Recording of the Technology Standards for Global Learning conference held on April 27th and 28th, 1998. Colorado Governor Roy Romer and Utah Governor Michael O. Leavitt hosted the Technology Standards for Global Learning conference, an international conference to identify requirements for distance education. Keynote speaker address by Sir John Daniel of The Open University. The conference was sponsored by the Western Governors University and the National Governors' Association Center for Best Practices. From the beginning of the recording to approximately 2:51:30 is the recording from Monday, April 27, 1998. The remainder of the recording is from Tuesday, April 28, 1998. The April 28th recording includes the Breakfast Address, Purpose and Goals for Sessions, Lunchtime Address, and the Final Reporting Session. The 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. sessions are not included in this recording.
"From the boardroom to the back office, Americans are returning to school for quick, practical courses that allow them to keep up with the competition - and with the rapid changes in technology and business."
From the Business Report section of the July 20, 1998 issue of "Time" magazine.
The cover of the magazine reads "Cool School, Can an online university, funded by state governments and high-tech companies, change the face of education?" Cover story from the September 1, 1998 issue of "CIO WebBusiness."
Photograph taken at the Wednesday, September 2, 1998 opening of WGU. Left to Right: Northern Arizona University President Dr. Clara Lovett, WGU Chief Academic Officer Dr. Bob Albrecht, WGU Chief Executive Officer Dr. Jeff Livingston, 3Com Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Eric Benhamou, Colorado Governor Roy Romer and Utah Governor Mike Leavitt symbolically launch WGU with a click of a mouse.
Excerpts from "Public Law 105-244, 105th Congress, An Act, To extend the authorization of programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes." This document has been specifically edited to highlight the sections where "Distance Education Demonstration Programs" and "Western Governors University" are mentioned. This document is sometimes referred to as the "Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act," or the "1998 Amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965" or the "Higher Education Reauthorization Act of 1998."