In December 2012, I tweeted:
Let it be known that I was the first to predict that Coursera will be acquired by LinkedIn.
— Michael Feldstein (@mfeldstein67) December 5, 2012
At the time, Coursera was the darling of online ed startups. Since then, it has lost its way somewhat, while Lynda.com has taken off like a rocket. Which is probably one big reason why LinkedIn chose to acquire Lynda.com (rather than Coursera) for $1.5 billion. I still think it’s possible that they could acquire a MOOC provider as well, but Udacity seems like a better fit than Coursera at this point.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: LinkedIn is the most interesting company in ed tech.