After the Hype, Do MOOC Ventures Like edX Still Matter?

Posted: May 31, 2017 in Moodle MOOC posts

An interview with the chief executive of edX Anant Agarwal about the future of MOOCs in this platform – http://www.chronicle.com/article/After-the-Hype-Do-MOOC/240155

«And right from when we started edX, we believe that, as we are transforming education and working with our university partners, it was very important to us that we created a nonprofit organization. A lot of decisions that we make would have been very different, had we been a for-profit that is VC-funded.

…So we expect to get to sustainability by about 2020. And, you know, that will have been about nine years or thereabouts to become self-sustaining. But even after that, our goal as a mission-focused nonprofit, it will be not to maximize profits but rather maximize the impact and the good that we can do to the world. »

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