udacity

  • Udacity Guarantees Graduates From Its New Nanodegree Plus Programs Will Find A Job In 6 Months

    Udacity Guarantees Graduates From Its New Nanodegree Plus Programs Will Find A Job In 6 Months

    Udacity is launching a new spin on its Nanodegree certification programs today. With its new Nanodegree Plus offerings, the for-profit education company guarantees that you will get a job within six months after graduation. If you don’t, you will get all of your tuition back. Read More

  • Udacity Raises $105 Million Series D, Bringing Valuation To $1 Billion

    Udacity Raises $105 Million Series D, Bringing Valuation To $1 Billion

    Udacity, the coding education service, has sprouted a magical horn. The company announced on Wednesday it had raised a $105 million Series D round. With a total valuation of $1 billion, the company has now joined the growing ranks of unicorns.  The round was led by international media, services and education company Bertelsmann with Scotland’s Baillie Gifford, Emerson Collective… Read More

  • Udacity Expands Services And Announces Scholarships In India

    Udacity Expands Services And Announces Scholarships In India

    Online computer programming educator Udacity announced on Monday it would expand on the ground in India, the country where the service is growing the fastest. Udacity’s free and nanodegree services are available worldwide, but with Monday’s announcement, the company will begin accepting rupees for the service and expanding its staff in the country. Nanodegrees are credentials… Read More

  • How Should We Learn?

    How Should We Learn?

    Ignorance has been a fait accompli throughout the history of human society. There was never enough information about the world and how it functions, and even when we had it, few people had access. Whole branches of knowledge could be lost or simply stagnate, like much of science and mathematics in the European Dark Ages. The internet changed all that. Data is everywhere, and knowledge is… Read More

  • Google Partners With Udacity To Launch Android Development Nanodegree

    At its I/O developer conference in San Francisco, Google today announced that it has partnered with Udacity to launch a six-course Android development nanodegree. The idea here is to help developers learn how to write apps for Google’s mobile operating system “the right way” up to the point where they could potentially be hired by Google itself. Clearly then, this is not… Read More

  • Why Is The University Still Here?

    Why Is The University Still Here?

    Universities are supposed to be dead. These bastions of higher learning have been on Silicon Valley’s hit list for much of the past decade, and disruption phasers targeting the industry have certainly been set to kill in the years since the global financial crisis. And yet after years of efforts, we have arrived in 2015 and almost nothing seems to have changed about the way we get… Read More

  • Accredible Partners With Udacity To Provide Context To Nanodegrees

    Accredible Partners With Udacity To Provide Context To Nanodegrees

    Accredible, which provides online credentials as a service, is announcing a partnership today to provide digital certificates for Udacity’s burgeoning nanodegree program. The startup has created an API that pulls data from existing online learning platforms — in this case Udacity — and creates an online certificate that summarizes the student’s behavior and learning in… Read More

  • Udacity Kicks Off Enrollment For Its Swift-Focused iOS Developer ‘Nanodegree’

    Udacity Kicks Off Enrollment For Its Swift-Focused iOS Developer ‘Nanodegree’

    If you’re looking for a way to gain the skills necessary to get a gig developing for iPhone and iPad, but unwilling to commit to a full-time college or university schedule, Udacity might have the answer. The online education platform debuted something called a “nanodegree” last year, and enrollment for the iOS developer edition of the same just opened to applicants today. Read More

  • Google X Founder Sebastian Thrun Has Left His Role As Google VP And Fellow

    Google X Founder Sebastian Thrun Has Left His Role As Google VP And Fellow

    Sebastian Thrun has left the building — the Google X building, that is. The founder of search giant Google’s factory to develop and build “moonshot” technologies, who launched the company’s driverless car project and was the project lead on Google Glass, is no longer a VP and Fellow at the company. Read More