Wall Street Journal Taps KMi

The Wall Street Journal has chosen KMi as the source of key ideas for a feature section on e-commerce and e-learning in its March 12th 2001 edition. WSJ writer David Hamilton interviewed KMi Chief Scientist Marc Eisenstadt, along with other e-learning and cognitive science experts including John Seely Brown of Xerox and Don Norman of UNext. Highlights of the article are provided in this clipping found online in the National Journal’s Technology Daily of March 12, 2001 (see link to full article below):

“HEADLINE: EDUCATION: EXPERTS: Web May Not Revolutionize Education

The Internet may not revolutionize education as once previously predicted, a group of education experts said, The Wall Street Journal reports. Some of the world’s foremost thinkers including Marc Eisenstadt, chief scientist for the Knowledge Media Institute at the U.K.’s Open University, Seymour Papert, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and social critic Alvin Toeffler who ponder the intersection of technology and education warn that the Internet- based distance-learning models still have a long way to go. In a special section on e-commerce and Web-based learning models, Journal looks at how online education is changing the look of college campuses. And companies also reveal how they are making the net a source of corporate training.”

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