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    MIT and Harvard agree to transfer edX to ed-tech firm 2U | MIT News

    MIT and Harvard University have announced a major transition for edX, the nonprofit organization they launched in 2012 to provide an open online platform for university courses: edX’s assets are to be acquired by the publicly-traded education technology company 2U, and reorganized as a public benefit company under the 2U umbrella.   The transaction is structured to ensure that edX continues in its founding mission, and features a wide array of protections for edX learners, partners, and faculty who contribute courses. In exchange, 2U will transfer $800 million to a nonprofit organization, also led by MIT and Harvard, to  

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