Webinar: Navigating the Learning Content Landscape with Artificial Intelligence
If there’s one thing that’s prevalent in today’s eLearning ecosystem, it comes down to one word: options. The sheer amount of options in regard to technologies that can help learning professionals support corporate training efforts is astounding. Similarly, L&D professionals have also seen an explosion of different content offerings and mediums, making digital learning today more dynamic, engaging, and relevant than ever.
Having choices is liberating, but it can also be overwhelming. Thankfully, artificial intelligence (AI) offers an innovative way to navigate the content landscape. By capturing and leveraging learner data, AI is able to suggest relevant content to learners based on what courses they’ve already taken and where their interests lie. In this way, AI is able to provide a more personalized and, therefore, engaging learning experience for users.
Join EdCast and eThink Education for a live webinar for a live webinar on October 4th at 10a PT / 1p ET to learn how artificial intelligence has revolutionized the way learners engage with content. During the session, we will explore:
- The current state of the eLearning ecosystem – tools, strategies, and functionality to consider
- The importance of a best-of-breed strategy in regard to content and technologies
- How to navigate the learning content landscape and provide personalized learning using artificial intelligence
- How the Learning Management System and Learning Experience Platform combine to provide an enhanced learning experience
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Webinar: Setting Up the Business Case to Build a Better Learner Experience
Is the information your team needs to outperform the competition changing faster than you can keep up? Is discovering worthwhile learning content becoming more difficult due to the sheer volume of materials readily available today? Can your learners and content development teams keep up? How is this impacting your business?
The traditional learning and development model is ill-suited to deal with the ‘content velocity’ challenges being faced today. Don’t miss the opportunity to discuss real life perspectives on how to identity the learner experience challenges at your organization and how to approach the development of a business case to solve this problem.
This is the first webinar of the Certificate Series: Designing the Modern Learner Experience. Jim Everidge, President and CEO at rapidLD, Marc Zolar, Principal, Content Practice at rapidLD, and Max Meadow, Managing Director, Consulting, at EdCast, will discuss:
- The problem of content velocity, the speed with which information changes in the modern workplace
- Key components of a business case to build a better learner experience
- The value to the business by consistently aligning personalized content with performance needs
- Practical examples of how to keep up with critical content needs
This entire Certificate Series is provided at no-cost. Registration automatically sign you up for all parts of the series, and grant access to the Learning Experience Platform (LXP) for the duration of the series. Don’t miss out – Click below to register today!
EdCast Wins 2018 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award for Learning Program with HPE
EdCast is honored to be recognized by the Brandon Hall Group with the 2018 Excellence in Technology bronze award for “Best Unique or Innovative Learning and Development Program” for the work performed with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to launch Accelerating U, a unique corporate online training portal to empower every single employee in the era of continuous learning.
HPE launched a comprehensive learning portal for all employees in every business. The new design, called Accelerating U, is the one source for all internal, external, paid, traditional and informal content. This monumental task focused on putting the learner in the center of the learning and knowledge-sharing process with an easy UI and modern content. To make this innovation a reality, HPE partnered with the leading Learning Experience Platform (LXP) and Knowledge Cloud, EdCast.
The award entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and overall measurable benefits.
The winners are listed at http://www.brandonhall.com/excellenceawards/past-winners.php
Known as the operating system for the knowledge economy, EdCast’s platform provides technology for learning, knowledge management and information discovery to Box customers that include Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Schneider Electric, Anglo American, Jefferson Health and many others. With tools powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) process automation, EdCast’s LXP was recently selected by NASSCOM, World Economic Forum and Norway’s non-profit Future Learning Lab to power global multi-million-user, public-facing upskilling and reskilling initiatives. EdCast also recently announced the launch of a new learning app store.
“Excellence Award winners personify innovation that drives business results. Our winners embrace the future and embrace change and the challenges that go with it,” said Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group and head of the awards program. “It is amazing in reviewing these entries how organizations – both large and small – work across functions to make human capital management a valuable asset that enables business success.”
This marks the third consecutive year for EdCast as a Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology award winner.
EdCast Launches New App Store — The One-Stop Shop for Corporate Employee and Customer Experiences
EdCast’s new app store is the central marketplace connecting learning app developers with Fortune 500 companies and worldwide organizations along with their millions of end-users.
MOUNTAIN VIEW — August 22, 2018 — EdCast, the award-winning knowledge cloud and learning experience platform (LXP) for unified discovery and personalized learning, is excited to announce the launch of a new app store. The store provides a marketplace for application developers in the knowledge management space to reach a global audience of users and is being unveiled today at the 4th Annual Future-Ready Summit hosted at Hewlett Packard Enterprise in Palo Alto.
The app store will connect leading developers and ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) with organizations’ site administrators to easily enable finding and integrating available applications directly into their EdCast LXP with just a few clicks, easily integrating the latest corporate learning/skilling/talent management solutions into their platform. Developers can directly add their apps to the site so they are available to be purchased. Some of the apps that are a part of EdCast’s app store include Leapest, MentorCloud, MyGuide, SkillNet, TalentQuest and more.
“We are very excited to be part of the EdCast app store,” says Ravishankar Gundlapalli, Founder and CEO of MentorCloud. “Along with personalized content from EdCast, organizations using MentorCloud’s AI-powered mentor matching engine can easily connect and engage their aspiring learners with the right mentors and subject-matter experts, thereby accelerating skills development and engagement.”
“SkillNet is excited to join the EdCast app store to help innovative companies use our assessment engine to find and fix skill gaps,” says Mike Kritzman, Founder and CEO of SkillNet Software. “We automate Individual Development Paths with targeted learning from EdCast. Firms seeking a robust assessment capability to accelerate professional development results are going to love the SkillNet and EdCast solutions.”
EdCast’s new app store is another innovative solution to build and expand a complete online ecosystem for enterprises and employee learners, in addition to its ContentExchange and Instructor Marketplace. EdCast is expanding its marketplace both horizontally and vertically by leveraging the latest technology and responding to the new market demands of the fourth industrial revolution taking place.
Recently, EdCast developed and launched the world’s largest marketplace for corporate learning content providers to reach leading global organizations with information and resources for rapid upskilling called the ContentExchange, featuring content providers that include edX.org, Regis Group, Harvard ManageMentor, Mandel Communications and Intuition. ContentExchange users benefit from a very unique learning experience as a result of optimized content supported by revolutionary AI to maximize relevance and timeliness.
EdCast offers its Learning Experience Platform, with technology for learning, knowledge management and information discovery, to customers that include HPE, Schneider Electric, Dell EMC, Walmart and many others. With tools powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) process automation, EdCast’s LXP was recently selected by NASSCOM, World Economic Forum and Norway’s non-profit Future Learning Lab to power global multi-million user, public-facing upskilling and reskilling initiatives.
“The app store enables us to accelerate EdCast’s building out of the world’s largest corporate learning ecosystem, allowing us to be a one-stop shop knowledge marketplace for large organizations,” says Karl Mehta, Founder and CEO of EdCast. “We continue to innovate and deliver exciting new employer solutions to fulfill our mission of connecting the right people with the right content at the right time to ensure their workforces are future-ready.”
If you or your organization is interested in learning more about EdCast’s app store, please contact email@example.com.
EdCast is the AI-Powered Knowledge Cloud solution for unified discovery, personalized learning and knowledge management across the enterprise. Its award-winning platform is used globally by Fortune 500 companies and government organizations, including HPE, Schneider Electric, Walmart, ANZ Bank, Jefferson Health and Dell EMC, to solve the discovery, curation and recommendation problems of content fragmentation across external, internal and tacit knowledge sources. EdCast’s solutions include its Learning Experience Platform (LXP) and MyGuide’s multi-language, in-app content authoring solution. Follow on Twitter @EdCast.
EdCast Announces Box Integration with Enterprise Knowledge Cloud for AI-Powered Corporate Learning and Knowledge Management
Employees of joint customers, including Schneider Electric, Jefferson Health and Anglo American, can now share relevant insights and content across platforms to meet upskilling and learning needs.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — July 25, 2018 — EdCast, the AI-driven Knowledge Cloud & Learning Experience Platform (LXP) for unified discovery, knowledge management and personalized learning, is excited to announce the release of a productivity-enhancing integration with leading cloud content management service, Box.
Now with a simple connection, all content in an organization’s Box instance can be available in EdCast LXP. Content discoverability will reduce time spent searching across services and platforms for needed internal and external content, reducing administrative management of learning resources. Enterprises that are integrating EdCast’s LXP with their content in Box are experiencing increased engagement with the knowledge-sharing platform, thereby boosting productivity. EdCast’s integration connector adheres to all Box security configurations, meeting the strictest enterprise security standards.
“Content tends to be an under-utilized resource for knowledge, productivity and innovation in the workplace,” said Andrew Keating, Managing Director, Education & Healthcare at Box. “By integrating with EdCast and its Learning Experience platform, we see our customers’ collaboration on learning and training content across platforms increasing significantly, enabling organizations to enhance how valuable information is shared via Box to meet corporate knowledge objectives.”
“EdCast continues to increase the availability of learning content and shared knowledge optimized for each of our enterprise clients within our LXP, which is why we are so excited to announce this integration with Box,” says Karl Mehta, founder and CEO of EdCast. “This partnership will continue our aggressive integration efforts with enterprise providers, allowing us to advance the learning and knowledge management experience through our AI-powered solutions for all of our enterprise customers.”
Known as the operating system for the knowledge economy, EdCast’s platform provides technology for learning, knowledge management and information discovery to Box customers that include Schneider Electric, Anglo American, Jefferson Health and many others. With tools powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) process automation, EdCast’s LXP was recently selected by NASSCOM, World Economic Forum and Norway’s non-profit Future Learning Lab to power global multi-million-user, public-facing upskilling and reskilling initiatives.
To learn best practices about how to leverage EdCast and Box for your corporate learning needs, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
EdCast is the AI-Powered Knowledge Cloud solution for unified discovery, personalized learning and knowledge management across the enterprise. Its award-winning platform is used globally by Fortune 500 companies and government organizations, including HPE, Schneider Electric, Jefferson Health, Dell EMC, Shire, HP Life and World Economic Forum. EdCast’s LXP solves the enterprise-wide discovery, curation and recommendation problems of content fragmentation across external, internal and tacit knowledge sources. The company’s solutions include its Learning Experience Platform (LXP) and GuideMe’s In-App guide for enterprise software. Follow on Twitter @EdCast.
EdCast’s Learning Experience Platform and the Enterprise Need for Customization
Henry Ford once said, “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.” This was obviously said in the early days of the automobile industry when car makers had a lot of leverage on car design and buyers had limited say, as there were very few options available.
Back then the Japanese car makers highlighted another way of making cars using concepts of lean manufacturing. This allowed for cars to be produced faster, with a high level of variety (in color and other features) and with higher quality.
Over time, Ford realized the need to switch over and embraced the concept of lean manufacturing (Also Read- Ford Product System initiated in 1995). Now Ford offers more diversity in their line of cars than most car makers.
Today, Enterprise users want a personalized and branded experience with differentiated customization options for their Learning Experience Platform (LXP).
The extent of the customization is not limited to colors, but also having the company’s brand and identity truly represented in all aspects of the product – from how content feeds work, to how they are named, to how they are laid out.
At EdCast, we focus on the mindset of our user, and offer innumerous customization options to the user, which are out of the box features that an EdCast user (or administrator) can tweak. The customizations that we offer to our end-users are really features that we see as must-haves for our enterprise customers and are maintained as features, so that scaling with EdCast is never an issue.”
We know that our LXP customers understand their company and want to manage their own internal brand. They also want to associate with companies that are deemed leaders and ones that have a healthy brand presence that they can associate with. We enable both. Not only do we provide a completely customizable product which can be branded based on the enterprise’s needs, but also invest in managing the EdCast brand in a way that teams want to associate with.
The complete learning experience is one that is customized for the audience as opposed to a standard experience that has a one-size-fits-all mindset.
WEBINAR – Be Future-Ready: 5 Ways to Prepare Your Workforce for an Uncertain Future
87% of large organizations report the pace of change is accelerating. Most leaders say business is becoming increasingly unpredictable. Is your team future-ready?
You are invited to join us Wednesday, July 25 at 11a PT / 2p ET for a complimentary, information-packed webinar presenting best and next practices that you can use to prepare your workforce and your business for an uncertain future.
In this webinar presented by Kevin Oakes, CEO of the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), and Becky Willis, Vice President of Enterprise Engagement at EdCast, they’ll discuss:
- Key findings from the latest research on the increasing importance of continual learning
- The best approaches to developing an adaptable and agile workforce
- Practical examples of how learning functions are being used to successfully improve long-term market performance
There is no way to be certain what the future will bring, but there are proven methods to help your team prepare through learning and training initiatives. Don’t miss the opportunity to discuss how to make sure your organization is ready by deploying the right techniques to develop your workforce to be future-ready.
EdCast Recognized as 2018 Top 20 Online Learning Library by Training Industry
Training Industry, the most trusted source of information on the business of learning, released the 2018 Top Training Companies selections for the online learning library sector. Training Industry prepares Top 20 and Watch List reports on critical sectors of the training marketplace as part of its mission to continually monitor the market for the best providers of training services and technologies.
EdCast is the AI-Powered Knowledge Cloud solution for unified discovery, personalized learning and knowledge management across the enterprise. Its award-winning platform is used globally by Fortune 500 companies and government organizations, including HPE, Schneider Electric, Walmart, Accenture and SDG Academy, to solve the discovery, curation and recommendation problems of content fragmentation across external, internal and tacit knowledge sources. EdCast’s solutions include its Learning Experience Platform (LXP) and GuideMe’s multi-language, in-app content authoring solution.
Selection to the 2018 Top 20 Online Learning Library Companies List was based on the following criteria:
- Industry visibility, innovation and impact
- Breadth and quality of courses and content
- Company size and growth potential
- Quality of clients
- Geographic reach
“The companies included in the Top 20 Online Learning Library Companies List have demonstrated their value to professionals and their employers. Learners now expect access to the best content, from anywhere in the world, on their schedule, and these companies are exceeding expectations,” said Ken Taylor, president of Training Industry, Inc. “This is our second annual Top 20 list for this sector, and we anticipate continued growth as more organizations turn to these providers for their learning content needs.”
“We are honored to accept this award from Training Industry for two consecutive years,” says Karl Mehta, CEO and Founder of EdCast. “I’d like to thank Ken Taylor and his team at Training Industry who continue to do great work advancing the industry. Also, the entire EdCast family deserves to be recognized for all of the hard work that goes into making EdCast the leading Learning Experience Platform (LXP) and knowledge management solution.”
EdCast recently made another exciting announcement, Norway’s Future Learning Lab Launches Nordic Futures with EdCast’s Knowledge Cloud. The goal of this unique project is to provide knowledge, content, insights and learning across enterprise, academic and government teams in all Nordic countries.
Norway’s Future Learning Lab Launches Nordic Futures with EdCast’s Knowledge Cloud
Nordic Futures, powered by EdCast, focuses on delivering micro- and macro-learning content to support knowledge initiatives across the Nordic region
OSLO, Norway and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — June 12, 2018 — Future Learning Lab and Open Innovation Lab of Norway are pleased to announce their partnership with EdCast in launching the Nordic Futures learning portal. The goal of this unique project is to provide knowledge, content, insights and learning across enterprise, academic and government teams in all Nordic countries.
The Nordic Futures platform is powered by EdCast’s award-winning Knowledge Cloud for unified discovery, knowledge management and personalized learning experience. EdCast’s AI-driven engine provides personalized, automatically-delivered content and insights that are specifically relevant for Nordic Futures’ users and accessible on mobile and web-enabled devices.
“Digital technologies are impacting on society in completely new ways,” says Oddgeir Tveiten, Founder of Future Learning Lab. “Relations between higher education and work life are changing, and what we need most in the Nordic countries is a sense of new collaboration between innovators, educators and policy-makers. That is what this project is about.”
“EdCast’s Knowledge Cloud enables organizations and companies to innovate at massive scale in developing more agile and skilled workers,” says Karl Mehta, founder and CEO of EdCast. “We are thrilled about partnering with the Future Learning Lab on delivering our AI-powered platform to help advance their key upskilling and training initiatives.”
The Nordic Futures’ online learning platform will be introduced at the Seed Forum Global conference at the Oslo Opera house at 2:00 PM CET. Mehta will be in Norway to speak at the conference and also demonstrate the EdCast Learning Experience Platform (LXP). Seed Forum Global expects 1400 attendees, and will be opened by the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg.
Mehta will also participate in the Future Insights morning session panel earlier that day earlier that day, as well as in the Oslo Roundtable on June 13th at the Oslo Literature House.
EdCast is the AI-Powered Knowledge Cloud solution for unified discovery, personalized learning and knowledge management across the enterprise. Its award-winning platform is used globally by Fortune 500 companies and government organizations, including HPE, Schneider Electric, Walmart, Accenture and SDG Academy, to solve the discovery, curation and recommendation problems of content fragmentation across external, internal and tacit knowledge sources. EdCast’s solutions include its Learning Experience Platform (LXP) and GuideMe’s multi-language, in-app content authoring solution. Follow on Twitter @EdCast.
About Future Learning Lab
The Future Learning Lab is a research center and network of researchers and entrepreneurs collaborating on the annual World Learning Summit and ongoing projects. Originating at the University of Agder in 2010, it now has an international presence. Their first collaboration with EdCast was in 2015, at a joint conference, Future Learning 2020, hosted by Stanford University’s HStar Institute. Follow on Twitter @NordicFutures
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By Sujith Vasudevan
EdCast Featured in May 2018 SiliconIndia Magazine
The ‘Netflix’ of Knowledge & Learning Content
Blockbuster night was a weekend tradition for most of the families in the U.S. once. It was a movie rental network that had nearly 10,000 stores across the country in 2004. The company went bankrupt within the next six years. They faced digital, strategic and market disruptive forces, including from Netflix, and they did not respond aggressively or adroitly. This is not just the story of Blockbuster. Almost half of the Fortune 500 companies from the year 2000 are no longer there, with this disappearance directly tied to the craters in discovery of knowledge and insights that cost significant damage in faster innovation and productivity of knowledge-oriented workers.
On the flip side of the coin, once laughed out of Blockbuster’s headquarters during a partnership discussion, Netflix ultimately emerged on top. They set new benchmarks in leveraging technology, content curation and personalization. Let’s face it – shortage of content for learners is not the problem. Finding the right piece easily, when it is needed, is. If Netflix can offer you a host of `That 70’s Show’ forthwith you finishing a season of `Friends’, learning and development (L&D) should be able to curate & personalize content to enable your busy team the information they need when and where they need it.
Leading this novel knowledge management and upskilling revolution is EdCast Inc. a Silicon Valley based organization, which powers an AI-powered Knowledge Cloud to electrify on-demand Knowledge Sharing, Personalized Learning, Upskilling and Sales Enablement in the most engaging ways of learning.
One of the world’s fastest-growing SaaS and cloud-based platforms which heavily leverages leading-edge technologies in Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine Learning, content curation and personalization, EdCast has become the `Netflix’ of Learning within four years from its establishment.
Hosting a Revolution of Content Curation & Personalization
While scrutinizing the aforementioned Fortune 500 casualties and present day enterprise setbacks, rationale converses the same language – up to one-third of enterprises crush under inadequate preparation for sales, driven by challenges ranging from the dearth of tracking down the most relevant content in a timely fashion and key sales enablement tools. This is exactly where EdCast solves the problem. The company’s state-of-the-art Cloud platform renders any form of content from education to power-training, upskilling and reskilling solutions that can help companies adapt into market needs, future-proof their workforce, and continue to succeed. It ascertains unified content discovery, highly personalized learning and knowledge management across public & private sector organizations around the world.
“Predominantly, the public-sector organizations worldwide are clouded by apprehensions of job-losses due to AI, robotics and new skill demands associated with the Fourth Industrial Revolution. They are in dire need of upskilling and lifelong learning solutions, such as EdCast, to manage these potential problematic effects,” opines Karl Mehta, Founder & CEO, EdCast Inc. While deploying Machine Learning and AI to power their unique content relevance engine, EdCast ascertains access to over 200 million pieces of content against the world’s largest taxonomy of enterprise-wide skills and competencies. The impact, however, has been huge. The World Economic Forum had no second thought in choosing EdCast as its partner, when they recently launched a global initiative to upskill millions of techies directly addressing the challenges arising from automation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. EdCast was also selected by NASSCOM and other industry giants in an initiative to reskill millions of Indian IT workers. Besides these, dozens of Fortune 500 companies today are EdCast customers, including Walmart, Accenture, Dell EMC, Kraft Heinz, Shire and Kotak Bank. Indeed, while the problem statements flare up in magnitude, it’s not surprising that this award-winning platform is leveraged globally by government organizations and an entire gamut of G2000 companies to address the discovery, curation and personalized learning challenges of content fragmentation across external and internal knowledge sources…