Questor share tip: the ‘e-learning’ company has made some canny-looking acquisitions and is expected to grow at a good clip
Making money from education is not as easy as it used to be.
While FTSE 100 firm Pearson has struggled to adapt to life beyond the college textbook, its shares have gone nowhere fast. Even those businesses billed as the great disrupters have underwhelmed.
So-called “Moocs” (massive open online courses) were meant to transform distance learning with the power of the internet, hosting a myriad of free courses for which students might pay for accreditation. Yet only a fraction of those learners complete their studies and newish platforms such as Udemy have been hit by piracy…