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Jul 26, 2001

Lawrence Tech Goes Wireless One final example culled from the press releases at Distance-Educator.Com that illustrates a campus installation of a wireless network. July 26, 2001. Submitted on Jul 26, 2001 [Refer]

Students Face Controversial New Lunch-line Technology Um. Wow. When will they use this for exams? "Starting this fall, some students will buy their lunch simply by looking at a web camera in the school cafeteria and saying their name, thanks to a food service company that is tapping face and voice recognition technology." By Cara Branigan, eSchool News, July 24, 2001. Submitted on Jul 26, 2001 [Refer]

Software Firmís Give-away Strategy: ĎTry it, Youíll like ití Premier Programming is giving away its text-reading software for free to schools and libraries in the hope that parents will purchase a version for home use. Not a bad marketing strategy. The competitor's software sells for as much as $US 1895. But do you really need a text reader that speaks 170 languages? "Something that happens with mature companies is that they donít want to compete on price but on features," said Peter Stokes, executive vice president at Eduventures.com. By Cara Branigan, eSchool News July 26, 2001. Submitted on Jul 26, 2001 [Refer]

Public Library of Science Prepares to Boycott Journals with Launch of Publishing Effort Scientists are gearing up for a September 1 boycott of leading scientific journals and are putting into place plans to publish their own after demands that journals should be freely available to the public have been met with "hostility" by the publishers. By By Bernadette Toner, Gnomeweb, July 22, 2001. Submitted on Jul 26, 2001 [Refer]

Cold Fusion Server 5 Macromedia releases the latest version of its popular Cold Fusion site management system. At $US 1295 for the cheap version ($US 4995 for the expensive version) it's still a bit much for a personal website. That said, it's hard to beat Cold Fusion for larger applications and database driven websites, especially since it works in Linux and Unix servers as well as NT. Submitted on Jul 26, 2001 [Refer]

An Experiment in Group Learning Technology... I'm going to write an item on critical thinking in online discussions one day and I want this admittedly older paper in my knowledge base. The paper analyses an online discussion with reference to Garrison's five stages of critical thinking. By D. R. Newman, Chris Johnson, Clive Cochrane and Brian Webb, Queen's University Belfast, 1996. Submitted on Jul 26, 2001 [Refer]

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