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. Two companies form the core of the Bertelsmann Education Group’s activities in the e-learning sector: Relias and Udacity.

With more than 6.7 million users and 55 million course completions, 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.

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 measurably improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of society and those who care for them.

Relias by Numbers

55 million

course completions

11,000

customers

94%

satisfaction with customer service

COVID-19 Digital Toolkit

Relias had created a toolkit of content on prevention and preparedness from its library of thousands of online courses, and made it freely available to organizations and individuals who want to prepare for and fight the pandemic. The company is also encouraging users to share the courses with others and is closely following and incorporating World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations. But that’s not all: Relias is also making courses freely available that focus on teaching preventive measures to children, and is opening its Virtual Classroom, a brand-new solution and response to the need for social distancing. The toolkit includes 34 free courses on infection control, telehealth, wellness and more, unrestricted access to more than 15 accredited healthcare publications, and 21 free webinars. As well as in the U.S., the company is now making its content broadly and freely accessible around the world, and the toolkit has already been accessed accessed in every state in U.S. and in 124 countries.

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

75,000

students currently enrolled in paid Nanodegree programs on Sep. 30, 2020

150,000+

graduates from paid Nanodegree programs to date, as of Sept. 30, 2020

13+ million

registered students in over 160+ learning programs