Extending the world’s most used learning content platform beyond higher education has long been a goal for VitalSource®. Specifically, we saw an opportunity to aid both learners and the companies involved in professional learning where publishers, companies and learning and training organizations create high-value content to be distributed to learners for professional development.
Building on our experience in higher education, we carefully developed our platform so that we could solve large logistical issues for the companies, while greatly improving the learning experience for learners. Partnering with organizations since 2014, we’ve taken the typical experience from print binders shipped around the world to a digital, highly interactive, mobile first and fully offline experience for millions of learners.
Now, we’ve taken a huge leap forward to help companies and content providers with our acquisition of the assets of Intrepid Learning!
Like VitalSource, the Intrepid team has a long, distinguished track record. They built a leading corporate learning professional services business starting in 1999, and today they are an industry leader in corporate training software as a service with clients like Microsoft, Miller Heiman Group, and INSEAD. In 2013, Intrepid Learning pioneered a bold new learning technology experience that infused its industry wisdom and learning expertise into a next-generation corporate learning platform. Intrepid helps global companies solve their most pressing business challenges such as leader development, new hire onboarding, sales training, strategic initiatives, customer education and technology adoption.
Intrepid Learning is now Intrepid by VitalSource™. Intrepid’s solutions include Intrepid’s award-winning platform, now Intrepid Learn™, as well as VitalSource’s learning content delivery platform, now Intrepid Discover™. Intrepid will now represent VitalSource’s world-class technology and learning services that span the learning and distribution needs of the business and professional development community. We believe with the acceleration that VitalSource brings to Intrepid, we will jointly transform the industry. This time instead of moving binders to digital, we will help organizations scale from reaching hundreds to impacting tens of thousands of learners through Intrepid Learn.
VitalSource’s commitment to supporting learners in every stage of their journey guides the work we do. While we are most known for our work helping higher education institutions, publishers, stores, faculty and students, learning beyond the classroom is an important stage in that journey. The acquisition of Intrepid puts us all-in in our support of companies and organizations and their learners.
Announcing Intrepid by VitalSource! post by Sam Herring, Co-Founder of Intrepid Learning and now General Manager of Intrepid by VitalSource