E-Learning

Quality, Skills Oriented E-Learning

A challenge facing healthcare providers is a lack of skilled professionals. The same is true in the technology sector: the transition to a digitalized society has a major impact on the labor market.

At the Bertelsmann Education Group, we believe that high quality skills oriented e-learning can make a significant contribution to solving these challenges.

Digitally mediated learning has obvious advantages: new developments can be shared quickly and inexpensively to an unlimited number of people – particularly in sectors where knowledge and information are constantly changing and require regular updates and ongoing training. Additionally, digital learning can be more effective in appraising the absorption and retention of the communicated content. Three companies form the core of the Bertelsmann Education Group’s activities in the e-learning sector: Relias, Straightaway Health Careers and Udacity.

With more than 4.5 million users and 41 million courses completed in 2018, Morrisville, North Carolina-based Relias leads the US market in online training, continuing education and professional development for health and human services organizations.

Using high-impact, interactive content, Relias’ programming is designed to be engaging and effective. It includes personalized training and a best in class learning management system that improves healthcare provision performance and ensures compliance and accreditation. Specifically designed healthcare training supports clients in delivering more engaging and effective services.

Relias is proactive in developing and providing the highest quality healthcare content using the latest technological innovations. Their mission is to measurably improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of society and those who care for them. Through 2018, Relias – through its products and services – has impacted 63 million lives. The company has a goal of achieving 100 million lives impacted by 2022.

Using high-impact, interactive content, Relias’ programming is designed to be engaging and effective. It includes customized training and a best in class learning management system that improves healthcare provision performance and ensures compliance and accreditation. Specifically designed healthcare training supports clients in delivering more engaging and effective services.

Relias is proactive in developing and providing the highest quality healthcare content using the latest technological innovations. Their mission is to help clients deliver the best services to the communities they serve.

Relias by Numbers

41 million

courses completed in 2018

10,500

customers

97%

satisfaction with customer service

A world leader in online education, Udacity was co-founded in 2011 by Stanford professor and Google X founder, Sebastian Thrun with programs focused technology-focused curriculum built in partnership with industry. Together with its strategic shareholder, the Bertelsmann Education Group, Udacity shares its mission to empower learners by making education more accessible, more affordable and more inclusive.

Udacity’s Nanodegree programs provide credentials earned through a series of online courses and projects in an array of subjects from self-driving cars and AI to data science and digital marketing. Udacity collaborates with more than 200 global industry partners, including AT&T, Google, Facebook, Lyft, and IBM, to close talent gaps. Nanodegree® programs provide a personalized experience with one-on-one coaching, moderated forums, and project reviews. Graduates earn an industry-recognized credential and benefit from extensive career support.

Technology is driving disruption, opportunity and transformation for those who adapt. Every industry is hungry for tech talent –– from healthcare to hospitality, ecommerce to education. To close talent gaps and better navigate learning curves, Udacity works with top employers to build jobs-focused online learning programs, expand access to underserved groups, and reskill entire workforces. As a result, Udacity helps people get better jobs, while democratizing education and diversifying the talent pool.

Udacity by Numbers

50,000

students enrolled in paid Nanodegree programs at year end 2018

65,000

graduates from paid Nanodegree programs to date, as of year end 2018

10+ million

registered students across all learning programs