Back in 2017, a startup named Coursetune began selling software tailored to a very particular niche: designing curriculum. How that company has grown and changed says a lot about the growth of online programs in higher education.
The biggest change for Coursetune happened last week, when Academic Partnerships, a company that helps colleges set up online degree programs, acquired the curriculum-design company. (The price of the sale was not disclosed.) Academic Partnerships says it plans to eventually offer the Coursetune software as a free feature for its customers, but Coursetune will also continue to operate as a separate unit, and no significant changes are planned for current customers.