CNET Ending Online Courses ?
by DADSGETNDOWN - 4/19/08 1:10 AM
I LIKE THEM ALOT!!!!
by: DADSGETNDOWN April 19, 2008 1:10 AM PDT
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It's an ROI casualty...
The Cnet Online Courses simply weren't producing the expected ROI (return on investment), and were therefore among the cuts passed down last month when Cnet laid off 120 employees and looked to streamline their business strategy. I was surprised when I first heard the news, but unfortunately even the content will, for the most part, be archived and no longer available online.
CNET Online Courses: Why is it still on CNET?
It's been 3 days since the dateline of CNET Online Courses closure, but it appears that its existence is still here. May I ask why is this so?
Good one, you want them gone that bad?
I am glad they are here.
My kids and myself love them, infact alot of people still do.
Well, I really hope it stays as long as CNET is here
Although I hate the fact that I actually wasted time in saving everything I wanted from there.
It's not a 'hard' deadline...
The phrase being used is that there is 'no guarantee' that any of the material will be available after May 1st. The ultimate intent is to move the content to the archives and redirect the existing URLs, but it may take days or weeks before it's completely done. One day you'll type in a URL and just find it doesn't work anymore, at which time you'll be glad you have those copies of the content.
I'm Glad I saved as much as I could, my kids are just learning things
and those are very useful, burn them to a cd or put on a flash drive
so they can use and view them when needed.
The digital Camera, Digital Photo, Audio, MP3, Spyware, Phishing,
Scrapbooking, Podcasting, Save movies to DVD, Music in the house and
all those are great.
Gathered all I can regarding Windows XP/Vista and Microsoft Office tips, for I believe they will come in handy someday.
Some of them are Flash Video, I think, and you can't save the page,
and others you can't save, as web page complete, I get a
"there is insufficient memory to save this web page", error on them.
and the video tips, I can't remember, maybe the same thing.
That works well for the Flash tutorials if you just select that particular region of the screen to capture. I've only done it for my content thus far, but may copy some of the other content as well for future reference.
Yeah same to me
But about some of the flash materials (other than the quick tutorials), I did attempt to download them as I could. Not to mention the videos there too, as I cannot find those videos on CNET TV as of yet.
Even if they won't post any new courses what is the harm of
Even if they won't post any new courses what is the harm of leaving the old courses. I really liked them and used them as a reference when I wanted to learn about something. Please at least give us access to the archives even if you are not creating more new courses. I sat down to start "saving" the ones I thought would be handy for me...got pulled away...and then finally made it back only to discover they are now removed. PLEASE BRING THEM BACK...AT LEAST AN ARCHIVED VERSION! They were greatly appreciated.
I'm sure everyone of us wants the course materials back.
by darkdestiny7 - 5/6/08 6:08 AM
I'm pretty sure they'll soon be available.
by DADSGETNDOWN - 5/6/08 8:22 PM
In Reply to: I'm sure everyone of us wants the course materials back. by darkdestiny7
by DADSGETNDOWN - 5/6/08 8:18 PM
You got that right.
(NT) Today's the day: They're gone.
Click the above tab
Tips and Tricks tab, above.
OH, then choose a category from the left column.
Nope, those have no relation to the Course materials
Now that everything from the course materials are deleted, and if CNET do not intend to put the materials back in, I think someone will have to try and re-post the materials into the Tips & Tricks.
Just to note, DADSGETNDOWN, I don't seem to find any of the course materials in there. Just the minor tips every here and there.
Don't do that...
by John.Wilkinson - 5/7/08 11:22 AM
In Reply to: Nope, those have no relation to the Course materials by darkdestiny7
All rights to the course material belong to Cnet and may not be republished without prior written authorization. Even the original authors can only republish the work under certain conditions. Reposting the material to the Tips & Tricks listing may seem harmless, but that decision resides solely with Cnet...we don't have a right to do that or otherwise distribute the personal copies we made.
P.S. You're right...all the tips and tricks you see are entirely separate from the course material, though a few tips have been created by the Cnet editors and original contributors based on course material.
Bring them back.
Finally I find a respectiable website I feel I can trust by following the courseware and then they yank it. Perhaps it is time to cancel my account. I had a feeling changes were coming to CNET when I heard they were being taken over by another company. Well looks like they are here and now all this site is to me is a glorified tech blog. Sure would have been nice to be notified of this change. Time to find a new tech home. Tiberious signing out to go continue serving our nation peace.
It's unrelated to CBS...
It was a result of previous financial woes and internal strife, and the decision to remove the courses was made before the CBS deal transpired. (If it had happened sooner the courses may actually have been saved.) Those who subscribed to the newsletter were notified shortly before their removal, but aside from that it was simply light out.
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