Last Revision: Monday, June 28, 2010
ICLOR founding date: Friday, December 23, 2005

Moderators: W. Curtiss Priest, CITS, & P. Kenneth Komoski, EPIE,
Latest News:

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.

Purpose :

  1. 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."
  2. Provide world-wide coordination of these efforts through the activities of the International Collaborative for Learning Objects Research (ICLOR).

Credit: HG Wells, 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.

Sister Organizations:

Current Key Documents:

  1. A Condensation and Review of Various "Learning Object" Activities and Efforts, November 3, 2004, AACE E-Learn Conference Paper
  2. 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
  3. "Knowledge Simplicity: Providing a knowable, definable platform for creating Knowledge Objects, Pedagogical Objects, and Learning Objects", September 21, 2006, ICLOR White Paper

Other ICLOR White Papers:

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