Norm Friesen, Dr.

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Contact-new.svg Norm Friesen
Website:Norm's Blog
Employer:Thompson Rivers University
Occupation:Canada Research Chair in E-Learning Practices
Other roles:Member of Canadian Delecation to ISO Sub-Committee for Learning Education & Training
Country: Canada
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Thompson Rivers University
Box 3010, 900 McGill Rd. Kamloops
British Columbia Canada V2C 5N3
Phone: +1 250 852-6256
Fax: +1 250 828-5328
Skype: normfriesen


Here are Websites (or descriptions) for the last few courses I've developed and taught:

research interests

Check out my 2009 book, Re-Thinking E-Learning Research Sample Chapters At

  • using phenomenology and ethnomethodology to investigate experiences of engagement with e-learning technologies
  • critical theory of e-learning technology
  • technology and alternative pedagogies
  • e-learning standardization and metadata

service activities

  • Co-Editor and Technical Editor for the international journal, Phenomenology & Practice
  • Supervisor of (appx.) 6 masters- and doctoral-level students
  • Director of the CanCore Initiative, whose guidelines for the implementation of Learning Object Metadata have been adopted internationally
  • Member of Canadian Delegation to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC36 (committee on IT in learning, education and training)


Not enough of it these days, but check out:



Welcome to Wikieducator. You are off to a great start, Norm. Please add your username to the following : page --Nellie Deutsch 14:58, 30 January 2009 (UTC)