New York Times offers distance education, course content

The The New York Times Knowledge Network has expanded into an online initiative that provides distance education, course content and social networking. Mount Holyoke College, Stanford University and the Society for College and University Planning are some of the institutions working with this initiative. Educators can select Times articles, archival content, graphics and multimedia content, including videos and Webcasts and make them available to students online, along with other course materials. The Times will be providing technology and marketing for non-credit courses taught by college and university professors. Funds from tuition revenue will be split between the colleges and the Times.

Read more in The New York Times press release or in a news article from Inside Higher Ed.