By David Adkin | Co-founder of Adalo
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When will most colleges & grade schools start offering no-code classes?

At Webflow we know that there are hundreds of colleges already offering classes using it, they might not categorize them as no code. But I think, most colleges, probably, I would say, three years from now.

And in grade school I think the answer is kind of the same but more like 5 years. There’s friction with Terms of Service and signing up for software products so there’s a little to figure out before it’s mainstream.

For colleges, it's less than five years.

For grade schools, less than 10 years.

I think in three to four years, I'm already seeing it happening. So three to four, for it to be common.

I see this is taking a little bit longer to be adopted. I believe the education system in the United States is extremely slow. However, what I do see is entrepreneurs starting companies that offer these courses as an alternative type of education.

I don't have to go to four years of college to know that I want to be a programmer, I can pick up a course at 16. I can be educated. I can become proficient in a technology. I can go get a job, if I want to. So that's now.

There's a lot of need and interest there. It's just a question of when, when the teachers and when everybody involved gets around to thinking that it's the right thing to do and it'll probably have that next couple years.

We have schools asking us now — so maybe zero to six months from today. Certain people are going to take to learning software and logic and complicated algorithms and other people are not and there's many students out there who can build great things, but who will never be interested in becoming software developers.

My inner optimist wants to be the second that schools are back in there. What I'm seeing is that education is a tough one, because curriculums are really, really hard to innovate in, and that's the truth. But we've already started to see no-code solutions be kind of slipped into curriculum, like, Voiceflow happens to already be taught in a few universities. Which is super cool. And I love that. But I think in terms of mainstream, and I would hope, like maybe realistically, five years, where no-code could be in the title of the curriculum.

The current climate that we're in, makes me think it's gonna be sooner. But I mean, I would even say I'm pretty bullish on this as well. I would say within the next six to 12 months.

[Lacey] I think we're looking at probably five years, if not longer. 

[Ben] It's already happening.

[Matt] I think the top tier of colleges will start to teach it probably within the next five to seven years. I think what's more likely to happen is in the next six months to a year, you know, these college extracurricular activities, those groups will start to adopt no code like engineering club and things like that.

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David Adkin
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