As 'Distance Learning' Takes off, US Lags Behind
Gregg, Jack, The Christian Science Monitor
Developing countries in South America, Eastern Europe, and elsewhere, unburdened by costly campuses or tenured faculty and bureaucracies, are exploiting the Internet and other new technologies to educate people once excluded from learning modern skills.
Mexico, for example, is making information technology and education a prime directive. Its Tecnologico de Monterrey, a 26-campus consortium, has a mission to bring distance learning to everyone willing to participate. The newest campus is a fully functional virtual university serving students throughout Mexico. Young people in even the most remote areas use subsidized computers and modems to get the kind of education …
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Publication information: Article title: As 'Distance Learning' Takes off, US Lags Behind. Contributors: Gregg, Jack - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: May 19, 1997. Page number: 19. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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