2U Buys edX

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by SteveFoerster, Jun 30, 2021.

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  1. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

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  2. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    Interesting info.
    A friend and coworker took a boot-camp in coding via 2U Trilogy Education.
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  3. datby98

    datby98 Member

    Being naive, I don't understand since people are able to apply for programs that universities offer, what is the value of 2U?
     
  4. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    I have the same thought, but I believe the technology platform, such as interactive simulation and video vs. reading textbooks and articles.
     
  5. nomaduser

    nomaduser Active Member

    Wow! I'm excited about their undergraduate degree offerings!

    Are we finally going to see an affordable online degree from at least known schools?
     
  6. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    2U creates canned curriculum and assessments and handles a big chunk of the administrative burden. The advantage for the schools is that they don't need to develop the programs themselves, but it comes at a large cost (40% or 60% of the tuition for each course.)
     
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    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

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