University opens without any teachers | BBC News

16 Nov

The Learning Renaissance

A university for coding without any teachers opened in California last month.

It’s called 42 – the name taken from the answer to the meaning of life, from the science fiction series The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

The US college, a branch of an institution in France with the same name, will train about a thousand students a year in coding and software development by getting them to help each other with projects, then mark one another’s work.

This might seem like the blind leading the blind – and it’s hard to imagine parents at an open day being impressed by a university offering zero contact hours.

But since 42 started in Paris in 2013, applications have been hugely oversubscribed.

Read the full article on the BBC website: University opens without any teachers | BBC News

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