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On The Horizon

Web-based education may be a winner or a worry for technology learning centers.

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This story appears in the February 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

For those of us who learned to use a typewriter via the "hunt and peck" method, learning to operate a computer through the "crash and restore" method seems a natural evolution. Tedious hours spent exploring software capabilities with no real support--this is how most tech users have learned to harness their tools. But the tech tide is changing, thanks to training systems like New Horizons Computer Learning Centers.

Computer training is big business, and no franchise knows that better than New Horizons, one of the industry leaders, with more than 200 locations worldwide and 1999 systemwide sales of more than$400 million.

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