Monday, January 6, 2020
What 2U's year of change says about the state of online learning - Hallie Busta, Education Dive
In February, 2U announced it was partnering with an OPM called Keypath Education to support smaller and lower-tuition programs. And in April it made a splash saying it would buy Trilogy Education, a provider of boot camps to colleges and universities. In 2017, 2U brought online short courses into its orbit when it acquired GetSmarter. Speaking to analysts in July, 2U CEO Chip Paucek acknowledged that students' options for online education "have expanded significantly." More schools are adding fully online or hybrid programs. And online education platforms are stepping up, too. Coursera recently made its courses available to colleges to use as their own, while edX has added and expanded master's programs on its platform.