CURRICULUM VITAE - Norm Friesen

Canada Research Chair Curriculum & New Media
Thompson Rivers University
900 McGill Rd.
Kamloops, BC, Canada, V2C 5N3


+1 (250) 574-3620; skype name: normfriesen

EMAIL: nfriesen :: tru.ca; page last updated on October 2, 2012


Summary of Achievements| Education  | Research Funding | Publications | Presentations | Teaching | Scholarly Activities | Websites and Multimedia


  Summary of Achievements

  • Peer-reviewed publication: 2 solo-authored academic monographs, 2 solo-authored textbooks, 6 co-authored collections, 1 edited/translated monograph, 75 articles and chapters, 55 standards documents & reports

  • Research and Development funding: over $2,000,000 received since 2003; $1,600,000 received as principle investigator

  • Presentations, Panels, etc.: over 200 presentations in 5 continents; 10 keynote presentations

  • Teaching and Supervision: 5 PhD students (2 completed); 9 MEd theses/projects (completed); 8 course designs, 6 workshop designs developed and delivered at institutions internationally.

  • Affiliation/Memberships: Head of Canadian Delegation - ISO/IEC SC36 WG2  & SWG; Member of Canadian Delegation SC36; Associate Editor for the Journal of Curriculum Studies

Education

Degrees Received:

Honors and Awards


Research Funding

Funds Awarded (received as principal investigator unless otherwise indicated)


Publications

Publications - Books (solo-authored monographs)

  1. Friesen, N. (2011). The Place of the Classroom and the Space of the Screen: Relational Pedagogy and Internet Technology. (In: New Literacies, Colin Lankshear & Michele Knobel, eds.) New York: Peter Lang.

  2. Friesen, N. (2009). Re-Thinking E-Learning Research: Foundations, Methods and Practices. (In: Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education, Steinberg, S. & Kincheloe, J., Eds.) New York: Peter Lang.

  3. Friesen, N. (2001). Guide to WebCT 3 for Instructors: Design, Development and Delivery. Whitby, ON: McGraw-Hill Ryerson.

  4. Friesen, N. (2000). The McGraw-Hill Guide to WebCT for Instructors. Whitby, ON: McGraw-Hill Ryerson.   

Publications - Edited Books / Collections

  1. Friesen, N., & Cavell, R.  (Eds., in progress). Media Transatlantic: Media Theory between Canada and Germany. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

  2. Mollenhauer, K. (under review). Forgotten Connections: on Culture and Upbringing. (Original: Vergessene Zusammenhaenge: Ueber Kultur und Erziehung.) See: http://www.culture-and-upbringing.com

  3. Deimann, M. & Friesen, N. (forthcoming in 2013).  The Pedagogical Promise of Open Educational Resources. Special issue of E-Learning and Digital Media 10 (ISSN 2042-7530).

  4. Feenberg, A. & Friesen, N. (2012). Reinventing the Internet: Critical Case Studies. Rotterdam: Sense.

  5. Friesen, N., Saevi, T.,  & Henriksson, C., (2012). Hermeneneutic Phenomenology in Education: Method and Practice. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

  6. Friesen, N. (Ed., 2011). Media: Digital, Ecological and Epistemological. Special issue of E-Learning and Digital Media 8 (3)

  7. Saevi, T.,  Henriksson, C., & Friesen, N. (2009). Phenomenology & Practice: Special Edition on Methodology. See: http://www.phandpr.org/index.php/pandp/issue/view/3

Publications - Guidelines Documents, etc.

Articles and Chapters (peer reviewed or invited)

  1. Friesen, N. & Hamelock, M. (in progress). One Student’s Experience of Silence in the Classroom. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing.

  2. Friesen, N. & Wihak, C. (submitted). From OER to PLAR: Credentialing for Open Education. Open Praxis.

  3. Friesen, N. & Hamelock, M. (submitted). Augustine, Wittgenstein, and "the Call" in Mollenhauer’s Forgotten Connections. Phenomenology & Practice.

  4. Friesen, N. (in press). Realizing the "Open" in Open Educational Resources: Practical Concerns and Solutions. Open Educational Resources. (Tim McNamara, Ed.) Athabasca: Athabasca University Press.

  5. Friesen, N. & Lowe, S. (2012). Learning with Web 2.0: social technology an discursive psychology. E-Learning and Digital Media 9(4) 377-387.

  6. Friesen, N. (2012). Critical Theory and the Mythology of Learning with Technology. In: S.B. Fee & B. Belland (Eds.) The Role of Criticism in Understanding Problem Solving: Essays in Memory of John C. Beland. New York: Springer. Pp. 69-86. Proof available at:  http://learningspaces.org/files/critical_theory.pdf

  7. Friesen, N. & Kuskis, A. (in press). Interaction. Chapter in the 3rd International Handbook of Distance Education. (Ed. Michael G. Moore). Proof Available at: http://learningspaces.org/papers/Moore_C022.pdf

  8. Friesen, N. (accepted). Bildung and Educational Language: Talking of "the Self" in North American Education. Theorising Education. London: Routledge.

  9. Friesen, N. (in press). Educational Technology and the “new Language of Learning”: Lineage and Limitations. The Politics of Education and Technology: Conflicts, Controversies and Connections. London: Palgrave.

  10. Friesen, N & Cressman, D. (in press). Die kanadische Schule (The Canadian School of Media Theory). Handbuch Medienwissenschaft. Stuttgart: Metzler. (Translated by: Rainer Leschke) English language draft available: http://normfriesen.info/files/Canadian_School.pdf

  11. Henriksson, C. & Friesen, N. (2012). Introduction to Hermeneutic Phenomenology in Education. Hermeneutic Phenomenology in Education: Method and Practice. (Ed. N. Friesen, C. Henriksson & T. Saevi) Rotterdam: Sense. Pp. 1-14. Proof available at: http://learningspaces.org/papers/henriksson_friesen.pdf

  12. Friesen, N. (2012). Experiential Evidence: I, We, You. Hermeneutic Phenomenology in Education: Method and Practice. (Ed. N. Friesen, C. Henriksson & T. Saevi) Rotterdam: Sense. Pp. 39-54. Proof available at: http://learningspaces.org/papers/friesen_experiential_evidence.pdf

  13. Friesen, N. (2012). Doing with Icons makes Symbols; or, Jailbreaking the Perfect User Interface. C-Theory.  http://ctheory.net/articles.aspx?id=703

  14. Friesen, N. (2012). Less is More: A Response to Ihde, Rosenberger, Borgmann, Barney and Sørensen . Techne: Research in Philosophy and Technology (15)3.  http://normfriesen.info/files/friesen_response.pdf

  15. Friesen, N.(2011). The Lecture as Trans-Medial Pedagogical Form: An Historical Analysis. Educational Researcher: An Official Journal of the AERA. 40(3), 95-102. http://learningspaces.org/files/Friesen_Lecture.pdf

  16. Friesen, N. (2011). Marshalling McLuhan for Media Theory. English Studies in Canada. 36(2-3) pp. 5-9. Draft available at: http://learningspaces.org/papers/Marshalling_McLuhan.pdf

  17. Friesen, N. (2011). Introduction to Media: Digital, Ecological and Epistemological. Special issue of E-Learning and Digital Media.

  18. Friesen, N. (2011). Education as a Training of the Senses: McLuhan's Pedagogical Enterprise. Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture. http://www.enculturation.net/education-as-a-training

  19. Friesen, N. and Lowe, S. (2011). Education and the Social Web. Connective Learning and the Commercial Imperative. International Journal of Computer Assisted Learning.

  20. Friesen, N. (in press). Education, Science and the Lifeworld: A Response to Cope and Kalantzis' "Education is the New Philosophy" In Reid, Hart, Peters, Russell (Eds.) – Companion to Research in Education. London: Sage.

  21. Friesen, N. (2011).Reflections on Research for an Emergent Field Researching the Recognition of Prior Learning. (J. Harris & C. Wihak, Eds.) Leicester: National Institute of Adult Continuing Education. 325-328.

  22. Friesen, N. & Theo Hug. (2011). After the Mediatic Turn: McLuhan’s training of the senses and media pedagogy today. Medialität und Realität. Zur konstitutiven Kraft der Medien. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag.

  23. Friesen, N. (in press). Dissection and Simulation: Brilliance and Transparency, or Encumbrance and Disruption? Techne: Research in Philosophy and Technology. Draft available at:  http://learningspaces.org/papers/dissection_and_simulation.pdf

  24. Hamilton, T., & Friesen, N.  (in press). Technology and Pedagogy: Autonomist and Instrumentalist Configurations in the Scholarship of Online Education. Canadian Journal of Learning Technologies.

  25. Friesen, N. (2011). Pedagogy in the Classroom and on the Screen: A Phenomenological Hermeneutic Analysis. In Malte Brinkmann (Ed.) Phänomenologische Erziehungswissenschaft. (Phenomenological Educational Studies) Würzburg: Könighausen & Neumann. Pp. 155-164. Draft available at: http://learningspaces.org/files/Silence_Classroom_Screen.pdf

  26. Friesen, N. & Hug, T. (2011). Investigating Web 2.0 in Education: A Discursive Paradigm for Research. Kognition und Technologie im kooperativen Lernen: Vom Wissenstransfer zur Knowledge Creation (Hanna Risku & Markus F. Peschl, Eds.). Vienna: Vienna University Press. http://learningspaces.org/papers/Learning_with_web2.0.pdf

  27. Friesen, N. (2010). Anglo-American Approaches to Lesson Planning. Special issue of Bildung und Erziehung (Formation and Education) on Unterrichtsplanung im internationalen Vergleich (Lesson planning: International Comparisons). 63(4), 417-430. http://learningspaces.org/papers/lessonplanning.pdf

  28. Friesen, N. (2010). Education and the Social Web. Connective Learning and the Commercial Imperative. First Monday. 15(12) http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/3149/2718

  29. Friesen, N. (2010). Vision and "the training of perception:" McLuhan’s Medienpädagogik. Beiträge des interfakultären Forums Innsbruck Media Studies. Innsbruck: Innsbruck University Press. Pp. 75-85. http://learningspaces.org/papers/McLuhan_Vision_Pedagogy.pdf

  30. Friesen, N. (2010). Practice Makes Perfect? The Practice Approach in E-Learning. International Journal of Technologies in Higher Education. 6 (2-3). http://www.ritpu.org/IMG/pdf/RITPU_v06_n02-03_08.pdf
     
  31. Friesen, N. (2010). Interaction Paradigms for Online Technologies: Shift Happens. International Journal of Computing & Information Technology 2 (1). Draft available at: http://learningspaces.org/papers/Interaction-Paradigms.pdf

  32. Friesen, N. & Cressman, D. (2010). Media Theory, Education and the University: A Response to Kittler’s History of the University as a Media System. Canadian Journal of Media Studies. 7(1). http://cjms.fims.uwo.ca/issues/07-01/Friesen%20and%20Cressman.pdf

  33. Friesen, N. (2010). Mind and Machine: Ethical and Epistemological Implications for Applied Research. AI & Society. 25(1) 83-92.  http://learningspaces.org/papers/Mind&Machine.pdf

  34. Friesen, N. & Sævi, T. (2010). Reviving forgotten connections in North American teacher education: Klaus Mollenhauer and the pedagogical relation. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 142(1), 123-147. http://learningspaces.org/papers/Reviving_Forgotten_Connections.pdf

  35. Friesen, N. & Hug, T. (2010). Education and Media Literacy in the Age of Pervasive Mediatization: A Transatlantic Perspective. In Bauer, P., Hoffmann, H. & Mayrberger, K. (Eds.) Fokus Medienpädagogik – Aktuelle Forschungs- und Handlungsfelder. Munich: kopaed. Pp. 96-113.

  36. Friesen, N. (2009). Ethics and the Technologies of Empire: The Military Imprint on E-Learning. AI & Society. 25(1) 71-81 http://learningspaces.org/papers/Technologies_of_Empire.pdf

  37. Friesen, N. (2009).Open Educational Resources: New Possibilities for Change and Sustainability. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. 10 (5).Available at: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/664/1388

  38. Hug, T. & Friesen, N. (2009). Outline of a Microlearning Agenda. elearning papers 16. http://www.elearningpapers.eu/index.php?page=doc&doc_id=14699&doclng=6

  39. Friesen, N. (2009). "Open Source" Resources in Education: Opportunities and Challenges. Open Source Business Resource 3 (7; July) 29-34. http://www.osbr.ca/ojs/index.php/osbr/article/view/911/880

  40. Friesen, N. & Hug, T. (2009). The Mediatic Turn: Exploring Consequences for Media Pedagogy.  In K. Lundby (Ed.). Mediatization: Concept, Changes, Consequences. New York: Peter Lang. Pp. 64-81. Online version available at: http://learningspaces.org/papers/Media_Pedagogy_&_Mediatic_Turn.pdf  

  41. Friesen, N. (2009). Genre and CSCL: The Form and Rhetoric of the Online Posting. International Journal of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning. 2(4). 171-185. http://learningspaces.org/papers/Genre&CSCL.pdf

  42. Friesen, N. (2009). Discursive Psychology and Educational Technology: Beyond the Cognitive Revolution. Mind, Culture and Activity.16(2), 130-144. http://learningspaces.org/papers/Discursive_Psychology_&edtech.pdf

  43. Friesen, N., Feenberg, A., & Smith, G. (2009). Phenomenology and Surveillance Studies: Returning to the Things Themselves. The Information Society Journal. 25 (2), 84-90.  http://learningspaces.org/papers/experiencing_surveillance.pdf

  44. Hug, Theo & Friesen, Norm (2009): Outline of a Microlearning Agenda. eLearning Papers www.elearningpapers.eu 1 16  September 2009 pp 1-13. online available at http://www.elearningeuropa.info/files/media/media20252.pdf

  45. Friesen, N. & Hopkins, J. (2008). Wikiversity; or Education meets the Free Culture Movement: An Ethnographic Investigation. First Monday 13(10). http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/

  46. Friesen, N. (2008). Chronicles of Change: The Narrative Turn and E-Learning Research. E-Learning.5(3), 298-310.

  47. Friesen, N. (2008). Critical Theory: Ideology Critique and the Myths of E-Learning. Ubiquity (an ACM publication). 9(22). http://www.acm.org/ubiquity/volume_9/v9i22_friesen.html

  48. Friesen, N. (2008). Communication Genres and the Mediatic Turn. Siegener Periodicum zur Internationalen Empirischen Literaturwissenschaften 25(1), 105–115. Draft online: http://learningspaces.org/papers/CommGenres.doc

  49. Hug, T. & Friesen, N. (2007). Outline of a Microlearning Agenda. In T. Hug (Ed.) Didactics of Microlearning. Concepts, Discourses and Examples. Münster: Waxmann. pp. 15–31.

  50. Friesen, N. (2007). (Micro-)Didactics: A Tale of two Traditions. In T. Hug (Ed.) Didactics of Microlearning. Concepts, Discourses and Examples. Münster: Waxmann. Draft online: http://learningspaces.org/papers/microdidaktik.doc pp. 83-97.

  51. Friesen, N. & Feenberg, A. (2007). "Ed Tech in Reverse": Information Technologies and the Cognitive Revolution. Educational Philosophy and Theory. 39 (7) 720-736, Draft available at: http://learningspaces.org/papers/edtechinreverse.html
     
  52. Hug, T., Friesen, N. & Rourke, L. (2007). Nutzenerwartungen und Wissenswandel - kritische Betrachtungen im Spannungsfeld von nutzloser Nützlichkeit und nützlicher Nutzlosigkeit am Beispiel der Learning Sciences. In Reinmann, G. & Kahlert, J. Der Nutzen wird vertagt .... Bildungswissenschaften im Spannungsfeld zwischen wissenschaftlicher Profilbildung und Nutzenorientierung. Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers. Pp. 173-197.

  53. Friesen, N. (2007). Three Objections to Learning Objects.  In McGreal, R. (ed.) Online Education Using Learning Objects. London: Routledge. Electronic kindle edition. Pp. 59-70. Draft available at: http://www.learningspaces.org/papers/objections.html

  54. Friesen, N. (2007). The Experience of Computer Use: Expert Knowledge and User Know-How. GLIMPSE: Phenomenology and Media, 7, 55-70. Draft available at: http://learningspaces.org/papers/Computer_Use.doc
     
  55. Rourke, L. & Friesen, N. (2006). The Learning Sciences: The Very Idea. Educational Media International 43(4), 271 - 284. Draft available at: http://learningspaces.org/papers/LS.doc

  56. Friesen, N. (2006). Pedagogical Neutrality and Engagement. Technology, Instruction, Cognition & Learning, 3 (1-2), 19-24.
     
  57. Friesen, N & Cressman, D. (2006). The Political Economy of Technical E-Learning Standards. In A. Koolhang & K. Harman (eds.), Learning Objects: Theory, Praxis, Issues, and Trends. Warsaw: Informing Science Press. Pp. 507-526. Draft available at: http://learningspaces.org/papers/standards_ant.doc
     
  58. Caws, C. & Friesen, N. (2006). Evaluating a Learning Object Repository: Methods and Possible Outcomes. Interdiscipinary Journal of Knowledge and Learning Objects, 2, 111-124. http://ijklo.org/Volume2/v2p111-124Caws.pdf

  59. Friesen, N. & A. Roberts (2005). Introduction to Special Issue on Learning Objects. Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2, 137-140. http://learningspaces.org/papers/Editorial.pdf

  60. Friesen, N. (2005). Interoperability and Learning Objects: An Overview of E-Learning Standardization. Interdisciplinary Journal of Knowledge and Learning Objects, 1, 23-31. http://ijklo.org/Volume1/v1p023-031Friesen.pdf

  61. Friesen, N. (2005). CanCore: In Canada and Around the World. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. 5 (4), Winter, 2005. http://www.irrodl.org/content/v6.1/technote46.html
     
  62. Friesen, N. (2005). Learning Objects, the Knowledge Age and the End of the World (as we know it). Special Edition of the International Society for Technology in Education, 2(3), 165-170. Draft available at: http://www.learningspaces.org/papers/LOs_Standards_&.doc
     
  63. Friesen, N. (2004). A Report on the International Learning Object Metadata Survey. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 5 (3), Fall, 2004. http://www.irrodl.org/content/v5.3/technote5.html
     
  64. Friesen, N. & Anderson, T. (2004). Interaction for Lifelong Learning & the Semantic Web. British Journal of Educational Technology, 35 (6), 679-687.
     
  65. Cleveland-Innes, M., McGreal, R., Anderson, T., Friesen, N., Ally, M. Tin, T., Graham, R., Moisey, S., Petrinjak, A. & Schafer, S. The Athabasca University eduSource Project: Building an accessible learning object repository. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology 2005, 21(3), 367-381.

  66. Friesen, N. (2004). Learning Objects and Standards: Pedagogical Neutrality and Engagement. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies. Joensuu, Finland. August 30, 2004. Pp. 1070-1071. Draft available at: http://www.learningspaces.org/papers/pedagogical_neutrality.pdf
     
  67. Friesen, N. (2004). Editorial - A Gentle Introduction to Technical E-learning Standards. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology Special Edition, Beyond Learning Objects. 30 (3), Fall. http://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt/article/view/136/129
     
  68. McGreal, R., Anderson, T., Babin, G., Downes, S., Friesen, N., Harrigan, K., et al. (2004). EduSource: Canada's Learning Object Repository Network. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning. http://www.itdl.org/Journal/Mar_04/index.htm
     
  69. Cao, Y., Lin, F., McGreal, R., Schafer, S., Friesen, N., Tin, T., Anderson, T. Kariel, D., Powell, B., and Anderson, M. (2004). Facilitating E-Learning with a MARC to IEEE LOM Metadata Crosswalk Application. In: Innovations in Applied Artificial Intelligence, B. Orchard, C. Yang, M. Ali (eds.), LNAI 3029, Springer, ISSN: 0302-9743, pp. 739-748.

  70. Rory McGreal, Terry Anderson, Gilbert Babin, Stephen Downes, Norm Friesen, et. al. (2004). EduSource: Canada's Learning Object Repository Network. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning. March. http://www.itdl.org/Journal/Mar_04/article01.htm
     
  71. Friesen, N. (2004). 'Catching Sight of the Permanent Posibility of War:' Images of Totality and Words of Peace. The Journal of Social Theory in Art Education. 24. 28-47. Draft available at: http://www.learningspaces.org/papers/vision_war.html
     
  72. Friesen, N. (2004). CanCore: Interoperability for Learning Object Metadata. In Hillman, D. & Westbrooks, E. L. (eds.), Metadata in Practice. Chicago: ALA Editions. Pp. 104-116. Draft available at: http://www.cancore.ca/docs/semantic_and_syntactic_interoperability.html
     
  73. Friesen, N., Hesemeier, S., Fisher, S., Roberts, A., Habkirk, S. (2004). CanCore: Best Practice for Learning Object Metadata. In McGreal, R. (ed.) Online Education Using Learning Objects. London: Routledge. Pp. 225-235.
     
  74. Richards, G., McGreal, R. Hatala, M. Friesen, N., (2003). The Evolution of Learning Object Repository Technologies. Journal of Distance Education. 17.3. http://cade.athabascau.ca/vol17.3/richards.pdf
     
  75. Friesen, N. (2003) The Curriculum of the Body in the Age of Electronic Mediation. Language and Literacy: A Canadian Educational E-journal 4 (2).http://www.langandlit.ualberta.ca/archives/vol51papers/0302_fri_nor/index.htm
     
  76. Friesen, N., Roberts, A., Fisher, S. (2002). CanCore: Learning Object Metadata. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology. 28 (3). http://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt/article/view/109
     
  77. Friesen, N., & McGreal, R. (2002). Learning Object and Metadata Specification Bodies. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2 (3). http://www.irrodl.org/content/v3.2/tech11.html
     
  78. Friesen, N. (2002).  Semantic Interoperability and Communities of Practice.  In Mason, Jon. (Ed.) Global Summit of Online Learning Networks: Papers.  Adelaide: Educationau, 2002.
     
  79. Friesen, N. (2002). Is there a body in this class? In van Manen, M. (Ed.), Writing in the Dark (pp. 221-235).  London, ON: Althouse Press. Available online at: http://learningspaces.org/papers/body_in_class.pdf
     
  80. Friesen, N. (2001). What are Educational Objects? Interactive Learning Environments, 9 (3) 219-230.

Publications - In Conference Proceedings

  1. Friesen, N & Murray, J. (2012). “Open Learning 2.0?” Aligning Student, Teacher and Content for Openness in EducationEDEN Conference Proceedings.

  2. Friesen, N. (2012). The Tacit Significance of Dissection: Transparency or Disruption? In: Bergstedt, B.,  Herbert, A.,  Kraus, A. & Wulf, C. (Eds.) Tacit Dimensions in Pedagogy. Münster: Waxmann. Pp. 53-72.

  3. Lowe, S. & Friesen, N. (2011). Body Politics in an Age of Ubiquitous Media. Online Proceedings of the Media in Transition 7 Conference. Boston: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. http://web.mit.edu/comm-forum/mit7/papers/Friesen%20and%20Lowe%20Draft.pdf

  4. Hamilton, E. & Friesen, N. (2010). Online Education: The View from Technology Studies. Proceedings for the Technological Learning and Thinking Conference: Culture, Design, Sustainability, Human Ingenuity.

  5. Friesen, N. (2010). The "new Language of Learning:" Lineage and Limitations. Electronic Proceedings for Theorising Education (June 24-26, Stirling Scotland). See: http://learningspaces.org/papers/Stirling_Friesen_Norm.pdf

  6. Friesen, N. (2010). Media Transatlantic: Conference Program. Education of the Senses: The Pedagogical Program of Marshall McLuhan. Pp. 38-40. http://www.mediatrans.ca/program.pdf

  7. Friesen, N. (2008). Towards Post-Cognitive E-Learning: Discursive Psychology and Educational Technology. Media - Knowledge - Education: Conference Proceedings. ünster: Waxmann. Pp. 296-313.

  8. Friesen, N. & Francis-Poscente, K. (2008). A Phenomenology of the Tower of Hanoi: Math education and the experience of "lived number." Media - Knowledge - Education: Conference Proceedings. Münster: Waxmann. Pp. 171-183.

  9. Friesen, N. & Saevi, T. (2008). Cartographies of Estrangement: Reviving Forgotten Connections in Teacher Education. Proceedings of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) National Conference on Education.

  10. Friesen, N. (2008). Anecdotal Evidence in Educational Technology: Hermeneutic Phenomenology as a Postcognitivist Research Methodology. Proceedings of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) National Conference on Education.

  11. Friesen, N. & Teigrob, R. (2008). E-Learning and Empire: The US Military and Instructional Technology. Proceedings of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) National Conference on Education.

  12. Friesen, N., Feenberg, A., & Chung, G. (2007). Surveillance and the "Extended Body:" A Phenomenological Approach. Proceedings of the 4th annual conference of Chinese Internet Communication. Huazhong University of Science and Technology, (October 12-14, 2007 Wuhan, China).

  13. Friesen, N. & Francis-Poscente, K. (2007). The Phenomenotechnical: Math Education and Technologies of Attention. Proceedings of the International Human Science Research Conference 2007, New Frontiers of Phenomenology.

  14. Friesen, N. (2007). The Microlearning Agenda in the Age of Educational Media. In Lindner, M. & Bruck, P.A. (Eds.) Micromedia and Corporate Learning: Proceedings of the 3rd International Microlearning 2007 Conference. Innsbruck: Innsbruck University Press. Pp. 63-78.

  15. Friesen, N., Hamilton, T. & Cressman, D. (2006). Revealing Experiential Dimensions of Online Education: The Methodology of the Anecdote in Human Science Research. Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop, Phenomenology, Organization and Technology. University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, September 21-22, 2006. Pp. 38-62.

  16. Friesen, N. (2006). Microlearning and "(Micro)Didaktik." In T. Hug, M. Lindner, & P. A. Bruck (eds.) Micromedia & e-Learning 2.0: Gaining the Big Picture. Proceedings of Microlearning Conference 2006. Innsbruck: Innsbruck UP. Pp. 41-61.

  17. Friesen, N. & McGreal, R. (2005). CanCore: Best Practices for Learning Object Metadata in Ubiquitous Computing Environments.

  18. Friesen, N. (2005). Learning Objects in Humanities Education. Association for Computers and the Humaities and the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing International Conference Proceedings. Pp. 24-25.

  19. Friesen, N., Tamura, Y., McGreal, R., & Okamoto, T. (2004). Metadata for Synchronous and Asynchronous Collaborative Learning Environments. Wang, H., Esmahi, L., & Wu, J. L. (eds.) Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Advanced Technologies for E-learning and E-science. New York: IEEE Computer Society Press. Pp. 37-43.

  20. Friesen, N. (2005). Discourse Networks: 192x. Association for Computers and the Humanities and the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing International Conference Proceedings. Pp. 72-73. Draft available at: http://learningspaces.org/papers/192x.html

  21. Friesen, N. (2004). Interoperability in Asynchronous Collaborative Learning Forum. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies. Joensuu, Finland. August 30, 2004. Pp. 1048-1049. Draft available at: http://www.learningspaces.org/papers/ACLF.pdf

  22. Friesen, N., Mason, J., Ward, N. (2002). Building Educational Metadata Application Profiles. Dublin Core - 2002 Proceedings: Metadata for e-Communities: Supporting Diversity and Convergence. http://www.bncf.net/dc2002/program/ft/paper7.pdf

  23. Friesen, N., Richards, G., McGreal, R. (2002). Learning Object Repository Technologies for TeleLearning: The Evolution of POOL and CanCore. In Cohen, E. & Boyd, E. Proceedings of the Informing Science + IT Education Conference, Cork Ireland, June 19-21, 2002 (pp. 1333-1341).  http://ecommerce.lebow.drexel.edu/eli/2002Proceedings/papers/Richa242Learn.pdf

  24. Friesen, N. (2002). Semantic Interoperability, Communities of Practice and the CanCore Learning Object Metadata Profile. The Eleventh International World Wide Web Conference Proceedings.  New York: ACM Press.   http://www2002.org/CDROM/alternate/209/

  25. Friesen, N. (2001). CanCore: Metadata for Learning Object Repositories. In Ellis, A., Hall, R. & Li, J. (Eds.), N.A. Web 2001: The Web-based learning conference. Proceedings of the 7th International NAWEB Conference, October 13-16, (pp. 19-30). Fredericton: Integrated Technology Services, University of New Brunswick.

  26. Friesen, N. (2001). CanCore: Metadata for Learning Objects. In Computers and Advanced Technology in Education: Proceedings of the Fifth IASTED International Conference, June 27-29, (pp. 526-529). Anaheim: ACTA Press.

Publications - Reports, Standardization Documents etc.

  1. Friesen, N. (2011). The E-Textbook: An Idea Whose Time has not Quite Arrived. Available online: http://learningspaces.org/papers/etextbook.pdf

  2. Friesen, N. (2011). Simulation and Dissection. Encountering Self or Other? Environmental & Architectural Phenomenology Newsletter. 

  3. Friesen, N. (2010). Social Media for Educational Support, Promotion and Delivery in Higher Education.  ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36, IT for Learning Education and Training Plenary Meeting. WG 2, Collaborative and Intelligent Technologies for Learning, Education and Training.

  4. Friesen, N. (2010). Metadata & Repository Update. ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36, IT for Learning Education and Training Plenary Meeting.

  5. Friesen, N. (2010). Use Cases for User Guide on ISO/IEC 19778 and 19780. Expert contribution to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36, IT for Learning Education and Training.

  6. Friesen, N. (2009). Online Educational Resource Collections: A Ranked Listing of their Strategic Potential for Distance and Open Learning Organizations. http://learningspaces.org/files/strategically_ranked_OER_collections.pdf

  7. Henriksson, C., Friesen, N. & Sævi, T. (2007). Welcome to the first issue of Phenomenology & Practice. Phenomenology & Practice 1, 1 -2.

  8. Thivierge, R. & Friesen, N. (2007). Standardization and e-learning: Strategies, initiatives and projects. eLSACC-2007-149E-Report. Prepared for the e-Learning Standards Advisory Council of Canada. 49 pp.

  9. Friesen, N., Koga, A. & Lindner, R. (2007). Information technology — Learning, education and training — Collaborative technology — Collaborative learning communication — Part 1: Text-based Communication. ISO/IEC FDIS 19780-1:2007(E). http://learningspaces.org/papers/ISO-IEC_19780-1__E__2007-07-19.pdf
     
  10. Friesen, N. & Koga, A. (2006). ITLET - Collaborative Technology - Collaborative Learning Communication - Part 1: Text-based Communication http://learningspaces.org/papers/P_19780-1.pdf

           Translated into Mandarin, 2010: 信息技术——学习、教育与培训—— 协作技术——协作学习通信 第1部分:基于文本的通信

  11. Friesen, N., Hara, K., & Lindner, R. (2006). ITLET - Collaborative Technology - Collaborative Workplace - Part 1: Collaborative Workplace Data Model http://learningspaces.org/papers/P_19778-1.pdf

           Translated into Mandarin, 2010: 信息技术——学习、教育与培训 协作技术——协作空间 第1部分:协作空间数据模型

  12. Friesen, N., Hara, K., & Lindner, R. (2006). ITLET - Collaborative Technology - Collaborative Workplace - Part 2: Collaborative Environment Data Model http://learningspaces.org/papers/P_19778-2.pdf

           Translated into Mandarin, 2010: 信息技术——学习、教育和培训 协作技术——协作空间 第2部分: 协作环境数据模型

  13. Friesen, N., Hara, K., & Lindner, R. (2006). ITLET - Collaborative Technology - Collaborative Workplace - Part 3: Collaborative Group Data Model http://learningspaces.org/papers/P_19778-3.pdf

           Translated into Mandarin, 2010: 信息技术——学习,教育和培训 协作技术——协作空间 第3部分:协作组数据模型

  14. Guay, J-P. & Friesen, N. (2006). Information Technology — Learning, Education, and Training — Metadata for Learning Resources — Part 2: Data Elements. http://www.cancore.ca/iso/36N1312.pdf

  15. Friesen, N. CanCore Activity Report (July 2005- March 2006).

  16. Friesen, N. Metadata for Collaborative Learning: A new Standardization Approach. February, 2006. 8 pp.

  17. Friesen, N. Connecting Collections: An overview of approaches. February, 2006. http://www.cancore.ca/protocols_en.html 6 pp.

  18. Friesen, N. Conseil consultatif canadien sur les normes en apprentissage en ligne [CCCNAL] : Entrevue avec Robert Thivierge, son président. Clic : Bulletin collégial des technologies de l'information et des communications. janvier 2006. http://clic.ntic.org/clic60/cccnal.html

  19. Friesen, N. Standardizing for Access - Interview with Jutta Treviranus / Access Normaliser pour faciliter l'accès – Entrevue avec Jutta Treviranus. December, 2005. http://www.cancore.ca/access.html 4 pp.

  20. Friesen, N. CanCore End of Year Activity Report, July 1 - December 31, 2005. December, 2005. 60 pp.
     
  21. Friesen, N. & Guay, J-P. Information technology — Learning, education, and training — Metadata for learning resources — Part 2: Data elements. January, 2006. http://mdlet.jtc1sc36.org/doc/SC36_WG4_N0145.pdf. 14 p.

  22. Friesen, N. CanCore at Seneca College / Visite de CanCore au Collège Seneca November 22, 2005. http://www.cancore.ca/seneca_en.html

  23. Friesen, N. The E-Learning Standards Advisory Council of Canada (eLSACC); An Interview with Robert Thieverge / Conseil consultatif canadien sur les normes en apprentissage en ligne (CCCNAL): Entrevue avec Robert Thivierge. November 10, 2005. http://www.cancore.ca/InterviewThivierge.html

  24. Friesen, N. & Koga, A. Text-based Collaborative Learning Communication. FCD 19780-1. October 24, 2005. http://jtc1sc36.org/doc/36N1138.pdf 13 p.

  25. Friesen, N. & Guay, J-P. Use Cases for Metadata for Learning Resources. August 11, 2005. http://jtc1sc36.org/doc/36N1051.pdf 9 p.

  26. Friesen, N. & Koga, A. Collaborative Learning Communication (revised version of ISO/IEC CD2 19780, Collaborative Technology - Learner to Learner Interaction Scheme (SC360910)). August 8, 2005. http://jtc1sc36.org/doc/36N1062.pdf 15 p.

  27. Roberts, T. & Friesen, N. CanCore Activity Report (September 2004- March 2005). March 2005.

  28. Friesen, N. Knoppers, J.V.Th. Inputs to Parts 1 and 2 of Metadata for Learning Resources. Submitted to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC36 January 28, 2005. http://mdlet.jtc1sc36.org/doc/SC36_WG4_N0138.pdf 13 p.

  29. Friesen, N. Metadata for Synchronous and Asynchronous Collaborative Learning Environments: Scoping and Data Model Refinement. http://collab-tech.jtc1sc36.org/doc/SC36_WG2_N0082.pdf 6 p.

  30. Friesen, N. & Arnauld, M. Metadata for Synchronous and Asynchronous Collaborative Learning Environments: Verifying and Expanding the Data Model. Submitted to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC36 January 28, 2005. http://collab-tech.jtc1sc36.org/doc/SC36_WG2_N0080.pdf 20 p.

  31. Roberts, T. & Friesen, N. Educational Metadata FAQ :: FAQ sur les métadonnées pédagogiques. Bilingual public report. January, 2005. http://www.cancore.ca/mdfaq.html

  32. Friesen, N. CanCore: In your Neighborhood and around the World :: CanCore chez vous et dans le monde. Bilingual public report. January, 2005. http://www.cancore.ca/implementing_projects.htm

  33. Friesen, N. NSDL & Different Kinds of Learning Resources :: NSDL et Type de ressources d'apprentissage. Bilingual public report. November 13, 2004. http://www.cancore.caSDLkinds.html

  34. Friesen, N. E-Learning Standardization in Dublin :: La normalisation ISO du téléapprentissage à Dublin. Bilingual public report. October, 2004.

  35. Friesen, N. International LOM Survey: Report. Submitted to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC36 July 29, 2004. http://mdlet.jtc1sc36.org/doc/SC36_WG4_N0109.pdf 32 p.

  36. Knoppers, J.V.Th. Friesen, N. Ensuring Canadian Participation and Inputs into International e-Learning Standards Development. Milestone #4 Report Covering the Period of 28 February - 31 March, 2004. Prepared for EduSpecs, Multimedia Learning Group, Industry Canada. 31 March, 2004, 95p.

  37. Friesen, N. "Asynchronous Collaborative Learning Forums:" Standardization Prospect for ISO/IEC JTC1/SC36. http://collab-tech.jtc1sc36.org/doc/SC36_WG2_N0066.pdf

  38. Knoppers, J.V.Th., Friesen, N. Ensuring Canadian Participation and Inputs into International e-Learning Standards Development. Milestone #3 Report Covering the Period of 6 September, 2003 - 27 February, 2004. Prepared for EduSpecs, Multimedia Learning Group, Industry Canada. 27 February, 2004, 41p.

  39. Friesen, N. Asynchronous Collaborative Learning Forums [cross-ref: SC360680]. Submitted to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC36 January 28, 2004. http://collab-tech.jtc1sc36.org/doc/SC36_WG2_N0061.pdf

  40. Friesen, N. International e-Learning Standards Project. Report on IMS and SCORM Activities: Q3 and Q4, 2003. Prepared for EduSpecs, Multimedia Learning Group, Industry Canada. 27 January, 2004.

  41. Friesen, N. Projet de normes internationales en apprentissage en ligne. Rapport d'activité IMS/SCORM (juillet-décembre 2003). Préparé pour EduSpecs, Groupe de l'apprentissage multimédia (GAM), Industrie Canada, 27 janvier, 2004, 12p. 16p.

  42. Knoppers, J.V.Th., Friesen, N., Pereira, M.J. International e-Learning Standards Project The January 2004 Update Report. Prepared for EduSpecs, Multimedia Learning Group, Industry Canada. January, 2004, 73p.

  43. Knoppers, J.V.Th.; Friesen, N.; Pereira, M.J. Projet de normes internationales en apprentissage en ligne. Rapport d'avancement des travaux - Janvier 2004. Préparé pour EduSpecs, Groupe de l'apprentissage multimédia (GAM), Industrie Canada, janvier, 2004, 77p.

  44. Knoppers, J.V.Th.; Friesen, N. Ensuring Canadian Participation and Inputs into International e-Learning Standards Development. Milestone #2 Report Covering the Period of 16 July - 5 September, 2003. Prepared for EduSpecs, Multimedia Learning Group, Industry Canada. 9 September, 2003, 16p.

  45. Friesen, N. & Nirhamo, L. Survey of LOM Implementations: Preliminary Report. Submitted to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC36 September 3, 2003. http://mdlet.jtc1sc36.org/doc/SC36_WG4_N0057.pdf

  46. Knoppers, J.V.Th.; Friesen, N. Ensuring Canadian Participation and Inputs into International e-Learning Standards Development. Milestone #1 Report Covering the Period of 1 March - 15 July, 2003. Prepared for EduSpecs, Multimedia Learning Group, Industry Canada. 16 July, 2003, 46p plus annex.

  47. Friesen, N.; Knoppers, J.V.Th.; McGreal, R. Canadian Culture Online (CCO) Policy: Metadata Strategy and Development of a Matrix of Metadata Elements. Prepared for Canadian Cultural Online Policy, Canadian Heritage, 9 July, 2003, 52p. http://mdlet.jtc1sc36.org/doc/SC36_WG4_N0075.pdf 19 p.

  48. Friesen, N., Knoppers, J.V.Th., McGreal, R. Politique relative à la culture canadienne en ligne (CCE): Stratégie des métadonnées et Élaboration d'une matrice d' éléments de métadonnées. Préparé pour Politique de la culture canadienne en ligne, Patrimoine canadien. 9 juillet, 2003, 76p.

  49. Knoppers, J.V.Th.; Friesen, N.; Pereira, M.J. International e-Learning Standards Project Task 4 Report: Summary of Findings and Recommendations and Executive Summary. Prepared for EduSpecs, Multimedia Learning Group, Industry Canada and Canadian Cultural Online Policy, Canadian Heritage. 15 March, 2003, 32 pp.

  50. Friesen, N. CanCore: Principles and Positions on Learning Object Metadata [cross-ref: SC360430]. Submitted to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC36 Feb. 19, 2003. http://mdlet.jtc1sc36.org/doc/SC36_WG4_N0013.pdf

  51. Friesen, N. CanCore Element Subset [cross-ref: SC3604 [cross-ref: SC360431]. Submitted to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC36 Feb. 19, 2003. http://mdlet.jtc1sc36.org/doc/SC36_WG4_N0014.pdf

  52. Knoppers, J.V.Th., Friesen, N., Pereira, M.J. International e-Learning Standards Project Task 3 Report: Summary of Current International e-Learning Standards Projects, Bilingual/Multilingual Requirements (with a Focus on Metadata) and Recommendations for Canadian Participation. Prepared for EduSpecs, Multimedia Learning Group, Industry Canada and Canadian Cultural Online Policy, Canadian Heritage. 16 January, 2003, 56p.

  53. Knoppers, J.V.Th., Friesen, N., Pereira, M.J. International e-Learning Standards Project Task 2 Report: Detailed Description of the IEEE, and the IEC and ISO with Emphasis on ISO/IEC JTC1/SC36 and IEEE LTSC. Prepared for EduSpecs, Multimedia Learning Group, Industry Canada and Canadian Cultural Online Policy, Canadian Heritage. 19 December, 2002, 63p.

  54. Knoppers, J.V.Th.; Friesen, N.; Pereira, M.J. International e-Learning Standards Project Task 1 Report: Key Events and Outcomes of the September, 2002 Plenary Meetings of ISO/IEC JTC1/SC36 and IEEE LTSC with Focus on Impact on Work of Industry Canada and Canadian Heritage. Prepared for EduSpecs, Multimedia Learning Group, Industry Canada and Canadian Cultural Online Policy, Canadian Heritage. 6 December, 2002. 26p.

  55. Friesen, N., Mourad, M., Robson, R. Towards a Digital Rights Expression Language Standard for Learning Technology. A Report of the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee Digital Rights Expression Language Study Group. http://ltsc.ieee.org/meeting/200212/doc/DREL_White_paper.doc

Publications - Reviews

  1. Friesen, N. (2007). Review of "The Things themselves: Phenomenology and the Return to the Everyday" Phenomenology & Practice 1(1).

  2. Friesen, N.(2005). Review of "Learning, Culture and Community in Online Education: Research and Practice" New Media & Society 7(5), October.

  3. Friesen, N. (2005). Review of Learning Through Experience: Troubling Orthodoxies and Intersecting Questions." British Journal of Educational Technology. 36 (1). See: http://learningspaces.org/papers/LTE_review.doc

  4. Friesen, N. (2001). Taught bodies. [Review of "Taught Bodies" monograph.] The Journal of Educational Thought. 35 (3). 325-327.

Translated Articles

  1. Lippitz, W. (2007). Foreignness and Otherness in Pedagogical Contexts. (Original: Fremdheit im Kontext der Erziehungswissenschaft). Phenomenology & Practice. (1)1. http://www.phandpr.org/index.php/pandp/article/view/4/49

Presentations

  1. The Future of the Book and the E-Textbook. Language, Culture and Community Conference. Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC. July 8, 2012.

  2. One Student’s Experience of Silence in the Classroom: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study. (Presented as secondary author/presenter with Merilee Hamelock.) Language, Culture and Community Conference. Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC. July 7, 2012.

  3. One Student’s Experience of Silence in the Classroom: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study. (Presented as secondary author/presenter with Merilee Hamelock.) International Human Science Research Conference. Montreal. June 26, 2012.

  4. Outside the Box: Feedback Using Adobe Acrobat. Student Engagement in Our Digital World, Thompson Rivers University, May 26, 2012.

  5. Doing it by the Book: An Introduction to the e-Textbook. Student Engagement in Our Digital World, Thompson Rivers University, May 26, 2012.

  6. Dewey's Cosmic Traffic: Pedagogy and Politics as Communication. Media Transatlantic IV Conference, University of Paderborn, March 31, 2012.

  7. The Media Ecology of the Lecture as a Pedagogical Form. Keynote presentation. Educational Media Ecologies International Conference, University of Paderborn, March 27, 2012.

  8. McLuhan & the Senses: Subjekt-Medien-Bildung. Tagung: Subjekt-Medien-Bildung. Invited presentation. University of Cologne, March 24, 2012.

  9. Trans-Medial Pedagogical Forms. Invited presentation for The Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media, University of Aarhus, March 21, 2012.

  10. Lived Experiences of Being Online: Part I - Bildung and Embodiment. Invited presentation for The Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media, University of Aarhus, March 22, 2012.

  11. Lived Experiences of Being Online: Part II - Bildung and Silence. Invited presentation for The Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media, University of Aarhus, March 22, 2012.

  12. Pedagogy as practice: Embodied “Negative Capacity.” Grenzgänge in der phänomenologischen Erziehungswissenschaft. (Border Crossings in phenomenological Educational studies). German Society for Education Annual Conference. University of Osnabrueck. March 13, 2012.

  13. Transmedial Lernräume: Eine Spurensuche in der Schule. (Transmedial Learning-Spaces: Looking for evidence in Schools). Schulischer Grenzgang. Vom buchkulturellen Bildungsmonopol zum transmedialen Bildungsraum? (Scholastic Bordercrossings: From the Educational Monopoly of Book Culture to Transmedial Educational Spaces. German Society for Education Annual Conference. University of Osnabrueck. March 12, 2012.

  14. Education 2.0? Aligning Student, Teacher and Content for Openness in Education. Presentation for the Centre for Teaching and Learning, Thompson Rivers University. February 20, 2012.

  15. Education 2.0? Aligning Student, Teacher and Content for Openness in Education. Presentation for the School of Education Research Symposium. December 20, 2011.

  16. McLuhan as Educationist: Institutional Learning in a Post-Literate Age. Plenary Panel with Eric McLuhan, Kathryn Hutchon and Bob Logan. McLuhan: Then-now-next. Toronto, Canada. November 9, 2011.

  17. Metadata and Taxonomy Workshop. The Future of Learning, Corporate Management and Registration Services Branch, Canada School of Public Service. Ottawa. November 3, 2011. 

  18. Wiki Authoring - Hands Workshop Session. Delivered 3x at "Learning in Our Digital World." Thompson Rivers University. Kamloops, BC. October 22, 2011.

  19. RUOpen - How Open is Your Education? Organizer and Moderator. Thompson Rivers University. Kamloops, BC. October 20, 2011. Video available at: http://ruopen.tru.ca

  20. Doing with Icons makes Symbols: The (Dys)functionality of the User Interface. Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft (Society for Media Studies). Babelsberg/Potsdam, Germany. University of Potsdam. October 6, 2011. http://learningspaces.orgode/71

  21. Response to Existentialism and Humanism: Humanity - Know Thyself. (paper by Dr. Nigel Tubbs.) The 3rd Annual Bergen Educational Conversation: Existentialism and Education. University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway. September 22, 2011.

  22. Translating & Editing Mollenhauer’s Forgotten Connections. Presentation to international group of continental Educational Theory. Norwegian Teacher's Academy, Bergen, Norway. September 20, 2011.

  23. Pedagogy as unspecialized Practice: Embodied "Negative Capacity." The Challlenge of Praxeology in Peagogy." International Symposium at the Free University of Berlin. Berlin. September 18, 2011.

  24. Transmedial Competency & Literacy: The Lecture as an Example. European Education Research Association Conference. Free University of Berlin. Berlin. September 13, 2011.

  25. The University Lecture as a Trans-Medial Pedagogical Practice. Language, Culture and Community Conference. Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC. July 3, 2011.

  26. Education, Culture and Upbringing: The Task of Cultural and Biographical Recollection. Invited Keynote Presentation. Language, Culture and Community Conference. Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC. July 2, 2011.

  27. With Shannon Lowe. The Lecture as Trans-Medial Pedagogical Form: An Historical/Ecological Analysis. Media Ecology Association Annual Convention. Edmonton, AB. June 23, 2011.

  28. With Shannon Lowe. Body Politics in an Age of Ubiquitous Media: Resistance in the Face(book) of Relentless Conviviality. Media in Transition 7: Unstable Platforms. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA. May 13, 2011. http://web.mit.edu/comm-forum/mit7/papers/Friesen%20and%20Lowe%20Draft.pdf

  29. Education and Mediatization: The Classroom and the Mediatized World. Mediatized Worlds Conference, Bremen Germany, April 14, 2011.

  30. Introduction to Phenomenology. Invited presentation to Educational Research Methods Class, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria. April 11, 2011.

  31. The Lecture as Trans-Medial Pedagogical Form.Invited presentation at the Otto-von-Guerecke Universitaet, Magdeburg April 2010.

  32. Translating Klaus Mollenhauer. Participation in International Workshop of the same title at the Schiller Universitaet, Jena, Germany, March 27-28, 2011.

  33. The Tacit significance of Dissection: Transparency or Disruption? Tacit Dimensions in Pedagogy, Berlin. March 25, 2011.

  34. The Lecture as Trans-Medial Pedagogical Form.Invited presentation at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. March 22, 2011.

  35. The Language of the Online Classroom. Panel presentation at the Society for Phenomenology and Media 13th Annual Conference. Freiburg, Germany. March 17, 2011.

  36. SNAPP As a use Case for Collaborative Learning Standards. Meetings of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36, IT for Learning Education and Training Plenary Meeting. Université de Strasbourg, March 15, 2011.

  37. Education and the Social Web. Connective Learning and the Commercial Imperative. Invited online presentation, University of Edinburgh. March 8, 2011

  38. The Lecture: The lively Past and likely Future of a Pedagogical Form. Teaching Practices Colloquium, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC. February 21, 2011.

  39. Technology as Salvation, Perdition or Negotiation? Invited keynote presentation at Technology: The Great Experiment Conference, Douglas College, Vancouver, BC. February 9, 2011.

  40. The Lecture: The Past and Future of a Pedagogical Form. Invited presentation at Connecting Online for Instruction and Learning (CO11). February 6-8, 2011. Hosted online by Wikieducator.org.

  41. The Net Generation? The Great Debate. Presentation with Mark Bullen. The Digital Future of Higher Education, Thompson Rivers University. February 22, 2011.

  42. Facebook: The Great Campus Conspiracy. (With Irwin Devries) Presentation for the Teaching with Technology on Tuesday series. Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC. January 18, 2011.

  43. Social Media for Educational Support, Promotion and Delivery. Presentation for ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36, IT for Learning Education and Training Plenary Meeting. September 10, 2010.

  44. An author Discusses his Introduction. Invited presentation for Communication Program class. Millersville University. Lancaster, Pennsylvania. September 7, 2010.

  45. Simulation and Dissection. Encountering Self or Other? Invited presentation for Global Studies in Education the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. September 3, 2010.

  46. Education and the Mediatic Turn. Invited presentation for Global Studies in Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. September 1, 2010.

  47. Simulation and Dissection: Brilliance & Transparency or Encumbrance & Disruption? International Human Sciences Research Conference. Seattle, August 9, 2010.

  48. The Mediatic Turn: Challenges & Possibilities for Research. Presentation at the London Knowledge Lab of the University of London. July 6, 2010

  49. The New Language of Learning: Lineage and Limitations. Theorising Education | 2010 The First International Theorising Education Conference. June 25, 2010.

  50. Online Education: The View from Technology Studies. presented with Edward Hamilton. Technological Learning and Thinking: Culture, Design, Sustainability, Human Ingenuity. University of British Columbia, June 19, 2010.

  51. Mind and Machine: Ethical and Epistemological Implications for Research. Technological Learning and Thinking: Culture, Design, Sustainability, Human Ingenuity. University of British Columbia, June 18, 2010

  52. Podcasting for Teaching and Learning. Teaching in our Digital World. Thompson Rivers University, May 28, 2010.

  53. E-Learning & Web 2.0: Practices and Technologies for Higher Education. Professional Development Workshop at Douglas College, New Westminster. April 28, 2010.

  54. Open Publications, Open Resources and the Creative Commons. Weekly teaching and learning professional development seminar. Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops. April 13, 2010.

  55. Education of the Senses: The Pedagogy of Marshall McLuhan. Presented with Theo Hug. Media Transatlantic Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. April 10, 2010.

  56. Media Theory, Education and the University: A Response to Kittler’s History of the University as a Media System. (Prepared with Darryl Cressman). International Communication Research Colloquium, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, April 6, 2010.

  57. Use Cases for User Guide on ISO/IEC 19778 and 19780. ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36, IT for Learning Education and Training Plenary Meeting. Osaka Gakuin University; Osaka. March 9, 2010.

  58. Metadata & Repository Update. ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36, IT for Learning Education and Training Plenary Meeting. Osaka Gakuin University; Osaka. March 8, 2010.

  59. Podcasting & Slidecasting for Dissemination in Teaching and Research. Teaching Practices Colloquium. Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops. February 15, 2010. http://learningspaces.orgode/41

  60. Re-Thinking E-Learning Research: Mind & Machine. Connecting Online for Instruction and Learning (CO09). February 6-8, 2010. Hosted online by Wikieducator.org

  61. After the Mediatic Turn: Ramifications for Education and Media Pedagogy. Presentation with Theo Hug. Part of the lecture series: "Die konstitutive Kraft der Medien" (the constitutive power of media). Otto-von-Guericke-Universität, Magdeburg, Germany; University of Vienna, Austria. January 20, 2010.

  62. Relational Pedagogy and New Media. School of Education Research Symposium 2009. Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops. December 17, 2009.

  63. Re-Thinking Research to Re-Engage Practice. Colloque CIRTA (Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche sur les Technologies d'Apprentissage) Recherche et pratique du e-learning en 2009. Opening keynote presentation. Quebec City. November 16, 2009.

  64. Le réseaux et le fianancement de la recherche. With Phil Abrami, Jean-Francois Cerisier. Colloque CIRTA (Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche sur les Technologies d'Apprentissage)  Recherche et pratique du e-learning en 2009. Quebec City. November 16, 2009.

  65. Metadata Possibilities: from the IEEE LOM through Dublin Core to …the "Cloud"? Invited presentation at Athabasca University. November 13, 2009. http://learningspaces.org/files/Metadata_Cloud.ppt

  66. New Media Studies? Presentation at New Media Studies Research Centre Consultation Event. Kamloops. November 6, 2009.

  67. Re-Thinking E-Learning Research. Invited keynote at the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications Annual Conference. Denver. October 23, 2009. http://www.slideshare.netfriesen/wcet-denver-rethinking-elearning-research

  68. Visual Competence and “Training Perception” McLuhan’s Medienpädagogik. Presentation for the lecture series (Ringvorlesung) "Visuelle Kompetenz," Innsbruck, October 8, 2009.

  69. Education of the Senses: The Pedagogy of Marshall McLuhan. Annual Conference of the German Society for Media Studies (Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Medienwissenschaften), Vienna. October 1, 2009. See: http://learningspaces.orgode/32

  70. On the Mediatization of Education. (presented with Theo Hug). European Conference on Educational Research. Vienna. September 28, 2009. http://learningspaces.org/ECER09.pdf  

  71. North American (Anglo-American) Lesson Planning Models. European Conference on Educational Research. Vienna. September 27, 2009. http://learningspaces.orgAlesson_planning.pdf

  72. Silence in the Classroom and on the Screen. International Symposium on Phenomenological Research in Education. Freiburg, Germany. September 25, 2009. See: http://learningspaces.org/n/node/33

  73. Re-Thinking Competency through Media. Nordlet Open Forum. Umea, Sweden. September 18, 2009. http://learningspaces.org/files/Re-Thinking_Competency_through_Media.ppt

  74. Trends in E-Learning: Sharing Resources & Adapting to Web 2.0. McConnell Foundation consultation meeting for green-street.ca project. September 9, 2009. http://learningspaces.org/files/Trends_in_E-Learning.ppt

  75. Research 2.0: Web 2.0 and Academia. Workshop Planning and facilitation. Kamloops, BC. August 31-September 2, 2009.

  76. Committing to the Conversation. (Plenary panel). Teaching for & from Practice: Critical Conversations about Education. Calgary. August 26, 2009.

  77. Practice as Pathic Knowledge. Teaching for & from Practice: Critical Conversations about Education. Calgary. August 26, 2009.

  78. Reviving Forgotten Pedagogical Connections. Teaching for & from Practice: Critical Conversations about Education. Calgary. August 25, 2009.

  79. Practice makes Perfect? (Invited keynote presentation). Teaching for & from Practice: Critical Conversations about Education. Calgary. August 25, 2009.

  80. Continuing the Conversation (Plenary panel). Teaching for & from Practice: Critical Conversations about Education. Calgary. August 24, 2009.

  81. Provoking Conversations (Workshop session). Teaching for & from Practice: Critical Conversations about Education. Calgary. August 24, 2009.

  82. Standing on the shoulders of Giants: The Heritage of Open Education. Open Education Conference — OpenEd 2009: Crossing the Chasm. Vancouver, BC. August  14, 2009. Video available at: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/1982851

  83. Relational Pedagogy in the Classroom and on the Screen: A Hermeneutic-Phenomenological Analysis. International Human Sciences Research Conference. Molde, Norway. June 17, 2009.
     
  84. The Ethics of Hermeneutic Phenomenological Research: Saying I, We, and You. Invited presentation for the Western Norway Graduate School of Educational Research Symposium in Bergen; Norwegian Teachers' Academy, 11 June, 2009.

  85. The Ethics of Experiential Evidence: Saying I, We, and You. Invited presentation at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany. May 29, 2009.

  86. Hermeneutic Phenomenology as a Research Method. Invited Lecture Series on Bildung and the Learning Sciences at University of Oulu, Finland, May 27. See: workshop description and downloads.

  87. Bildung and Media. Invited Lecture Series on Bildung and the Learning Sciences at University of Oulu, Finland, May 26. See: workshop description and downloads.

  88. The Hidden History of Bildung in Anglo-American Educational Discourse. Invited Lecture Series on Bildung and the Learning Sciences at University of Oulu, Finland, May 25. See: workshop description and downloads.

  89. Forgotten Connections: Human Science Pedagogy in Canadian Teacher Education. (with Tone Saevi). Invited Lecture Series on Bildung and the Learning Sciences at University of Oulu, Oulu Finland, May 25.

  90. Medienwissenschaften and Media Literacies: Explorations and Implications. Media theory on the Move: Transatlantic Perspectives on Media and Mediation. University of Potsdam, Germany. May 22, 2009.

  91. Web 2.0: Building Virtual Spaces for Culture. Map My Culture: Community and Space in Small Cities. Comox, British Columbia. May 14, 2009.

  92. Re-Thinking E-Learning Research. Canadian Institute of Distance Education Research. Live, online session May 06, 2009. Online at: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/733/1278

  93. Chronicles of Change: The Narrative Turn and E-Learning Research.  American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Diego. April 16, 2009.

  94. Psychology & Technology: The Relationship between Mind & Machine. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Diego. April 16, 2009.

  95. Genre and Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: The Form and Rhetoric of the Online Posting. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Diego. April 14, 2009.

  96. The role of standards for e-learning innovation. March 19, 2009.  Summit on Innovation in Learning Technology 2009. Wellington, New Zealand.

  97. Myths in E-Learning Research & their Undoing. March 20, 2009. Presentation for Academic Development and E-Learning, Massey University, New Zealand.

  98. Publishing the Scholarship of Teaching. (Presented with Johanne Provencal and Iris Rich-Mcquade) February 16, 2009. Thompson Rivers University Teaching Practices Colloquium, Kamloops.

  99. The Edupunk Heritage: Precursors of Open Learning Connecting Online for Instruction and Learning (CO09). February 6-8, 2009. Hosted online by Wikieducator.org
    http://blip.tv/play/AeuPI4OyJA 

  100. Canada's McLuhan and McLuhan's Canada. November 10, 2008. Presentation for course, Einführung in die Medienwissenschaften. Siegen University, Germany.

  101. Hermeneutic Phenomenologies and new Technologies. November 4-5, 2008. Seminar series at the Faculty of Philosophy, November 4-5, 2008. Dresden Technical University.

  102. Web 2.0 Technology and Discursive Psychology: New Possibilities for Research.  Invited presentation for the Medien Zentrum, November 3, 2008. Technical University of Dresden. PDF of Presentation.

  103. E-Learning in Internationaler Perspektive.  Invited keynote presentation at the annual meeting of the German Society for Media Pedagogy. October 31, 2008. Mainz, Germany.

  104. Discursive Psychology and Web 2.0 Technology: Investigating Web 2.0 in Education.  Invited presentation at Centre for Social Innovation, October 28, 2008, Vienna.

  105. Computer Games & Learning: Symbolic Work through Iconic Play. Ringvorlesung über Kinder und Medien. (Lecture series on Children and Media.) October 23, 2008. Innsbruck University, Austria. PDF of Presentation; Podcast (70 Mb)

  106. Teaching with Digital Video: Sources, Tools and Techniques. Tech it up. August, 2008. Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC.

  107. The "rhetoric of science" in educational (technology) research. Canadian Communication Association. Vancouver, B.C. June, 2008.

  108. E-Learning and Empire: The US Military and Instructional Technology. Presented with Robert Teigrob. Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) National Conference on Education. Vancouver, B.C. June, 2008.

  109. Cartographies of Estrangement: Reviving Forgotten Connections in Teacher Education. Presented with Tone Saevi. Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) National Conference on Education. Vancouver, B.C. June, 2008.

  110. Anecdotal Evidence in Educational Technology: Hermeneutic Phenomenology as a Postcognitivist Research Methodology. Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) National Conference on Education. Vancouver, B.C. June, 2008.

  111. McLuhan & Medienwissenshaften: Canadian contributions to Media Studies in German-Speaking Europe. New Perspectives on New Media - International Panel Presentation and Discussion (with Theo Hug and Maria Bakardjieva). Invited presentation, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. May 9, 2008.

  112. Teaching with Digital Video: Sources, Tools and Techniques. Teaching Practices Colloquium. February, 2008. Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC.

  113. The Tower of Hanoi: Math education and the Experience of "Lived Number." First Annual Phenomenological Workshop of the Paradoxa Network. International Institute for Qualitative Research. Edmonton, Alberta. October 20, 2007.

  114. Coming in from the Cold: Educational Technology Quo Vadis?  Presented with Dr. Robert Teigrob. Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association (CSTHA). October 12, 2007.
     
  115. The Scholarship of Teaching Technologies: Advancing Teaching Practice for E-Learning. Presentation for the Fall Meeting of University, Colleges and Institutes Professional Developers (of British Columbia). Invited presentation. September 21, 2007.

  116. Future Possibilities for Collaborative Learning Technology Standardization. Presented with Dr. Rolf Lindner for SC36 WG4 meeting in Toronto. September 19, 2007.

  117. The Phenomenotechnical: Math Education and Technologies of Attention. Invited presentation with travel funding. Medien – Wissen – Bildung: Explorationen neuer Räume, Relationen und Dynamiken in digitalisierten Medienökologien. June 25, 2007.

  118. The Microlearning Agenda in the Age of Educational Media. Microlearning 2007. Invited presentation. June 22, 2007.

  119. The Phenomenotechnical: Math Education and Technologies of Attention. Presented with Krista Francis-Poscente. International Human Science Research Conference. June 15, 2007.

  120. Structured Content for Open Learning. Canadian Association for Distance Education Annual Meeting. Winnipeg, May 16, 2007.

  121. Distance Learning Deceptions? Canadian Association for Distance Education Annual Meeting. Winnipeg, May 18, 2007.

  122. Computer Technology: Learning & Design Practices. Western Canadian Conference on Computing Education. Kamloops. May 5, 2007.

  123. Flore/Learning Objects and CanCore. Journée d’étude FLORE et les objets d’apprentissage. Vancouver. April 27, 2007.

  124. Authentic Science for the 21st Century: An Ethnography of Remote Laboratory Practice. "Moving the Laboratory Online: Changing the Laboratory Learning Experience Using the Online Environment" Virtual Workshop sponsored by the SLOAN Foundation. April 27, 2007.

  125. Learning Science: The Very Idea. With Liam Rourke. Presentation for the Special Interest Group 'Philosophical Studies in Education' at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, April 9, 2007.

  126. Computer Games & Learning: Symbolic Work through Iconic Play. Presentation at the Institute of Education, London, UK, March 14, 2007.

  127. Technical Standards for E-Learning Systems: Collaborative Learning. With Dr. Rolf Lindner. Presentation for SC36 WG4 meeting in London, UK. March 12, 2007.

  128. 36N1051 Use cases review-Metadata for Learning Resources. With Pierre-Julien Guay. Presentation for SC36 WG4 meeting in London, UK. March 11, 2007.

  129. Experiencing Surveillance: A Phenomenological Approach. Invited presentation for (Re)Inventing the Internet: One Day Workshop. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, B.C. February 23, 2007.

  130. E-Learning and its Practices. Invited keynote for the Teaching Practices Colloquium. Thompson Rivers University. Kamloops, B.C. February 18, 2007.

  131. E-Learning Practices and Genres of Communication. Invited presentation to the University of Calgary Faculty of Education Research Forum. February 2, 2007.

  132. Discursive Psychology: A Paradigm for E-Learning Research? Invited Presentation to the Theoretical Psychology Group, Department of Psychology, University of Calgary. February 1, 2007.

  133. Revealing Experiential Dimensions of Online Education: The Methodology of the Anecdote in Human Science Research. (Panel with Darryl Cressman, Joost Raessens & Michiel de Lange). Playful Identities Colloquium organized by the NWO funded Research Group Playful Identities (Erasmus University Rotterdam and Utrecht University) Erasmus University Rotterdam. September 26, 2006.

  134. Questions of technology and student experience in online education. (Panel with Darryl Cressman, Joost Raessens & Michiel de Lange). Playful Identities Colloquium organized by the NWO funded Research Group Playful Identities (Erasmus University Rotterdam and Utrecht University) Erasmus University Rotterdam. September 26, 2006.

  135. Revealing Experiential Dimensions of Online Education: The Methodology of the Anecdote in Human Science Research. (Panel with Darryl Cressman & Ted Hamilton). Fifth International Workshop: Phenomenology, Organization and Technology. Amsterdam. September 21-22, 2006.

  136. Critical Theory of Technology: Presentation and Discussion. (Prepared with Darryl Cressman & Ted Hamilton). Special event sponsored by Dr. Phillip Brey, Twente University; Entschede, Netherlands. September 19, 2006.

  137. Metadata for Learning Resources: 36N1312 WD2 19788-2. (Presentation by Pierre-Julien Guay and Norm Friesen) September 16, 2006. SC36 Plenary. Wuhan, China.

  138. Evolution and Convergence towards general design concepts 2001-2006 . (Presentation by Rolf Lindner and Norm Friesen) September 16, 2006. SC36 Plenary. Wuhan, China.

  139. Mediatic turn – Claims, Concepts and Cases. (Panel participant with Dr. Theo Hug, Dr. Gebhard Rusch, Dr. Sybille Krämer) International Communication Association Annual Meeting. Dresden, June 19-23, 2006. Download PowerPoint: http://learningspaces.org/papers/GenresandMediaticTurn.ppt

  140. Didaktik vs. Didactics. (Invited presentation). Institut für Bildungswissenschaft, Universität Wien. June 12, 2006.

  141. Microlearning and (Micro)Didactics. Micromedia & eLearning 2.0: Getting the Big Picture. June, 08 - 09. Innsbruck. Download PowerPoint: http://learningspaces.org/papers/microdidaktik.ppt

  142. Microlearning: Quo Vadis? (Event summary) European Academy for Microlearning. Innsbruck. June 7, 2006. Download PowerPoint: http://learningspaces.org/papers/eamil.ppt

  143. Information Technologies and the Cognitive Revolution. Växjö University. March 10, 2006. Invited with travel funding.

  144. A Journey into the FLORE Project. Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium Annual Conference. To be presented with Catherine Caws, Christian Gilbault & Martin Beaudoin. University of Michigan. May, 2006.

  145. Metadata for Collaborative Learning: A new Standardization Approach. Presentation to Working Group Two of ISO/IEC JTC1/SC36. Turku, Finland. March 14, 2005.

  146. Canadian Standardization in ISO: Collaboration and Metadata. UQAM Montreal. January 26, 2006.

  147. Metadata for Collaborative Learning. Special Presentation. Mount Alison University. January 23, 2006.

  148. Future trends and directions in Learning, Technology and Standards. Presenter and panel organizer. (Panel includes Dr. Andrew Feenberg, Dr. Wayne Hodgins, and Lassi Nirhamo). E-Learn 2005. Vancouver. October, 2005.

  149. E-learning in health – The North American Experience. (L'e-learning in sanità nell'esperienza del Nord America) I Saperi nella sanità e i nuovi media; Expo E-Learninig 2005. Ferarra, Italy. October, 2005. Invited with travel funding.

  150. Lerntechnologien jenseits des Kognitivismus. Presentation (in both German and English) at Fachhochschule Hagenberg, Austria. June 27, 2005. Invited with travel funding

  151. (Micro) Objects, Knowledge and the End of the World as we know it (keynote). MICROLEARNING2005 :: Learning & Working in New Media Environments International Conference, Innsbruck, June 23 - 24, 2005. Invited with travel funding.

  152. Learning Spaces Panel, Chair. Canadian Communication Association. London, ON. May, 2005.

  153. Experiencing Surveillance: A Phenomenological Approach. Theorizing Surveillance: The Panopticon and Beyond. Queen's University, Kingston ON, May 2005. (Written with A. Feenberg, G. Chung)

  154. Being There: Information Technologies and the Phenomenology of Pedagogical Practice. The Society for Phenomenology and Media. Seventh Annual International Conference. Canon Beach, Oregon. May, 2005.

  155. Learning Spaces Panel, Chair. Canadian Association for Distance Education Annual Meeting. Vancouver. May, 2005.

  156. "Ed Tech in Reverse": Information Technologies and the Cognitive Revolution. Co-presented with Grace Chung. Canadian Association for Distance Education Annual Meeting. Vancouver. May, 2005.

  157. Learning French... from Virtually Anywhere? Panel Presentation. Canadian Association of Distance Education Annual Meeting. Vancouver. May, 2005.

  158. The Great Methodology/Epistemology Debate. Canadian Institute for Distance Education Research preconference session. Vancouver, May 2005.

  159. Pedagogical Neutrality and Engagement. Panel on Advances in Technology and Learning Objects at the Technology, Instruction, Cognition and Learning SIG, AERA Annual Meeting. Montreal, QC. April, 2005.

  160. Lessons from LOM for E-Learning Standardization. International Open Forum: Global trends of e-Learning - Policies, technologies, and application. Tokyo. March 14, 2005.

  161. Information Technologies and the Cognitive Revolution: 50 Years Later. Invited presentation for "the thought of the body and the logic of sensation" research group, University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy. Tokyo. March 10, 2005.

  162. E-Learning Metadata: Latest Developments in CanCore. New Directions in Description Series, Library and Archives Canada. Ottawa. Febrary 28, 2005.

  163. A Panel Discussion on Learning Spaces: Simulated and Mediated Computer Worlds. (Presented with Darryl Cressman, Edward Hamilton & Grace Chung). Learning and Instructional Development Centre, Simon Fraser University. February 11, 2005.

  164. Workshop on the "Learning Spaces" Project. (Presented with Darryl Cressman & Grace Chung). Applied Communication and Technology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University. November 19, 2004.

  165. Metadata for Synchronous and Asynchronous Collaborative Learning Environments. (with Dr. Yasuhisa Tamura). "First International Workshop on Advanced Technologies for E-learning and E-science." Beijing, China, September 20, 2004.

  166. Data Portability and Reuse for Synchronous and Asynchronous Communication. (with Dr. Yasuhisa Tamura). ISO/IEC JTC1/SC36 WG2. "Information Technologies for Learning, Education and Training; 'Collaborative Learning' Working Group." Dublin, Ireland. September 16, 2004. Invited.

  167. Final Report on the "International LOM Survey." ISO/IEC JTC1/SC36 WG4. "Information Technologies for Learning, Education and Training; 'Infrastructure and Delivery' Working Group." Dublin, Ireland. September 12, 2004. Invited.

  168. Learning Object Metadata for Mobile-Learning. Poster Presentation. MLearn 2004: Learning Anytime Everywhere. Rome, July 5-6 2004.

  169. You say you want a revolution: Computer Games, Play, and Educational Change. New Media Consortium 2004 Summer Conference. Vancouver, June 17, 2004.

  170. Learning Objects, the Knowledge Age and the End of the World (as we know it). (Presented with Liam Rourke). Canadian Association of Distance Education Conference. Toronto, June 1.

  171. Pedagogy and Learning Objects (panel discussion). Learning Objects Summit. Fredericton, NB, March 29-30, 2004. Invited with travel funding.

  172. Specifying the next 'Killer App?' Standards and Educational Change. Learning Objects Summit. Fredericton, NB, March 29-30, 2004. Invited with travel funding.

  173. Identifiers - what are they and where are they going? (panel presentation) Access Copyright Digital Rights Conference. Toronto. March 25, 2004. Invited with travel funding.

  174. Asynchronous Collaborative Learning Forums: An Opportunity for E-Learning Standardization. ISO/IEC JTC1/SC36 WG2. "Information Technologies for Learning, Education and Training; 'Collaborative Learning' Working Group." Montreal. March 11, 2004. Invited.

  175. Discussion Leader. "International Open Forum on Standards in E-Learning: Towards Enriching and Sharing Our Educational Heritage." Montreal. March 4, 2004. Invited with travel funding.

  176. E-Learning Infrastructure and Standardization in Canada. Learning Lab Lower Saxony. Hannover, Germany. February 6, 2004. Invited.

  177. E-Learning in Canada: Learning Objects, Repositories and Metadata. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Bangi, Malaysia. December 4, 2003. Invited with travel funding.

  178. CanCore: Best Practices for Learning Object Metadata. APRU Distance Learning and the Internet Conference. 2003. Singapore. December 1, 2003. Invited with travel funding.

  179. E-Learning in Canada. Invited presentation for the Advanced Learning Infrastructure Consortium, Tokyo Japan. November 27, 2003.

  180. Results of the International Learning Object Metadata Survey. Presentation for the ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36 WG4 "Learning Resource Metadata." Seoul, Korea. September 23, 2003.

  181. E-Learning Metadata. National Library and Archives of Canada Canadian <Metadata> Forum, Ottawa. September 19, 2003. Invited with travel funding.

  182. Child's Play: Computer Literacy and the End of Childhood. Phenomenology of Childhood: International Invitational Conference, Perugia, Italy. July 2003. Invited with travel funding.

  183. What's Wrong with Learning Objects? Presentation for Canadian Association for Distance Education 20th Anniversary Conference. (Co presented at session Solvig Norman, eLearning Standards: Maximizing Content for eLearning) June 11, 2003 St. John's NL.

  184. Creating Metadata with the AD LIB Repository. Workshop for the Canadian Association for Distance Education 20th Anniversary Conference. June 8, 2003 St. John's NL. Invited with travel funding.

  185. CanCore Metadata and the AD LIB Repository. eduSource Learning Object Workshop, Regina SK. May, 2003. Invited with travel funding.

  186. CanCore; Best Practices for IEEE LOM Metadata. ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36 Plenary. Paris, France. March 2003.

  187. IMS Specification Adoption in Canada. IMS Open Technical Forum, Vancouver, BC. February, 2003. Invited.

  188. CanCore: an E-Learning Metadata Application Profile. Invited Presentation at the National Library of Canada, Ottawa, ON. November, 2002. Travel funding included.

  189. Object Repositories in Canadian Post-Secondary Education. Invited Presentation at the National Library of Canada, Ottawa, ON. November, 2002. Travel funding included.

  190. Digital Repositories Interoperability in Canada. IMS Meetings and Open Technical Forum. Sheffield, UK. September, 2002.

  191. Computers for Dummies or Mindtools for Experts? A Phenomenological Investigation of Educational Hypertext Theory and Experience. 2002 International Human Science Research Conference, Victoria, BC. June, 2002.

  192. Semantic Interoperability, Communities of Practice and the CanCore Learning Object Metadata Profile. WWW2002 (W3C). The Eleventh International World Wide Web Conference, Honolulu, HI. May, 2002.

  193. PhenomenologyOnline.com. Eighth Annual Qualitative Health Research Conference. Banff, AB. April, 2002.

  194. Creating Standards for E-Learning Modules. Teaching in Higher Education Forum 2002. (Keynote Panel Presentation with Ed Walker and Steve Slosser). Baton Rouge LA. April, 2002. Travel funding included.

  195. Metadata and Digital Media Management.  Invited presentation at Digital Media Management Summit/Think Tank. The Banff New Media Institute, Banff, AB. November, 2001.Invited with travel funding.

  196. CanCore: Metadata for Learning Object Repositories. Web 2001: The Web-based learning conference. Proceedings of the 7th International NAWEB Conference, Fredericton NB. October, 2001.

  197. CanCore: The Learning Object Metadata Application Profile. Access 2001: Crafting the Information Edge. Winnipeg, MB. September, 2001.Invited with travel funding.

  198. Introduction to e-Learning Specifications and Standards. 1st Annual IMS E-Learning Specifications and Standards Symposium. (Panel Presentation with Cliff Groen and Roger St. Pierre). Ottawa, ON. August, 2001.

  199. The Standards Imperative: Reflections from IMS, SCORM and CanCore. MERLOT International Conference. (Panel Presentation with Ed Walker and Steve Slosser). Tampa, FL. August, 2001. Invited with travel funding.

  200. CanCore: Learning Object Metadata. CATE IASTED Annual Conference. Banff, AB. June 23 2001.

  201. The Body in the age of Technological Mediation. Technology/Pedagogy/Politics: Critical Visions of New Technologies in Education. Calgary, AB. May 2001.

  202. What is an Educational Object? Learning 2000: Reassessing the Virtual University. Roanoke, VA. September 2000.

  203. The CAREO Project: A Campus Alberta Repository of Educational Objects. Interface 2000; Learning Technologies: Practice and Promise. Edmonton, AB. June 2000.

  204. SearchAide: an Online Expert System for Searching the Web. Canadian Library Association Annual Meeting. Edmonton, AB. June 2000.

  205. Metatextuality and the Researcher. Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing Annual Meeting, Mainz, Germany. June 2000. Invited with travel funding.

  206. WebCT: Planning Issues and Teaching Strategies. Technology Days 2000. Winnipeg, MB. March 2000.

  207. Faculty Adoption of WebCT: a Survey Report. From Innovation to Implementation - WebCT '99. Vancouver, BC. June, 1999.

  208. Educational Objects for the Web and CD-ROMs. Campus Computing Symposium 1999. Edmonton, AB. June, 1999.

  209. Networked Education. NAU/web.99 Integration, Interaction and Innovation. Flagstaff, AZ. May 17, 1999. Evaluating Web-Based Computer Conferencing Systems.

  210. Evaluating Web-Based Computer Conferencing Systems.AERA Annual Meeting. Montreal, QC. April, 1999.

  211. Romantic Kunstkritik and Messianic Historiography: Benjamin's "Begriff der Kunstkritik in der deutschen Romantik." Online: http://learningspaces.org/papers/benjamin.html

  212. Ungewählte Verwandtschaften: Master and Slave in Goethe's Novel. Online: http://learningspaces.org/papers/goethe.html

  213. Networked Education vs. Distance Education; a Case Study. Presentation, ADETA Interface `99 Conference. Edmonton, AB. June, 1999.

  214. Computers and the Self: a Dialectic of Enlightenment? Presentation, Technology/Pedagogy/Politics: Critical Visions of New Technologies in Education. Calgary, AB. May, 1999. http://learningspaces.org/papers/adorno.html


Teaching & Advising

Dissertation Supervision

  1. Olat Darojat (in progress). A Comparative Case Study of Quality Assurance in Distance Education. Simon Fraser University. Role: Committee member.

  2. Irwin Devries (in progress). Learning Designs in Theory and Practice (possible title). Simon Fraser University. Role: On-campus advisor.

  3. Iris Rich (in progress). A phenomenological study of transformational adult learning (possible title). University of Calgary. role: On-campus advisor.

  4. Nina Kahnwald (Defense Date: November 2011). Informelles Lernen in virtuellen Gemeinschaften: Nutzungspraktiken zwischen Information und Partizipation. (Informal Learning in Virtual Communities: Practice and use between Information and Participation). Technical University of Dresden. Role: Zweiter Gutachter. (Second Advisor; student hosted at TRU during her dissertation research, 2008.)

  5. Yoko Namita (Defense Date: June, 2010). Teachers’ Perceptions of Media Education in BC Secondary Schools: Challenges and Possibilities. University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Role: External Examiner.

  6. Johanne Provençal (Defense Date: November, 2009). Knowledge mobilization of social sciences and humanities research: Moving beyond zero-sum language games. Simon Fraser University. Role: Advisor; hosted student at TRU during her dissertation research, 2008-2009.

MEd Theses Supervised

  1. Janet Hopkins (2009). Open Source Software and Open Educational Resources: A Pathway for Teachers. Thompson Rivers University. Thesis supervisor.

  2. Dave Conroy. (2009). Technology Mentorship in the Elementary Setting:  Investigating the WebSharp School Contact Initiative. Thompson Rivers University. Thesis supervisor.

  3. Wes Mueller. (2011). Teaching Global Citizenship in the Digital Classroom: Investigating the Possibilities and Challenges. Thompson Rivers University. Thesis supervisor.

  4. Erin Khelouiati. (2012). Histories of Technological Change in Rural BC Schools. Thompson Rivers University. Thesis supervisor.

  5. Gloria Mertens. (2011). A Content Vocabulary Intervention: Using Gestures and Dramatic Expression to Learn Secondary Science Words (Action Research Project). Thesis supervisor.

  6. Verena Witmann. (2011). Characteristics of the Net-generation in Canada – Computer use by Children in a laptop classroom. University of Innsbruck. Advisor; hosted student at TRU during her thesis research, 2009.

  7. Melanie Bartusek. (in progress). Parent Priorities and Preferences in Alternative schooling (possible title). Supervisor.

  8. Tannis Tate (2012). Teaching Boys through Arts and Movement: A Case Study.

  9. Jennifer Swan-Rogers (2012). Teaching Young Boys through Arts and Movement: A Case Study.

  10. Merilee Hamelock. (2012). Silence in the Classroom:  Researching Lived Experiences of Post-Secondary Student’s Silence in the Classroom. Capstone supervisor; co-author in three publications.

  11. Brenton Close (TBD)

Graduate Courses Delivered and Designed (unless otherwise noted)

  1. History and Philosophy of Education (Thompson Rivers University - EDUC 5020; Summer 2011) http://www.culture-and-upbringing.com

  2. Hermeneutic Phenomenological Inquiry and Writing. (Thompson Rivers University - EDUC 506; Fall 2010)

  3. E-Learning Research and Practice. (Thompson Rivers University - EDUC 506; Winter 2008). http://elearn.tru.ca/index.php/EDUC506

  4. Research Project: Design. (Thompson Rivers University - EDUC 507; Fall 2009/ Winter 2010). http://elearn.tru.ca/index.php/EDUC507

  5. FIS 1311: Information Technology Applications (University of Toronto, Faculty of Information Studies; Fall, 2005). http://learningspaces.org/1311/

  6. Introduction to Distance Education and Training (Athabasca University; course delivery only in 2003)

  7. Introduction to Distance Education and Training (Athabasca University; course delivery only in 2004)

  8. Introduction to Media and Technology in Distance Education (Athabasca University; course delivery only in 2004)

  9. Master's Level Directed Studies taught at Thompson Rivers University:
    1. Janet Hopkins (2008). Wikiversity: Composing Free and Open Online Educational Resources
    2. Dave Conroy (2009). Review of Research Related to Technology Mentorship
    3. Alex Seal (2009). Literature Review: Social Constructivism in Science and Coding Practices
    4. Wesley Mueller (2011). Literature Review: Teaching Global Citizenship in the One-to-One Laptop Classroom
    5. Erin Khelouiati (2012) Literature Review: Rural Secondary Education.
    6. Tannis Tate (2012). Literature Review: Researching Movement Education.
    7. Jennifer Swan-Rogers(2012). Literature Review: Researching Movement Education
    8. Merilee Hamelock (2012). Literature Review: Silence in the Classroom
    9. Merilee Hamelock (2012). Continental Pedagogy: Theory and Practice
    10. Brenton Close (2012). Hermeneutic Phenomenological Writing

Undergraduate Courses

  1. EDEF 320 Teaching and Learning (Thompson Rivers University: Co-developed & delivered with Tone Saevi and Diane Purvey) Fall 2007

  2. Internet Research Methods –A Canadian Perspective (Leopold Franzens University, Innsbruck: Co-developed & delivered with Maria Bakardjieva) June 2007

  3. Erkenntnisweisen im Alltag und Wissenschaft. Everyday and Scientific Ways of Knowing. (Leopold Franzens University, Innsbruck: May-June, 2006) Course Website: http://learningspaces.org/cancmc/

  4. Exploring Collaborative Learning Environments. (Leopold Franzens University, Innsbruck: May-June, 2006) Course Website: http://learningspaces.org/ewa/

  5. Introductory German. (Co-developed & delivered with graduate cohort; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore: Fall 1989)

  6. Introductory German. (Co-developed & delivered with graduate cohort; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore: Spring 1990)

  7. Intermediate German. (Co-developed & delivered with graduate cohort; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore: Fall 1990)

Kindergarten - Grade 12

Workshops and short courses

  1. Hermeneutic Analysis of Phenomenological Descriptive Writing. One-day workshop held at the University of Innsbruck (April 9, 2011).

  2. Bildung and North American Learning Sciences. 3-Day short course / workshop. University of Oulu, Finland (May 25-27, 2008) Website: http://learningspaces.org/oulu

  3. Hermeneutic Phenomenology and the study of new Technologies. One-day workshop.Technische Universität Dresden (Fall, 2008)

  4. Hermeneutic Phenomenological Inquiry and Writing. Course Development & Collaborative Teaching, Psychological Faculty, University of Bergen (Winter 2006): Course Website: http://learningspaces.org/bergen/

  5. Introduction to Phenomenological Research. School of Communication, Simon Fraser University (January, 2005 - May 2005)

  6. Introduction to WebCT. One-day workshop delivered at: University of Calgary, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, University of Ottawa, Universidad Anáhuac (2000-2002)

  7. Advanced WebCT . One-day workshop delivered at: University of Calgary, Northern Alberta Catholic Schools, and Alberta School of Hope, Simon Fraser University (2000-2002).

  8. Web Design & Development Workshops. Delivered Multiple times at the University of Alberta (1997-2000):
    1. Web Page and Site design
    2. Web Programming
    3. Multimedia for the Web


Scholarly Activities

International Conferences and Events Hosted

  1. Educational Media Ecologies: International Conference. March 27-28, 2012. University of Paderborn. Role: Co-Organizer (with Dr. Theo Hug, Innsbruck); Dr. Dorothee Ostmeyer (Paderborn), Principle Organizer.

  2. The Wired Future of Higher Education. Feb 22, 2011. Thompson Rivers University. Role: Principal Organizer.

  3. Media Transatlantic: Media Theory in North America and German-Speaking Europe. April 8 - 10, 2010, UBC Vancouver. (http://www.mediatrans.ca/). Role: Principal investigator in SSHRC RDI and TRU-OL grants for event; co-organizer of event (with Richard Cavell); presenter and moderator at event.

  4. International Communication Research Colloquium. Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, April 6, 2010. Role: Principle investigator in TRU-Open Learning Research Grant for event; organizer of event.

  5. Research 2.0: New Media in Scholarship. Aug. 31- Sept. 2, 2009. (http://www.tru.ca/mitacs.html). Thompson Rivers University. Role: Principal applicant in MITACS grant for event; principal event organizer, presenter and moderator.

  6. New Perspectives on New Media - International Panel Presentation and Discussion (with Theo Hug and Maria Bakardjieva). School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. May 9, 2008. Role: Organizer and moderator.

  7. First Annual Phenomenological Workshop of the Paradoxa Network. International Institute for Qualitative Research. Edmonton, Alberta. October 20, 2007. Role: Organizer and moderator.

Administrative Activity

  1. Director: New Media Studies Research Centre, 2008-present (http://cen.tru.ca)

  2. Director: CanCore Initiative, 2006-2010 (http://www.cancore.ca)

Editorial Activity

  1. Associate Editor: Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2011-present (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/tf/00220272.html)

  2. Co-Editor: E-Learning and Digital Media, 2009-2012 (http://www.wwwords.co.uk/elea/)

  3. Co-Editor: Phenomenology and Practice, 2006 - 2012 (http://www.phandpr.org)

  4. Technical-Editor: Phenomenology and Practice, 2006- present (http://www.phandpr.org)

  5. Contributing Editor/Reviewer: The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning; Interdisciplinary Journal of Knowledge and Learning Objects; Journal of Computer-Assisted Learning; Journal of Computing in Higher Education; Mind, Culture and Activity; Canadian Journal of Education; PhanEx; Journal of Curriculum Studies;  Educational Technology and Society; Computers & Education; Theory, Culture & Society

Committee and Working Group Participation

Interviews with and Articles about


Work Experience

  1. Visiting Scholar Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Austria (April - June 2006)
    Design and delivery of courses in both German and English. Collaboration with local researchers, participation in local conferences and other events.

  2. SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow Applied Communication and Technology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University (April 2005 - November 2006)
    Organization of and participation in collaborative research activities. Supervision of graduate student researchers in SSHRC-sponsored "Learning Spaces" research project.

  3. Director, CanCore Initiative (January, 2003 - 2010)
    Collaborative development, interpretation and implementation of the international standard for "Learning Object Metadata."  Strategic planning of initiative's emphases and sustainability, and supervision of initiative employees.

  4. Information Architect CAREO Project, University of Alberta (March 2000 - September 2002)
    Research and development associated with a Web-based collection of reusable teaching resources for post-secondary education in the province of Alberta.

  5. Educational Web Developer: Academic Technologies for Learning, University of Alberta (May 1997 - March, 2000)
    Coordination, consultation and instruction in the areas of Web-based courseware development; constructed Web-based database systems.

  6. Multimedia/Reference Librarian: McNally Learning Resources Centre, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (January - April 1997)
    Reference desk service and instruction for a variety of software packages and database front-ends.

  7. Teaching Resources Librarian: English Language Program, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta (August 1996 - May 1997)
    Public access, retrospective conversion and cataloguing services for a collection of ESL teaching materials. Developed of online catalogue.

  8. Web Coordinator & Developer: Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta (May - August 1996)
    Coordination of the development, design and promotion of faculty-wide WWW services; hardware and software product evaluation, classroom instruction.

  9. Metadata/Records Manager: Strathcona County, Corporate Secretary's Office (May 15 - July 26 1995)
    Development and implementation of digitization and indexing methods for legal records.

  10. Instructional Assistant: Winnipeg School Division No. 1 (November 1991 - January 1994)
    Supervision of learning activities of developmentally delayed and other students in the classroom; provision of academic and other supports for emotionally disturbed adolescents.

  11. Language Instructor: Johns Hopkins University (September 1989 - February 1991)
    Instruction and curriculum development for spoken and written undergraduate-level German. 

Websites and Multimedia Publications and Collections

  1. Media Transatlantic. Video and text compiled with the support of SSHRC RDI (820-2009-0099). Developed with the assistance of Kenneth Jones and UBC Arts Instructional Support. 2010. (http://mediatrans.ca)

  2. CanCore. Site and graphical design. 2004. (http://www.cancore.ca/)

  3. Phenomenology Online. Site, instructional, graphical and interactivity design. 2001. (http://phenomenologyonline.com/)

  4. Victorian Database Online. Site, graphical and interactivity design, database development. 1999. (http://www.victoriandatabase.com/)

  5. Music for Airports. Site, graphical design, music adaptation. 1998. (http://learningspaces.org/eno/index.html)