Thursday, June 26, 2014

Udacity, AT&T Team Up in Online Ed

Digits - Tech News
June 16th, 2014

   Technology companies often say that U.S. higher education is failing to prepare students for the jobs of the future. Now AT&T, working with online education company Udacity, is trying to make a difference.
   Udacity is one of the companies that helped popularize what are called MOOCs–massive online education courses–that are designed to bring college-level education to a global audience without going to a campus. The effort with AT&T is its first degree program that could teach students the kinds of skills needed to win jobs at the telecom giant.
   Focusing on entry-level software skills, Udacity says its new “NanoDegree” will be offered online, involve less than a year of coursework, and cost about $200 per month. AT&T in turn will offer paid internships to some NanoDegree graduates.

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