Skillsoft, a leader in digital learning, training, and talent solutions to help organisations unleash their edge, announced that its learning platform, Percipio, supports the full breadth of learning programs with newly added options for blended learning. In addition to mentoring, Live Events, and bootcamps, customers can now administer their own Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) and Instructor-Led Training (ILT) programs for their workforce through the Percipio learning platform. This new capability enables organisations to provide a single “front door” for learners allowing them to discover, register for, and access VILT and ILT content.
With organisations forced to make the shift to working remotely in the face of a global pandemic, the need for digital learning experiences has seen a tremendous uptick as organisations have transformed ILT and development opportunities into virtual experiences. Previously, hosting virtual live events in Zoom or other web conferencing platforms posed challenges for teams seeking to drive attendance and measure outcomes for activities delivered outside an organisation’s learning platform. With Percipio’s full functionality for blended learning, organisations can now design, launch, and orchestrate blended programs that simplify the learning experience and empower organisations to fill critical skills gaps.
“In today’s new virtual age, HR and L&D leaders find themselves grappling with how to deliver effective and engaging learning programs from afar,” said Apratim Purakayastha, chief technology officer, Skillsoft. “With support for blended learning, we can alleviate this pain point, enabling organisations to seamlessly deliver and measure the success of their multi-faceted learning strategies despite uncertain and continually changing circumstances.”
According to the Digital Learning Consortium’s Voice of the Learner Survey, 78 per cent of professionals say that finding all their learning in one place is the best way to improve digital learning experiences. With employees only able to dedicate 21-24 minutes each week to learning, it’s critical to deliver learning in one central location.
With the use of AI algorithms and sophisticated search technology, Percipio enables learners to focus on building skills and learning, reducing the amount of precious time spent searching for content. Additionally, Percipio enables organisations to host and distribute custom content alongside Skillsoft’s expansive digital library and a steady stream of global live events, including hands-on Technology & Developer Bootcamps and Leadercamps. The platform’s latest functionality empowers L&D leaders to design their own interactive live learning experiences to suit their unique, strategic goals. Organisations can leverage these capabilities to provide employees easy access to job training, onboarding, leadership development programs, technology boot camps, and on-demand content, all from a single location. Meanwhile, admins and project leads can manage their live courses and registration while tracking participation and measuring the results of live learning.
“Blended learning is an integral part of our leadership and employee development programs,” explained Sharon Clarey, chief human resource officer, Elevate Credit. “We leverage Skillsoft’s on-demand content to create custom channels that align specifically with our instructor-led training, so employees can continue their learning after the class has ended. As we continue to work remotely, having these resources available and clearly aligned with the instructor-led classes has given us the ability to use our live training sessions to focus on the most critical training areas and meaningful discussions. We are excited to continue to work with Skillsoft to create impactful learning programs for our employees.”
Additional benefits of Skillsoft’s support for blended learning environments include:
  • Learners discover Virtual Live Courses alongside on-demand content items, including Aspire Journeys—role-based and skill-based learning paths that help organisations adapt and evolve with new skills, from machine learning to design thinking, blockchain to business skills.
  • Organisations drive adoption of Live Courses by including them in required assignments and targeted promotions within Custom Channels.
  • Learners may access and register for live courses anytime, anywhere with the Percipio mobile app.

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