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MARCH 2021 – NEWSLETTER #35  |  Breaking news at IBL News  |  Noticias en Español



• edX, Skillshare, and Outschool Featured in the Top 10 of Innovative Ed Companies

• edX’s Courses Will Be Included in Microsoft Viva’s ‘Employee Experience Platform’


• Coursera Files for IPO. It will be listed on the NYSE as “COUR”

• Coursera Partners with Howard University, Facebook, and Others to Empower Black Learners


• Google Issues New Certificate Courses Oriented to Entry-Level Jobs on IT

• Google Classroom Adds 40 Million Users and Includes New Mobile Features

• Google For Education Announces 50 New Features on Its Products

• Tech Conference Cancels Google as Sponsor after Two Female Scientists Were Fired

Open Platforms

Open LMS Will Release Its Moodle Modules and Enhancements as GPLv3

• Saylor Academy Releases a Free Certificate Course to Educate on Bitcoin

Learning Platforms

• Udemy Launches LenovoEDU Community for Learners in Australia, U.K, and the U.S.

• Learning App Babbel Adds Live Classes by Certified Teachers


• Codeacademy, Another EdTech Startup is Able to Raise Capital Amidst the Pandemic

• Newsela Raises $100 Million to Accelerate K-12 Schools’ Transition into Digital Textbooks

• VR Labs Company Raises Another $60 Million to Remotely Educate Science Students


2021 Events | All of the Key Conferences Listed!

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


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