Friday, March 17, 2017

The truth about MooCs and bootcamps: Their biggest benefit isn't creating more coders - Nick Heath, Tech Republic

The world needs more software programmers and MooCs and coding bootcamps promise to deliver the needed skills. But as an on-ramp to becoming a developer, they have debatable value. No one can fault the ambition of the companies that run Massive Open Online Courses. One of the pioneers of these online learning hubs, Udacity founder and chairman Sebastian Thrun, recently summed up their mission as nothing less than democratizing education.

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