dotLRN project in the New York Times

Birzeit University, one of the many using dotLRN is mentioned and Marwan Tarazi interviewed! Congratulations Marwan!

"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.''

see more at:
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/18/business/worldbusiness/18cafe.html

to learn more about the project:
http://dotlrn.org/case-studies/cs_academia/birzeit.html

cheers

Rafael

Contributed by Rafael Calvo