Summary: Coursera’s introduction of a monthly subscription model for parts of its MOOC platform is not a Netflix like revolution of higher education but a mere adoption of the very successful revenue model used by e-learning platforms such as lynda.com or Pluralsight.
Of course, adding a matching and accepted payment scheme to a growing choice of tech focused Specializations courses is a logic step to take if you want your slice of this fast growing and very lucrative market segment. But it also navigates Coursera on a collision course with the aforementioned established players and the deep pockets of LinkedIn..
Oh, and what about disrupting higher education by making it accessible to everyone? iversity, Germany’s MOOC platform that was recently saved from bankruptcy, might have the answer to that question.
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