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AUGUST 2019  –  NEWSLETTER #25 ON ONLINE EDUCATION AT SCALE


INITIATIVES

• Google Introduces a Plagiarism Checker for Classroom and Assignments

• Mark Cuban Launches an AI Bootcamp in Partnership with Microsoft and Walmart

• UT Austin Joins Colleges that Offer Tuition-Free Programs

 

TRAINING

• IBM Offers Employees Four Programs in AI and Data Science in Partnership with a Web Training Firm

• Amazon Will Invest $700 Million to Retrain 100,000 Employees Over Six Years

• SV Academy Trains and Get High-Paying Jobs to People with Non-Tech Background

 

2U’s DROP

• 2U’s New $24K Online Undergrad Degree: Trend of Publicity Stunt?

• More Securities Class-Action Lawsuits Against 2U for “False or Misleading Statements” During the Second Quarter

• New York Litigation Firm Announces an Investigation of 2U on Behalf of Purchasers

• Analysts Raise Suspicion: A $23k Degree on edX Prompts Doubts on the 2U Model

• 2U Logs a Small Gain But Uncertainty Over Its Business Model Persists

• 2U Shares Continue to Drop After the Company Announcement of Big Losses

 

ANALYSIS

• Pearson’s Bold Move Into Digital Will Allow Them to Re-Establish Control of the Market

• Amazon’s Gigantic Training Effort Shows How Automation Is Transforming the Job Market

• Asimov Predicted the State of Education in 2019. Was He Right?

 

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

• Creating Compelling Slides: Bullet Point the Content or Read Scripts?

• It’s All About Increasing Learners’ Engagement in Courses and Programs

 

2019 UPCOMING EVENTS

Education Calendar  –  AUGUST |  SEPTEMBER |  OCT–DEC 2019

 

 


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