The Way of the Future: Nanodegrees

(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner

Udacity has bypassed universities to develop partnerships directly with employers to develop markets for nano-degrees earned online. I **ahem** can’t see why a student with an ESA could not earn a couple of these as a high-school student, you know, if it struck their fancy.

4 Responses to The Way of the Future: Nanodegrees

  1. Adam Peshek says:

    But if we replace universities, who will be there to charge an engineering major $3,000 to take Introduction to World Civilizations to meet one of their social science requirements?!?!

    • Greg Forster says:

      The answer to your question is: Udacity, probably, or someone like them – and they’ll make the course attractive to engineers because that’s how they get business.

      One thing is for sure, in a technocratic society where the only universally recognized public authority figures are scientists and engineers, we damn well better make sure scientists and engineers understand civilization.

      • And if we dont, we get Bill Gates.

      • Greg Forster says:

        And he’s just the opening act. It gets worse from there.

        Although, come to think of it, Gates dropped out so curricular requirements wouldn’t have saved him anyway!

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