Wharton expands online offering

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An online journal for school students has been launched by the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS), offers free articles, videos, podcasts, a business-related game and a glossary of more than 200 business terms. Features include stories about companies run by teenagers, business trends, profiles on successful entrepreneurs and technology reviews. There are also interviews with high school students.

Up until now, Wharton has focused on providing business knowledge for older students, through the award-winning Knowledge@Wharton online network, that reaches 1.7m subscribers worldwide. Now, it is keen to broaden this service to younger generations around the world, helping them to discover business today.

The school is also hoping to include teachers in the project, recognising that they are a critical component in reaching these students. As a result, the online journal features a portal called Teachers’ Room, inviting teachers to become involved by submitting a blog post or sharing a lesson plan.

Currently available in English and Spanish, the journal will eventually have Chinese, Arabic and Portuguese editions in parallel with the K@W’s network.

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