Norm Friesen

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Norm Friesen (born March 21, 1966) is associate professor in Educational Technology at Boise State University.

Norm Friesen studied German Literature, Secondary Education, and Communication at the Johns Hopkins University, University of Alberta and Simon Fraser University (respectively). He has undertaken teaching and research at the University of Toronto, the University of Innsbruck and Athabasca University.

He has led the CanCore Learning object metadata initiative from 2003 to 2010, and is co-editor of the peer reviewed open content journal Phenomenology and Practice. Friesen is also a member of the Canadian delegation to the ISO/IEC JTC1 subcommittee 36, for Learning, Education and Training.[1]

Friesen has been involved in Wikiversity research.

Friesen's research interests include media theory, alternative pedagogies, technical e-learning standardization, phenomenology and ethnomethodology.[2]



  1. ^ Standards Council of Canada. "Recipients of the Certificate of service - 2008". Retrieved 2009-02-22. 
  2. ^ Friesen, Norm. "Curriculum Vitae". Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  3. ^ Friesen, N. & Hopkins J. (October 2008). "'Wikiversity; or education meets the free culture movement: An ethnographic investigation". First Monday. 13 (10).