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B.C. to A.D.: The Dawn of The Age of Digital Learning — The GSV Virtual Summit Series

Learn In

Learn In is an upskilling-as-a-service

by Dana Levin

Learn In
  • June 8, 2020

Learn In is an upskilling-as-a-service platform helping companies with their large-scale, internal upskilling initiatives by helping them manage the financing, time, program selection, and candidate selection considerations across the organization. The Learn In team found the biggest impediment to companies upskilling their people was time, so the company is building a SaaS platform for enterprise that helps companies appropriate time to employees for bootcamps and other upskilling programs.

Quillbot

QuillBot is developing state-of-the-art AI

by Dana Levin

Quillbot
  • June 8, 2020
QuillBot is developing state-of-the-art AI technology to make writing painless. Quillbot was founded under the belief that learning and applying knowledge is more rewarding than the mundane aspects of writing. The QuillBot team seeks to continue that mission, automating those tasks and allowing you to focus on what you write, not how you should write it.

Ethena

Ethena provides sexual harassment training

by Dana Levin

Ethena
  • June 8, 2020
Ethena provides sexual harassment training teams don't hate. Compared to cringe-worthy, ineffective videos, Ethena’s evidence-based approach delivers personalized content in frequent, digestible doses via email and Slack nudges. Ethena handle details like reminders and compliance tracking, and keeps teams continually in compliance with evidence-based content that meets the newest regulations.

Andela

In the next ten years, there will be 1.3M

by Mark Ledbetter

Andela
  • December 9, 2019
In the next ten years, there will be 1.3M software development jobs created and only 400,000 domestic computer science graduates to fill them. Africa, meanwhile, is home to the largest untapped talent pool and seven of the 10 fastest growing internet populations in the world. Andela is on a mission to give the top 1% of talent in Africa an on-ramp to the digital economy while giving companies all over the globe like Viacom, Mastercard Labs, GitHub and SeatGeek  access to untapped, world-class talent. The Andela team identifies high-potential developers throughout the African continent, shapes these fellows into world-class technical leaders via their free training program, and pairs them with companies as full-time, distributed team members.

Coursera

A testament to the shift in learning &

by Mark Ledbetter

Coursera
  • December 6, 2019
A testament to the shift in learning & talent development towards “knowledge as a currency”, Coursera’s flexible platform empowers lifelong learners to skill up anytime, anywhere while building out a portfolio of stackable credentials. In just five years, the company has achieved massive scale – 31 million registered learners, 150 university partners -- and launched disruptive programs that cross over to professional & corporate training, including partnerships with industry leaders such as AT&T, L’Oréal, Air France, PayPal, and The Boston Consulting Group, to name a few. As one of the original Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platforms that skyrocketed to fame, Coursera has proven that it can harness the unprecedented opportunity in lifelong learning.

Degreed

Degreed exists to discover, empower, and

by Mark Ledbetter

Degreed
  • December 5, 2019
Degreed exists to discover, empower, and recognize the next generation of the world’s expertise. Connecting all the resources people use to learn and grow, including corporate learning systems and millions of courses, videos, books, articles, podcasts, and subject experts from thousands of sources, Degreed provides people and businesses with the tools, analytics and feedback they need to stay ready for whatever’s next. With corporate customers that include Bank of America, Xerox, Red Bull, Unilever, Cisco, Kia Motors, Airbnb, and TripAdvisor, Degreed has received numerous accolades for its innovative platform, including the Gold Award from the Brandon Hall Group for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology, and the Silver Award for Learning Provider of the Year at the LPI awards in London.

CourseHero

Harnessing marketplace network effects and

by Mark Ledbetter

CourseHero
  • December 5, 2019
Harnessing marketplace network effects and the power of community crowdsourcing, Course Hero is an online learning platform that empowers students and educators to succeed through study tools and resources. Fueled by a passionate community of over 20 million students and educators who share their course-specific knowledge and educational resources, Course Hero offers the biggest and best library of study documents, expert tutors, customizable flashcards, and course advice. Course Hero is aligned with an increasing consumer preference for on-demand, unbundled, digital education resources among higher education’s key constituents. By connecting students and educators from over 11,000 colleges and universities, Course Hero continues to foster a more collaborative and personalized learning experience for students and educators around the world.

Fairygodboss

In a market starved for disruption and

by Mark Ledbetter

Fairygodboss
  • December 5, 2019
In a market starved for disruption and transparency, Fairygodboss is an online community improving the workplace for women. Today, one million women are turning to Fairygodboss every month for job and company reviews, salary info, career advice, and job postings at companies women love.

PluralSight

Pluralsight is the leader in online training

by Mark Ledbetter

PluralSight
  • December 5, 2019
Pluralsight is the leader in online training for serious software developers, IT specialists, and creative professionals. A true career catalyst, Pluralsight’s learning platform delivers hands-on practical training and skills assessments for the most in-demand and understaffed jobs of the 21st century. The Pluralsight platform makes training content from the world's leading experts accessible to anyone, enabling businesses anywhere to work smarter, keep pace, and take control over their teams’ career development. Now serving customers in more than 150 countries and providing tech-savvy businesses with training content across the key areas they need to thrive, Pluralsight boasts a cutting-edge content library from an elite, innovative group of tech and creative authors with over 3,000 courses (and new ones added daily).

MasterClass

MasterClass is the premier online education

by Mark Ledbetter

MasterClass
  • December 4, 2019
MasterClass is the premier online education platform redefining the digital learning experience by bringing world-class experts and renowned instructors to students globally. A cutting-edge technology platform meant to distill knowledge and create meaningful experiences through online video, MasterClass uses deep analytics to build a content library that caters to modern lifelong learners. Leading the charge for “Hollywood meets Harvard”, the platform currently includes courses from instructors such as Malcolm Gladwell, Stephen Curry, Thomas Keller, Shonda Rimes, Ron Howard, Gordon Ramsey, Usher, and Serena Williams.
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