High schoolers in Provo, Utah, will be among the first in the country to take a history class designed specifically for a personal digital assistant. Developers say the course might signal the start of a new definition for "anytime, anywhere learning."

"Five years ago, there were people [who] thought the idea of taking a course online, period, was silly," said Corey Spencer, the Brigham Young University (BYU) programmer who adapted the lessons to work with palmtops from


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