dotLRN project in the New York Times
"When closings and curfews in Ramallah made it impossible for Bir Zeit University to hold classes in mid-2002, the university created a portal called Ritaj, Arabic for "great gateway,'' which let professors post lecture notes and communicate with students via bulletin boards.
"It became a priority for students to start using computers," said Marwan Tarazi, information technology director at the university. "Those who didn't have access at home would get together at a friend's house or go to an Internet cafe.''
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Contributed by Rafael Calvo