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Programming a World of Coders

Posted on 8.11.2016

Educational institutions could quickly become obsolete if they don't adapt to the changing needs and demands of their audience - students.

Increasingly, that is going to mean empowering them with more STEM-based education, of course, which for many will mean, you guessed it, coding.

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In many ways, that trend is already happening and has been for years.

+ Kaplan University announced in 2014 that it bought Dev Bootcamp, a school that offers nine-week crash courses to aspiring software developers.

+ Coding school The Iron Yard closed on a “significant” investment from the Apollo Education Group, owner of University of Phoenix and other institutions.

+ Hackbright Academy, the San Francisco-based coding school for women, has been acquired by Capella Education for $18 million.

+ Northwestern University and Rutgers joined forces to launch an on-campus coding bootcamp of their own. 

The trend is also happening outside of the university level. 

CodeCombat, for example, which offers a platform for helping kids learn computer science (CS), announced this week that the Archdiocese of Chicago's Office of Catholic Schools has negotiated special pricing for CodeCombat's classroom offering, and is making it available to its schools. Ascension School and Northside Catholic Academy will be the first schools in the Archdiocese to implement the solution.

There are literally hundreds of instances where coding platforms are partnering with educational institutions. Have you ever joined a coding bootcamp? Would you had it been offered at your college/university? Make sure you are subscribed to Website Magazine and learn more about other coding bootcamp and university alliance and how they are helping students accelerate their careers. 


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