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Jun 11, 2001

Canadian National Site-Licensing Project This agreement grants approximately 650,000 academic researchers and students in 64 institutions across Canada access to all 177 Academic Press (AP) journals published electronically on IDEAL (International Digital Electronic Access Library). Press release, IDEAL, June 8, 2001. Submitted on Jun 11, 2001 [Refer]

Visual Search Engines With visual search, a user can makeselections based on images rather than text. Includes links to software. Webreference, June 11, 2001. Submitted on Jun 11, 2001 [Refer]

TeachNow A portal for downloadable digital educational resources offered by publishers, including Milliken and Remedia. Set up like Amazon.Com as an online store or marketplace. Sells exact copies of textbooks in PDF format and reduced prices. Submitted on Jun 11, 2001 [Refer]

Why Online Learners Drop Out Discussion of the causes and cures for low online learning completion rates. It shows that high dropout rates are more a matter of implementation and design than a problem inherent to the online medium. By By Karen Frankola, Workforce, June, 2001. Submitted on Jun 11, 2001 [Refer]

Audio for Distance Education and Open Learning Very practical handbook just released covering various uses of audio in distance learning. By John Thomas, The Commonwealth of Learning and the International Extension College, 2001. Submitted on Jun 11, 2001 [Refer]

Telecentres: Case Studies and Key Issues Just released by the Commonwealth of Learning, the entire report is available at this site in PDF format. An invaluable resource, it provides case studies describing community learning centers in Australia, Canada, the U.K., Paraguay, Uganda, Lesotho, Mozambique, India and Ghana. Also looks at telecenters in overview and especially models for sustainability and funding. Colin Latchem and David Walker, Editors, The Commonwealth of Learning, 2001. Submitted on Jun 11, 2001 [Refer]

Avoid PDF for On-Screen Reading Jacob Nielsen advises people to avoid using PDF format for documents people will be reading on screen. Alertbox, June 10, 2001. Submitted on Jun 11, 2001 [Refer]

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