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SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2020  –  NEWSLETTER #37  |  Breaking news at IBL News  |  Noticias en Español



• SXSW EDU Announces that Its 2021 Conference Will Continue to Be Virtual

2020 LWMOOCs Conference: How MOOCs Are Reshaping the 4th Industrial Revolution



• The University of Arizona Will Provide WeWork Spaces to International Students

• ASU Announces a Major Research Laboratory on Environmental Sustainability

Laureate Sells Walden University to Adtalem for $1.48 Billion in Cash


COVID-19 and Universities

• 70% of College Students Are Falling Behind on Their Studies Due to COVID-19

• California State University’s Campuses Will Continue Virtually During the Spring Semester of 2021

• The University of Illinois Had a Comprehensive Anti-Virus Plan, but Students Partied On

• SUNY Oneonta Closed After Many Students Were Infected at Large Parties

• President Trump Pushes Universities to Reopen Despite a Spike of Virus Infections

• More Colleges Expected to Follow UNC’s Switch to Remote Learning Amid a Surge of COVID Cases



• U.S. News & World Report 2021 Colleges Rankings: No Changes Despite Tweaks

• Eleven Public Universities Featured in the Top 20, According to the ‘Washington Monthly” Alternative Ranking



• The LMS Market Will Grow From $13.4 Billion in 2020 to $25.7 Billion by 2025

• Pearson Ends Its Search for a New CEO by Naming an Ex-Walt Disney Executive for the Role

• Facebook Returns to Its Roots by Launching a Campus-Only Social Network


Venture Capital

• ETS Announces Its Investment Arm to Acquire EdTech Companies and Expands Its Offering to Clients

• Lockdown effect: Indian Start-Up Byju Company Valued at $10.8 after Raising $21 Billion

• Online Learning Boom in India: Start-Ups Raising Huge Amounts of Capital



• Analysis: UX / UI Will Determine the Success or Failure of Your Next Web Project


2020 Events 

• Education Calendar  –  SEP  |  OCT  |  NOV  |  DEC  |  Conferences in Latin America & Spain


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