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DECEMBER 2020 – NEWSLETTER #33  |  Breaking news at IBL News  |  Noticias en Español


Open edX

• edX Releases Its Latest Open Platform Named Koa



• edX Changes the Look of Its Logo and Website

• edX Awards Instructors of a Course that Teaches How to Build Energy-Efficient Homes

• The edX Virtual Global Forum Will Recognize Instructors from 10 Courses and Programs

• Thomas Edison State University Backs with College Credit Two MicroBachelors Programs on



• Innovators Shared Ideas to Improve Zoom and Design Blended New Learning Environments

• Harvard’s Professor and EdTech Visionary Robert Lue Dies at 56 From Cancer



• Coursera Removes the Infinity Icon from Its Logo Wordmark

• Coursera Weighs an IPO in 2021 at a Valuation of $5 Billion, Bloomberg Says

• Cuomo Hires to Provide Unemployed New Yorkers with Access to Training Programs

• Coursera Extends Its Annual Subscription Plan Worldwide



• Udacity Raises $75M in Debt and Announces It’s Now Profitable


Learning Platforms

• Open LMS/Moodlerooms Acquires Competitor eThink Education for $20 Million in Cash

• Edmodo and Google Classroom Top the List of Most Downloaded Apps During the Pandemic

• Learning Platforms Run Discount Codes on Courses and Membership This Cyber Week

• Video Management Company Panopto Adds Webex Integration


2020 Events 

• Education Calendar  –  DEC   |  JAN 2021  |  Conferences in Latin America & Spain


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