Valamis Enhances Corporate Learning with edX.org Integration

The integration enables learners to utilize thousands of courses and in-demand subjects from edX within the Valamis - Learning Experience Platform.

LONDON, 22 October, 2018. Valamis, the global leader in digital learning technologies and workforce development is partnering with edX.org. The integration allows Valamis customers to access thousands of courses within one platform designed to track and align learning to reach business initiatives.

edX is a leading nonprofit online learning destination and MOOC provider, founded by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2012. edX offers high-quality courses from the world's best universities and institutions to learners in every country in the world. Through this integration, Valamis’ customers will gain access to edX courses and programs in the most in-demand areas including innovative MicroMasters® programs and Professional Certificate programs. MicroMasters programs on edX are a series of graduate level courses from top universities designed to advance careers. They provide deep learning in a specific career field and are recognized by employers for their real job relevance. Professional Certificate programs on edX are series of courses designed by industry leaders and top universities to build and enhance critical professional skills needed to succeed in today's most in-demand fields. Specifically, Valamis is excited to offer courses and programs in Data Science and Business to its customers.

“We are proud to announce the integration with edX; an integration that will better equip Valamis users with high-quality course content. Combining quality learning content with learning analytics can help ensure the future workforce has the necessary skills to prosper”, says Janne Hietala, Chief Commercial Officer at Valamis.
“To provide a personalized learning experience, we have supplemented our platform with AI, to help users find the most relevant learning materials and provide recommendations based on employee role, background and learning activities”, Hietala continues.
“edX is driven by the mission to expand access to high-quality education worldwide, offering learners the tools they need to transform their lives and advance their careers,”
says Lee Rubenstein, Vice President of Business Development at edX.
“We’re excited to team with Valamis to help them to enable their customers’ workforces to gain knowledge in the most in-demand fields. This will move the needle on bridging the skills gap and make a positive impact on the future workforce and society overall.”

Key features of the integration:

  • 2000+ in-demand learning courses on edX.org
    With this integration, Valamis users will have access to more than 2000 in-demand learning courses available in the Valamis learning environment.
  • Automated course catalog updates
    Users will have access to all new courses available on edX.org through content sync.
  • Elasticsearch
    Users will have consumer grade search within the Valamis platform and integrated content libraries.
  • Composite learning paths
    Instructional designers will be able to utilize edX courses to develop custom learning paths that are aligned with organizational training needs.
  • Automated reporting
    Learning activities tracked and stored in Valamis’ Learning Record Store (LRS) can be used in reporting and analytics.
  • Single Sign-On
    The user will receive a single sign-on to edX.org through the Valamis platform.

Valamis is a proud sponsor and exhibitor at the DevLearn, October 24-26 in Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as a first time sponsor and exhibitor at LearnTec, January 29-31, 2019 in Karlsruhe, Germany, and Learning Technologies, February 13-14, 2019, London, UK.

More information:

Valamis
Janne Hietala
Chief Commercial Officer
+44 (0) 7484186421
janne.hietala@valamis.com

edX
Phone: 617-324-7072
Email: press@edX.org

About Valamis
Valamis is a digital learning company specializing in workforce development. The company develops Valamis - Learning Experience Platform. Valamis' customers are large organizations spanning across all industries, but predominantly in finance & insurance, complex manufacturing, and professional services. Headquartered in Joensuu, Finland, Valamis operates internationally with offices in the US, UK, Germany, and Russia.

About Valamis - Learning Experience Platform
Valamis – Learning Experience Platform is an award-winning open source learning experience platform developed since 2010 by Valamis. Valamis provides organizations a solution for turning the digital transformation of learning into a competitive advantage. Valamis enables social and informal learning, content authoring and management tools, learning measurement tools and other user experience capabilities using the Liferay platform. Valamis gives the user an access to in-depth analytics on their learning process by supporting the xAPI standard and includes a built-in Learning Record Store (LRS). The platform brings organizations a cost-effective and flexible way to grow and manage their learning.

About edX.org
edX is a nonprofit, open-source learning destination offering online educational programs and courses at edx.org in alliance with more than 130 member institutions, composed of both leading global universities and colleges, and a diverse group of prominent organizations from around the world. Founded by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and based in Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., edX is focused on transforming online and classroom learning through groundbreaking methodologies, game-like educational experiences and cutting-edge research on an open-source platform.

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