Google will likely shut down the popular Coursera course this fall.
That is according to Courseratoday, a company that provides courses on topics ranging from coding to medical technology.
The Courserate platform is a major player in the high-tech world, with more than 500 million students enrolled.
Courseray was founded by a group of students from Harvard University and is based in Cambridge, Mass.
The company had raised $1.5 billion in funding and was valued at $3 billion.
The program has been widely praised by tech experts.
“It’s a wonderful platform for people who want to learn and really do have the time and resources to take care of themselves, who want a bit of an intellectual boost to go along with it,” said Chris Blythe, a professor at Harvard Business School who runs a startup that offers courses in engineering and computer science.
“But when they have that, and there are the real benefits, and when there are real opportunities, there are many times when I don’t think you need to be Google to get into that,” he said.
Cours erode Google’s ability to recruit the top graduates, and Google’s biggest rivals have been Microsoft and Apple.
It also threatens to undercut the Google education business, which competes with some of the country’s top universities.
Microsoft is the world’s biggest software maker, with $7.7 trillion in revenue last year.
Apple is the biggest technology company in the United States, with an estimated $1 trillion in annual revenue.
Courses are the brainchild of Google’s founder and CEO Larry Page.
The platform has long offered courses on a range of topics, from coding and mathematics to physics and medicine.
Coursers online offerings are often built around a computer, allowing students to complete their studies with no outside help.
The content varies from one course to the next, and the courses are constantly updated.
The new model will require the creation of a new app and a new interface for the online courses, according to an official announcement from Courserates developers.
Courseers’ course content will also be updated regularly.
Courssource, the online platform owned by Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has already announced it will shut down in September.
Coursellor, which is a competitor to Cours, has about 4 million students.
The changes come as Google has lost the war to Microsoft and the Apple Watch.
The Google acquisition of Courseracy came at a time when the company was facing growing competition from Apple and other big tech companies.
Google is also struggling to grow its presence in high-school classrooms.
In the last quarter of 2016, it reported a decrease in enrollment in its high schools, as well as an increase in its enrollment in college.
The fall semester is the first time that Google is focusing on more broadly in its educational offerings.
Google’s educational programs have had a rocky start to the year.
In October, the company said it had suspended a program that offered courses in physics and math to students who did not have the computer science required to graduate.
Courscorates was later rebranded Courseras and closed down the courseware program.
The shutdown also led to a backlash against the company from high-ranking officials at the Education Department.
“We have a number of initiatives underway to bring more students online and help them succeed,” Assistant Secretary for Education Lisa B. Patterson said in a statement at the time.
The Education Department announced its decision to shut down Courseratives in November.
Coursites had been a popular source of information about courses for students, according a review by The Washington Post.
Coursite was a searchable course library that users could search by topic or instructor.
Courspot, a competitor, has similar features.
CoursiTeach, a new initiative from Google that launched last week, is also focused on online learning.
Courteats will be accessible through Google’s own search engine and the company will integrate Cours into Google Maps.
The initiative was designed to expand Google’s reach into a more traditional education marketplace.
“Our vision is to bring the world of education to everyone, but most of all, to the world that has a computer,” Google said in its announcement.
“I think that this will be the biggest disruption of education in our lifetimes.”