'In western societies, the growth in use of information and communication technology (ICT) in schools and classrooms - particularly in Internet connectivity - has been rapid. A recent study showed that 82 per cent of primary schools in New Zealand in 2002 and 78 per cent of secondary schools in 2001 had Internet connections. The Web is clearly a vital tool for both teachers and students.' So begins the Press's web entry on Professor Kwok-Wing Lai's e-Learning Communities. Teaching and Learning with the Web. Lai is head of the University of Otago's School of Education, has produced a number of books on e-learning for the Press, and was the founding editor of Computers in New Zealand Schools (see cabinet 9). The Web continues its role as a conduit-connector; something which the Press itself tries to capitalize on.