Open edX & Learning Platforms | July 2021: 2U Buys edX, Coursera, Canvas LMS, Pluralsight…

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JULY 2021 – NEWSLETTER #38  |  Breaking news at IBL News  |  Noticias en Español


2U Buys EdX 

• More Views on What 2U’s Purchase of edX Will Mean for Higher Ed

• Class Central Says that 2U Might Use edX’s Leads to Push Learners Into Debt

• Wall Street Receives 2U’s Purchase of edX with Gains

• Flooded with Cash and the Open edX Software, MIT and Harvard Start to Shape their New Non-Profit Venture

• 2U Buys MIT’s and Harvard’s edX Platform for $800M; Open edX Software Kept as Non-Profit


edX | Open edX

• The University of Cambridge Offers Eight Free Courses on Creative Arts on edX

• EdX Extends Its Free Catalog of 100 Selected Courses for Universities Until June 2021

• Open edX Releases Its Twelfth Version of the Platform Called ‘Lilac’



• Researchers Discovered Security Vulnerabilities on the Platform

• The U.S. Falls Sharply in Digital Skills Ranking 29th Globally, Says Coursera

• Billionaire Investor George Soros Strongly Recommends to Buy Coursera’s Stock


Learning Platforms and Wall Street

• Instructure Acquires Its Partner “EesySoft” as It Prepares to Go Public… Again!

• Corporate Training Startup Skillsoft Debuts in the NYSE with a Small Drop

• The New Skillsoft and Global Knowledge Merged Company Starts in the NYSE

• Investment Company Platinum Equity Buys McGraw Hill for $4.5 Billion

• Pluralsight Buys Skills Development Platform A Cloud Guru


2021 Events | All of the Key Conferences Listed!

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


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