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Jun 13, 2001

News ebbs, news flows... today, a deluge, tomorrow, a trickle? Who knows?

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) The ERIC Program office has issued a new URL (http://www.eric.ed.gov) for the ERIC Systemwide Web site. Submitted on Jun 13, 2001 [Refer]

Canadian Student Newspapers Win Battle to See Cola Contracts A lesson for private companies seeking marketing deals with public institutions: The Information and Privacy Commissioner ruled that the University of British Columbia and Coca-Cola are obligated to disclose the details of a confidential exclusivity agreement signed in 1995. By S. Heron And J. Johnston, The Peak (Simon Fraser U.), June 12, 2001. Submitted on Jun 13, 2001 [Refer]

Distributed Education and Its Challenges: An Overview I actually printed this PDF document (481 Kb), which indicates its value. This 56 page document (about 40 pages if you ignore the white space) contains nugget after nugget of really good information: checklists, provider lists, and nifty boxes such as 'The Information Age Mindset'. This is one of the best overviews of the field to come along in some time. By Diana G. Oblinger, Carole A. Barone, and Brian L. Hawkins, American Council on Education (with Educause), June, 2001. Submitted on Jun 13, 2001 [Refer]

School of the Future Now we get to see whether some of my predictions will actually work. This school in Bendigo (Victoria, Australia) will do away with classes, classrooms and standard curricula. Instead, students will be given access to learning technology and will direct their own studies. By Sue Cant, The Age, Wednesday 13 June, 2001. Submitted on Jun 13, 2001 [Refer]

Internet Access in U.S. Public Schools and Classrooms: 1994-2000 This Statistics in Brief presents data on Internet access in U.S. public schools from 1994 to 2000 by school characteristics. By Anne Cattagni and Elizabeth Farris, National Center for Education Statistics, May 9, 2001. Submitted on Jun 13, 2001 [Refer]

Copyright Policy Branch The Copyright Policy Branch is partially responsible for formulating and implementing an integrated Canadian copyright policy, to develop a legislative framework and to address copyright protection in Canada. The website is designed to provide news, updates, and to seek contributions from the public. Submitted on Jun 13, 2001 [Refer]

Copyright - Wrong! The doctrine of fair use is under attack through new legislation and lawsuits. The author argues that this could undermine teaching and learning. Imagine this: Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters told American Libraries that "pay-per-view is not bad. It may be a better policy for libraries that don't have many researchers using their resources. Subscriptions can be real costly, but pay-per-view can make them affordable." By John Palatella, University Business, June, 2001. Submitted on Jun 13, 2001 [Refer]

OpenContent Advocacy and resource site promoting the development and use of open content. Open content is freely available for modification, use, and redistribution under a license similar to those used by the Open Source / Free Software community. Submitted on Jun 13, 2001 [Refer]

EduCommons EduCommons is a learning objects-based instructional design model with IEEE 1484.12 metadata, a peer-to-peer network architecture, and an open source / open content approach to intellectual property. In other words, if its June launch proceeds as scheduled, an outstanding online resource. Submitted on Jun 13, 2001 [Refer]

e-Learning in the Corporate University: An Interview with Jeanne Meister Predictions for the future of corporate universities. One, corporate universities will not go completely virtual. Two, strategic alliances between corporate universities and traditional colleges and universities. Three, free online learning to deepen the relationship between the consumer and the organization. Good read. By James L. Morrison and Jeanne C. Meister, Technology Source, July, 2001. Submitted on Jun 13, 2001 [Refer]

E-Learning: A Mid-Year Update Detailed analysis and financial reports from leading learning content management system (LCMS) providers. Hambrecht, June 12, 2001. Submitted on Jun 13, 2001 [Refer]

Developing Countries Turn to Distance Education A look at a number of distance and online learning initiatives in developing countries, tainted with the Chronicle's usual distrust for distance and online learning. By Burton Bollag, Chronicle of Higher Education, June 15, 2001. Submitted on Jun 13, 2001 [Refer]

Here Comes Content Management Scroll down through the industry news in this PDF document and see quick reviews of a number of learning content management system (LCMS) providers as reviewed at the ASTD conference. Hambrecht, June 11, 2001. Submitted on Jun 13, 2001 [Refer]

Discovering DHTML in Netscape 6 Two part tutorial for dynamic HTML (DHTML) in Netscape 6. Useful for web designers. By Scott Andrew LePera, DevEx. Submitted on Jun 13, 2001 [Refer]

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