Dr Day has developed Project CRUCIAL, launched last month, with the Hong Kong Institute of Education. He first published on the idea in 1991 and was encouraged to develop the project with $1.3 million in first-year funding from the institute, plus support from Apple Computers. With the institute's forthcoming move to a permanent campus in Tai Po, the Project CRUCIAL homepage will be temporarily stored under the University of Hong Kong Web site at http://www.ssrc . hku.hk/crucial/. At the end of October it will return to the institute's Web site. CRUCIAL began when individuals who wanted to develop a virtual learning centre met at the first Hong Kong Web symposium in 1995. The project provides teachers with resources in 'difficult to cover' school curriculum areas such as health education and civic and environment education. It provides an electronic publishing area for teachers and students and acts as a teacher-discussion forum for curriculum development. Teachers can carry out research and training in Internet-based teaching methods. Within the CRUCIAL Cyber College are departments for teachers and students from primary and secondary schools. The most important component will be the resources library. Productions from the project team, teacher trainers, school teachers and students - which the steering committee approves - will go on-line.