A recent news conference found Bill Gates putting forth this prediction, “We’re at the beginning of what the computer can do to change our lives. The best is yet to come.” This has never been truer than in the area of education and the Internet.
The World Wide Web offers an unprecedented opportunity to learn, and as the computer begins to meld with the television, a new window has opened for on-line students to freely enjoy living encyclopedias from their desktop.
One company, which has its roots in developing educational CD-ROMs, hopes to inspire students with a visual smorgasbord of science, health and technology topics, pushing the World Wide Web and its users to the limits of interactivity.
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