Technology & Learning, October 1998, p. 30

Senior editor Jean Shields at Technology & Learning outlines two areas of education technology where leaders will begin to see more change.

The first is the emergence of so-called "portal" Web sites. A portal site offers enhanced services such as online travel agents, stock quotes, chat rooms, auctions, and other specialized and customizable features. Yahoo and Netscape are leading this push to add web-based services to their traditional directory and search functions.

Shields thinks the portals are a...

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