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AUGUST – SEPTEMBER 2021 –  NEWSLETTER #45  |  Breaking news at IBL News  |  Noticias en Español


Higher Ed

• An NSF Grant Establishes a Center to Develop AI Techniques for STEM Adult Learning

• Federal Budget on Higher Ed for 2022 Will Include a Substantial Increase in Student Aid


ASU+GSV Summit

• Michael Crow Proposes a Radical Change in Higher Ed through Technology-Enabled Design [Video]

• The ASU+GSV Summit Attracts Thousands of Attendees in San Diego



• Southern New Hampshire University Continues Its Tuition-Freeze Initiative After a Decade

• Noodle Will Launch a University Partnership Platform with a Sharing Fee of 15% to 35%

• Cornell University Defies the COVID Pandemic and Refuses to Teach Online



• Inc. Magazine Selects the Top Fast-Growing Educational Companies in the U.S.

• Adobe Launches a Free Analytics Curriculum for Higher Education

• Target Joins Walmart and Starbucks Offering Tuition-Free College Education

• Microsoft Launches Windows 365, a New Category Called Cloud PC


Instructure Canvas LMS

• Thoma Bravo-Engineered Financial Operation of Instructure Got a Good Reception

• Instructure / Canvas LMS Details Its IPO: A Valuation of $2.9 Billion Expected



• Robinhood, Now Featured as a Meme Stock, Had a Wild Week with a Gain of 56%

• Robinhood Rebounds Into Its Initial IPO Price of $38

• Trading App Robinhood Shares Fell 8.3% in Its Nasdaq Debut

• Robinhood Starts Its Retail Allocation for the App Traders Requesting to Participate in the IPO


2021 Events | All of the Key Conferences Listed!

• Education Calendar  –  AUGUST  |  SEPTEMBER  |  OCTOBER  |  NOVEMBER  |  DECEMBER |  Conferences in Latin America & Spain


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