Online Learning Newsletter | February 2022: MIT, U-M, LMS Market, Stanford, DoD, Ellucian, Cengage, Pearson…

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FEBRUARY 2022 – NEWSLETTER #49  |  Breaking news at IBL News  |  Noticias en Español



• Universities Face Existential Threats Unless They Transform Their Operating Models

• The President of MIT, Rafael Reif, Will Step Down at the End of 2022

• Touro College Will Move Its Campus to a Skyscraper in NYC, Betting on In-Person Learning

• The President of the University of Michigan Fired After an Affair with a Subordinate



• A Growing Digital Skills Crisis: A Majority of the Workforce Feels Unprepared

• Video Becomes the Preferred Teaching Method, States a Research

• The LMS Market Will Experience Growth on a Large Scale by 2026

• A Research Suggests that Career-Connected Learning is the Key for the Job-Skills Crisis

• Resigners Enroll Short-Term Courses to Help Them Reskill and Get Back Into the Workforce



• The Pandemic Caused to Students $17 Trillion Loss in Lifetime Earnings

• Colleges See Online Classes as a Temporary Measure to Combat the Omicron Variant

• U.S. Colleges Continue Delaying the Resume the Start of In-Person Classes



• An AI-Created Politician Draws the Attention as Deep Learning Technology Expands

• Stanford University Launches Its First Full Class in Metaverse Virtual Reality

• College Board’s SAT Will Be Digital Starting in 2023

• A DoD-Funded VR Initiative Will Upskill Manufacturing Workers


Industry Acquisitions

• Pearson Purchases Certification Platform Credly for $200 Million

• Cengage Buys Cybersecurity Training Provider Infosec for $190.8 Million

• Ellucian Buys CampusLogic Financial Student SaaS Company

• Inside Higher Ed News Outlet Acquired by a Leading British Media Group


VC Fundraising

• Domestika Reaches Unicorn Status After Raising $110 Million

• GVS Investment Firm Releases an Update of Its Top 150 VC-Backed EdTech Start-Ups List

• The Film Studio Behind “The Chosen” Raised $47 Million from VCs


2022 Events | All of the Key Conferences Listed!

• Education Calendar 2022  – FEB | MAR | APRIL | MAY | JUNE | JULY |  Conferences in Latin America & Spain


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