NY Times Knowledge Network Announces Spring 2011 Schedule

The New York Times Knowledge Network has announced its Spring 2011 schedule. From the press release:

The New York Times Knowledge Network Announces Spring 2011 Schedule

Register Today for Online Courses at www.nytimes.com/knownow

NEW YORK, Dec 13, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Registration is now open for the The New York Times Knowledge Network’s (www.nytimes.com/knownow) spring 2011 courses, offering a variety of unique online adult and continuing education opportunities. The spring roster will include Certificate Programs, For-credit courses, Continuing Education courses and expanded New York Times Programs of Study featuring new courses in arts and culture and business management.

“This semester, The New York Times Knowledge Network is enhancing its offerings by providing more courses in more areas of study than ever before,” said Felice Nudelman, executive director of education, The New York Times Company. “Our growth from individual courses to comprehensive programs speaks to the success we have seen over the years and further demonstrates our commitment to education.”
New York Times Programs of Study- are comprehensive online courses developed and taught by New York Times journalists. New courses this spring include:

Arts and Culture:
“¢ Beyond the Red Carpet: Oscar Talk with A. O. Scott
“¢ How to Listen to Classical Music with Daniel J. Wakin
“¢ Theater and Global Change with Ben Brantley

Business and Management:
“¢ The Corner Office: Lessons from Top CEO’s with Adam Bryant

Health and Science:
“¢ Understanding Global Viruses with Donald G. McNeil Jr.
“¢ Elder Care: Navigating the Maze with Jane Gross
“¢ Confronting Big Pharma with Barry Meier
“¢ Hazards of Radiation Treatment with Walt Bogdanich
“¢ Understanding the Middle-Aged Brain with Barbara Strauch

Navigating the Teen Years:
“¢ Staying in the Game: Young Athletes and Injury with Gretchen Reynolds and Alan Schwarz
“¢ College Admissions: Decision Time with Jacques Steinberg

Writing and Journalism:
“¢ Editing for Everyone with Don R. Hecker
“¢ Journalism 101: Reporting on Your Community with Mary Ann Giordano
“¢ Writing About Your Roots with Constance Rosenblum
“¢ Creating Video for the Web with Bill Horn

Popular courses from the fall schedule such as How to Start a Blog, Teaching Your Teen About Money and DNA Ethical Dilemmas will also be offered this spring.

Certificate Programs – are designed for professionals who want to learn new skills. This spring, these programs will be offered by the Knowledge Network in conjunction with Ball State University, The City University of New York, The Cooper Union, Florida State University, Rosemont College and Thomas Edison State College. Certificates include:
“¢ teaching
“¢ emerging media journalism
“¢ ePublishing
“¢ entrepreneurship
“¢ green building design
“¢ immigration law
“¢ paralegal studies

The Knowledge Network’s spring schedule will also present a rich mix of For-Credit and Continuing Education courses covering the areas of multimedia, journalism, business, art, food and health.

Certificate Programs range from $600 to $1,195; Continuing Education courses range from $200 to $500 and New York Times Programs of Study begin at $65. A full list of programs can be found at www.nytimesknownow.com.

The New York Times Knowledge Network, which uses the EpsilenTM platform, was launched in September 2007 to deliver lifelong learning programs on timely subjects. Through The New York Times Knowledge Network, extensive resources from The Times and other participating universities and institutions are readily available to students online, whether they are enrolled in an on-campus course or continuing their education through a distance learning program.

If you’re planning to add Learn More Stuff! to your New Year’s resolutions, I think the NY Times has you covered.

Posted by Alexa Harrington

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