for "e-learning" - it searched for "e learning", which while it returned a lot of results was less helpful than it may have seemed. Norm Friesen, for example, is listed as a Canada Research Chair at Thompson Rivers University, which he was, ten years ago, but if you want to find him now you have to contact him at Boise State.

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