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…
WEBINAR – Stay Connected: EdCast Inside and Other Exciting LXP Features & Benefits
Join us for a webinar on Thur., June 7 at 11a PT / 2p ET to discuss the new developments with EdCast Learning Experience Platform (LXP) that can help you achieve your learning and development goals. The EdCast LXP is growing fast and continually evolving–now’s the chance to see how companies are upskilling and reskilling their workforce while keeping them engaged.
One of the major points of discussion will be the benefits of EdCast Inside. With EdCast Inside your team can access the needed content, manage and update their certifications, and stay connected with subject matter experts (SMEs) anywhere, whether its on their phone or directly within business applications, including:
- Slack • Google Chrome • ServiceNow
- Salesforce • Office 365 • Many more…
Bringing learning to where users need it helps them consistently stay more engaged and informed. Find out about all of the ways EdCast Inside is making it easier than ever to be a lifelong learner.
This instructional webinar will be led by Udit Shah, Head of Product Management at EdCast, and Corey Thompson, Director of Enterprise Solutions at EdCast. The recording and presentation will be made available to all registrants.
Key points that will be discussed:
- How EdCast Inside can help your team stay connected
- New LXP features and functionality
- Understanding the value and benefits of LXP features
- Addressing your specific questions
WEBINAR – Mix it Up: Micro, Macro, and Blended Learning
Join us on Tue., May 22 at 10a PT / 1p ET for an interactive session discussing the ins and outs of blended learning. A hot topic in today’s learning, we will discuss blended learning solutions that leverage macro and microlearning from all types of sources. Digital learning relies on blended approaches that engage learners and answer moments of need, while building skills. Register for the webinar today so we can dive into this topic in more detail.
eLearning Brothers is hosting special guest Becky Willis, VP of Enterprise Engagement, EdCast and Principal, WillLearn Consulting, for an exploration of blended learning. Get a current look at how blended learning is used today and the benefits. Becky will touch on micro, macro, internal and external learning examples. Learn how blending can meet your audience’s needs.
Key points that will be discussed:
What is blended learning today?
Blended learning to help retention, wow!
Blending learning to reach your target audience.
Sifting through all the choices…
WEBINAR – Get More Out of Your Business Applications with In-app Training
Come join us for a webinar on Wed., May 23 at 11a PT/2p ET for an interactive session with GuideMe, the leading in-app training software. We will show you just how easy it is to increase productivity and reduce support tickets by using in-app training. GuideMe allows for sequential, in-app learning, to boost productivity and engagement, across all enterprise platforms and applications. GuideMe helps users through an intuitive step-by-step experience.
The workplace is changing. With more tools and processes, your team needs to get up-to-speed fast on the applications necessary to do their jobs. Many complex workflows are difficult to document, but GuideMe makes it simple by launching tours right inside an application.
We will tackle specific issues with Salesforce, Workday, ServiceNow, Cornerstone OnDemand and other business applications to show how in-app training can make a measurable difference in how your workforce performs critical tasks and making the help process much easier.
This instructional webinar will be led by Kalpit Jain, Vice President of GuideMe, and Corey Thompson, Director of Enterprise Solutions at EdCast. The recording and presentation will be made available to all registrants.
Key points that will be discussed:
- How to easily create training guides and in-app documentation
- Faster onboarding techniques and faster help overlays
- Video screen capture as well as highly customized and embedded “how to” videos in multiple languages tailored to each step
- Sequential learning content through intuitive step-by-step tours
NASSCOM, TechUK Launch UK-India Tech Alliance with Expansion of FutureSkills Platform Powered by EdCast
The trade associations agreed on a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which will see the technology sectors from the UK and India further strengthen their relationship, developing stronger links, networks and joint platforms, helping enhance the skills of the technology workforce in both countries.
The NASSCOM and TechUK, the leading technology trade bodies of the two countries, today launched a new UK-India Tech Alliance during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the UK. The announcement is part of the UK-India Tech Partnership, finalized earlier today by Prime Minister
Modi and his British counterpart Theresa May following their bilateral talks at Downing Street, which also includes the creation of a UK-India Tech Hub. The trade associations agreed on a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which will see the technology sectors from the UK and India further strengthen their relationship, developing stronger links, networks and joint platforms, helping enhance the skills of the technology workforce in both countries. “Tech is at the heart of this new relationship between our two countries and we welcome TechUK and NASSCOM’s (National Association of Software & Services Companies) commitment to working together to strengthen the skills base in both countries that will be key to driving economic growth, development and prosperity,” said Baroness Fairhead, minister in the UK Department for International Trade (DIT). “The UK-India Tech Alliance will be a key partner for government – providing a sounding board and expert advice for policy development to ensure that our governments nurture the growth we are seeing in this sector and beyond,” the country’s Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion said.
The alliance is aimed at increasing collaboration on skills and new technologies, assisting policy development and encouraging innovation and will lay the groundwork for a roadmap which will be jointly presented in June. The new partnership between the UK and Indian tech industries will promote the growth of skills needed for a world where artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data analytics and cybersecurity will be major technology growth areas, NASSCOM said. Julian David, TechUK CEO, said: “This is an important milestone for both the UK and Indian tech sectors. We have long worked together, but we are now deepening those relationships and will be able to collaborate better to provide people with the skills and tools they need to flourish in the new world of work. “We’re delighted to see the governments of our two countries share our vision and taking key steps towards ensuring all our citizens benefit from the innovation that new technologies, like AI and machine learning, can provide.”
The UK-India Tech hub was first called for in November 2016 by TechUK and NASSCOM to identify and pair businesses, venture capital, universities and others to access routes to markets for British and Indian tech companies. Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM, added: “This landmark MoU between NASSCOM and TechUK will equip people with cutting-edge skills in emerging technology fields such as AI and robotics. We are delighted that NASSCOM’s FutureSkills initiative will be the basis for improved collaboration between our IT industries. “It is imperative that we train the workforce for jobs of the future to remain relevant in the new global economy; providing the UK and India with a valuable competitive edge.”
The MoU commits the two organisations to exchange knowledge and learn lessons from the FutureSkills initiative launched by NASSCOM, with the expansion of the FutureSkills platform powered by EdCast, work together to strengthen people-to-people and business-to-business links between India and the UK, explore wider partnership to develop digital skills in both countries, and encourage Indian companies active in the UK to deliver digital skills training opportunities as part of the cross-sector Digital Skills Partnership convened by the UK government.
WEBINAR – Upskilling, Reskilling, and the Future of Workplace Learning
Register for this webinar on Wed., May 2 at 10a PT / 1p ET for an interactive session that will cover the key issues around upskilling and reskilling your employees, the value to your organization and what upskilling means for the future of the workplace.
We will examine how the future workplace will be significantly different. The World Economic Forum predicts that over a third of skills considered important today will be obsolete in just five years. It is time to get serious about upskilling the workforce and to tackle the demands of the future to remain competitive. To be successful, we need a whole new perspective on learning and development in order to effectively prepare employees.
This topical webinar will be led by Jeanne Meister, Founding Partner at Future Workplace, and Becky Willis, Vice President of Enterprise Engagement at EdCast.
Key points that will be discussed:
- Future-focused skill development
- Upskilling and Reskilling techniques
- Trends influencing the future workplace
- Technology that is changing how learn and share knowledge
- Global efforts to fill skill gaps