An effort of the International Collaborative for Learning Objects Research (ICLOR).
ICLOR founded: December 2005
Moderators: W. Curtiss Priest, CITS, email@example.com & P. Kenneth Komoski, EPIE, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Priest presented The Science of Knowledge Keynote Speech on June 30, 2010 at the 14th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2010 in Orlando, Florida. The following paper represents our latest perspectives before publication of our book The Science of Learning, The Science of Knowledge and Social Progress (Forthcoming, 2014). Get the presentation: The Science of Knowledge (revised November, 27, 2013, and now contains Presentation Slides)
Priest & Komoski to present A Paradigm Shifting Architecture for Education Technology Systems: Forming the Relationship between the Universal Modeling Language (UML) for an Object-oriented Approach to Learning in June, 2010 at the AACE E-Learn Conference in Toronto, Canada.
Priest to present The Science of Knowledge Keynote Speech on June 30, 2010 at the 14th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2010 in Orlando, Florida. Accompanying WMSCI Keynote Speach Presentation Slides.
- To create "learning objects" with the properties (and methods) of programmed objects, including inheritance to provide a single, pluralistic object world so that precious object development efforts can be combined with corresponding pedagogical object development efforts to provide a world-wide "world brain."
- Provide world-wide coordination of these efforts through the activities of the International Collaborative for Learning Objects Research (ICLOR).
This effort is inpired by HG Wells's vision as contained in World Brain, Methuen, 1938.
Further Credit is given to a lineage that enables knowledge representations that provide simplicity while dealing with complexity. While various credits are given in the "Knowledge Simplicity" paper below, we find it significant to note the influences of William James on Edgar A. Singer; Singer's influence on C. West Churchman; Churchman's influence on Russell L. Ackoff Churchman's influence on Avram Noam Chomsky; and the separate works of E. O. Wilson and W. Ross Ashby. If only Wilson had known the Churchman/Ackoff successes in achieving a behavioral science, Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge, as wonderful as this book is, would have risen above needing to understand biology at the cellular level, to understand human behavior.
- Center for Information, Technology & Society (CITS)
- Educational Products Information Exchange (EPIE)
- University of Vermont, Global Challenge Award (NSF)
- IEEE LSTC-LOM (Learning Technology Standards Committee, Learning Object Metatag) a.k.a. P1484
- American University Library, Information Technology
- MIT, Program on Knowledge Simplicity
- Acadia University
- George Washington University, Gellman Information Technology
- National Research Council of Canada
- American Library Association (ALA) ALCTS Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access
- A Condensation and Review of Various "Learning Object" Activities and Efforts, November 3, 2004, AACE E-Learn Conference Paper
- Review of Learning Objects, A Moving Target: Billions of "Resources" or "Knowledge Simplicity?," Creation of the International Collaborative for Learning Objects Research (ICLOR), October 18, 2007, AACE E-Learn Conference Paper
- "Knowledge Simplicity: Providing a knowable, definable platform for creating Knowledge Objects, Pedagogical Objects, and Learning Objects", September 21, 2006, ICLOR White Paper
- The 81 Percent Solution: Restructuring Our Schools and Communities for Lifelong Learnings,, January 26, 1994, pp. 39+, Education Week
- The Use of XHTTP as a More Effective and Efficient Way to Apply Knowledge: Transitioning from Core Knowledge to Knowledge Objects Conference Presentation Slides
- Sample Video Clip From Presentation -- "Moles contemplate Knowledge Simplicity" As described in one of the presentation slides, a series of videos were created to present the content of each slide. The skits were created using Windows MoviePlayer using a Canon Powershot and various puppet actors. Currently the project is available via e-mail and for more technical information on the creation of these videos in "Sony PowerShot A80: Using the Camera to Shoot Video"
- A Short History of Bringing Structure and Form to Learning:
Culminating in Conveying and Using Knowledge, Intermediated by Technology ,The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, 2008