MOOCs

2U completes purchase of edX, creating 'free to degree' platform

The online learning platform absorbs the nonprofit started by Harvard and MIT to expand its reach. Philosophical concerns linger, but edX partners will benefit from new investment.

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Noodle takes aim at another ed-tech market: non-degree courses

John Katzman's online program company has become an alternative to online degree enablers. Now it wants to similarly challenge major providers of free and low-cost non-degree courses and credentials.

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Online learning giants 2U and edX will merge

The combined 2U-edX company will be a larger threat to Coursera, which has become the behemoth of the online education space.

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2U, edX to combine to create online learning behemoth

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Online learning provider company to buy assets of nonprofit MOOC pioneer to create a new entity reaching 50 million learners.

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Coursera IPO filing reveals a company successfully monetizing MOOCs

Education-technology company Coursera launched a bid to become a publicly traded company last week, giving industry experts a glimpse at its financial inner workings. The company is losing money, but it might be finding a way to monetize MOOCs.

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Coursera launches college completion pathway

MOOC platform Coursera is teaming up with the University of North Texas to offer an online bachelor’s degree aimed at working adults with some college credit.

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Coursera offers full course catalog to subscribing universities

The online provider is offering licenses to universities so they can access the company's full course catalog.

Investors bet big on the companies formerly known as MOOC providers

Australian company's investment of roughly $165 million in Coursera and FutureLearn suggests open course providers have found a viable business model. Not everyone is sold.

Micromasters and specialization programs draw mature students eager to improve career prospects

Most students enrolled in nondegree online programs already have degrees, and a minority actually want a credential, new data show.

EdX introduces support fee for free online courses

In its quest to find a sustainable business model, online course provider edX will test charging users for access to previously free content. Observers say the move was inevitable.

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