This will be our last update for 2019 - we wish you a Happy New Year and all the best for the holiday season. We look forward to writing to you again in 2020.
- Peter Sahui
Citi has released a detailed (100+ page) report into global education. Key findings include differing attitudes between older/younger respondents, and between respondents in developed/emerging markets.
Class Central has released its wrap of the MOOC sector in 2019. The numbers highlight the extent to which MOOC providers are emphasising microcredentials and online degrees, with ClassCentral counting 800+ microcredentials and 50 degrees offered between FutureLearn, Coursera, edX, and Udacity.
EdtechX Holdings, a US-listed special-purpose acquisition company, has agreed to acquireMeten Education, a China-based provider of offline and online English tutoring, for US$535M. The new entity, Meten EdTechX, will be listed on the Nasdaq.