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Learning Leaders Laud Intrepid by VitalSource Blueprint for Digital Learning


Designed to Help Guide Digital Learning Transformation, Mini-MOOC
Garners Engagement in More than 40 Countries

Intrepid by VitalSource® today reported the results from its recent
"mini-MOOC" designed to help enterprise learning leaders guide their
organizations through a digital learning transformation. The self-paced,
three-week course started on June 4, 2018. The correlation between
business and learning was strongly validated by participants from more
than 40 countries across the Americas, EMEA, APAC and Australia.

Developed to give learning leaders a starting point from which to create
their own digital learning action plans, the mini-MOOC uncovered
compelling trends. Overwhelmingly, participants agreed meeting the needs
of the learner was the primary focus; followed by making learning
available when it's needed; making learning more social and
collaborative; ensuring learning is continuous versus an event; and
facilitating self-directed learning. Additionally, participants agreed
on the importance of processes that enable learners to go back to the
business, apply what they've learned and report back on its impact.

When asked what they wanted in a learning ecosystem, participants listed
learner-centric as most important. Other important components cited were
the ability to manage courses, micro-learning, a right fit for the
business, ability to scale, strong customer support and

One MOOC partaker commented, "A design thinking approach to the learner
as customer will help to ensure what we create is relevant, consumable,
and valuable, as well as provide avenues for the learner to have a voice
in contributing to the learning experience through curated content,
discussion, etc."

Sam Herring, Co-Founder, Vice President and General Manager of Intrepid
by VitalSource, observed, "The learner experience is no longer strictly
about their experience with the content and how they interact with it.
It's the entire journey from becoming aware of a need, being able to
identify resources to address it and being able to access and
participate in learning seamlessly within their workflow. Our blueprint
for digital learning helped learning leaders determine how to solve a
specific business challenge – such as leadership development, sales
enablement or new hire onboarding – in the context of their unique

To further help organizations prepare for the challenges of digital
disruption through next-generation digital learning, Intrepid by
VitalSource is offering a complimentary webinar on Tuesday, August 14,
2018 at 2:00 p.m. ET. To register, please visit:

About Intrepid by VitalSource |

Intrepid by VitalSource® is a brand of VitalSource Technologies LLC
resulting from the exciting blend of two technology companies that
brings a powerful combination of online learning and online content
delivery. The Intrepid LearnTM platform serves world-class
companies with nimble learning solutions that scale massively without
losing learner engagement. The Intrepid DiscoverTM platform
is a global leader in building, enhancing and delivering secure and
mobile digital content.

VitalSource has a 20-plus-year history delivering digital learning
content to K-12 and higher education. Worldwide last year, 7.8 million
college and university students from 241 countries and territories read
3.4 billion pages from 24 million titles through VitalSource.

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