Open edX & Learning Platforms | September – October 2020: NVIDIA, UT Austin, Arm, Coursera, Udacity…

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SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2020 – NEWSLETTER #31  |  Breaking news at IBL News  |  Noticias en Español


edX | Open edX

• An edX Report Features Key Skills and Opportunities for the “New Normal” in Business

• NVIDIA Issues New Courses on Deep Learning and Recommender Systems

• UT Austin Launches a Master’s Degree in Computer Science that It Doesn’t Require GRE

• The University of Cambridge Offers a 30-Credit Program on ‘Writing for Performance’ on edX

• Arm Offers a Free Course on Embedded Systems and IoT Devices at



• Coursera Reports a Surge of 21 Million Learners Since Mid-March

• Two New Entry-Level Certificate Programs on Sales Development and Data Analytics from Salesforce and IBM

• Coursera Issues a Certificate Program on “Facebook Social Media Marketing” for Non-College Graduates

• Coursera Expands in Latin American by Adding Three New University Partners

• Will Allow Its Employees to Work from Home until January 2022

• Coursera Expands Its Learning Products, Including Guided Projects, Paths, and Live Meetings



• Udacity Will Award 1,000 Program Scholarships to the Black Community


Learning Platforms

• A Startup Company Raises $16M for User Interface that Adds LMS Capabilities to Zoom

• OpenStax Will Increase Its Library to 90 Free Textbooks After Receiving New Grants

• Lambda School Raises $74 Million with Its ‘Pay Tuition Later’ Model

• Canvas LMS Will Provide Its Learning Platform to 13 U.S. States


2020 Events 

• Education Calendar  –  SEP  |  OCT  |  NOV  |  DEC  |  Conferences in Latin America & Spain


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