September 25, 2014 Comments Off on Udacity’s audacity
Online education has changed the face of education. Free courses called Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) have given people from all over the world, from all walks of life, access to high quality, free online courses. One of the startups that led the revolution was Udacity. This year, Udacity teamed up with AT&T, as well as other tech firms such as, Cloudera; Salesforce; Autodesk; Google; Hack Reactor; Facebook; and MongoDB, to offer Nanodegrees. Nanodegrees are scholarships being offered to high school graduates, aspiring programmers and data analysts who want to build their tech skills. The beauty of the Nanodegree is it provides students with affordable, short, career-specific training programs that can create a viable career path. AT&T, which invested $3 million into Udacity to develop a series of courses, has sponsored the first program that will include web development, iOS development and data analyst courses. The company also offered 100 paid internships to top graduates of the Nanodegree program. Today, Udacity has raised $35 million additional funding to further bankroll the program.
You can read about the funding here.
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