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 | Latest news at IBL News | Noticias in Spanish

2U + edX

• 2U eliminates annual fees for current edX consortium members

• edX launched a first micro-licensing program with IBM in a cloud application

Open edX

• The “Freshman Year for Free” platform exceeds 300,000 learners

Coursera

• Coursera creates an assessment tool to recommend content and develop skills faster

• Coursera share remains below its IPO price despite improved third quarter results

Udemy

• Udemy’s stock rallies to its IPO price of $ 29 per share

• Udemy targets $ 4 billion valuation in major EdTech IPO

• Udemy has filed for IPO and expects valuation above $ 3.2 billion

Instructure – LMS Canvas

• Instructure acquires Kimono to integrate it into the Canvas LMS platform

• Canvas LMS will replace Blackboard as Miami Dade College’s learning platform

• Canvas LMS announces new features and new partnerships

Acquisitions

• Private Equity Owned Anthology completes the purchase of Blackboard

• ETS Strategic Capital adds the thirteenth company to its portfolio of acquisitions

• EAB acquires and integrates Rapid Insight into its platform

• Labster acquires UbiSim, a leading virtual training platform in Switzerland for nursing care

Assessments

• French enterprise SaaS platform 360Learning raises $ 200 million

• BetterUp Employee Wellbeing and Support Company valued at $ 4.7 billion

• Outschool reaches a valuation of 3 billion four months after reaching unicorn status

Initiative

• Class Central begins to develop a social learning platform for open courses

2021 Events | All key conferences listed!

• Educational calendar – NOVEMBER | DECEMBER | Conferences in Latin America and Spain


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