Despite the well-chronicled collapse of many dot-com companies, the positive impact of these companies on the field of K-12 education already has been felt and will increase in the years ahead. Seen from this viewpoint, several promising trends are emerging, even as the dot-com retrenchment continues.

  1. First, the best web "portal" sites seem to be surviving, despite the failure of their initial strategy to subsist on advertising revenue while offering free information and services to individual teachers and schools. Those survivors who have created high-quality content will continue to be innovative forces in K-12 education.


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