Nanodegree and its significance

This blog post was written by our student ambassador Pooja, a graduate student of the Master in Business Administration program at the Estonian Business School


Welcome, fellow reader; in my today's blog will cover all you need to know about nanodegree and its significance.

Over the years, the education system has experienced substantial changes, with a trend toward more digital, flexible, and individualized learning experiences. This involves increasing the use of online and online-based materials, including e-learning platforms and digital books, and more hands-on, practical learning opportunities.

Furthermore, there has been a rising emphasis on making education available to everybody, regardless of geography or socioeconomic background, through efforts such as affordable online learning and remote learning programs.

Estonia is regarded as one of the most technologically sophisticated countries in the world, with a heavy emphasis on e-government services, e-learning, and digital education. Estonia has an excellent education system and is well-known for its use of technology in the classroom. It boasts one of the world's highest literacy rates and a heavy focus on STEM education. Students have access to digital textbooks and other materials through the country's e-learning infrastructure, which allows for flexible and efficient studying.

With advancement of education system across the globe lets understand more about NANODEGREE and its importance.

Rasmus Jurkatam

Photo credit: Rasmus Jurkatam


Udacity, an online education company, first offered nanodegrees in 2014. Sebastian Thrun, a former Stanford University professor and Google employee, launched the firm after being motivated to start the program by his successful online Artificial Intelligence course. Udacity's inaugural nanodegree program was in web programming, and it swiftly grew to include degrees in other technology-related subjects such as data science, artificial intelligence, and self-driving vehicles. Because of the popularity of Udacity's nanodegree program, other online education providers, such as Coursera and edX, have created comparable programs. Many universities and colleges now offer nanodegree programs in a variety of subjects.

Anneli Arusaar

Photo credit: Anneli Arusaar


Why chose Nanodegree

There are several reasons why someone could select a nanodegree program over a standard degree program:

  • Nanodegrees are intended to offer the precise skills and information required to pursue a certain industry or line of employment. This may be especially useful for those wishing to move into a new field or advance in their present one.
  • Because most nanodegrees are delivered online, students may learn at their own speed and in their own time. This might be advantageous for folks who have demanding schedules or are not able to attend regular on-campus programs.
  • Nanodegree programs are often shorter than standard degree programs and can be finished in a couple of months. This might be a fantastic alternative for people who only have a limited amount of time to spend schooling or who want to swiftly learn new skills and information.
  • Many well-known nanodegree providers, like as Udacity, Coursera, and edX, provide a diverse choice of programs in a variety of subjects, making it simpler for students to pick a program that matches their interests and professional ambitions.
  • Nanodegrees are frequently less expensive than standard degree programs, making them more accessible to a wider range of people.
  • Some nanodegree programs are recognized by top firms and industries, which can help students land a job or an internship in their desired industry

Importance of Nanodegree

  • Nanodegrees can assist students in developing new skills, information, and certifications that they can apply in their personal and professional life.
  • Nanodegrees are intended to enable the students with current information and abilities in their sector, allowing them to stay current with industry advancements and trends.
  • Nanodegree holders may be able to boost their income potential and open new career prospects by learning specialized skills and knowledge.
  • With the ever-changing field of education, one can learn the upcoming curriculum even without enrolling in full-time school or a university.
  • One need not travel to a special part of the world to get expert knowledge in a field. It is a just a click away to becoming more knowledgeable in your field of interest.

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Photo credit: Renee Altrov

Who can choose Nanodegree

  • People/Students who are looking to learn more about certain industry or even looking for industry change can benefit a lot from nanodegree.
  • As nanodegrees can be completed in a shorter time, they are an excellent alternative for working professionals who wish to acquire new skills and information while continuing to work.
  • Entrepreneurs who wish to learn specialized skills to help them establish or expand their firm may benefit from nanodegrees.

Anyone who wants to learn can opt for nanodegree depending on their preference and interest in the field. Overall, a nanodegree may be an excellent alternative for many people Estonia is well-known for its creative use of technology in a variety of areas, including education. It is a pioneer in e-learning and digital education, with several institutions and schools offering nanodegree programs.


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