Without books or classrooms, virtual corporate universities promote learning among employees...  
The general manager and vice president of a Cox Communications Inc. cable Steve Fowlersystem near Los Angeles starts each workday with a 6:30 a.m. class. Fowler's office is his classroom. He's the only student. And the class lasts just 15 minutes—or until the day's job demands pull him away from his desktop computer.  
"I like it because I can go at my own pace," Fowler says of the courses he's taken over several months through Cox University, his parent company's in-house Web-based employee training program. As the head of a busy 100-person company handling cable TV installations and service for Los Angeles County, Fowler can't justify setting aside hours or days for traditional computer-skills classes. But he can spare 15 minutes a day, which is how he prefers to attack his subject matter. In that quiet quarter-hour per day, he's taken an integrated approach to mastering a variety of applications, including Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, computer graphics and other programs.  
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