Sept. 24, 2012
-- Knowledge Star and Villa Learn announced a strategic partnership to offer a complete turnkey, cloud-based package for a customizable tracking and certificate solution for informal learning. Combining the full featured, Certify Learning™ System (CLS) from Villa Learn, with the expert certification and database management services of KnowledgeStar, this partnership now enables companies to transform the way informal learning is tracked, managed and rewarded.
“Most of what people learn is informal, from one another, on the job, at the virtual water cooler. Finding the people with the most current knowledge and know-how is critical to success in this very competitive global marketplace.”
said David Grebow, CEO of KnowledgeStar. “This is the first time informal learning can be easily tracked to show who is actively learning and keeping their knowledge current.”
According to Lauren Hart Piper, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing, “We developed Certify Learning as a solution to help organizations track and manage the knowledge of individuals.”
She added, “We are excited about this partnership with KnowledgeStar as their expertise and experience in creating and supporting certification and informal education programs provides one-stop shopping for an organization to easily track the informal knowledge of their employees.“
With everything online and no software to install, the Certify Learning System is quick and inexpensive to setup and maintain. It is the first time organizations can easily record and reward independent learning.