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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’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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