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Welcome to our IBL News monthly newsletter on learning innovation and online education at scale. We want to keep you informed of all the must-know news, insights, cases and technologies.



45 MOOC-based master's degrees worldwide.

• 10K learners and $80M in revenues.

• CME programs, a new hot area.


Coursera opened its data science academy.

• Udacity shuttered its iOS and Android apps and its career services mentorship program in order to cut costs.

Cloud computing is behind Instructure's early success, Blackboard's hopes and Moodle's challenges.


Dr. Chuck's Python for Everybody series is now on

MIT is stepping in to provide advanced training in photonics for community colleges. 

Google Cloud announced new certifications.

These are the most in-demand jobs of 2019.


• U.S. edtech companies raised $1.45 billion in 2018, a 20% increase from 2017.

• Andela raised $100 million to grow its company which offers coding instruction and jobs to students in developing countries.

Singapore-based Emeritus Institute of Management raised $40 million to expand its course catalog. 


HBX removed its “X” and rebrands as Harvard Business School.

Johns Hopkins University for $372 million purchased the Newseum in DC, in order to offer graduate programs.


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