Open edX & Learning Platforms | August – September 2021: 2U and edX, DoD, Coursera, Duolingo, Course Hero, Emeritus…

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AUGUST – SEPTEMBER 2021 – NEWSLETTER #39  |  Breaking news at IBL News  |  Noticias en Español


2U edX 

The CEO of 2U Inc States that His Company Believes in the Open Source Movement [Video]

• edX and 2U CEOs Ensure University Partners Their Commitment on Content and Software


Open edX

• DoD and MIT Release an Educational Platform for Manufacturing Engineers

• The IMS Global Consortium Certifies the Open edX’s Lilac Platform



• Coursera Launches an Academy to Prepare Employees for Leadership Roles

• Coursera Reduces Its Fees to Partners to Trigger More Online Degrees

• Coursera’s App for Zoom Enables Instructors to Integrate Live Meetings into Their Courses



• Duolingo Plans to Expands Into an App for K-12 Students

• Duolingo Determines an IPO Price Between $85 and $95 Per Share and Seeks a Valuation of $4.3 Billion

• Duolingo, Valued at $2.4 Billion, Will the Next Public EdTech Startup


Transactions, Financing

• Course Hero Acquires Iconic Study Platforms CliffsNotes and Quillbot

• Emeritus Raises $650 Million and Reaches a Whopping Valuation of $3.2 Billion

• One-Year-Old, Zoom-Based Startup Raises Another $105 Million

• Course Catalog Company Open Sesame Raises $50 Million

• Skillsoft Reduces Its Long-Term Debt by $130M and Increases Cash Flow for Acquisitions

• More Open Source Companies Attract VC Funding and Plan for IPOs


2021 Events | All of the Key Conferences Listed!

• Education Calendar  –  AUGUST  |  SEPTEMBER  |  OCTOBER  |  NOVEMBER  |  DECEMBER |  Conferences in Latin America & Spain


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