Southern New Hampshire University online plans to triple its student numbers to 300,000 by 2023 via an ‘aggressive’ agenda of scale. Another online provider, Udacity, is rolling out a new term schedule that is akin to a traditional institution’s calendar, growing its revenue by pivoting away from its MOOC origins.
Meanwhile, the tech giants continue their move into the education business, with Amazon making freely available its internal machine learning certification, Apple hosting in-store coding sessions and Facebook launching courses in digital marketing
Coursera made its market debut on the New York Stock Exchange late March through an IPO and is now trading under the ticker symbol “COUR.” The company raised $520M and closed it’s first day of trading with a $5.9 billion market cap.
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Tracking the evolution of the MOOC, which started the last decade as a proof of concept and finished with 380 million students globally.
Pre COVID, nearly five million international students studied overseas each year. In November 2019, before the pandemic hit, we shared our outlook that, by 2030, expected to see seven million international students each year.