Lifelong link

March 24, 2000

Students at Salford University can now register and pay for short courses and modules online, in an attempt to meet the demands of lifelong learners.

Credit-card payments made on the internet will be monitored by a secure network maintained by Cable & Wireless. Online and distance-learning students will soon be able to access the system.

Salford's vice-chancellor, Michael Harloe, said that internet-based technology was shaping the future of higher education. "The entire process of selection and payment for a course will be able to be done from home, office or while travelling across the world," Professor Harloe said.

Details: www.on-line.salford.ac.uk

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