Online Science Is a Stretch for Asia

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Science  31 Aug 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5535, pp. 1623
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5535.1623

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TOKYO-- Faced with a surging demand for higher education, Asian mega-universities are providing rural populations with an opportunity for distance learning as an economical alternative to bricks-and-mortar university campuses. But most have been unable to deliver the type of scientific and technical training that is vital to developing nations.