Now in its second year, the U.S. Department of Education's Learning Anytime, Anywhere Partnerships (LAAP) supports large-scale collaborative projects linking colleges and universities with other partners, including technology companies, publishers, and school districts. The program's goal is to foster the development of e-learning initiatives for certificate and degree programs and to help already established programs increase their reach to new audiences.

The program's FY 2000 guidelines highlighted priorities to develop "portable, interactive courseware that address widespread faculty adoption," as well as new ways to "package courses and programs." Other LAAP priorities include creating new models


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