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AUGUST 2019 – NEWSLETTER #19  |  More breaking news at IBL News 


Open edX

• Philanthropy that Helps Learners Earn College Credit for Free Gets 150k Users

• MITx Grading, a Library for the Open edX Platform that Assigns Credit on Problems

• Open edX Forums Will Transition From Google Groups Into Discourse

• MIT xPRO Launches Its New Fall Catalog for Post-Graduate Working Professionals



• edX Offers Its First Online MBA, from BU Questrom School of Business

• edX Starts Looking For a New Community Lead After John Mark Walker Departs

• Ten Top Ways Learners Hack Learning According to edX


Learning Platforms

• U.S. Librarians Against LinkedIn Learning’s New Policy that Forces Users to Disclose their Identity

• MoodleNet, a New Social Media Platform, Will Debut This Month

• Code with Google, a New Computer Science Resource for Educators

• Blackboard Introduces Its First Data and Analytics Platform

• Cerego Debuts New AI Tools That Use Natural Language Processing



• AWS and Udacity Launch a Scholarship to Participate in the World’s First Autonomous Racing League

• Udacity Creates a 4-Month Program to Train Developers on Java Programming


Canvas LMS

• Canvas LMS’ CEO on the Learning Data Controversy: “Information Will Be Owned by Institutions”

• Dan Goldsmith (Instructure): “My Job Is Resisting Short Cuts In Our Educational Business”

• Analysis: The Software is Now Open Source or It Is Not


2019 Upcoming Events

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