Bootcamps vs. College

May 24, 2016

Coding Bootcamps vs. Computer Science Degrees

Business Insider

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Keywords: coding bootcamps, computer science, higher education

Coding School 42 Plans to Educate 10,000 Students in Silicon Valley for Free


  • Xavier Niel’s new project is an ambitious coding university in Silicon Valley called 42. But the trick is that it’s nothing like other universities out there. 42 is free, doesn’t care about your SAT and wants to educate 10,000 students within the next 5 years. After filling out your online application, the real challenge starts. Students are expected to pass a computer science version of the Hunger Games created by the 42 team.
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Keywords: innovation in education, disruptive education, universities, coding university, skills

From MOOC to Bootcamp to MIT

MIT News

  • While everyone takes a different road to success, MIT's online learning platform MITx, provided two students with entrepreneurial spirit, the opportunity to found their way into the Class of 2020. Both excelled in entrepreneurship online courses on MITx and, more critically, both attended the MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp.
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Keywords: higher education, online education, MOOCs, bootcamps

How Blockchain Will Disrupt the Higher Education Transcript

Campus Technology

  • The notion that you will go to one university for all the training you need for your career and that at the end of it you will receive a piece of paper that certifies your knowledge, "is quite passé." In the future, many learners will have earned credentials from a range of institutions and the blockchain technology has tremendous potential to offer a more learner-centered alternative to traditional credentialing.
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Keywords: higher education credentialing, blockchain technology, bitcoin, innovation

Higher Ed Programs and New Modalities Colleges Will Have to Embrace to Reach Future Students

Education Dive

  • A new report called "Growth Opportunities in Higher Education: Degrees and Alternate Pathways" from Learning House, identifies key areas of growth for higher ed programs and new modalities colleges will have to embrace to reach future students. “This research underscores that for higher education institutions to thrive, it’s critical that they’re flexible in how, where, and what they offer to students.”
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Keywords: higher education, online learning, research, future of higher ed

Is a College Degree Worth It? Interventions Are Needed to Enhance the Practical Relevance of Higher Education

LSE Impact of Social Sciences

  • Many young people around the world struggle to find jobs despite having obtained university degrees. What needs to change in order to boost the practical value of higher education? Recruiting academic staff with work experience outside of academia could provide richer teaching experiences and a more developed understanding of which skills are needed, even essential, in the job markets.
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Keywords: higher education, college graduates, skills gap, future of higher ed

The Higher Education Technology Paradox


  • The number one paradox in higher education is that technology is both transforming and disrupting universities around the world. Institutions that adapt to the technology and become content producers will survive and flourish. So, what does it take for a university to develop technology-enhanced teaching and learning? More than money, universities need a motivated and committed faculty.
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Keywords: higher education, technology, edtech, academic rewards system, faculty

These Are The Biggest Skills That New Graduates Lack


  • A new report from PayScale in partnership with Future Workplace reveals that while 87% of recent graduates feel well prepared after earning their diplomas, only half of hiring managers agree with them. Overall, hiring managers found skills such as communication, critical thinking, problem solving,leadership, ownership, and teamwork were missing in this new crop of workers.
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Keywords: college graduates, future of work, skills gap, workforce, reports

Lessons Learned from the Ivies: On the Ivy Model and Its Influence

The EvoLLLution

  • The Ivy League institutions have taken on a reputation in the American postsecondary space that verges on mythical, but what is life truly like at these institutions? Sean-Michael Green endeavored to find out. After his own year-long tour of the Ivies, Green affirms that universities need to stop trying to be an Ivy. "Institutions shouldn’t try and be something else because the world is full of something elses.”
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Keywords: higher education, universities, Ivy League, books, interviews

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