Ran across this article on Udacity today (via Wired)…apparently, the startup Udacity is offering a refund of your ~$299 if you don’t find work within 6 months after completing one of its Nanodegree programs. According to the site,
…These are life-changing steps to undertake. They require commitment, hard work, and a willingness to take risks. We recognize this, and want you to know we support you every step of the way, from enrollment to getting hired. Enroll in Nanodegree Plus, and we guarantee you’ll get hired within 6 months of graduating, or we’ll refund 100% of your tuition. That’s the kind of confidence we have in you.
MOOC (massive open online courses) are becoming increasingly popular and while the guarantee might not mean much for freelancers, the educational platform alone might be worth keeping up with. Writers, keep an eye on these types of opportunities too, because gaining a basic education in coding can open up a world of writing specialization that can define your freelance writing career.
Looking for more resources dedicated to free, online education? Here are some links to get started…