University-run boot camps offer students marketable skills — but not course credit
The Chronicle of Higher Education - 10/13/2015
Level, a venture that offers students courses in data analytics, has a motto of sorts. It’s written in large letters acrossthe program’s website: “Real skills. Real experience. Two months.”
The motto sounds a lot like the boot-camp style of education offered by companies like General Assembly. But Level, a product of Northeastern University, is neither a private company nor a Silicon Valley startup. It is one of the first boot-camp programs created by a traditional university, and it exists alongside Northeastern’s master’s programs in subjects such as urban informatics and information design and visualization.