TITLE

Fathom: Another College Online Learning Portal Skids to a Halt

PUB. DATE
February 2003
SOURCE
Educational Marketer;2/3/2003, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the consolidation of commercial online learning venture Fathom into Digital Knowledge Ventures in New York City. Launch of the venture by Columbia University; Effort to create a viable commercial enterprise to provide courses over the Internet; Failure of the venture to attract enough customer base.
ACCESSION #
9024232

 

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