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JANUARY—FEBRUARY 2021 – NEWSLETTER #34  |  Breaking news at IBL News  |  Noticias en Español



• Former edX Executive Raises $7.5M to Build a Course Catalog Using AI Tools

• Reaches 35 Million Registered Learners and 110 Million Enrollments


edX Courses

• An MITx Course on edX Explores Solutions for the Massive and Persistent World Poverty

• SNHU Launches Two edX MicroBachelors in Business Analytics and Data Management


Open edX

• Offers a Free Month Access to Career-Focused Courses Including Completion Certificates

• Adds an AI-Based Tool that Recommends Courses to Complement Skills



• MOOCs Skyrocket Due to the Pandemic: Over 180 Million Learners, and Counting

• Issues Two Subscription-Based Courses on Blogging and Podcasting

• The Top 40 Most Popular Courses at the Beginning of 2021 According to Class Central



• Wesleyan University Launches Two Courses Focused on Taking Action for Social Change

• Coursera Curates a Collection of Courses Inspired on Disney’s and Pixar’s Soul Movie


Learning Platforms

• The Top News Stories of the Year on edX, Coursera, and Learning at Scale Platforms

• Docebo LMS, Valued at $2.23 Billion, Sells More Shares. Its Founder to Pocket $7.5M

• Bitcoin SV Academy: A New Online Learning Platform, with a First Free Course Open to Enrollment

• Hires a New President as Its Growth Continues

• The College Board Will Allow Students to Take AP Exams at Home


2021 Events 

• Education Calendar  –  FEBMARCHAPRILMAYJUNEJULY-DECEMBER  |  Conferences in Latin America & Spain


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