Monday, November 30, 2015

Udacity and Google Unveil Co-Developed Nanodegree - John K. Waters, Campus Technology

For-profit online education provider Udacity and Google today unveiled a new micro-credential program, the Senior Web Developer Nanodegree. The online program is designed to provide students with "the tools, frameworks, and techniques needed to write robust code for progressive Web applications that are secure and easy to use," said Sarah Clark, program manager in Google's Developer Training group, in a blog post. "Progressive app," a term attributed to Google developer Alex Russell, refers to apps that "earn their spot on our home screens over time and preserve URL-based nature of the Web" and work offline. According to Clark, students who spend approximately 10 hours per week on the course should be able to earn the credential in 9 to 12 months.

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