Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Last Revision: Monday, June 28, 2010
An effort of the International Collaborative for Learning Objects Research (ICLOR).
ICLOR founded: December 2005

Moderators: W. Curtiss Priest, CITS, bmslib@mit.edu & P. Kenneth Komoski, EPIE, kkomoski@epie.org

Latest News:

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.

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.



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).


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.

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