Will Coursera’s Recent $5.9B IPO Disrupt Traditional Education?

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If you haven’t heard the news, Coursera went public on March 31st, 2021 “raising nearly $520 million at an implied $4.3 billion valuation and closing up 36%, giving Coursera a market cap of $5.9 billion at the end of its first day of trading” (Source: HolonIQ). What does this mean? How does this change the education landscape?