A year on, edX sale to 2U leaves both sides struggling

From Times Higher Education: “2U’s stock price has dropped nearly 70 per cent this year, provoking extensive lay-offs and glum assessments by industry analysts who argued that the company was mistaken in betting so heavily on the prospect of profitably converting edX students. Officials at MIT and Harvard, meanwhile, have yet to find a leader for the non-profit entity created from the sales proceeds, or an overall strategy for how the edX platform software it kept in the deal will be used, as promised, to broadly improve online learning across higher education.”

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