edX, Coursera, Udacity & Platforms | October 2019: Schoology, Canvas, Google Classroom, Docebo…

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OCTOBER 2019 – NEWSLETTER #21  |  More breaking news at IBL News  |  New! Noticias en Español



• edX Cancels Its Annual Partners Conference Scheduled in Hong Kong Due to Safety Concerns

• A Practical Course on edX to Learn How to Deploy an IBM Watson-Based Chatbot

• edX Announces Its Eleventh Degree: A Master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering

• What’s Ahead? Unbundled Degrees, Micro-Bachelors, and Stackable, Employer-Endorsed Credentials



• Coursera Will Pay the Tuition Cost for Degree Programs to their Full-Time Employees

• Coursera’s Latest Low-Priced Online Master’s: A Russian Degree in Data Science

• Coursera Offers Its 3,600-Course Catalog to Non-Affiliated Universities

• Coursera for Campus Is Not an Alternative LMS to Blackboard, Canvas, and Moodle, Says Maggioncalda

• Coursera Creates a Database of 250+ Top Instructors Available to the Media

• Learners at Coursera, Canvas and Blackboard Will Be Able to Ask Alexa for Course Updates



• Udacity Issues Three Programs to Prepare Developers in C+++, Blockchain, and Data Streaming Technologies

• Udacity Will Fund 100,000 Scholarships As Part of the Pledge to America’s Workers

• Udacity Claims a Record Growth in the Business of the Courses to Upskill Employees

• Google and Udacity Rework Courses to Learn Kotlin, the Language for Android Apps


Learning Platforms

• Schoology Acquired by PowerSchool – A New Giant with 65 Million Users

• Docebo Learning Platform’s Stock Dropped 28% after Raising C$75 Million on its IPO

• Canvas Integrates into Its LMS a Tool to Show Evidence of Students’ Achievements

• Google Classroom, One of the World’s Top LMS: 40M Users In Five Years



• The Learning with MOOCs Conference Honored Innovators in Online Education

• A Conference to Find Viable Business Models to Commercialize Open Source Software


2019 Upcoming Events

• Education Calendar  –  OCTOBER  |  NOVEMBER  |  DECEMBER  |  JAN – JUNE 2020


This newsletter about Open edX, edX, Coursera, Udacity, and other platforms is a monthly report compiled by the IBL News staff, in collaboration with IBL Education, a New York City-based company that has built the IBL Platform. It includes AI analytics-driven, revenue-oriented learning ecosystems, and courses with Open edX and other educational software. 

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