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.