This month, HR software leader Workday, Inc. announced its acquisition of Zaption, Inc., a video educational platform, in order to expand it’s capabilities into a newly formed, cloud-based employee learning environment to be called Workday Learning. This is just one of the smart moves that Workday has made within the last year, including acquisition of Platfora.
Maria Deutscher, who writes for Silicon Angle, shares that, "the [Zaption] platform lets educators embed questions, images and other content in their videos to improve the learning experience, and then measure the results via a built-in analytics console." This powerful addition to Workday’s already robust human capital management menu allows user-generated content that will give their clients the ability to launch virtual training to all employees, and measure progress in real-time.
While the specific date that Workday Learning would arrive isn’t published yet, Zaption did advise users that it would go offline September 30, 2016.
The new acquisition of the Zaption educational platform is exciting news for Workday’s global customer base, because it puts cloud-based learning tools into the hands of companies that want to advance the skills and competencies of employees. "The functionality holds the potential to greatly streamline corporate training activities," Deutscher says. "The platform has a feature for distributing learning materials that could be integrated with the startup’s technology to ease the sharing of video content."
Employers that want to remain leaders of industry will be looking for high quality educational and training platforms like this. Not only will the Workday Learning environment allow for customized content development and sharing, but its built-in analytical tools allow for student tracking and measuring satisfaction levels of the training offered – feedback that’s invaluable.