Thursday, December 31, 2015

Can a coding bootcamp replace a four-year degree? - Tara García Mathewson, Education Dive

The EQUIP experimental sites program may offer a more direct path for alternative programs to go mainstream. Schmidt sees dissonance with the traditional structures of the accreditation system, but he says the company is in talks with traditional colleges and universities about potential partnerships. “Envisioning a program that meets accreditation requirements can be very different than a program that meets the requirements of the marketplace, and we will maintain our focus on what the market requests,” Schmidt said. “If university partners can adapt their focus to ours, we are willing partners.” With exploding demand for software developers, there seems to be room — in the near-term at least — for training programs of all types. Providers like Bloc are aiming to provide additional skills typically found in four-year degrees. http://www.educationdive.com/news/can-a-coding-bootcamp-replace-a-four-year-degree/410059/

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