EQUIP Program Trying to Bring Credibility and Accessibility to Education Innovations

Acrobatiq published an original report recently looking at the growing trend of universities and colleges developing coding bootcamps on their own or in partnership with one of the growing list of independent providers of technical training for software programming.

What interested us about this subject was that these are vivid examples of higher education institutions developing innovative education models, something many more will need to do in the coming years to help more people stay skilled up in a changing economy.

What seems to be a new trend is that innovations in higher education are increasingly involving non-traditional providers as partners. Growth in this area may be limited by whether programs are eligible for title IV federal financial aid, but the U.S. Department of Education has a pilot program to fund some “experimental” educational models.

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