How Google and Coursera may upend the traditional college degree | Brookings Institution Reply

The following article caught my interest because of the promising direction education is taking.  Rather than talk of online offerings replacing digital education, we see how more cost effective hybrid programmes are developed cooperatively with accredited institutions.  Now we have a model that can work, and indeed an interesting development.

More about these “nanodegrees” below.

Recently, the online education firm Coursera announced a new arrangement with Google, Instagram and other tech firms to launch what some are calling “microdegrees” – a set of online courses plus a hands-on capstone project designed in conjunction with top universities and leading high-tech firms. Coursera is one of America’s leading MOOC developers (Massive Open Online Courses).

Source: How Google and Coursera may upend the traditional college degree | Brookings Institution

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