Desire2Learn's 'Record Growth' Under Scrutiny

QUESTIONING THE NUMBERS: Former employees of Desire2Learn, who chose to remain anonymous, shared with BuzzFeed doubts about the company's claims (shared with EdSurge following its $165 million round) about having a "record growth year." One calls the assertions "disingenuous" while another says the company is "very likely not seeing growth in higher education." The comments come in the wake of some sleuthing from e-Literate blogger Phil Hill, who is also skeptical based on news about company's layoffs in July 2013 and its less-than-stellar growth in the higher-ed market.

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