Udacity Announces Open Education Alliance To Prepare Students For Tech Jobs

Blair Hanley Frank | GeekWire | September 9, 2013

If you want to land a job at Google, a new industry alliance, not a fresh B.S. in Computer Science, may be the key to your future.

Sebastian Thrun, Udacity’s CEO, took the stage at Monday’sTechCrunch Disrupt conference alongside California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom to talk about the future of higher education. While there, he announced the Open Education Alliance, a new venture that combines the efforts of online education with tech industry giants to form an alliance that helps to train more people with skills to succeed at tech companies.

Udacity’s partners in the alliance include tech industry giants like Google, Nvidia and Autodesk, as well as other players in the online education space like Khan Academy and Georgia Tech.