[LINK] Web inventor denounces net censorship
Wed, 11 Oct 2000 21:45:30 +1100
At 11:24 PM 10/10/2000 +1100, David Goldstein wrote:
> ..As parents' groups and politicians press for new ways to police websites,
> Tim Berners-Lee [asserts] ..."So any attempt to make a global centralised
> standard is going to be unbelievably contentious. You can't do that ..."
Ah ... but this month's Chronicle of Higher Education, (20th September 2000)
report one online-arena that will probably eventually create, 'global centralised
standards', though .. here the Chronicle only points vaguely at the US FedGov.
THE I S O C FORUM
international electronic publication of the Internet Society
October 2000 * * * * * * * * * Vol. 6, No. 10
* ONLINE COLLEGE IN IDAHO AVOIDS REGULATION AND
In a state that requires institutions of higher education to have
either accreditation or state approval in order to operate, the
for-profit Canyon College has neither. In order to operate without
breaking Idaho laws, the college offers degrees via distance
education only to students outside the state. However, no other
state has regulatory authority over Canyon because the institution
is outside every other state's borders. Now, officials in Oregon,
which does not allow students to use degrees from unaccredited
colleges or universities, and Idaho are groping for a way to
regulate the institution. According to Robin A. Dodson, chief
academic officer for the Idaho State Board of Education, federal
guidelines are what's needed in order to regulate distance
education. "In the West, that's almost heresy," he said. "But if
there was a national standard on online education, the states
would really appreciate it." (The Chronicle of Higher Education,
20 September 2000)
Appreciate your link contributions ...
Cheers, Daivd ..