01 septembre 2013

NYTimes.com Down, Higher Ed and Online Learning

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. As I type these words at 7:20pm EST on 8/27/13 two things are happening on other windows on my laptop.
1.  The NYTimes.com website is down.
2.  Students at my institution are learning in live online classes (on Adobe Connect) and asynchronously on our LMS (Blackboard).
According to a number of articles linked to Google News the cause of the NYTimes.com outage is hacking. 
"NY Times Suspects Hackers in Latest Website Crash USA Today
"New York Times Website Believed to be Hacked" the Chicago Tribune.
The NYTimes.com also went dark on August 14th. This was apparently an internal technical issue, not the result of an attack. Read more...

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