DAILY BRIEFING — Schools Are Joining the Digital Copyright Battle

June 15, 2001

Faculty at the University of Maryland’s College of Education thought they were on to something when they hit on the idea of offering an online cirriculum for teaching secondary-school teachers. The courses, they figured, would be a great way to combat the state’s mounting high school teacher shortage. The hope was that the convenience of online classes would entice working professionals looking for a job change or stay-at-home parents to pursue a teaching career.