SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Degreed and getAbstract, two of the leading providers of next-generation enterprise learning and development ("L&D") solutions, are partnering to help employers power a culture of continuous, lifelong learning and career growth.
The partnership will provide mutual customers with seamless, single sign-on access to getAbstract's valuable compressed knowledge library, which includes more than 10,000 summarized business books, economic reports and video talks, through Degreed's revolutionary learning engagement platform, which enables people to discover, curate, share, track and value all learning – from internal systems, external vendors and over 1,200 providers of open, informal learning resources – all in one place.
"People want learning and development opportunities that aren't just relevant to their jobs once in a while, but that help them grow and develop their careers every day," said David Blake, Degreed's founder and CEO. "More than 70 percent of workers we've surveyed say they learned something useful for their job from an article, a video or a book in the last 24 hours. And many of our customers are either already using getAbstract to empower their people do that – or they're asking for it," he added.
"Employers, however, need new, different solutions to enable everyday learning," added getAbstract, Inc. CEO, Michel Koopman. "Half of the global workforce doesn't feel like they have opportunities to learn and grow at work. That's partly because most L&D tools, content, technology and processes were designed to deliver old-fashioned, occasional training. Companies are gravitating to Degreed," he said, "because it's the first enterprise learning solution built for the way people really learn now – continuously, on-the-job."
The partnership will not only fuel everyday learning, career growth and employee engagement for workers, it will also simplify implementation and workflows for L&D professionals. Integrating getAbstract's high-quality summaries and videos with Degreed's innovative content ecosystem and pathway authoring tools will give instructional designers and training managers a faster, more powerful and more cost-effective toolkit for curating both informal and structured, formal learning experiences.
Degreed is a revolutionary learning engagement platform that empowers people to discover, curate, share, track and value all kinds of learning in a single, unified system. Degreed streamlines the corporate learning experience, both for L&D professionals and employees, by integrating internal systems and external vendor content with the world's largest ecosystem of free, open and low-cost informal learning tools – over 250,000 courses and nearly 3 million other micro-learning resources from 1,200 providers.
getAbstract offers the world's largest library of summarized business content. The solution includes a library of more than 10,000 business book, Video Talks, and economic report summaries in 7 different languages. getAbstract has more than 10 million subscribers, including 40 of the Fortune 100 companies.