Create a learning experience that delivers relevant, bite-size content and builds skills through guided practice on a beautiful and intuitive platform.
An innovative cloud-based learning technology that empowers individual learners and offers organizations a way to train at scale at a reasonable cost.
Backed by decades of corporate learning industry expertise, and complemented by a suite of services designed to ensure your success, our learning technology empowers you to deliver streamlined, integrated, and impactful learning experiences that drive performance improvements. Legacy learning systems don’t move at the pace employees do. The new Intrepid Learning platform is built to deliver streamlined, effective instruction using short-form content, applied practice, and familiar social features learners can access in the rhythm of their daily workflow. Why? Because engaging learning experiences stick.
At Intrepid Learning, we believe:
- The learner experience comes first
- Learning should be practical and seamlessly connected to “real work”
- Social and collaborative features must be fully integrated into the learning experience
One Technology, Many Solutions
Designed with the Learner’s Mind in Mind
Our mobile-optimized technology offers a consumer-grade experience for your learners.
Gamification boosts engagement and drives motivation, guided real world assignments facilitate applied learning, and shared field report summaries and discussion enhance peer-to-peer learning. Prescriptive learning, ongoing remediation and reinforcement, performance support — all designed with the modern learner top of mind.
With our technology and support services you can design, develop, and implement an impactful and engaging experience that meets your business priorities — and delights your audience.
Flexible Platform Configuration
At one end of the spectrum, a learner-directed experience which includes prescriptive, just-in-time and applied learning experiences, combined with social and gamification features. We call this configuration an Intrepid Learning HubTM.
At the other end of the configuration spectrum, a Hub’s basic capabilities can be extended into a semi-synchronous, cohort-based, bi-directional learning experience that scales massively, also known as an Intrepid Corporate MOOCTM. And after the time-bound course is up, your Corporate MOOC can live on as a Learning Hub for future exploration and point-of-need learning.
Or, you can mix and match features and modalities for any blended learning configuration in between.
(Learn more about corporate MOOCs.)
Our Most Popular Features
Applied Learning Via Missions
Complete the learning cycle by giving your learners the opportunity to practice new skills and apply new knowledge, reflect, and share their findings. Missions: real-world challenges that provide the opportunity to practice new skills through relevant, experiential assignments that bring key concepts and skills home. Field Reports: a summary of the Mission that is uploaded and shared with peers for further social learning and harnessing of institutional wisdom.
Prescriptive Learning Through Learning Paths
Guide your learners down a prescriptive learning path that delivers the right knowledge in short, single topics.
- Bite-sized content is designed to be consumed in fifteen minutes or less.
- Popular content formats like video, documents, audio, e-learning, discussions, and knowledge checks to give you the flexibility you need.
- Threaded discussions at the content level — no need to log into another engagement system.
- Optional pre-requisites can be set in order to guide learners, or left off for more exploratory learning.
Just-in-Time Content Library
Organize your content any way you’d like — you’re in complete control. Our tagging system is thorough, so your learners can find the resources they need without hassle.
- Tagging lets you categorize your content the way that suits your organization best.
- Quick search lets your learners find content from anywhere on the platform.
- My History page shows a learner all their activity in one place for quick reference and refreshers.
Gamification & Badging
Motivate your learners through light gamification, with features which can be adjusted to suit your company culture. Hit the friendly competition sweet spot, or just ensure learners feel a sense of accomplishment as they progress.
- Leaderboard shows your learners how they’re doing against course goals, or their peers.
- Badging reinforces the accomplishment of completing content, and can be used to demonstrate capability.
- Points can be assigned via various schema, to reflect criticality of content, or confirm competence with a passing grade minimums.
Client Success Stories
Technology Company Sales Readiness: MOOC
Situation: A major technology firm needed to transform how they sell, and build the business acumen of their worldwide sales force (15,000-20,000) rapidly. The transition: from selling on-premise solutions to IT decision makers to selling cloud-based solutions to business decision makers. The goal: sellers confident and comfortable enough to talk to a CEO for an hour over dinner about the customer’s business, not just the product’s features.
Strategy: Intrepid operationalized the sales transformation strategy, and vetted and partnered with one of the world’s top business schools to provide a specifically-tailored curriculum with a coveted executive education certificate of completion at the end of the MOOC.
Results: The pilot MOOC, intended to launch with 500 people, was so popular an idea that the course launched with enrollment of just under 1,000. The completion rate is off the charts, with 85% earning their executive education certificate (17 times the average academic MOOC). Engagement levels were astounding for this cohort of busy sellers, with over 31,000 messages exchanged in discussion forums. And in a post-course survey, 95% said the course will improve how they perform their job. Learners are excited about their learning, and the company is rolling out more courses targeting more sellers as fast as possible.
Health Insurance Call Center Onboarding: MOOC
Situation: A major healthcare insurance provider was flying instructors to locations all over the world to train new hires, and was often faced with a common tough choice: incurring travel expenses to train a small number of new hires, or delaying hiring in order to train a larger number at once. And travel time and program length meant that instructors were booked for months in advance, limiting their responsiveness to shifts in critical business needs.
Strategy: Intrepid Learning advised the client on best practice approaches to self-paced and virtual learning, and deployed the program on Intrepid’s platform, which allowed them to organize that mixture of blended learning into a seamless, prescriptive, multi-week experience with intuitive navigation for new hires in multiple roles.
Results: An intuitive learning experience available right away regardless of geographic location or numbers, a massive reduction in travel expenses, and instructors able to be more responsive to business needs and to teach more than one class at a time. In converting materials from all face-to-face to a mixture of self-paced and virtual classroom, the team identified opportunities to reduce total training time by up to 20%. The client is thrilled with the Intrepid Learning technology and its results, as evidenced by their decision to not only have every new hire worldwide start their company experience in a ‘week one’ program (covering introductory topics relevant to all employees) but to also stand up role-specific training programs on the platform at the rate of about one a month.
Social Media Account Executives Onboarding & Reinforcement: Hub
Situation: A social media company’s standard account executive training flew new hires from all over the world to the company headquarters for a two week in-person session — expensive, even when the sales force was small, and the company wasn’t satisfied with the resulting information retention rates down the road. In addition, they had just two internal training resources and ramped-up hiring of a sales force significantly larger than usual. They needed a new onboarding solution, fast.
Strategy: The company implemented a new training program replacing half the old ILT with an Intrepid Learning Hub, enabling self-paced worldwide access to company information, in-depth product and tools training, campaign-specific training — everything they needed to equip their 250 brand new account executives to drive the organization’s goals to completion both at the time of hire and after.
Results: Intrepid implemented this Learning Hub in less than two months, meeting the client’s aggressive deadline for scaled global new hire training — with a resource so useful and engaging that exemplar sales personnel clamored for access too. Over a year later the Learning Hub remains in high demand as an ongoing onboarding and refresher resource for the entire sales force. The average user has completed over 16 pieces of meaningful content, with a total of over 12,700 pieces of content accessed in a year. The Intrepid Learning Hub helped this company meet their challenge not only at speed and at scale, but with a highly engaging program of lasting value.