Jeffrey Young [writing for EdSurge](https://www.edsurge.com/news/2021-10-29-as-facebook-changes-name-to-meta-education-is-part-of-new-vision):

> Facebook (er, I guess now Meta) announced that it would partner with Coursera and edX to help push Meta’s curriculum in augmented and virtual reality, which it calls the [Spark AR Curriculum](https://sparkar.facebook.com/blog/sparkar-certification/). A spokesperson for edX, which started as a nonprofit by Harvard and MIT but [is in the process of being sold to for-profit 2U](https://www.edsurge.com/news/2021-06-29-2u-buys-edx-for-800m-in-surprise-end-to-nonprofit-mooc-provider-started-by-mit-and-harvard), said the group would share more information about the partnership and its broader shifts in the coming weeks.

So it comes to this: Harvard and MIT sell off nonprofit edX, which [pivots to Facebook](https://www.edsurge.com/news/2021-06-29-2u-buys-edx-for-800m-in-surprise-end-to-nonprofit-mooc-provider-started-by-mit-and-harvard).