The integration of digital learning with brick and mortar schools continues. Codecademy and New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development are now officially partnering on an exciting venture.
The partnership brings computer programming and coding classes to NYU students free of charge. According to a recent news release, the partnership has yielded more than 50 students on the first day of the event (September 28th) with 170 other students on the waiting list.
According to Codecademy CEO Zach Sims, NYU has built a course around the existing Codecademy curriculum. “We’ve helped by recommending pieces of the curriculum and giving suggestions on how to run the program,” Sims says. In addition to Codecademy’s interactive lessons, the course will include monthly guest speakers.
The partnership, which is a pilot program, places Codecademy into the school’s curriculum although it is a non-credit course. The pilot program will last until Dec. 7.