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Jul 2, 2001

Alumni E-Learning Good concept. A look at using online learning as a form of alumni support, with examples such as BRUIN (Brown) and Harvard@Home. This continuing learning isn't necesarily in the form of online courses; rather, they are like individual lectures or, as one person describes them, "individual self-contained intellectual experiences." Virtual University Gazette, July 2, 2001. Submitted on Jul 2, 2001 [Refer]

When Will Documents Become Content? Taking a conceptual leap, this article envisions the day when we stop talking about documents and document management and start talking about content and content management. The document is just one way of representing the content. By Bruce Silver , TransForm, July, 2001. Submitted on Jul 2, 2001 [Refer]

An E-Learning Industry Update Good overview article with a useful chart of mergers, acquisitions and bankruptcies. And I agree with the author when he says, "The e-learning field faces more growing pains as it matures from 'high-concept' to 'business-as-usual,' and a cottage industry of contenders inevitably winnows." By Tom Barron, Learning Circuits, July, 2001. Submitted on Jul 2, 2001 [Refer]

Learning in 3-D The use of simulation in eduacation, but of all the things that could be simulated, why would people simulate a classroom? This is a question that is not asked - but should be - by this article on learning simulations, a piece that looks at exploratory work (mostly) using ActiveWorlds software. By Steve Alexander, Online Learning Magazine, July, 2001. Submitted on Jul 2, 2001 [Refer]

Pocket-sized Lessons Opinion article describing and promoting the use of PDAs in the classroom. I still think PDA screens are too small to be useful, but the idea is otherwise sound. By Kim Kiser, Online Learning Magazine, July, 2001. Submitted on Jul 2, 2001 [Refer]

Test Preparation FAQ ERIC has added a new FAQ concerning test preparation providing links to and information about more than a dozen test preparation companies. Submitted on Jul 2, 2001 [Refer]

Government Initiatives Resources ERIC has added a new Web page with links to higher education resources published by, or under the auspices of, the U.S. federal government. The resources are grouped in the following categories: College Administration, College Instruction, College Students, Diversity, Educational Environment, Federal Role and Regulations, and Technology. Submitted on Jul 2, 2001 [Refer]

Learning Technology Practitioners Consortium Prototype home page for a proposed association (I'm not sure whether you have to be a member of the Yahoo elearningleaders group to view it), the purpose of which is to "To provide directed support for learning technology workers." Submitted on Jul 2, 2001 [Refer]

Indian Association for Online Education Newly founded association in India in line with WAOE objectives. Submitted on Jul 2, 2001 [Refer]

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