Open edX & Learning Platforms | August 2020: HarvardX, Coursera, Udacity, Whole Foods, Skillshare…

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AUGUST 2020 – NEWSLETTER #30  |  Breaking news at IBL News  |  Noticias en Español

 

edX | Open edX

• edX Posts the Release Notes of the Open edX Juniper Platform

• edX, HarvardX, and Google Introduce a Certificate Program on Tiny Machine Learning

• edX Incorporates UAF as a New Partner and Launches a Master’s in Civil Engineering with Purdue

 

Coursera

• Coursera Valued at $2.5 Billion After a Finance Round of Additional $130 Million

• A Coursera Report Finds Economic Recovery to be Dependent on Broad Re-Skilling

 

Udacity

• Udacity PR Campaign Claims a Revenue Increase of 260% in the First Half of 2020

• A Unit of the Air Force Will Train Airmen in AI, Data and Programming with Udacity’s Programs

 

Future Learn

• Simon Nelson, Original CEO of FutureLearn, Leaves His Company

 

Learning Platforms

• Whole Foods Launches a Series of Life-Skills Courses Taught by Instagram Influencers

• Skillshare.com, with 30,000 Creative Skills-Oriented Courses, Raises $66 Million

• 2U Reported Second Quarter Loss of $66 M; Stock Improved 83% This Year

 

Tools

• Researchers Develop an Open Source Tool for Social Conversations on Events and Conferences

• A Tool to Create Personalized Learning Pathways from ClassCentral.com

• Google Meet Unveils New Features Allowing More Control and Increasing Security

 

2020 Events 

• Education Calendar  –  AUG  |  SEP  |  OCT  |  NOV  |  DEC  |  Conferences in Latin America & Spain

 


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edX & Platforms | July 2020: JupyterCon, Suse, Juniper, Coursera, Udacity, DeVry, Canvas LMS, Degreed…

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JULY 2020 – NEWSLETTER #29  |  Breaking news at IBL News  |  Noticias en Español

 

Open edX – Based Platforms

• JupyterCon 2020 Conference Will Introduce an Innovative Learning Format with Credentials

• The ‘Freshman Year for Free Program’ Will Pay Learners for Completing their Classes

• Harvard University’s LabXChange Platform Wins the 2020 Open edX Prize

• SUSE Acquires Kubernetes Management Platform Rancher Labs –which uses Open edX

 

Open edX Software

edX Posts the Release Notes of the Open edX Juniper Platform

• Open edX Juniper Platform: Changes on LMS Instructor Dashboard and Studio Tool

• edX Releases Juniper, Its Tenth Version of the Open edX Platform

 

edX

• edX MicroBachelors Will Include Consultants to Help Learners Complete Their Programs

• An edX Survey Finds that a Majority Is Interested in Pursuing Additional Education

• Research: Platforms At Scale Will Radically Transform Learning and Teaching

 

Coursera

• Coursera Users Complain About Cheating and Plagiarism on Peer Assignments

• Courses, Strategies, and Resources to Get The Most From Learning with edX and Coursera

 

Udacity

• Udacity Develops an Introductory Course and Nanodegree on Machine Learning for Microsoft Azure

 

Learning Platforms

• Canvas LMS Picks a New CEO From Outside the Educational Industry

• DeVry University Releases a Complimentary Video Library to Build In-Demand Tech Skills

• Apple Will Shut Down iTunes U at the End of 2021

 

Investment

• John Katzman Raises Another $16 Million to Expand Noodle Partners OPM Firm

• Degreed Raises Another $32 Million with Its Platform for Upskilling Employees

 

2020 Events 

• Education Calendar  –    JULY – DEC  |  Conferences in Latin America & Spain

 


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edX & Platforms | June 2020: Coursera, Udacity, Rancher, NVIDIA, Moodle, MasterClass…

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JUNE 2020 – NEWSLETTER #28  |  Breaking news at IBL News  |  Noticias en Español

 

Open edX 

• Rancher.com Creates a Free Online Certification Program for Developers

• NVIDIA’s DLI, with +200K Learners, Expands Its Training by Adding Instructor-Led Virtual Workshops

 

edX

• UT Austin Launches an Online Master’s in Data Science for $10,000 on edX.org

• edX Adds Three New Credit-Backed MicroBachelors Programs to its Portfolio

• edX Reports 100 Million Unique Enrollments After a Growth of 20 Million

• edX Offers a 30% Discount on Professional Certificates, MicroMasters, and MicroBachelors

 

Coursera

• College Students Will Have Free Access to the Coursera Course Catalog this Summer

• Coursera Introduces ‘Guided Projects’, a Hands-On Feature

• Co-Founder of Coursera Raised $142M for Her AI-Based Pharma Startup

• Over 35,000 Enrolled in an Online Course to Become a Contact Tracer for the Pandemic

• Coursera Will Provide Courses and Curated Programs to Tennis Professionals

• UC Davis‘ Professional Ed Courses Soar to 4,000 Enrollments Per Day

 

Udacity

• Udacity Announces Its AWS Cloud Architect Nanodegree Program

 

Learning Platforms

• Moodle Says It Accounts for Over 200 Million Users and 151,000 Websites

• Learn@Forbes Subscription Platform Launches an AI Tool that Creates Personalized Paths

• MasterClass.com Reaches a Valuation of Over $800 Million After Raising $100 Million

 

2020 Events 

• Education Calendar  –    JUNE  |  JULY – DEC  |  Conferences in Latin America & Spain

 


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edX & Platforms | May 2020: Develop.com, LabXchange, HarvardX, Coursera, Udacity…

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MAY 2020 – NEWSLETTER #27  |  Breaking news at IBL News  |  Noticias en Español

 

Open edX 

• Develop.com, a New Subscription-Based Learning Platform for Tech Professionals

• LabXchange, Harvard’s Science Platform, Provides a Free Tool to Create Online Classes and Pathways


edX

• Harvard’s Credit-Bearing, Free Course on Mechanical Ventilators Has Attracted 170,000 Learners in Two Weeks

• An edX and Harvard Course to Train Clinicians on Mechanical Ventilators for Covid-19

• Purdue Launches a Fully Online Master’s in Mechanical Engineering on edX.org


Coursera

• Coursera Offers Government Agencies Fighting Unemployment Free Access to Its 3,800 Courses

• Coursera Offers Free Certificates on 50+ Courses, While It Announces New Programs and Tools

• Coursera and edX Release New Services to Support Universities


Udacity

• A Virtual Conference to Determine How AI Can Be Leveraged In the Fight Against COVID-19


Online Learning

• A Student Guide to Remote Learning from GW’s Professor Lorena Barba

• A Survey Shows that Many College Students Struggle to Maintain Focus and Discipline in Distance Learning


2020 Events 

• Education Calendar  –   MAY  |  JUNE  |  JULY – DEC  |  Conferences in Latin America & Spain


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edX & Platforms | April 2020: Remote Access Program, Coursera, Nvidia, Udacity, Blackboard…

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APRIL 2020 – NEWSLETTER #26  |  Breaking news at IBL News  |  Noticias en Español


Coursera | edX 

• Coursera and edX Launch Initiatives to Support Universities Impacted by the Outbreak

• IBM, Microsoft, Harvard, MIT, and 40 Universities Join the edX ‘Remote Access’ Program

• Harvard University’s President, Lawrence Bacow, Tests Positive for Coronavirus

 

Open edX

• NVIDIA Issues a Free Certificate Course About AI Video Analytics on Its ‘Deep Learning Institute’ Platform

• The Open edX Annual Conference Suspended Amid the Virus Concerns

 

Learning at Scale

• Udacity.com Offers One Free Month Access to Nanodegree Programs

• MiriadaX, with 4M Spanish-Language Learners, Continues to Look for a Buyer

 

Other Platforms

• Blackboard Shifts Away From the Open Source Business By Selling Its Moodle Based Business

• Facebook Unveils a Virtual Community to Fight Rumors About Covid-19

 

2020 Upcoming Events   [All of the conferences are canceled or moved online due to the Coronavirus – CDC Recommendations]

• Education Calendar  –  APRIL  |  MAY  |  JUNE  |  JULY – DEC  |  Conferences in Latin America & Spain


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edX & Platforms | March 2020: Purdue, MIT, Open edX, Coursera, Udacity, OER…

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FEBRUARY/MARCH 2020 – NEWSLETTER #25  |  Breaking news at IBL News  |  Noticias en Español

 

Open edX

• LabXchange.org Provides an Overview of the Features of Its Open edX-Based Science Platform

• A Purdue Program for High School Students Assures Admission by Passing Five CLEP Exams

• Moravian College Explains How They Are Building Their Online Programs With a Non-OPM Partner

 

edX

• A Practical Course from MIT on edX Teaches How to Shape Your Future in the Age of AI

• UT Austin Launches a Top Master’s Degree on Nutritional Sciences on edX.org

 

Coursera

• Coursera Introduces an Annual Subscription Plan for Learners Similar to Its Business and Campus Offering

• Imperial College Launches a Free Course Explaining the Science Behind the Response to the Coronavirus

 

Udacity

• Udacity Releases a Program for Executives Looking to Incorporate AI into their Businesses

• Founder of Udacity Attracts Silicon Valley Investors to His AI-Based Call-Center Startup

 

OER

• A Powerful Tool to Author OER for Building Lessons, Modules, and Assignments

• A Visual Tool That Enhances Vocabulary Instruction Was Awarded at the LearnLaunch Competition

 

2020 Upcoming Events

• Education Calendar  –  MARCH  |  APRIL  |  MAY  |  JUNE  |  JULY – DEC  |  Conferences in Latin America & Spain

 


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edX & Platforms | January 2020: WGU, Boston University, Open edX, Esri, Harvard’s LabXchange.org…

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JANUARY 2020 – NEWSLETTER #24  |  Breaking news at IBL News  |  Noticias en Español

 

edX

• UT Austin Launches a Top Master’s Degree on Nutritional Sciences on edX.org

• Stanford University Joins the edX Consortium Seven Years Later

• edX Launches Its First Two MicroBachelors Degrees with WGU and NYU

• WGU Provides Details on Its MicroBachelor: Successful Completion Does Not Mean Automatic Accreditation

First Online MBA on edX: “If We Don’t Do it, Someone Else Will,” Says Boston University

 

Open edX

• Harvard and Amgen Announce LabXchange.org, an Open Platform with Scientific Content

• NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Includes the “Freshman Year for Free” Program in His Agenda

• XuetangX Raises Another $15 Million to Add AI Technology and Expand Its Catalog

 

Coursera

• Coursera Introduces Its First Fully Online Bachelor’s from an American University

• Google Expands Its IT Support Offering on Coursera.org by Adding Python and Automation

 

Courses, Programs

• Dr. Chuck’s ‘Python for Everybody’ Full Class on YouTube and Other Formats

• Esri’s Free MOOC Program, with 150,000 Students, Sets a Reference in Corporate Education at Scale

 

Platforms

• A Cloud Guru Acquires The Linux Academy and Claims 1.5 M Learners

• ProctorU Merges With Canadian Yardstick; the New Company Raises $30 Million

Outlier.org Raises $16 Million in Funding to Expand Its Cinema-Quality Video Courses

• Chatbots and Other Artificial Intelligent Cases Are on the Rise, Despite High Expectations

 

2020 Upcoming Events

• Education Calendar  –  JAN  |  FEB  |  MARCH  |  APRIL  |  MAY  |  JUNE  |  JULY – DEC  |  Conferences in Latin America & Spain

 


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edX & Platforms | December 2019: edX, Open edX, Coursera, Duke U, Andreessen Horowitz, IBM, WordPress, Stanford…

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DECEMBER 2019 – NEWSLETTER #23  |  Breaking news at IBL News  |  Noticias en Español

 

edX | Open edX

• edX’s View for 2020: MicroBachelors Programs and Stackable Modular Credentials for Full Degrees

• Two Professors from Dartmouth and IMT of France Awarded After their ‘C Programming with Linux’ Course

• Black Friday and Cyber Monday: edX, Pluralsight, Udemy and Skillshare Join the Marketing Season

 

Coursera

• Coursera’s Blockbuster Classes of 2019: Preeminence of AI, with 2M Enrollments

• Coursera for Business Claims 100% Year-Over-Year Customer Growth

• Coursera for Governments: Colombia Will Fund Scholarships for 25,000 Learners

• Novartis Will Grant Employees Free Tuition to Earn Two Master’s Degrees on Coursera

 

Open Source, OER

• Duke University Introduces an Open Source Tool as an Alternative to a Monolithic LMS

• OER, Rental and Subscriptions Push College Textbooks’ Business to a Further Decline

• WordPress: Jetpack Vulnerability and Recurring Payments Button with Stripe

 

New Platforms

• IBM Launches a Blockchain Credentials Network – A Community College At The Forefront

• Andreessen Horowitz’s Crypto Startup School Will Start with a Seven-Week Program

• Khan Academy Launches a Personalized Teaching Tool for Math in K-12

 

MOOCs, Courses

Stanford GSB Launches the Most Sophisticated Online Certificate Program Ever… At a Price!

• Today, MOOCS Are Focused on Online Degrees and Corporate Training, Says Dhawal Shah

• FBI Opens Its Cyber Safety Educational Program for Young Students After Attracting 1M+ Last Year

 

2019 Upcoming Events

• Education Calendar  –  DECEMBER  |  JAN – JUNE 2020

 


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edX & Platforms | November 2019: Python 3, MOOCs, Georgia Tech, IEEE, D2L Brightspace, Cybrary…

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NOVEMBER 2019 – NEWSLETTER #22  |  More breaking news at IBL News  |  Noticias en Español

 

edX | Open edX

• The Open edX Platform Prepares Its Upgrade into Python 3

Introduction to Java Programming Course Reaches 500K Enrollees

• The edX Organization Adopts a More Commercial Structure Appointing a New Co-CEO

 

MOOCs

MOOCs Not Following a Revenue Model: GW Is Satisfied with Its Online Massive Courses

• The New Face of MOOCs: Modular Credentials Stackable Into Degrees from Multiple Universities

• IEEE Learning With MOOCS 2019 Five Leading Keynotes in Video

 

Udacity

• Udacity’s Achievement with its Nanodegree Program: Over 100,000 Graduates

• With Intel, Udacity Offers a Scholarship Program for Edge AI Development

 

Georgia Tech

• “Faculty Buy-In Is By Far the Reason Why Georgia Tech’s OMSCS Has Worked So Well”

• Over 1,000 Students Will Graduate from Georgia Tech’s Online Master in Computer Science

 

Platforms

• Brightspace LMS Retains Its Customers Despite a Massive Transition to the Cloud

• Cybrary Training Platform on Cybersecurity Gets a New Round of Funding

 

2019 Upcoming Events

• Education Calendar  –  NOVEMBER  |  DECEMBER  |  JAN – JUNE 2020

 

 


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edX, Coursera, Udacity & Platforms | October 2019: Schoology, Canvas, Google Classroom, Docebo…

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edX

• edX Cancels Its Annual Partners Conference Scheduled in Hong Kong Due to Safety Concerns

• A Practical Course on edX to Learn How to Deploy an IBM Watson-Based Chatbot

• edX Announces Its Eleventh Degree: A Master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering

• What’s Ahead? Unbundled Degrees, Micro-Bachelors, and Stackable, Employer-Endorsed Credentials

 

Coursera

• Coursera Will Pay the Tuition Cost for Degree Programs to their Full-Time Employees

• Coursera’s Latest Low-Priced Online Master’s: A Russian Degree in Data Science

• Coursera Offers Its 3,600-Course Catalog to Non-Affiliated Universities

• Coursera for Campus Is Not an Alternative LMS to Blackboard, Canvas, and Moodle, Says Maggioncalda

• Coursera Creates a Database of 250+ Top Instructors Available to the Media

• Learners at Coursera, Canvas and Blackboard Will Be Able to Ask Alexa for Course Updates

 

Udacity

• Udacity Issues Three Programs to Prepare Developers in C+++, Blockchain, and Data Streaming Technologies

• Udacity Will Fund 100,000 Scholarships As Part of the Pledge to America’s Workers

• Udacity Claims a Record Growth in the Business of the Courses to Upskill Employees

• Google and Udacity Rework Courses to Learn Kotlin, the Language for Android Apps

 

Learning Platforms

• Schoology Acquired by PowerSchool – A New Giant with 65 Million Users

• Docebo Learning Platform’s Stock Dropped 28% after Raising C$75 Million on its IPO

• Canvas Integrates into Its LMS a Tool to Show Evidence of Students’ Achievements

• Google Classroom, One of the World’s Top LMS: 40M Users In Five Years

 

Conferences

• The Learning with MOOCs Conference Honored Innovators in Online Education

• A Conference to Find Viable Business Models to Commercialize Open Source Software

 

2019 Upcoming Events

• Education Calendar  –  OCTOBER  |  NOVEMBER  |  DECEMBER  |  JAN – JUNE 2020

 


This newsletter about Open edX, edX, Coursera, Udacity, and other platforms is a monthly report compiled by the IBL News staff, in collaboration with IBL Education, a New York City-based company that has built the IBL Platform. It includes AI analytics-driven, revenue-oriented learning ecosystems, and courses with Open edX and other educational software. 

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