MAY 2019 – NEWSLETTER #22 ON ONLINE EDUCATION AT SCALE
• Creative Commons developed a new Search engine which allows users to find and use 300 million open licensed images.
• Docker created a foundation to educate minority engineers.
• The Horizon Report for 2019 examined what past predictions got wrong, and gamification in education is one of them.
• A 10-year contract means signing away your digital future, said an Extension Engine manager.
• “Be careful when you hire an OPM: Outsourcing your virtual future is a bad idea”, writes Robert Ubell.
• Knewton, who raised $180m in total funding to promote its adaptive learning technology, sold its assets to Wiley for an undisclosed amount.
• McGraw-Hill and Cengage, two of the country’s three biggest textbook publishers, announced that they would merge.
• Credly raised $11.1 million in new funding. This digital credentials company acquired Acclaim from Pearson last year.
• Arizona State University (ASU) is adopting an AI-powered calculus learning platform created by two math professors at Stevens.
• The Unizin consortium added Rutgers and Miami universities, along with two vendors, Examity and Kaltura.
• Georgia Tech disclosed a data breach that could have exposed the personal information of 1.3 million people.
•“At the end of the day, we reflect the voice of the learner”, says edX’s CEO.
• SEEK Australian Marketplace acquired 50% of FutureLearn for $64M.
• Coursera raised an additional $103 million placing itself closer to an IPO.
• Pluralsight made its first acquisition since it went public in May 2018. It bought GitPrime, a code repository platform, for $170 million in cash.
• Austin-based training platform A Cloud Guru raised $33 million to expand its content library and hire more instructors, engineers, and staff.
2019 UPCOMING EVENTS
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