KPMG and iversity Offer Online Course on the Future of Corporate Digital Education

What HR managers need to know about Corporate Digital Learning

Berlin, 8 December 2015 – How can corporations make smart use of learning technologies in order to qualify their employees? iversity and tax and audit advisory company KPMG answer this question with a free online course “Corporate Digital Learning”.

E-learning in companies is gaining momentum. This field is very diverse and dynamic, holds enormous potential, and e-learning technologies have reached a maturity stage. However, many companies continue to have large gaps in knowledge about the most effective use of digital learning. iversity and KPMG have set out to close this gap with the free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) “Corporate Digital Learning”. The course will begin in February 2016 on the learning platform iversity.org. Participants can already enrol here: https://iversity.org/en/courses/corporate-digital-learning

The course particularly addresses HR professionals: HR managers, coaches, providers of further education and software solutions, learning designers – in short: anyone is interested in the future of corporate learning and improving their own “return on education”.

Jeanny Wildi-Yune, PhD, learning expert at KPMG, will be the course instructor. She explains how to best conceptualise corporate learning strategies: “The crucial part lies in connecting overall business goals with a company’s training needs. With our MOOC, we want to enable participants to map their training needs and implement digital formats.”

Wildi-Yune has co-authored the research paper “Corporate Digital Learning. How to get it right” in October 2015. The course is based on her extensive research and will address the following core questions:

  • How can companies develop customised learning strategies by using the Training Needs Analysis (TNA) methodology?
  • Return on Education: How to measure learning success and its sustainability?
  • What do employees expect from their organisations?
  • Which learning format suits which company? Social vs. collaborative learning, open vs. closed course formats, blended learning vs. “digital only” trainings
  • The technical side: Which software solution suits a company best?

The MOOC is designed to showcase the multiple possibilities of delivering learning content by digital means: KPMG and iversity discuss different options of learning transfer by using videos, texts, infographics and best practice cases. This also includes interviews with various corporate education experts, who present and discuss their strategies and experiences in the area of corporate digital learning.

Lara Ruppertz is iversity’s Director of Didactics and Course Development. She explains the course concept: “To make learning content stick in people’s heads and become actionable, learners really need to work with the knowledge and exchange ideas with peer learners.” The focus of the MOOC therefore lies in the interaction of the participants: They are asked to actively engage in the course, produce their own contributions and discuss them with the course community. This results in a community of practice that collaboratively learns how companies learn.


About iversity

iversity.org is an education technology company that partners with academic institutions and knowledge-based companies to offer high-quality academic and professional development courses online. Individuals as well as corporate clients and their employees can choose between MOOCs and online professional development courses from a wide range of topics. With over one million enrolments, iversity is among Europe’s leading online course providers. Find further information on www.iversity.org

About KPMG

KPMG is a network of professional firms with more than 162,000 employees in 155 countries. In Germany too, KPMG is one of the leading auditing and advisory firms and has around 9,600 employees at over 20 locations. Our services are divided into the following functions: Audit, Tax, Consulting and Deal Advisory. Our Audit services are focused on the auditing of consolidated and annual financial statements. The Tax function incorporates the tax advisory services provided by KPMG. Our high level of specialist know-how on business, regulatory and transaction-related issues is brought together within our Consulting and Deal Advisory functions. We have established teams of interdisciplinary specialists for key industries of the economy. These pool the experience of our experts around the world and further enhance the quality of our advisory services.

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