Skillsoft, a leading platform for transformative learning experiences has partnership with Coursera, one of largest online learning platforms in worldwide.
This partnership will enable joint clients of companies to access more than 5,000 business courses, 300 skillsets and 10,000 bite-sized clips within the Skillsoft Percept, creating an immersive and seamless skilling experience and reduced the need of various learning platforms in the enterprise.
The report in a research by Skillsoft and IDG found that 83 percent of decision makers identified training and development as a key priority within their organization. However, when selecting a learning partner, the same respondents noted challenges in finding training programs that are comprehensive enough for all their needs and the need for deep learning libraries applicable to the entire organization.
With a comprehensive ecosystem of premium, original content and participatory learning materials, which now includes Coursera, Skillsoft provides access to the right curriculum where skill development is needed and access to all modalities through a single, integrated platform.
“We are excited about the opportunities this integration will bring to customers of Skillsoft and Coursera. Helping organizations around the world bridge critical skills gaps is no small task, and we recognize the value and importance of partnering with fellow industry leaders to make learning as widely accessible as possible,” said Apratim Purakayastha, Chief Product and Technology Officer, Skillsoft.
“Skillsoft is dedicated to delivering learning experiences that drive growth for employees and employers alike. This integration will bring even more choices of high-quality content to learners and further drive durable workforce transformation”, he added.
“Workforce disruption caused by the pandemic is forcing businesses to quickly adapt to a new skills landscape. This integration will bolster and streamline the learning journeys of our customers, empowering them to effectively develop talent at speed and scale. We are pleased to partner with Skillsoft to expand the accessibility of Coursera content and evolve the way organisations and employees harness learning to develop the high-demand skills needed to succeed in the digital economy, said Leah Belsky, Chief Enterprise Officer, Coursera.
“Our business and the needs of our customers are evolving daily, requiring a diverse set of new skills across the workforce. Skillsoft provides easy-to-access and engaging learning experiences that propel both our employees and business forward. The integration of Skillsoft and Coursera for Business brings an added layer of convenience and an even richer content library that will benefit Deutsche Telekom learners at every level,” said Stephan Kasulke, Cluster Lead HR Source & Select and Service Integration, Deutsche Telekom AG.
Coursera was launched in 2012 by two Stanford Computer Science professors, Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, with a mission to provide universal access to world-class learning. It is now one of the largest online learning platforms in the world, with 102 million registered learners as of March 31, 2022. Coursera partners with over 250 leading university and industry partners to offer a broad catalog of content and credentials, including courses, Specializations, Professional Certificates, Guided Projects, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Institutions around the world use Coursera to upskill and reskill their employees, citizens, and students in fields such as data science, technology, and business. Coursera became a B Corp in February 2021.
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Skillsoft is a global leader in corporate digital learning, focused on transforming today’s workforce for tomorrow’s economy. The Company provides enterprise learning solutions designed to prepare organizations for the future of work, overcome critical skill gaps, drive demonstrable behavior-change, and unlock the potential in their people. Skillsoft offers a comprehensive suite of premium, original, and authorized partner content, including one of the broadest and deepest libraries of leadership & business skills, technology & developer, and compliance curricula.
Skillsoft provides a comprehensive selection of cloud-based corporate learning content, including courses, videos, books, and other resources on Leadership Development, Business Skills, Digital Transformation, Technology & Developer, and Compliance.