Learning At Scale | November 2019: AI Jobs, Guild Education, ISTE EdSurge, Instructure Canvas LMS, 2U…

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NOVEMBER 2019  –  NEWSLETTER #28  |  More breaking news at IBL News  |  Noticias en Español


Learning At Scale

• Coursera’s Blockbuster Classes of 2019: Preeminence of AI, with 2M Enrollments

• Two Professors from Dartmouth and IMT of France Awarded After their ‘C Programming with Linux’ Course


Higher Ed

• Mid-Wage Jobs Will Be Squeezed by AI Unless They Adapt by Honing Skills

• Virginia Will Invest $1 Billion to Graduate 31,000 Computer Scientists Over the Next 20 Years

• Another Letter from President Reif to the MIT Community

• A Spanish University Builds a Futuristic Eco-Campus with Outside Classrooms



• With a Unique Business Model, Guild Hits $1 Billion Valuation After Raising $157 M

• An Amazon Marketplace for K-12 Educators Who Want to Sell Their Teaching Materials



• The Open Education Conference Falls Apart, Leaving a Community of Passionate OER Supporters

• ISTE Conference Organizer Absorbs EdSurge Media – Investors Won’t Be Rewarded


Wall Street: Instructure, 2U

• Instructure Announces It Is Exploring to Sell the Company – Estimated to be Worth $2.5B

• Sachem Head Becomes One of the Top Shareholders of 2U and Advocates for a Sale

• An Influential Hedge Fund Pushes Instructure’s Canvas LMS to Sell Its Business

• 2U Exceeds Wall Street Expectations With Its Third-Quarter Results


2019 Upcoming Events

• Education Calendar  –  NOVEMBER  | DECEMBER | JAN – JUNE 2020


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