Skillsoft and River Blend Expert Content with Social Learning Software in New Integrated Solution

Denver, January 14, 2014Skillsoft , a pioneer in the field of technology-delivered learning, and Triple Creek, a leading provider of enterprise social learning and knowledge sharing software, are collaborating on an integrated solution that will provide mutual customers access to Skillsoft’s library of expert content directly from Triple Creek’s social learning platform. Recommended Skillsoft resources will be highlighted to River social learning participants based on such factors as the competencies they identify and the social learning engagements they are involved in.

“Incorporating key resources such as Skillsoft’s library is the next evolution of social learning, allowing us to bring people together for a common learning purpose, help them establish goals and provide them with relevant content to discuss as they collaborate and share insights,” said Randy Emelo, president and CEO of Triple Creek. The matching algorithm in River serves up the learning resources from Skillport that are relevant to people’s learning needs within River, creating a seamless learning experience.

One of the toughest challenges for learning and development leaders is meeting the needs of today’s learners. From multiple generations within the employee base to a dispersed workforce, companies must be adept at providing solutions that appeal to people in a variety of ways. In a 2013 benchmarking study by Towards Maturity called “New Learning Agenda,” researchers found that:

  • 88% of learners want to be able to learn at their own pace
  • 77% of learners want to engage with online learning
  • Four out of five people are willing to share what they know with others online
  • Seven out of 10 people are motivated by using tools that will help them network and learn from others
  • 86% said they learn what they need to know for work by collaborating with others

“The most effective learning programs blend together hands-on experience, support from knowledgeable colleagues, and a range of learning resources,” said John Ambrose, Senior Vice President of Strategy, Corporate Development and Emerging Business at Skillsoft. “Having the expert content from Skillport available within the framework of River’s learning engagements, for those Skillsoft customers leveraging the River platform, is an exciting step forward for corporate learning and development programs.”

Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of innovation. The company provides cloud-based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. Skillsoft’s courses, books and videos have been developed by industry-leading learning experts to ensure that they maximize business skills, performance, and talent development.

River, winner of a 2013 Gold Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Best Advance in Social Learning Technology, helps organizations expand meaningful learning through competency-centered learning engagements that have structure and goals connected to them. The combination of River with Skillport content creates a powerful integrated solution that brings learning to people when and where they need it. Companies can view what Skillport learning assets were launched in River, along with who launched them; additionally, they will continue to be able to see detailed reports on completion percentages and test results via Skillport.

For more information on the integration between River and Skillport, please contact us.



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