Open edX | June 2019: Stanford, UBx, LTI 1.3, Coursera, Udacity…

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JUNE 2019 – NEWSLETTER #17  |  More breaking news at IBL News 


Open edX

• Open edX Issues Ironwood.2, a New Release of Its Platform

• UBx, University at Buffalo’s Continuing Education Open edX-Based Platform, Expands with New Courses

• A Fascinating Free Course About Beethoven’s Music from Stanford University

• The Open edX Software Ranks #36 on GitHub’s Top 100 Projects



• Chatbots Gain Traction Among Businesses – Now a Course About Them on edX

• Afghanistan’s Ministry of Higher Education Creates AfghanX and Joins the edX Consortium



• Illinois Shuts Down its Traditional MBA and Focuses into Online’s iMBA

• What’s Next for Coursera and FutureLearn? Insights Revealed at the EMOOCS Conference

• Coursera Expands into Canada by Opening an Engineering Office



• Georgia Tech Will Deploy this Summer an Improved Version of its AI-Based Teacher Assistant

• Analysis: Sebastian Thrun, Creates the University of Silicon Valley and the Fourth Degree

• Sebastian Thrun Told Harvey Mudd Graduates to “Stay Curious and Always Believe in Themselves”

• Udacity Offers Two Programs to Train Cloud Engineers on AWS



• The New Standard LTI 1.3, which Allows Interoperability of Grades and Assignments, Excites the Industry

• The Good and the Bad: Choose the Best OPM, According to Dr. Chuck



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