Udacity Connect: Accelerated Blended Learning Comes Home to California

We no longer offer Udacity Connect. Please visit our Nanodegree program pages to explore all our corse offerings! 

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One of the greatest benefits of an online learning program is the ability to tailor learning experiences that support the differing needs and goals of students in widely varying circumstances. This can run the gamut from offering offline content to counteract connectivity issues, to creating scholarships to support those facing financial obstacles, to providing anytime classroom access for those balancing education against work and family commitments.

Lifelong learners from anywhere in the word can come to Udacity and engage in focused learning that supports the realization of their career goals and life dreams.

Accelerated Blended Learning: Combining the Online & Physical Classroom

Flexibility and focus are two of the most important benefits a model like Udacity’s can offer, and with the addition of a blended learning offering—Udacity Connect—we can now add efficiency to this list as well. We know that students who embrace a blended learning approach successfully complete their Nanodegree programs on average more than 30% faster than those students working strictly online.

On the heels of our groundbreaking launch of Udacity Connect Reno-Tahoe, we are now very excited to share details of Udacity Connect: Bay Area!

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Bertelsmann Announces 50,000 New Udacity Scholarships in Areas of Cloud, Data and AI

UPDATE: The first round of the Bertelsmann Scholarship Program is now closed. Please check back for the next session in 2020.

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Today, we are excited to announce a new scholarship program with Bertelsmann. Over the next three years, Bertelsmann and Udacity will provide up to 50,000 scholarships in the areas of Cloud Engineering, Data Science and Artificial intelligence. This effort is an expansion of Udacity and Bertelmann’s partnership, as well as, their joint efforts to provide enhanced learning opportunities in emerging technologies.

The program is structured in two phases: In the first phase, 15,000 applicants, per subject area, will be selected to participate in a 3-month Scholarship Challenge phase. In the second phase, the top 5,000 performing Challenge phase students in each subject area will be awarded a full scholarship for a  Udacity Nanodegree program.

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Introducing the User Experience Designer Nanodegree Program from Udacity

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Udacity is excited to introduce the newest addition to our School of Business: the User Experience Designer Nanodegree program. According to LinkedIn, User Experience (UX) Design is one of the top five most in-demand hard skills today, and a position as a Product Designer has been ranked one of the top five Most Promising Jobs. Thus, there is no better time to learn the skills needed to land a job in this field.

What exactly is UX design? Shuang Liu, User Experience Designer Nanodegree program instructor, and UX Designer at Google, offers a great explanation of the value of the skill:

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These Are the Most In-Demand Jobs of 2019

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The most in-demand jobs of 2019

Read our new post about the best jobs of 2020!

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Make 2019 the year you set yourself a new career goal, learn new skills, and change your life. To give you some ideas on where you should focus your efforts, we’ve profiled some of the hottest tech jobs you should consider right now.

Blockchain Developer

LinkedIn’s recent 2018 US Emerging Jobs Report profiled the jobs and skills growing most rapidly across the US. All of the jobs on the list have been experiencing tremendous growth, but one role still managed to stand out—Blockchain Developer. Driven by the surging interest in blockchain and cryptocurrencies, the number of people who added “Blockchain Developer” to their LinkedIn profile experienced 33x growth between just 2014 and 2018!

Most In-Demand Jobs of 2019 #1 - Blockchain Developer

So how do you become a Blockchain Developer? Well, in an interview with Aaron Brown, VP of Engineering at Madhive, that we published last year, Aaron gave us this great insight into what recruiters are looking for in new recruits in the blockchain space:

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4 Reasons Why You Should Pursue a Career in Tech This Fall

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It’s no secret that the job market in the tech industry is one of the most lucrative there is. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for web developers are projected to grow 15% between the years 2016 and 2026. Keep in mind, the rest of all other occupations only has a projected growth of 7% in that same time span.

Basically what that means is that the careers in tech are abundant! There are seats to be filled and companies are itching to hire. In 2019, it’s a job seeker’s market.

So why should you work at a tech company? Here are 4 of the top benefits you will get if you work at a tech job:

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Introducing the New and Improved Front End and Full Stack Web Developer Nanodegree Programs

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Thirty years after Tim Berners-Lee first proposed the idea of a globally connected information system (World Wide Web), software development for the web remains one of the fastest-growing and most in-demand careers around the world. Today, there are more than 4 billion internet users globally, and not enough web developers to build all of the websites and apps that companies need. This demand is a big part of why Udacity launched our first Nanodegree programs in web development, and it’s why we’ve decided to relaunch our Front End Web Developer and Full Stack Web Developer Nanodegree programs today. If you are want to learn front end web development or full stack web development, these programs are for you.

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Udacity 2019: The Year in Review

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As the calendar year comes to a close, it’s natural to look back and compare yourself to where you were this time last year. In December 2018, we were celebrating 50,000 graduates with the story of Anna Preis, who earned a Nanodegree from Udacity and used it to build a career she truly cares about. Now, in December 2019, we’re celebrating 100,000 graduates as well as a load of other exciting achievements this year.

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