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September 21, 2001

Scientists Call for Online Library The Public Library of Science (PLoS) initiative that went into effect September 1 has been studiously ignored by the media. This article marks the launch of the initiative at the beginning of the month. By , BBC, September 1, 2001.[Refer]

A Political Scientist Creates an Online University Catering to Conservatives Is this the future of education in the era of online learning? A political science professor creates his own online university with a conservative bias to counter what he perceives to be a liberal bias in the public system. By Michael Arnone, Chronicle of Higher Education, September 21, 2001.[Refer]

Users Rip MS License Changes Changes to Microsoft's licensing policy means that large volume buyers (that is, almost all colleges and universities) will be paying more. Customers, naturally, are savage in their criticism. But it raises two questions: how much can Microsoft get away with, and why do we keep letting them get away with it? By Joe Wilcox, ZD Net, September 21, 2001.[Refer]

Inquiry Page Interesting approach. The Inquiry Page is more than a website. It's a virtual community based on the idea that learning begins with asking questions. On the site, inquiry-based education is discussed and relevant resources and experiences are shared. By , , .[Refer]

TL*NCE Loses Bid for Renewed Funding There's not much on this - who issues a press release to say they didn't get funding? But I can't say I'm surprised. Virtual U never did become the online learning platform envisioned in the beginning. When I worked with it I found it slow and cumbersome. It seems to me that what the government thought would be a development project in the end became an academic research project (mind you, I'm several steps removed from this project, so this is very much an outsider's view). It was rapidly eclipsed by crosstown rivals' WebCT. There's also a small notice on the Telelearning home page. By , The Node, September, 2001.[Refer]

Cisco E-Learning A new look and a new approach for the newly revamped Cisco E-Learning site. I might add that from my perspective, Cisco have been near the forefront of (corporate) e-learning for some time now, producing a number of useful white papers. By , , .[Refer]

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