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August 31, 2001

Educational Disconnect in Online Learning The David Noble disconnect strikes again in this poorly researched article criticizing online learning. It's that same old argument, "I think the face-to-face, person-to-person relationship between student and teacher is irreducible." Note thatt his link will self-destruct in seven days. By Dave Wilson, L.A.Times, August 30, 2001. [Refer] (Link)

Impact of the Internet on Learning & Teaching Originally launched in 1995, this site is an excellent overview of good practices in online learning and provides a nice checklist of skills and techniques for anyone involved inonline learning. Featured in this week's Scout Report. By Hossein Arsham . [Refer] (Link)

Copywrong? Discussion of a recent U.S. government report on the effectiveness of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Although the report generally favours the DCMA, critics call the act a "disaster" for consumers. By Damien Cave, Salon, August 31, 2001. [Refer] (Link)

Surviving as a Distance Teacher Short editorial advising instructors how best to survive a distance learning experience. The advice, in one word? Preparation. By Michael G. Moore, The American Journal of Distance Education Volume 15 Number 2, 2001. [Refer] (Link)

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