Online Learning Newsletter | March – April 2022: Skills and Life-Long Learning, Crypto, Universities, Start-Ups…

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MARCH – APRIL 2022 – NEWSLETTER #50  |  Breaking news at IBL News  |  Noticias en Español


Skills & Life-Long Learning

• Digital Credentials Will See an Explosion of Demand, Experts Say

• “People Will Be Learning All Their Life,” Said Crow at the ASU+GSV Summit

• “One-Third of Employees Are Shifting Their Hiring Practices into Skills,” Says WGU’s President

• President Biden Showed His Support to Skills-Based Education and Hiring

• Seven Online Learning Trends and Areas of Growth for this Decade

• Skills Management EdTech Company Territorium Partnered with Non-Profit Credential Engine



• Opera Launches its Crypto Browser with a Built-In Wallet for iOS Phones and iPads

• “Crypto Will Give Everyone the Tools to Build Wealth,” States an Insightful Report

• Crypto Deepens Financial Literacy Education Gaps Across Millennials

• Skills Management EdTech Company Territorium Partnered with Non-Profit Credential Engine



• Stanford Replaces Harvard as the Preferred Dreamed University

• MIT Reinstates SAT/ACT Requirement for Student Admissions

• Prof. Lorena A. Barba Awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa from Top Chilean University

• CUNY Online Will Launch Ten Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s Degree Programs by Spring 2023

• A Vulnerability on a Popular App on Campuses Allows to Open Unlocked Doors

• Stanford University Ends a $1.7M Contract with a Russian Entity

• Protests, Demonstrations, and Institutional Measures in U.S. Universities Against the Invasion of Ukraine

• New York State Lifts Its Mask Mandate for Public School Students



• U.S. Secretary of Education Asked for a Disruption of the System Since “It is not Designed for Everyone”

• China’s Harsh Regulation on Education Resulted in 200K Layoffs and $100B Wiped Off

• Only One in Three Science and Engineering Researchers Is a Woman, the UN Denounces

• The UN Launches an Initiative to Improve Nutrition in Schools


Public Companies

• Intel and the NSF Will Invest $150 Million in Semiconductor Manufacturing Education

• Chegg Hires a Former VP of edX for Shaping a New Learning Strategy

• Amazon Will Fully Pay College Tuition to Its 750,000 American Employees

• Amazon Will Provide Educational Resources to Immigrant Employees

• AT&T Launches a Standards-Aligned Learning and Entertainment Platform for K-12 Students

• ETS Appoints a New President and CEO to Succeed Walt MacDonald



• Fast Company Selects the Most Innovative Educational Companies

• Data Management Top 50 Start-Ups Are Valued Over 100 Billion

• Fusion Academy Will Open Four New Schools by June

• InfluxData Creates an Online University to Educate Developers on Time-Series Data

• European GoStudent Opens in the U.S., Offering Its Low-Cost Tutoring Service



• Ellucian Completes the Acquisition of Financial Aid Company CampusLogic

• Private Equity Firm Veritas Buys Mifflin Harcourt Company for $2.8 Billion


2022 Events | All of the Key Conferences Listed!

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

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