Knowledge and Learning In The News - 4/9/2005

Mapping the Terrain of Online Education Although quality has always been difficult to define, let alone measure, academic officers participating in the Sloan-C survey acknowledge that online (and by extension, distance) education generally “has some distance” to go before it provides comparable outcomes to more traditional, classroom-based offerings. Why Online Teaching Turned Me Off (free subscription) Then a bright young teacher said: "Actually, it's not hard at all, getting online so often, because the course is all set up. I don't even have to think!" Trusting Times The New York Times in April is relaunching nytimes.com, one of the most trafficked sites on the Web. The changes are going to embed The Times straight into the Web's content infrastructure. Mr. China, and "Mr. China" China is an economy ruled by caution, fear, and self-interest, paralyzed by decades of state control. But is also is a nation of human beings, as glorious and as flawed as the rest of us.

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