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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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

 


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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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


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

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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

 

 


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

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