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NOVEMBER 2020 –  NEWSLETTER #39  |  Breaking news at IBL News  |  Noticias en Español

 

Acquisitions

• Training Company Pluralsight.com Acquired by Equity Firm Vista for $3.5 Billion

• Noodle’s Latest Acquisition of HotChalk Will Increase Its Marketing Capabilities

• Instructure Acquires K12 Assessment and Analytics Company Certica Solutions

 

Valuations

• Language Learning App Duolingo Gets a $2.4 Billion Valuation While It Prepares its IPO

• Udemy Reaches a $3.25 Billion Valuation After Raising Another $50 Million

 

Initiatives

• A StartUp Brings Together Online Students in a COVID-Safe Campus Resort in Texas

• NVIDIA Creates a Learning Community Around Its Jetson AI Micro-Computer

• A Financial Education Platform Provides Short Lessons on Practical Topics

 

Higher Ed

• Unizin’s Consortium Partners with Blackboard to Offer Ally to its 14 Member Institutions

• International Enrollments Drop 43% in the U.S. Due to the Global Pandemic

• Educause Analyzes How Higher Education Institutions Will Emerge from the Pandemic

 

Trends

• CIOs and CTOs Accelerate AI, Machine Learning, 5G and IoT Due to the Pandemic

About Half of the US Says that More Training Doesn’t Result in a Better Job

 

COVID-19

• The COVID Pandemic Causes Devastation to Children’s Learning Across the World

• Rensselaer Develops a Web App that Shows How COVID Will Spread in the Spring Semester

• SUNY Announces Remote Instruction Until February, Along with Mandatory Tests and Masks-Wearing

 

2020 Events 

• Education Calendar  –  DEC   |  JAN 2021  |  Conferences in Latin America & Spain

 


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