Open edX & Learning Platforms | October 2021: 2U, edX, Coursera, Blackboard,, Udemy, Lego Education…

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OCTOBER 2021 – NEWSLETTER #40  |  Breaking news at IBL News  |  Noticias en Español

2U + edX

• 2U’s CEO Says His Company Will Incorporate Its Job Placement Tool on edX’s Courses

• Analyst and Entrepreneur Michael Feldstein Suggests MIT and Harvard Endow a Foundation to Steward Open edX

• Open-Source Related Courses on edX Attract Two Million Enrollments

Open edX

• Scottish Peter Vardy Foundation Launches an Open edX-Based Platform to Educate GenZ Leaders


• A Majority of New Online Learners Are Women, Finds Coursera’s Report

• Andrew Ng-Backed Education Company Raises $16 Million


• Blackboard Gone Forever? Investment Companies Continue Reshaping the EdTech Market

• Two Equity Firms Buy Blackboard to Merge It with Anthology, a Company They Already Own


• Udemy Offers Business Customers Hands-On Labs for Skills Development

• Udemy Acquires Group Learning Platform CorpU

Start-Up Platforms

• Reaches 21 Million One-to-One Tutoring Sessions

• Class Enhances Its Zoom-Based Platform with a Breakout Room Feature

Unicorn Platforms

• Chegg Sued by Competitor Pearson For Alleged Copyright Infringement

•, on the Path to Becoming Public After Its Unicorn Status

• The Ten Top Most Valuable EdTech Start-Ups: A Mix of Chinese, Indian, and American Companies

Enterprise Platforms

• Microsoft Acquires Learning Platform

• LEGO Education Launches a Hands-On, Playful Set for Primary School Students

2021 Events | All of the Key Conferences Listed!

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


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