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Coding Bootcamps Won’t Save Us All - EdSurge News

Coding Bootcamps Won’t Save Us All - EdSurge News | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Coding bootcamps were supposed to be the next big thing in higher education, promising a compressed, career-focused alternative to traditional graduation.


The problem with education is that we keep coming back to this one-size-fits-all approach,” says Adam Enbar, CEO of Flatiron School, who insists that he’s seeing “more demand than ever” for his company’s programs. Rhetoric around coding schools has suggested that they present an easy way to teach anyone to code, regardless of background. Flatiron, he says, has crafted its main program to be highly selective, and it runs a longer program with a different curriculum for those with less familiarity with coding. “There’s no model that fits everyone,” he says. And by the same logic, he says, no one can make a blanket statement that bootcamp programs as a group can’t work.



 
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Is this "bootcamp" model of technology education on the way out? 
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Are Universities Afraid of Online Learning?

Are Universities Afraid of Online Learning? | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

On May 17, 2012, Peter Klein, writing for the Christian Science Monitor, wrote that, "Mainline universities loudly proclaim their love of online learning — and pedagogical innovation more generally — while doing everything possible to retard it. The strategy has been to make a few easy, low-cost, conservative moves that preserve the status quo, such as putting some existing courses online, while trying to suppress the innovative outsiders like Phoenix, DeVry, TED, Kahn Academy, etc. It’s a classic example of what Clayton Christensen calls sustaining innovation — incremental changes that keep the existing market structure intact. The last thing the higher-ed establishment wants is disruptive innovation that challenges its dominant incumbent position" (CSMonitor.com).


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