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Like many others I'm sure, I've received those emails to please donate to EdX. But to be clear, the amount they need to survive is only a small blip in Harvard's multi-billion dollar endowment. So perspective is everything. "Slowly the company -- like its for-profit cousin Coursera -- has moved more content and features behind paywalls." It made $54 million in 2016, So now: "students will no longer be able to audit an individual course free for an unlimited period of time. That period will vary, but is usually around six weeks for most courses." So you'd better be prepared to learn fast. The article concludes with pundits saying the market has turned toward Online Program Management (OPM).

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