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TELETECHNET FEATURED IN NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE ON DISTANCE LEARNING

Today's New York Times cites Old Dominion University's TELETECHNET distance learning network as a good example of how universities are developing specific programs for identified niches. The story, "Distance Learning Goes Niche," quotes President James V. Koch and offers a look at the university's many distance learning initiatives.

"There are lots of different student out there and one kind of model will not fit all," Koch is quoted as saying. The article then explains that Old Dominion uses a type of distance learning "more rooted in its traditional campus program, beaming courses via satellite to community colleges...and even aircraft carriers at sea." It goes on to mention Old Dominion's latest initiative providing CD-ROM courses in engineering for Navy submarines that cannot receive the broadcast signal.

"Over the course of the past year, positive coverage in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times and CNN demonstrate the national reputation Old Dominion's TELETECHNET program has gained," said John R. Broderick, vice president for institutional advancement.

View The New York Times article online at http://www.nytimes.com/2000/09/06/technology/06EDUCATION.html.

This article was posted on: September 6, 2000

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