Open edX & Learning Platforms Newsletter | October – December 2022: Open edX, 2U, Coursera, Doulingo, LEGO,…

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OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2022 – NEWSLETTER #47  |  Breaking news at IBL News  |  Noticias en Español


Open edX

• The 2023 Open edX Conference Will Take Place March 28 – 31 at MIT


2U / edX Platform

• 2U Kept Flat Revenue in the Third Quarter of 2022

• 2U Launches New Boot Camps Under the edX Brand, Retiring the Trilogy Name

• The London School of Economics Launches a Stackable Pathway to Degrees in Mathematics and Statistics on edX

• Cognizant Offers Five Train-To-Hire Courses on Java through

• An edX Course Created as Peace Project Between Israel’s Jewish and Arab Cultures Makes a Global Impact



• Coursera and SAP Release a Technology Consultant Professional Certificate

• Coursera Improves Its Note-Taking Technology to Help Learners to Increase Retention

• Georgetown and Coursera Offer the First Fully Online Liberal Arts Degree

• Coursera Announces Layoffs Due to Slower Growth Rate

• Coursera Expands Its Micro-Learning Approach by Adding Thousands of 5-10 Min Videos


Learning Platforms: Transactions

• LEGO Purchases Education-Technology Firm BrainPOP for $875 Million

• Genius Group Acquires an American Documentary Film Company to Provide High-Quality Educational Videos

• Duolingo Purchases the Animation Studio that Works on Its Brand

• Zovio Sells Fullstack Academy and Liquidates the Company

• The Owner of Inside Higher Ed Acquires a Leading Student Recruitment Events Firm

• Anthology Sells the Blackboard K-12 Division

• Investment Company Thoma Bravo Sells Frontline Education for $3.7 Billion

• IXL Learning Purchased Emmersion, a Developer of AI-Powered Language Assessments

• Scholastic Acquired the A2i System for Literacy Instructional Assessment

• Testing and Assessment Prometric Acquires Finetune Learning


Learning Platforms: Functionalities

• Zoom Will Soon Be Installed in Tesla Cars

• The Indian Giant BYJU’S Hires Leo Messi As Its Global Ambassador

• D2L Issues an Interactive Content Creation Tool With Templates and Themes

• Issues a Course with Madeleine Albright and Condoleezza Rice



• EdTech Will Expand from K–12 and Higher Ed to Lifelong Learning Economy

• A British Platform that Teaches Cybersecurity with Gamification Attracts Big Funding



• YouTube Will Launch a @username Format to Boost User Engagement

• YouTube Will Allow Course Creators to Charge for their Content


Adobe, Figma

• Figma’s CEO Dylan Field Pocketed One Billion More than Initially Announced by Adobe

• Adobe’s Stock Continues to Fall as the Market Signals Its Concern About the Figma Deal

• Figma’s $20 Billion Acquisition by Adobe Causes Concern in the Creative Community


2022 Events | All of the Key Conferences Listed!

• Education Calendar 2022  – NOVEMBER | DECEMBERConferences in Latin America & Spain


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