Mark Oehlert reminds me that Philip Dodds passed on, and it’s a loss to the elearning community. I didn’t know him like Mark did, but I did meet him through the learning object work I was involved in for a couple of years. Very gracious, genuinely smart and working hard on infrastructure issues and standards that help liberate us from proprietary approaches.
(What with the recent passing of Claude Ostyn, I’m almost tempted to believe that learning object work is truly dangerous, but it’s probably too flippant.)
It’s worth reflecting that there has been a lot of work through the years that has been largely unheralded that has set the foundation for our industry. Yes, there are the stars who’s work has been recognized, but many others for whom too little is known. Here’s a tribute to one.