The New York Times Increases Its Online Learning Offerings

Barry Lenson

The New York Times Increases Its Online Learning Offerings

With every passing month and year, more and more organizations are jumping onto the online education bandwagon.  Just this week, the venerable New York Times announced plans to offer an expanded range of online courses.

The New York Times has already been active in distance learning since 2007, through its Knowledge Network, which currently offers online courses in more than 70 subjects. Course offerings are pretty diverse, ranging from public health issues to theater to women’s issues and writing. Some certificates are offered in subject areas like electronic business, cybercrime and homeland security issues.

Now the Times has announced plans to partner with Fairleigh Dickenson University in New Jersey to expand its online offerings even further. Fairleigh Dickinson has two main campuses in New Jersey and also international campuses in Vancouver, B.C. and Wroxton, England. The new courses will be taught by Fairleigh Dickinson faculty and will feature content from the Times’ digital content repository.

This news serves as further confirmation that online learning is moving onto the center stage of American education.

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