Partnerships & Acquisitions, July 6, 2018

July 6, 2018 | Volume 49, Number 14

Online course platform provider 2U, Inc. (Lanham, MD) in June agreed to acquire digital annotation tool creator CritiqueIt (Long Beach, CA). CritiqueIt’s technology is currently used in the majority of 2U-powered degree programs to enhance faculty feedback and grading for students. Once the technology is fully integrated into 2U’s proprietary operating system, the functionality will be available exclusively in 2U-powered programs and short courses. As part of the acquisition, Ashley Bradford, co-founder of the 10-year-old business, will join 2U as senior vice president of product to work on the integration and on other technologies that drive student outcomes.

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