Online Learning Newsletter | August – September 2022: Student Loan Forgiveness, Higher Ed, Trends, Initiatives…

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AUGUST – SEPTEMBER 2022 – NEWSLETTER #52  |  Breaking news at IBL News  |  Noticias en Español


Higher Ed

• Biden Announced Its Plan to Cancel $10,000 in Student Loan Debt for Most Borrowers

• The U.S. Government Cancels $3.9 Billion in Loans for Deceived ITT Students

• Higher Ed’s Data and Analytics Infrastructure Is Outdated, Finds an Educause Report

• A Majority of Higher Ed Institutions Were Hit by Ransomware Attacks

• New York State Government Alerts of Scam Practices in Higher Ed



• Harvard University Starts the Search for Its Next President

• The University of Michigan Appoints a Canadian and Asian Descendant as Its 15th President

• The University of Arizona Global Campus (UAGC) Buys the OPM Business of Zovio

• A Leading Cognitive Scientist Will Be the First Woman to Lead Dartmouth

• A Singapore Firm Buys a Private U.S. University and Will Create a Version in the Metaverse



• A Cengage’s Report Reveals that the Degree Stigma Causes Employment Crisis

• Half of the Students Prefer a Hybrid Class Format, While Faculty Favor In-Person Learning

• Learning Soft Skills Is Critical to Be Hired, Says a Majority of Employers

• Skill-Based Premium Pay: An Effective Way to Attract IT Talent, Says Gartner

• About 222 Million School-Aged Children Around the World Need Education Support



• AWS Introduces Paid Subscriptions for Learners Looking to Bolster Cloud Skills

• Google Releases an Android App that Encourages Children to Practice Reading

• YouTube Launches the Shorts Feature to Compete with TikTok

• FINRA Will Invest $90M Coming from Fines to Robinhood to Educate Newer Investors


Open Source

• An AI Model Named BLOOM, Larger than OpenAI’s GPT-3 and MetaAI’s OPT, Will Be Open Sourced

• META Engineers Build a Universal Translator of 200 Languages in Open Source Software



• College Endowments Lost 10% In the Last Year

• O’Reilly Says Its Business Grew at 45% Through Its New Platforms

• ClassDojo Achieves the Unicorn Status at a $1.25 Billion Valuation

• Web3 Learning and Talent UK’s Neol Attracts $5.2 Million from Investors


2022 Events | All of the Key Conferences Listed!

• Education Calendar 2022  – AUGUST | SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER | NOVEMBER | DECEMBER | Conferences in Latin America & Spain


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