February 4, 2021

edX Joins as Learning Platform in Microsoft Viva

As part of the platform, edX will be integrated with Microsoft Teams to deliver on-demand learning opportunities in the flow of work

Cambridge, MA - edX is thrilled to announce that we are a part of the new Microsoft Viva, an integrated, insights-driven employee experience platform that brings together communications, knowledge, learning and workplace insights.

As part of Microsoft Viva, edX content is available to employees of companies that use Microsoft Teams, as part of a central hub for learning where people can share, assign, and learn from content libraries across the organization. Employees can access high-quality, low cost edX courses and programs from top universities and companies by clicking through to edX.org from Microsoft Viva. Corporations can also now contract for bulk licenses for seats in edX self paced, asynchronous certificate track courses through Teams.

“At edX, we believe the skills gap is a challenge that goes far beyond job creation and training and development – it touches on a broader social responsibility that companies have to their employees and the communities in which they operate,” said Adam Medros, edX co-CEO and President. “Our collaboration with Microsoft Viva Learning puts the life changing tool of education into the hands of millions more potential learners that can transform their careers and lives with this knowledge, and companies that can empower them to do so.” 

“Creating a positive employee experience is increasingly a key focus of the C-suite, and a big part of that is fostering a culture of learning,” said Chuck Friedman, CVP, Employee Experience at Microsoft Corp. “With the launch of Microsoft Viva, we are bringing learning directly to workers, putting people and teams at the center. Integration with key partners will add robust content libraries and bring learning into employees’ flow of work.”

Thousands of other businesses, including top Fortune 100 companies, and tens of millions of learners worldwide trust edX to deliver the education that powers their workforce transformation and reskilling efforts through edX For Business. Developing programs and credentials that help people quickly, flexibly, and affordably gain the knowledge and skills they need to unlock new and bigger opportunities is in edX's DNA. Our goal is to offer meaningful solutions for those who need flexible, affordable and relevant education the most, and this collaboration with Microsoft Viva is an exciting new avenue to achieve that goal.

About edX

edX is the education movement for restless learners. Together with our founding partners Harvard and MIT, we’ve brought together over 35 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities in the world, and industry-leading companies onto one online learning platform that supports learners at every stage. And we’re not stopping there—as a global nonprofit, we’re relentlessly pursuing our vision of a world where every learner can access education to unlock their potential, without the barriers of cost or location.

Contact

Email: press@edx.org

February 4, 2021

edX Joins as Learning Platform in Microsoft Viva

As part of the platform, edX will be integrated with Microsoft Teams to deliver on-demand learning opportunities in the flow of work

Cambridge, MA - edX is thrilled to announce that we are a part of the new Microsoft Viva, an integrated, insights-driven employee experience platform that brings together communications, knowledge, learning and workplace insights.

As part of Microsoft Viva, edX content is available to employees of companies that use Microsoft Teams, as part of a central hub for learning where people can share, assign, and learn from content libraries across the organization. Employees can access high-quality, low cost edX courses and programs from top universities and companies by clicking through to edX.org from Microsoft Viva. Corporations can also now contract for bulk licenses for seats in edX self paced, asynchronous certificate track courses through Teams.

“At edX, we believe the skills gap is a challenge that goes far beyond job creation and training and development – it touches on a broader social responsibility that companies have to their employees and the communities in which they operate,” said Adam Medros, edX co-CEO and President. “Our collaboration with Microsoft Viva Learning puts the life changing tool of education into the hands of millions more potential learners that can transform their careers and lives with this knowledge, and companies that can empower them to do so.” 

“Creating a positive employee experience is increasingly a key focus of the C-suite, and a big part of that is fostering a culture of learning,” said Chuck Friedman, CVP, Employee Experience at Microsoft Corp. “With the launch of Microsoft Viva, we are bringing learning directly to workers, putting people and teams at the center. Integration with key partners will add robust content libraries and bring learning into employees’ flow of work.”

Thousands of other businesses, including top Fortune 100 companies, and tens of millions of learners worldwide trust edX to deliver the education that powers their workforce transformation and reskilling efforts through edX For Business. Developing programs and credentials that help people quickly, flexibly, and affordably gain the knowledge and skills they need to unlock new and bigger opportunities is in edX's DNA. Our goal is to offer meaningful solutions for those who need flexible, affordable and relevant education the most, and this collaboration with Microsoft Viva is an exciting new avenue to achieve that goal.

About edX

edX is the trusted platform for education and learning. Founded by Harvard and MIT, edX is home to more than 30 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities in the world and industry-leading companies. As a global nonprofit, edX is transforming traditional education, removing the barriers of cost, location and access. Fulfilling the demand for people to learn on their own terms, edX is reimagining the possibilities of education, providing the highest-quality, stackable learning experiences including the groundbreaking MicroMasters® programs. Supporting learners at every stage, whether entering the job market, changing fields, seeking a promotion or exploring new interests, edX delivers courses for curious minds on topics ranging from data and computer science to leadership and communications. edX is where you go to learn.

Contact

Email: press@edx.org