- Udacity on Monday announced the launch of the Open Education Alliance, which will work to develop courses, tests and certifications that complement a college degree in the hiring process.
- Members of the alliance include leading tech companies and educational institutions like Google, AT&T, Khan Academy, Nvidia, Intuit and Georgia Tech.
- Udacity has offered MOOCs to hundreds of thousands of students for over a year now as part of its goal to bridge the technology skills gap, and the OEA builds upon that mission.
From the article:
... In launching this initiative, we broaden the circle of industry partners, and also invite other educators. To participate, members of the alliance commit to assisting in the curation and development of a new 21st century curriculum and to connect learners with opportunities in industry. ...