CORPORATE EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Codecademy | October 22, 2021
Codecademy, the leading online learning platform for technical skills, today announced the launch of Teams+, its newest B2B offering that helps organizations optimize their technical training programs for better onboarding, upskilling, and retention of talent. Utilizing Codecademy's library of technical content and interactive learning features, Teams+ allows companies to customize and curate Codecademy curriculum to meet the specific needs of their employees, resulting in a robust, tailored training experience.
The release of Teams+ comes at a time when employee turnover is at a record high, with technical training offering a potential solution. According to a recent survey of over 100 tech leaders, Codecademy found that:
67% of respondents reported a decrease in retention in the past year
79% of respondents report that the decrease in retention is hurting team morale
Of the 73% of organizations developing plans to combat turnover, 59% are incorporating technical training into their retention strategies
"Employees are retained when they are properly onboarded, given the opportunities to learn and grow from within, and eventually promoted -- all of which can be accomplished through technical training. Organizations need to invest in training programs that address the entire employee lifecycle, otherwise they will fall behind when it comes to attracting and retaining talent, as well as keeping their teams' skills up to date."
Jonathan Naymark, General Manager of Codecademy for Business
Teams+ empowers organizations to develop a custom technical training program that meets the multifaceted needs of their employees, no matter where they are in their careers. Leveraging Codecademy's interactive learning platform and extensive catalog of technical courses, Teams+ introduces a suite of new features including:
Customizable curriculum. Organizations can build their own custom curriculum by picking and choosing from Codecademy's ready-to-use courses and skill paths, as well as developing their own quizzes, articles, and assessments, to reflect what's most relevant to their teams.
Management of multiple training programs. Managers can group learners by team, department, level, or subject area, and assign course content that meets their specific learning goals. Team members can also collaborate on coding projects in real-time via private, shareable workspaces.
Ability to track ROI on training. Organizations gain full visibility into how individuals and groups are progressing and performing with their assigned content, helping them keep track of how well they are hitting their training goals.
Teams+ signifies the growth of Codecademy's B2B footprint since Codecademy for Business launched in 2019. Codecademy for Business has doubled its revenue in 2021, and has been used by over 850 customers including IBM, The Guardian, Tucows, The Motley Fool, Paradox, Mixpanel, and the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation.
"Codecademy has helped us move away from reinventing the wheel. We've built custom curriculum around their existing modules for onboarding and upskilling and have even recently opened it up to more employees as a professional development opportunity," said Sean Lassiter, Senior Learning Manager at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation.
Codecademy is the leading online learning platform for technical skills, empowering over 50 million people worldwide to lead inspiring careers in technology. Codecademy's innovative, scalable approach to coding education makes it possible for anyone to master the skills needed to succeed in today's tech-powered society. In addition to helping individuals, Codecademy for Business supports companies like IBM, Dailymotion, and Reverb as they train and upskill their teams for the future. Codecademy has also worked with The White House and government partners in the UK, Brazil, and Argentina to make technology education accessible for all. Headquartered in New York City, Codecademy has raised $82.5M from investors including Owl Ventures, Prosus, Union Square Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Index Ventures, and Y Combinator.
Education Advanced | October 07, 2021
Education Advanced, Inc. (EAI), the innovative leader in K-12 operations technology, has announced a partnership with Skyward, a leading provider of school administrative software, to expand its support of school administrators across the nation. This collaboration will empower school leaders with stronger data integrations for more efficient and accurate school master scheduling capabilities.
Education Advanced believes in technology innovation, adding value to the K-12 industry, and empowering educators with tools to transform their schools," "We are proud to partner with Skyward, who shares our passion for helping school leaders work more efficiently so they can focus their attention and resources on preparing students for a successful future.
Dr. Eli Crow, CEO of Education Advanced
"We are excited to partner with Education Advanced to offer this functionality to our customers," said Dave Ilkka, vice president of new business development at Skyward. "Skyward is dedicated to improving the edtech experience of K-12 education leaders. Our partnership with Education Advanced will allow data integrations and scheduling to be easier, allowing districts more time to focus on other initiatives aimed at student success."
This partnership is part of EAI's continued strategic focus on delivering seamless educational technology solutions to educators across the United States. Collaboration with fellow leading partners strengthens shared goals to make a difference in the lives of educators and the students they serve. For information on EAI partnership opportunities, visit educationadvanced.com/resources/partners.
About Education Advanced, Inc.
Education Advanced is a provider of operations management and workflow solutions for K-12 school districts that enable educators to be more efficient, allowing them to dedicate more of their time and resources to exceeding student needs. EAI's product offering includes Cardonex, TestHound, and BuildYourOwnCurriculum (BYOC). These award-winning and patented technology solutions advance the efficacy of master scheduling, staff planning, curriculum development and delivery, and assessment coordination for K-12 school districts across the country.
Skyward's school administrative software solutions are used by more than 2,000 public sector organizations worldwide, from small entities to statewide implementations. Since 1980, Skyward has remained committed to a better experience for every user.
Absorb | October 06, 2021
Absorb Software, provider of the Absorb Learning Management System (LMS), Absorb Infuse and Absorb Create, today announced the release of a new self-serve Business Intelligence (BI) and ad hoc reporting tool named Absorb Analyze™. Absorb Analyze is the next generation of business intelligence and reporting solutions for Absorb LMS.
This notable tool provides business stakeholders with a better understanding of what's happening with their training programs and how their user base is performing through powerful, easy-to-use reporting options. Ultimately, giving them the ability to measure the impact of learning.
Absorb Analyze enables users to:
Drill Down into Their Data: Access a set of BI widgets (maps, gauges and charts) with complete customization options to create intuitive, all-in-one dashboards for administrators, providing immediate access to ad hoc reporting and long-term analysis.
Establish Performance Alerts: Obtain automated alerts to specified report viewers when key thresholds are hit through the Pulse feature. L&D professionals will be able to identify where their training program can improve and measure its effectiveness.
Analyze Future Opportunities: Observe trends and use forecasts to understand possible future scenarios for learning engagement and other relevant business metrics.
Unlock Data Driven Insight: Automatically generate narratives, or text summaries, that provide an easy way to understand data. With Absorb Analyze, administrators can get the answers they need to improve their training programs and operations.
Make the Report Their Own: Branded dashboards and themes allow professionals to create effective reports while visualizing their data with predefined fields, groupings that match the unique corporate brand.
Absorb Analyze is the newest product in an ever-expanding market of business intelligence and it has strong reporting capabilities that are unlike any other vendor. With Absorb Analyze added to your LMS, Absorb Software clients can now benefit from valuable features without worrying about having a background or expertise in big data analysis.
"At Absorb, continuous innovation and our commitment to clients are paramount to our success. Putting easy-to-use BI into the hands of our clients is just one way we're delivering on that promise," said Craig Basford, EVP of Product at Absorb Software. "With the ability to dive deep into your data for reporting and analysis purposes, administrators can see how learning is driving business outcomes. Absorb Analyze's customization and powerful features—like dashboards for quick insights on learning programs or ROI analysis—give our clients an edge in today's competitive landscape."
About Absorb Software
Absorb Software, backed by market-leading equity firm Welsh Carson Anderson Stowe (WCAS), is a learning technology company based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with global offices in London, Dublin, Shanghai, Sydney, Boston and Tampa. Absorb LMS, the company's flagship product, is an industry-leading and award-winning Learning Management System trusted by businesses, governments, healthcare providers, educators and non-profit organizations worldwide. The company's line of results-driven eLearning products also includes Absorb Infuse, the first true in-the-flow learning experience, and Absorb Create; a cloud-based course builder offered as both a standalone product and a seamless Absorb LMS integration.