Open edX & Learning Platforms | November – December 2021: 2U, Coursera, Udemy, Instructure Canvas LMS, ETS, Class Central…

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NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2021 – NEWSLETTER #41  |  Breaking news at IBL News  |  Noticias en Español


2U + edX

• 2U Eliminates the Annual Fees for Current edX Consortium Members

• edX Launched a First MicroBachelors Program with IBM in Cloud Application


Open edX

• The “Freshman Year for Free” Platform Surpasses 300,000 Learners



• Coursera Creates an Assessment Tool to Recommend Content and Develop Skills Faster

• Coursera’s Stock Continues Below Its IPO Price Despite Improved Results in Q3



• Udemy’s Stock Recovers Until Reaching Its IPO Price of $29 Per Share

• Udemy Targets $4 Billion Valuation In a Major EdTech IPO

• Udemy Filed for IPO Expecting a Valuation Over $3.2 Billion


Instructure – Canvas LMS

• Instructure Acquires Kimono to Integrate it with the Canvas LMS Platform

• Canvas LMS Will Replace Blackboard as Miami Dade College’s Learning Platform

• Canvas LMS Announces New Functionalities and Partnerships



• Private Equity Owned Anthology Closes the Purchase of Blackboard

• ETS Strategic Capital Adds the Thirteenth Company to Its Portfolio of Acquisitions

• EAB Acquires and Incorporates Rapid Insight into Its Platform

• Labster Acquires UbiSim, a Swiss Leading Virtual Training Platform for Nursing



• French Corporate SaaS Platform 360Learning Raises $200 Million

• Employee Well-Being and Support Firm BetterUp Valued at $4.7 Billion

• Outschool Reaches a Valuation of 3 Billion Four Months After Hitting Unicorn Status



• Class Central Starts Developing a Social Learning Platform for Open Courses


2021 Events | All of the Key Conferences Listed!

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


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