Wednesday, June 27, 2012

End of the Knowledge Network at the New York Times

A short piece in Inside Higher Ed two weeks ago announced the quiet demise of the New York Times' foray into online education and learning.  As reported in IHEd, Times spokeswoman Linda Zeban confirmed the news by saying "I can confirm that after July 31, Knowledge Network courses will no longer be available online,"

As I noted in 2007 (again referencing a report in IHEd) the venture looked both promising and a natural extension of their brand.  It is a pity they were not able to execute anything meaningful but then, over the past five years, the Times has had its share of issues to deal with so perhaps they can be excused (from class).

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