DISPATCH NO. 10
October 7, 2003
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.
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.
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/.
The eduSource website will offer updates on work packages
and key planning documents around the project. Visit
throughout these coming months to see the exciting
work that is underway.