I’ve been talking about Capability Academies for a few years, and sure enough they’re becoming an important new paradigm in corporate learning. Well in this podcast I explain how a new set of L&D technology providers is focused on this space, and why you, as an HR or L&D leader, are likely to buy one ... Read more»
If anyone ever tells you it’s easy to build a startup software company, don’t listen to them. That’s the story of Degreed, one of the darlings of the corporate learning industry, now going through a rebirth as the market continues to change.
Let me tell you the story.
About a decade ago, three companies (Degreed, ... Read more»
Today Cornerstone made a big announcement: the acquisition of EdCast, one of the leaders and pioneers in Learning Experience Platforms.
While this may not be a huge deal financially, it will have a huge impact on the corporate learning market, setting off reverberations for years to come.
Background On The Space
Cornerstone is a ... Read more»
Most people think of LinkedIn as a company that offers job search, recruiting, professional networking, and marketing tools for business. Well, based on today’s announcement, the company is now much more. LinkedIn is seriously in the HR technology business and well beyond ‘just recruiting’, unleashing its Learning Experience Platform (Learning Hub), skills taxonomy, and ... Read more»
Degreed, the pioneering learning tech company that leads the Learning Experience Platform market, just received $153 Million in additional funding and is now valued at $1.4 Billion. With a compound growth rate of over 70%, more than 350 customers, and 7 million users, this is a reasonable valuation and shows how big this market ... Read more»
This week EdCast joins the list of vendors who announced products for intelligent talent mobility, career pathing, skills matching, and talent marketplace. It’s a big move by Edcast (putting them directly in the mix with Workday, Gloat, Degreed, Fuel50, Eightfold.ai, and others), but it also points to something bigger: the market for talent management ... Read more»
One of the more disruptive HR Tech vendors is Degreed. I met with the founders early on (David Blake and later Chris McCarthy) and they had a vision: reinvent the way people develop their careers (not exactly a new idea). Initially the company intended to build a B2C network of professionals learning from each other, ... Read more»
A lot has been going on in the learning tech space. While the LXP market continues to be on fire (it’s over $200 M today and easily doubling on an annual basis), the space is growing up. And vendors like Microsoft, EdCast, Instilled and others are starting to change the market.
First, let ... Read more»
I’ve been writing about the explosion of Skills Ontologies from Workday, Degreed, EdCast, Gloat, Fuel 50, and others. Well today Cornerstone, the largest provider of Learning Management Systems, just entered the war through the acquisition of Clustree.
What’s really going on?
It’s pretty simple. In today’s world of work, jobs are changing so ... Read more»
Today Degreed, one of the leading providers of Learning Experience Platforms, announced its acquisition of Adepto, a London-based provider of contract and gig work systems. The company positions itself as providing a “total talent” platform, because they help companies manage the ongoing shift from “jobs to work” and what I often call the new “Pixelated ... Read more»
The learning experience platform (LXP) market is growing up fast. Only a few years ago startup companies like Pathgather, Degreed, and EdCast pioneered the idea of a platform to make corporate learning content easy to find. These next-generation portals took off and now thousands of companies are looking to put their Learning Management System ... Read more»
As I’ve described in several articles over the last few weeks, the Learning Experience Platform (LXP) market is growing rapidly. This market is now over $200M in size, growing at over 100% per year, and vendors like Degreed, EdCast, Fuse, CornerstoneOnDemand, SkillSoft, Valamis, and others are jumping in.
In this article I’d like ... Read more»
Today Degreed, one of the pioneering vendors of Learning Experience Platforms (LXP), announced plans to acquire Pathgather, another innovator in this space. This acquisition gives Degreed clear market share leadership in this fast-growing new market, putting pressure on challengers like EdCast, CornerstoneOnDemand, Skillsoft, LinkedIn and others to move faster as ... Read more»
The corporate training market is over $200 billion around the world and it’s going through a revolution. While we often think of training as programs or courses, a new paradigm has arrived, one I call “Learning in the Flow of Work.” Let me explain.
How Corporate Training Evolved: From Classroom to PC to e-Learning ... Read more»
Over the last several years the corporate learning marketplace has been under stress. Video-based learning programs, free courses, MOOCs, and hundreds of high fidelity technical and professional programs have arrived, but corporations have struggled to deal with it effectively. As I describe in the article “Digital Learning: Ten Things We Have Learned,” the ... Read more»