Written By Imogen Crispe
What is it like to study at an online coding bootcamp? How will you interact with your instructors, mentors and other students? And will your learning portal be a place you look forward to learning each day? We have done the research and asked some of the most popular online bootcamps to give us walkthrough demos to answer all your questions about studying online.
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BrainStation launched a new full-time Remote Web Development Course in 2017 as part of a goal to empower one million people with digital skills by 2025. BrainStation Educator and professional software developer Jamie was involved in building the curriculum and figuring out how to make the online experience as successful as the on-campus experience. See how BrainStation helps students stay engaged and motivated while learning online.
Covalence chose to create a full-time, 9-week immersive course that is more affordable and accessible to students after running in-person coding bootcamps in Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL for a few years. They now have new online-only coding bootcamps, the full-time Catalyst program and the self-paced Atomic program. Founder Matt Landers tells us how Covalence classes differ from other online coding bootcamps, and what lessons from in-person teaching he is bringing to the online classroom.
Flatiron School started as an in-person full-time coding bootcamp, but launched their fully online program in 2015. The online curriculum contains all the same material students learn at Flatiron’s NYC campus, but as a self-driven program, students can learn at their own pace either full time or part time in 5 to 9 months. We spoke to Sarah who had been studying part-time with Learn-Verified for 5 months, without quitting her job.
Fullstack Academy coding bootcamp started in NYC two years ago, and launched their women's coding bootcamp, Grace Hopper Academy in January 2016, and their Remote Immersive program in August 2016. Founders Nimit and David created the online program to cater for the half of the US population which lives outside of metro areas. The Remote Immersive program is based on the in-person immersive program, and has very similar requirements, hours, and outcomes.
General Assembly has been running an in-person Web Development Immersive for a few years, but just launched an online version – Web Development Immersive Remote. Students who don’t have a General Assembly campus in their area can now participate in this full-time program from anywhere in the world. We spoke to Adi Hanash, the lead of Online Education at General Assembly, who took us through the ways students interact with staff, students, assignments, and tools.
Springboard offers online, flexible, mentor-led courses including the Data Science Career Track with a job guarantee, Digital Marketing, UX design, and Cybersecurity courses. Kristoffer has been a graphic designer for six years but decided to enroll in Springboard’s part-time online UX Design program to upskill and pivot towards something he was more passionate about. Check out Springboard’s online learning platform for UX design.
The Software Guild first launched as a 12-week in-person coding bootcamp in Cleveland, Ohio in 2013. The Guild now offers a part-time online program so students from all over the country can learn to code using .NET or Java. We spoke to Kathy who is learning .NET remotely through The Software Guild's online program, and she walked us through the online platform and some of her assignments.
Thinkful is an online-only coding bootcamp offering both full-time and part-time Career Path coding programs. We spoke to Melanie, a student studying the part-time program, who told us all about how she learns through the platform, without quitting her job.
Imogen is a writer and content producer who loves exploring technology and education in her work.
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