Online Learning Update

July 24, 2014

A cheaper, faster version of a college degree

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

Mary Beth Marklein, USA TODAY

No one appears quite ready to dismiss the value of a college degree, but cheaper, faster alternatives are gaining credibility in the workplace. The latest example: AT&T is working with a for-profit online education provider to develop “nanodegrees,” its name for a series of courses that will take less than a year to complete and lead directly to entry-level jobs at the company related to Web and mobile applications development. The coursework, to be launched this fall by online education provider Udacity, will cost about $200 a month. The only prerequisite: the ability to do high school math. A more advanced learner can skip the courses and go straight to a final project.

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