“A former Capella University student has filed a lawsuit against the online institution, claiming that it violated the Americans With Disabilities Act by using technology that does not accommodate his learning disabilities.” (by The Chronicle of Higher Education via matkalla)
The technology used in the Capella was WebCT.
In WebCT they probably seriously think that learning happens by scanning content with your eyes and then saving it in your personal hard disk located in your head. “Learning without limits” – as their slogans says.
It’s interesting how the Learning Management Systems, such as the WebCT, reminds of the monastery model of schooling. “Authority sets the goal and chooses a closed group of people to implement it” writes Pekka Himanen in his article The Academy and the Monastery (also a chapter in his book The Hacker Ethics).
It’s not illegal to run a monastery, but to call your monastery academy is cheating.