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Introduction to CanCore

The CanCore Metadata Initiative assists project implementers and indexers in the development of high-quality systems and records to support the use and reuse of digital learning objects. These educational or learning objects can be as simple as individual web pages, video clips, or interactive presentations, or as comprehensive as full lessons, courses or training programs.

CanCore has been working with an expanding community of implementers since November 2000. It provides guidelines for all of the elements in the Learning Object Metadata standard, and identifies a sub-set of these elements for their special utility in resource description and discovery.

CanCore has been developed with input from educators and technology developers, and from Canadian projects and implementations internationally. The CanCore Initiative is currently funded by the e-Learning Marketplace Strategy Group of Industry Canada's e-Learning Directorate, and supported by TeleUniversite and Athabasca University. Funding and support has also been provided by CANARIE, Alberta Learning, Netera Alliance,, and the Electronic Text Centre at the University of New Brunswick.

Contact Us

CanCore is represented by a network of experts working in both official languages at locations across Canada:


Norm Friesen, Director

14083 Blackburn Ave
White Rock BC
V4B 2Z6
+1 (604) 535-6243

Karin Lundgren & Suzanne Lapointe

100, Sherbrooke street west
Montreal, Quebec
H2X 3P2

Anthony Roberts
+1 (506) 538 7667

Our sponsors:

e-Learning Marketplace Strategy Group


Last Updated: October 21, 2005 
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