MITx Gets Competition from Udacity
In December I wrote about MIT's upcoming online program which will offer a certificate for some. At the time I said:
MITx is changing that paradigm. While they don’t plan on offering a full degree through the program, you will be able to get some sort of certificate of completion for the courses you take. Would an HR manager consider an MITx certificate equal, alongside candidate with a degree or a professional certification? My bet is that they will, and if I’m correct, then this program has the potential to bring a revolution to the higher education business.
Today Udacity announced a program that looks to compete directly with MITx
We are doing this with a new university: Udacity. In the next months, we will offer an entire computer science curriculum through Udacity, and offer certification services so that an entire degree can be obtained online.
Looks like it's "game on" and we all stand to benefit.