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JUNE 2020  –  NEWSLETTER #34  |  Breaking news at IBL News  |  Noticias en Español


Online Learning

• MOOCs Were Dead, but Now They Are Booming, According to The New York Times

• Eduventures Encourages to Re-Think Online Learning While Analyzing Scenarios

• Students Find the Learning Experience Provided by Schools To Be Unengaging



• QS Releases Its U.S. University Ranking for 2020: Harvard, Stanford, and MIT Remain on Top

• U.S. Colleges Will Lose Over $3 Billion After International Student Enrollment Decline This Upcoming Fall

• The Big Ten Universities Will Accumulate Over $1.7 Billion in Losses Due to the Pandemic



• Andreessen Horowitz’s “Crypto Startup School” Releases Its First Series of Video Lectures

• Databricks Launches a Program to Train College Students on Apache Spark and Other AI Tools

• GSV Ventures Creates an Online MBA in Entrepreneurship with Belhaven University

• Google’s Zoom-Like Web Conference, Meet, Makes Free Key Features of Its G-Suite Premium Version



• Google, Cisco, Sony, and Other Companies Cancel Planned Launch Events in Light of the Civil Unrest

• SXSW EDU Announces Its On-Demand Event with Speakers from the March Event



• Cengage and McGraw-Hill Terminate their Merger to Create a Textbook Giant

• The College Board Responds to a Flood of Complaints About Malfunctioning of the Remote AP Tests

• NY’s Governor Hires the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Reforming the School System


2020 Events 

• Education Calendar  –   JUNE  |  JULY – DEC  |  Conferences in Latin America & Spain

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