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AUGUST 2020 – NEWSLETTER #30  |  Breaking news at IBL News  |  Noticias en Español


edX | Open edX

• edX Posts the Release Notes of the Open edX Juniper Platform

• edX, HarvardX, and Google Introduce a Certificate Program on Tiny Machine Learning

• edX Incorporates UAF as a New Partner and Launches a Master’s in Civil Engineering with Purdue



• Coursera Valued at $2.5 Billion After a Finance Round of Additional $130 Million

• A Coursera Report Finds Economic Recovery to be Dependent on Broad Re-Skilling



• Udacity PR Campaign Claims a Revenue Increase of 260% in the First Half of 2020

• A Unit of the Air Force Will Train Airmen in AI, Data and Programming with Udacity’s Programs


Future Learn

• Simon Nelson, Original CEO of FutureLearn, Leaves His Company


Learning Platforms

• Whole Foods Launches a Series of Life-Skills Courses Taught by Instagram Influencers

•, with 30,000 Creative Skills-Oriented Courses, Raises $66 Million

• 2U Reported Second Quarter Loss of $66 M; Stock Improved 83% This Year



• Researchers Develop an Open Source Tool for Social Conversations on Events and Conferences

• A Tool to Create Personalized Learning Pathways from

• Google Meet Unveils New Features Allowing More Control and Increasing Security


2020 Events 

• Education Calendar  –  AUG  |  SEP  |  OCT  |  NOV  |  DEC  |  Conferences in Latin America & Spain


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