Coding course finds ‘sweet spot’ between MOOCs and colleges

Thinkful has raised $1 million in funding from RRE Ventures, Quotidian Ventures and Peter Thiel

People wanting to learn how to code have no shortage of options. There are college courses, companies like Codecademy and massive open online courses (MOOCs).

You don’t need to take an economics MOOC to know that there’s an opportunity cost for each method though.  Take the college course, and you have to pay college prices. Take a MOOC, and you’re losing one-on-one interaction with an instructor.

With most MOOC retention rates hovering around just 8 percent, the odds of actually completing the course – and therefore learning how to code — are slim.…Read More