Udacity, Georgia Tech to launch online computer science masters program
- Georgia Tech is teaming up with MOOC provider Udacity to offer an entirely online computer science masters degree program.
- The low-cost program will cost less than $7,000 for the entire year--with AT&T also taking part to assist with costs and provide course and content guidance--and core course materials will be provided free of charge.
- The program will launch next school year as a pilot limited to "a few hundred students" chosen from AT&T and Georgia Tech affiliates, but the program is expected to expand during the following three years.
From the article:
... "While the degree rightfully comes with a tuition fee — after all, to achieve the very best in online education we will provide support services — the bare content will be available free of charge, available for anyone eager to learn. We are also launching non-credit certificates at a much reduced price point, to give a path to those who don’t care about Georgia Tech credit or degrees, but still want their learning results certified." ...
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