Open edX & Learning Platforms | May – June 2021: Coursera, MasterClass.com, Outlier, Thinkific, Moodle…

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MAY – JUNE 2021 – NEWSLETTER #37  |  Breaking news at IBL News  |  Noticias en Español

 

edX 

• “The New Normal Will Be Blended Education,” Says Agarwal at the Annual Open edX Conference

• A Course from Penn on edX About the Potential to Fight Diseases with mRNA Vaccines

• The Linux Foundation and CNCF Issue a Free Kubernetes on Edge Training on edX.org

• UNESCO Releases Its Learning, Open edX-Based Platform

 

Coursera

• SUNY’s Class on Solar Energy and Panel Installations Gets Over 50,000 Enrollments

• Coursera’s Stock Price Drops Despite Analysts’ Endorsement

• Coursera Partners with Microsoft to Launch a Certificate on Azure

• Coursera Announces Five New Degrees While the Stock Drops Below the Debut Day

 

Learning Platform Raising Funds

• Engageli.com Nabs Another $33 Million While Announcing the Launch of the Platform

• MasterClass.com Continues Its Funding Spree Raising Another $225 Million

• Outlier.org Raises Another $30 Million for Expanding Its Catalog of College-Level Courses

• Thinkific Goes Public on the Toronto Stock Exchange and Raises $129 Million

• Blackboard’s Former CEO Attracts More Millions for Its Zoom-Based Startup

• The French OpenClasrooms.com Raises $80 Million for Its International Expansion

 

Initiatives

• The Moodle Platform Company Buys Three Partners and Creates Moodle US

• Thinkific.com Creates an App Store for the Integration of External Tools

 

2021 Events | All of the Key Conferences Listed!

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

 


This newsletter is created in collaboration with IBL Education, a New York City-based company specializing in AI-driven learning platforms and communities. We also a course production studio. Read the latest IBL Newsletter   |  Archive of Open edX NewslettersCoursera’s CEO Says that Its Valuation Won’t Drop After the Pandemic Winds Down

• Coursera Rallies 36% on Its Debut, Giving the Company a Whopping Valuation of $5.8 Billion

• Coursera.org Aims for a Valuation of Over $4 Billion on its IPO

 

Initiatives

• Instructure Launches a Tool that Assesses Students’ Learning Loss During the Pandemic

• Udacity Launches its School of Cybersecurity to Address Market’s Demand

 

Learning Platforms

• Degreed Reaches a Valuation of $1.4 Billion After Raising $153 Million

• The OpenSAP Micro-Learning Free Platform Reaches Five Million Enrollments

 

2021 Events | All of the Key Conferences Listed!

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

 


This newsletter is created in collaboration with IBL Education, a New York City-based company specializing in AI–driven learning platforms and communities. We also a course production studio. Read the latest IBL Newsletter   |  Archive of Open edX Newsletters

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