Learning Innovation | May 2018: Jupyter, Open Source in Education, Teachable, General Assembly, Edmodo…


MOOCs have become a big business, with Coursera making $100 million in annual revenue and $70 million for Udacity.

Project Jupyter received the ACM Software System Award, joining an illustrious list of projects that include Unix, the Web, and Java.

Bain Capital will buy Penn Foster, a workforce-skills firm that dates back to late 1800s.

Google released Grasshopper, a free app aimed at adults that teaches beginner coding skills via puzzles and quizzes.

Open source technology will win in digital education, predicts Mark Walker, an engineer at edX.

Entry-level hiring is broken, and the solution is to outsource this task, advocates Ryan Craig, author and an investor in this area.

• Coursera launched six new degree courses and a certificate called Mastertrack, similar to edX’s MicroMasters.

Teachable, which claims more than 7 million students, raised $4 million in funding.

Investing in analytics is a priority among higher education leaders, according to a study.

General Assembly was acquired by Switzerland’s Adecco Group for $412.5 million in cash.

Thinkful acquired another coding bootcamp, Bloc, this year. In January, it bought Viking Code School.

Edmodo, a leading, although unprofitable, social learning community with 90 million registered users, sold its business to China’s NetDragon for $137.5 million.

ASU+GSV Summit attracted this year in San Diego over 4,100 people and 350 CEOs. EdSurge summarized what happened there.

NYC Data Science Academy launched an online option for students who are not able to attend their in-person bootcamp classes.

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