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

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OCTOBER 2019 – NEWSLETTER #21  |  More breaking news at IBL News  |  New! Noticias en Español

 

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

 


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Open edX | September 2019: Queensland, edX, Coursera, Udacity, FutureLearn, Novartis…

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SEPTEMBER 2019 – NEWSLETTER #20  |  More breaking news at IBL News  |  New! Noticias en Español


Open edX

• ASU Abandons the Global Freshman Academy Project and Moves Into an Open edX Initiative

• LearnX.UQ, The University of Queensland’s New Open edX Ecosystem

 

edX

• edX Appoints New Managers; JP Beaudry Will Lead the Open Source Operations

• Curtin University and Universidad Anáhuac Contribute to the edX Consortium

 

Coursera

Coursera Signs Up New Deals to Train Employees in Latin America Through its Self-Serve Platform

• Novartis’ 108K Employees Will Have Unlimited Access to Coursera’s Catalog

• Coursera Acquires an Online Platform for Hands-On Projects In Order to Enhance Its New R&D Unit

• Universidad de los Andes Will Develop the First MOOC-Based Master’s in Spanish

• Andrew Ng Internationally Expands His AI-Based Educational and VC Companies

 

Udacity

• Bertelsmann Will Fund 15,000 Scholarships to Learn Data, AI and Cloud Computing on Udacity

• Sebastian Thrun Picks an Executive of LendingTree as a New CEO at Udacity

 

Future Learn

• The University of Glasgow Will Deliver Its First Online Degree in Late 2020

 

MOOCs

2019 Learning with MOOCs Conference Unveils Its Keynote Speakers

• A MOOC that Teaches How to Create Viral Content Gets 86,000 Enrollees

• The Top 100 Free Online Courses According to Class Central

 

Industry

• LMS Market Won’t Grow, Continuing To Be Dominated By The Big Four

• Senators Address EdTech Top Players On Student Data Collection Practices

 

2019 Upcoming Events

• Education Calendar  –  SEPTEMBER  |  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 which 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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Open edX | August 2019: MITx, Linkedin Learning, Code with Google, Moodle, Blackboard, Cerego, Udacity…

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AUGUST 2019 – NEWSLETTER #19  |  More breaking news at IBL News 

 

Open edX

• Philanthropy that Helps Learners Earn College Credit for Free Gets 150k Users

• MITx Grading, a Library for the Open edX Platform that Assigns Credit on Problems

• Open edX Forums Will Transition From Google Groups Into Discourse

• MIT xPRO Launches Its New Fall Catalog for Post-Graduate Working Professionals

 

edX

• edX Offers Its First Online MBA, from BU Questrom School of Business

• edX Starts Looking For a New Community Lead After John Mark Walker Departs

• Ten Top Ways Learners Hack Learning According to edX

 

Learning Platforms

• U.S. Librarians Against LinkedIn Learning’s New Policy that Forces Users to Disclose their Identity

• MoodleNet, a New Social Media Platform, Will Debut This Month

• Code with Google, a New Computer Science Resource for Educators

• Blackboard Introduces Its First Data and Analytics Platform

• Cerego Debuts New AI Tools That Use Natural Language Processing

 

Udacity

• AWS and Udacity Launch a Scholarship to Participate in the World’s First Autonomous Racing League

• Udacity Creates a 4-Month Program to Train Developers on Java Programming

 

Canvas LMS

• Canvas LMS’ CEO on the Learning Data Controversy: “Information Will Be Owned by Institutions”

• Dan Goldsmith (Instructure): “My Job Is Resisting Short Cuts In Our Educational Business”

• Analysis: The Software is Now Open Source or It Is Not

 

2019 Upcoming Events

Education Calendar  –  AUGUSTSEPTEMBER |  OCT–DEC 2019


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Open edX | July 2019: HarvardX’s Blockstore, Boeing, MITx, Coursera, Google…

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JULY 2019 – NEWSLETTER #18  |  More breaking news at IBL News 

 

Open edX

• The Next Evolutionary Step in MOOCs Will Be ‘Blockstore’, Says Robert Lue, from Harvard

• Open edX Posts Videos of All Talks from Their Recent Conference

 

edX

• A Detailed Study of Boeing Shows Learners’ Engagement and Performance on an edX MOOC

• An Innovative, Stackable Online Master’s in Supply Chain Management from ASU On edX

• MITx Prepares 30 New MOOCs and Builds with Other Universities a Blockchain System for Credentials

• Half of the Employees That Need to Re-Skill Don’t Ask for Help, an edX Survey Finds

 

COURSERA

• “Coursera’s Business Challenge Is Getting Predictably High Revenue Growth,” Says Its CEO

• A Billionaire Will Cover the Cost of Coursera’s Illinois Data Science Master’s Degree for His Employees

• Coursera’s Google IT Support Certificate Program Gets a Good Response

• Coursera Matches Its Global Skills Index Research With Courses and Specialists

• An English Course to Teach Foreigners on Career Development Reaches 320K Learners

 

INDUSTRY

• Udacity Launches a Program On AI to Train Non-Engineers

• View: A MOOC Platform Catalog is No-Marketing. Leveraging Institutional Networks Is Key

 

2019 UPCOMING EVENTS

Education Calendar  –  JULY  |  AUGUSTSEPTEMBER |  OCT–DEC 2019

 

 


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APRIL 2019 – NEWSLETTER #15  |  More breaking news at IBL News 

 

STRATEGY

• A successful Open edX conference in San Diego. 2020’s will be in Portugal

• edX says that it’s committed to advance mass personalization

• edX plans to change the economics of customer acquisition and retention in the OPM industry

 

COURSES

• NVIDIA’s DLI reaches 120,000 learners and launches new courses on Data Science

• MIT’s ‘Intro to CS Using Python’ on edX reaches 1.2 million enrollments

• NYU Engineering offers a MicroMasters in Integrated Media on edX

 

SOFTWARE

• The Open edX platform will allow accessing course content without registration

• UC San Diego announces its Caliper Analytics integration with Open edX

• The Open edX Ironwood version is out

• Jupyter Cloud XBlock for Open edX via Google Colab

 

COMMUNITY

• “We are moving towards a more inclusive, comprehensive Open edX community”

• Open edX starts a series of podcasts interviewing leaders in online education

 

2019 UPCOMING EVENTS

• Education Calendar  –   APRIL  |  MAY  |  JUNE  |  JULY  |  AUG – DEC 2019

 

 


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Open edX | March 2019: Upcoming Conference, MIT, Jupyter, Edraak…

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FEBRUARY – MARCH 2018 – NEWSLETTER #14  |  More breaking news at IBL News 

 

OPEN EDX

• Open edX Conference’s Schedule: 10 Key Sessions

• Ten 5-Min Talks of Open edX Vendors to Attend

• Ironwood, The Latest Open edX Version, To Be Released Soon

 

INITIATIVES

• ​An Open Book to Empower Using Jupyter for Teaching

• Edraak Launches its School Learning for K-12 Children in the Arab World

• EdCast Acquires Leapest, a European B2B Training Specialist

 

COURSES & PROGRAMS

• A MOOC to Deal with a Post-Truth World Developed by SUNY​

• Dr. Chuck’s MOOC on Python Is Now Also on edX.org

• Looking for the Right Name for the MOOC-based Degrees

 

MIT

• MITx Granted 1,277 Credentials on its Supply Chain MicroMasters

• MIT Issues 2,000 Blockchain-Based Certificates

• A Free MIT Course for Practitioners on Competency-Based Education

 

2019 UPCOMING EVENTS

Education Calendar 2019  –    FEB  |  MARCH  |  APRIL   |  MAY   |  JUNE – DEC 2019

 


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Open edX | January 2019: Ironwood, XuetangX, Duke, MOOC-based Degrees…

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JANUARY 2018 – NEWSLETTER #13  |  More breaking news at IBL News 

 

OPEN EDX SOFTWARE

• EdX Starts the Process to Release “Ironwood”, the Next Version of its Open Source Platform

The Open edX Platform Faces a Huge Upgrade into Python 3

 

OPEN EDX INITIATIVES

• XuetangX, China’s Open edX Platform, Reaches 16M Learners

• Duke University Ditches Open edX and Moves to Sakai

 

EDX INC.

EdX Launches a Promotional Website About its Open Source Platform

edX’s Tax Returns Form Shows an Increase in Directors’ Salaries

edX Will Invest Another $1.8M in Fostering Digital Bachelors’ Degrees

 

COURSES & PROGRAMS

Microsoft Releases a Course About Azure Stack

• Top 2018 HarvardX Courses: CS, Data Science, Buddhism, Pyramids and Architecture

• MOOCs Will Evolve Into Online Degrees

 

2019 UPCOMING EVENTS

Education Calendar  –  JAN  |  FEB  |  MARCH  |  APRIL   |   MAY – DEC 2019

 


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DECEMBER 2018 – NEWSLETTER #12  |  More stories at IBL News

 

OPEN EDX

MIT’s Private Open edX Platform Used by 99% of Students on Campus

• Harvard University Enhances its DART Tool to Reuse edX Content on Campus

• EdCast Open edX Provider Raises $33.6 Million


EDX.ORG

• EdX Begins to Charge for Access to Graded Assessments

Anant Agarwal and Larry Hedge Each Receive $1.8M in a Prize Set by a Chinese Philanthropist


COURSES & PROGRAMS

• Insights on Georgia Tech’s Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity on edX.org

• A How-To Course on edX About Amazon SageMaker and Machine Learning

edX MicroMasters Program Wins Employability Award


TRENDS

• MOOCs Are Dead, Welcome MOOC-Based Degrees

Reinventing the College Degree: A Future with Modular Credentials

O’Reilly Media Won’t Organize the 2019 JupyterCon Event


2019 UPCOMING EVENTS

Education Calendar  –  JAN  |  FEB  |  MARCH  |  APRIL


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NOVEMBER 2018 – NEWSLETTER #11  |  More stories at IBL News

 

OPEN EDX PLATFORM

• Open edX-Based Freshman Year for Free Initiative Reaches 100,000 Students Milestone

• Reach of the edX.org and Open edX Platform In Numbers

 

EDX.ORG

• Three Professors from Queensland University Awarded with the 2018 edX Prize

• NYU, Western Governors and HEC Montreal Join the edX Consortium

 

COURSES

• Microsoft Launches a Series of 10 Courses about Cybersecurity on edX.org

• A Course from Imperial College on edX to Help Investors Understand Climate Risk

 

INITIATIVES

• EdX Studies the Viability of the MicroBachelors New Credential

• MITx Displays Videos from Courses on edX on Its New YouTube Channel

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

• Education Calendar

 


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OCTOBER 2018 – NEWSLETTER #10  |  More stories at IBL News

 

INITIATIVES

• YouTube will invest $20M on educational content, and will partner with portals, including edX.org

EdX will participate in Cyber NYC, an initiative intended to dominate cybersecurity

COURSES

A Harvard course on edX will teach to build a machine learning algorithm

• Microsoft and edX will produce courses on education transformation

• Columbia releases a MOOC to help veterans transition to college

MASTER’S

• Indiana University launches two Master’s degree programs on edX.org

EdX launches nine Master’s degree programs at $10K-$23K

• MIT – edX MicroMasters adds Harvard Extension School and four more institutions

SOFTWARE

Restarting the platform and other Advice Managing Open edX

OPINION

• Analysis: Build vs Buy vs Open edX

Opinion: Artificial Intelligence will reshape education

• Opinion: Education as a marketing tool for software companies

• Opinion: Modularize and repurpose your learning content


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