Google announced its latest higher education foray Wednesday: technology courses developed in-house and delivered to students at 10 four-year institutions.
Students at eight institutions can enroll this semester in two introductory courses on computer science and data science. The company developed the curriculum and provides the content and materials; institutions supply faculty members to lead in-class projects.
Those eight institutions are:
- Adrian College
- Agnes Scott College
- Bay Path University
- Heidelberg University
- Holy Names University
- Lasell College
- SUNY Buffalo State
- Sweet Briar College
Next year, the five institutions below (including three in the above list) will also begin offering a no-cost, intensive Google-developed machine learning course. Students nationwide will be eligible to enroll, provided they’ve taken two semesters of introductory computer science or data science courses, and an applied statistics course.
- Agnes Scott College (spring 2019)
- Bay Path University (spring 2019)
- Heidelberg University (spring 2019)
- Mills College (spring 2019)
- Scripps College (summer 2019)
Google is also accepting applications for additional institutions that want to offer the introductory computer science and data science courses. Priority consideration will go to institutions with no existing computer science program or one that’s at capacity.