MIT xPRO and Skillsoft Enter Licensing Agreement to Expand Digital Learning Options
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and BOSTON – April 11, 2019 – Skillsoft, a global leader in corporate learning, and MIT xPRO, an affiliate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a leading provider of online learning courses for technology and business professionals, today announced that they have entered a licensing agreement. Beginning spring 2019, Skillsoft customers will be able to access MIT xPRO content on Percipio, Skillsoft’s learning experience platform, as well as third-party learning management systems via Skillsoft’s Percipio Experience Services.
Skillsoft customers will be able to access content from more than 40 MIT xPRO courses, featuring on-demand video-based modules. Developed and delivered by MIT faculty and thought leaders, these courses complement Skillsoft’s existing content for enterprise technologists and developers, giving learners unique insight into a variety of advanced and emerging technologies such as:
- Cybersecurity: Technology, Application and Policy
- Data Science and Big Data Analytics: Making Data-Driven Decisions
- Internet of Things: Roadmap to a Connected World
- Practical Realities of Quantum Computation and Quantum Communication
- Principles of Biomanufacturing: Using Biotechnologies to Manufacture Medicines
“Through MIT xPRO, we deliver highly valuable training content to prepare today’s workforce for tomorrow’s challenges,” said TC Haldi, senior director of MIT xPRO. “We’re pleased that our content will now be available to Skillsoft customers.”
“We are thrilled to provide this offering from MIT xPRO through Skillsoft’s award-winning learning experience platform, Percipio,” said Mark Onisk, chief content officer, Skillsoft. “Offering the market’s leading, high-quality learning content is core to Skillsoft’s product strategy and we are pleased to have MIT xPRO courses in our content library. These game-changing learning programs will provide our customers with unparalleled quality and choice to enable their workforce to excel in the digital economy.”
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About MIT xPRO
MIT xPRO provides professional development opportunities to a global audience via online courses and programs. The goal is to help accelerate the pace of innovation through courses that solve industry problems. Taught by MIT faculty and leveraging the latest learning technologies, MIT xPRO courses and programs are available to individuals, teams, or as a component of corporate development initiatives. Learn more at mitxpro.mit.edu.
Skillsoft is a global leader in corporate learning, delivering beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for modern enterprises. Skillsoft comprises three award-winning systems that support learning, performance and success: Skillsoft learning content, the Percipio intelligent learning experience platform and the SumTotal suite for Human Capital Management.
Skillsoft provides a comprehensive selection of cloud-based corporate learning content, including courses, videos, books and other resources on Business and Management Skills, Leadership Development, Digital Transformation, Technology and Developer, Productivity and Collaboration Tools and Compliance. Percipio’s intuitive design engages modern learners and its consumer-led experience assists in accelerating learning. The SumTotal suite features four key components built on a unified platform: Learning Management, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition and Workforce Management.
Skillsoft is trusted by thousands of the world's leading organizations, including 65 percent of the Fortune 500. Learn more at www.skillsoft.com.
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