Online Learning Bulletin | August – September 2022: Student Loan Remission, Higher Education, Trends, Initiatives…

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AUGUST – SEPTEMBER 2022 – NEWSLETTER #52 | Latest news at IBL News | News in Spanish

Higher Education

• Biden announced plans to forgive $10,000 in student loan debt for most borrowers

• US government cancels $3.9 billion in loans for deceived ITT students

• Higher education data and analytics infrastructure is outdated, Educause report finds

• A majority of higher education institutions have been hit by ransomware attacks

• New York State government alerts on fraudulent practices in higher education

The universities

• Harvard University launches search for its next president

• University of Michigan names Canadian and Asian descendant as its 15th president

• University of Arizona Global Campus (UAGC) buys OPM from Zovio

• A leading cognitive scientist will be the first woman to lead Dartmouth

• A Singapore company buys a private American university and will create a version in the metaverse


• Cengage report finds degree stigma causing jobs crisis

• Half of students prefer a hybrid class format, while faculty favor in-person learning

• Learning soft skills key to getting hired, say majority of employers

• Skills-Based Bonus: An Effective Way to Attract IT Talent, Says Gartner

• Around 222 million school-aged children worldwide need education support


• AWS launches paid subscriptions for learners looking to build their skills in the cloud

• Google launches an Android application that encourages children to practice reading

• YouTube launches Shorts feature to compete with TikTok

• FINRA will invest $90 million from Robinhood fines to educate new investors


• An AI model named BLOOM, larger than OpenAI’s GPT-3 and MetaAI’s OPT, will be open source

• META engineers build 200 language universal translator in open source software


• University endowments have fallen 10% over the past year

• O’Reilly says its business has increased by 45% thanks to its new platforms

• ClassDojo achieves unicorn status with a valuation of $1.25 billion

• Web3 Learning and Talent UK’s Neol attracts $5.2 million in investors

Events 2022 | All key conferences listed!

• 2022 Education Calendar – AUGUST | SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER | NOVEMBER | DECEMBER | Conferences in Latin America and Spain

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