NCTU wins award, Taipei Times still sucks

I see this often in Taiwan’s English media. A story is run about a great new Taiwan-based web site, but then the actual web site URL appears nowhere in the story.

Taipei Times ran the story below about NCTU’s OpenCourseware site which recently won an award. It’s too bad they didn’t remember to include the URL of NCTU’s site.

Here it is:

Sometimes the URL for the English version of such sites changes often. If the above link doesn’t work, simply try

NCTU’s Web site wins global award

FREE CHINESE COURSE: The global OpenCourseWare Consortium gave an award to National Chiao Tung University for its pioneering Mandarin-teaching videos

Staff writer, with CNA

National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) was given an award earlier this week by the global OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCWC) for its pioneering free Chinese-language course Web site.

According to an OCWC statement, the univeristy’s OpenCourseWare Web site, as the world’s first such site in Chinese run by a member of the consortium, stood out from more than 100 sites to win the Landmark Site Award, which was presented at the consortium’s annual conference, held on Monday in Cambridge, England.

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