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The following information was provided by Arun-Kumar Tripathi <>. It sounds like a fabulous list of speakers, and in my very own hometown. Highly recommended.


New Media in Higher Education and Learning

October 27-30, 1999, Los Angeles

There will be a conference on New media and Learning. The Conference site is: <>. The Theme of the Conference will be "New Media in Higher Education and Learning." The date of the conference is 27-30 October 1999. The conference will be held at The Annenberg School for Consortium and The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.

The details of presentations are accessible at <>. Presenters (partial list) include:

a.) Phil Agre on Infrastructure and Institutional Change in the Networked University. Agre's paper is at <>

b.) Alan Arkatov, founder and Chairman of <>

c.) Annenberg Public Lecture by Professor Manuel Castells on The Internet and Society.

d.) Lecia J. Barker on Learning Climate and Learning: Comparing Face-to-Face and Online Classes.

e.) Christina Borgman on The Digital Library's Role in the Future of Education

f.) Professor Alfred Bork on A New Model for Learning in the 21st Century. Note: in the July/August 1999 issue of Educom Review, Prof. Bork has given an interview with Educom Review people on The Future of Learning, which can be found at: <>

g.) Noriko Hara and Rob Kling on Learning via Web-based Distance Education.

h.) Prof. Majid Tehranian on The Future of the University. Prof. Tehranian is the President of TODA (The Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research) site is <>

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