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eduSource DISPATCH NO. 10
October 7, 2003

Seminar on Learning Objects Captures Global Audience
The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) organized a series of tele/web conferences in late September to offer information and engage discussion around learning objects and the repositories used to house them. Over 52 organizations spanning the globe and approximately 200 participants joined the event. The COL is an intergovernmental organization created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning and distance education knowledge, resources and technologies. You can view the seminar presentations at www.col.org/onlineseminar.

Camp CLOE Success Stories On-line
The Co-operative Learning Object Exchange (CLOE) is a collaborative project of 15 Ontario universities to develop an innovative infrastructure for joint development of multimedia rich learning resources. This spring an intensive week long training event was held at the University of Waterloo. Attendees examined issues of learning communities, instructional design, accessibility, project management, evaluation and technology. Read about that process and their success at http://tlc.uwaterloo.ca/projects/cloe/CaseStory.

Version 1.9 of the CanCore Guide for LOM Implementation Released
The CanCore Guide for Learning Object Metadata (LOM) released version 1.9 last month. The CanCore Profile is intended to facilitate the interchange of records describing educational resources and the discovery of these resources both in Canada and beyond its borders. These guidelines provide structured and systematic recommendations for all of the elements specified in the LOM. These recommendations are the product of a lengthy process of consultation with specialists, implementers and organizations located across Canada, in Europe and the US. To get the latest version visit www.cancore.ca/indexen.html/.

eduSource Website Updates
The eduSource website will offer updates on work packages and key planning documents around the project. Visit www.edusource.ca throughout these coming months to see the exciting work that is underway.