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Since 2012, 360Learning has provided course creators an opportunity to shorten the time span it takes to create a functional educational program from the typical 3-6 month frame to as little as 17 minutes. Instead of sticking with the traditional training software that seems every bit as unfruitful as it is mundane, 360Learning encourages cooperative learning techniques that involve authoring tools and course creation without the need to undergo extensive training to do so. Originally founded in Paris, France, the company's main headquarters is officially located in New York City, USA.

1. Collaborative Learning

The primary platform that makes 360Learning what it is focuses on a learning program where anybody working within a specific company who has benefited from the dynamic teaching modules can become a specialist without the need to bring in an outside source as all the teaching can be performed online. Collaborative learning exercises in training methodology where coworkers share their knowledge with each other, therefore educating and becoming educated at the same time. This is accomplished by focusing on ideas, skills, and institutional knowledge. This is not to be confused with cooperative learning, which has everybody in the group learning working out a solution to a problem. Collaborative learning, which 360Learning promotes, may share some similarities in this regard but is structured to better accommodate classroom settings such as high schools, colleges, and universities.

2. Over 3 Million Served

Since 360Learning's startup in 2012, over three million courses have been created and served to mover than 1,500 customers that have since raised over $240 million in revenue. The biggest leap for the company's growth occurred during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced companies and corporations to realize the baby boomers were retiring, taking all their knowledge with them while brilliant new upstarts are in need to develop quality training programs as a means for the technological world to keep moving forward.

3. Webby Top 20%

The Webby Awards is to the internet what Forbes Magazine is to the business world. For over twenty-five years, the Webby Awards recognizes and celebrates the best performers that grace the internet. The unscripted documentary series titled Onboarding Joei that had been put together by the studio of 360Learning became a 2021 Webby Award honoree in the category of Unscripted Brand Entertainment Video. What this means for 360Learning is they were placed in the top twenty percent of a 13,500 pool of contenders. The series consists of twenty-two episodes.

4. French Roots

360Learning originally started out as a French startup company in 2012. Founded in Paris, France, the company built a platform that allows learning and development to create courses and share them as a team for employees. The software program involved enables stakeholders to also learn as they form a collaborative effort to bring forth course content that works best for them.

5. Nick Hernandez

Nick Hernandez is one of the founders of 360Learning and is the company's chief executive officer (CEO). Before this, he studied from 2003 until 2007 at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, a French public institution for higher learning and research. He graduates with the degrees of Master of Science, Finance, and Informatique. Also between 2003 and 2007, Nick Hernandez attended France's Toulouse University - Jean Jaures where he graduated with a Masters in Philosophy. Nick Hernandez has been involved in a number of investments that include Cafe (YC S21), MerciApp, Midnight Trains, and Simundria.

6. Guillaume Alary-Raisonnier

Guillaume Alary-Raisonnier is one of the founders of 360Learning and currently serves as its chief revenue officer (CRO). Prior to this, he also co-founded the web gateway company known as Myrtila in 2009, which he left in 2013 to join 360Learning. In 2007, Raisonnier earned a Master's Degree in Strategy and Management of International Business at the Essec Business School located in Paris, France. From 2003 until 2006, Guillaume Alary-Raisonnier also attended and graduated from a public engineering school known as Ecole Polytechnique.

7. Sebastien Mignot

Sebastien Mignot is one of the founders of 360Learning and is the company's chief technology officer (CTO). Nick Hernandez attended Ecole Polytechnique from 2005 until 2008 where he studied Engineer Computer Science. He also attended Telecom Paris Tech from 2008 until 2009 before his internship with a computer software company known as Exalead. This ultimately leads Mignot to co-found 360Learning with fellow Ecole Polytechnique graduates, Nick Hernandez and Guillaume Alary-Raisonnier. Currently, Sebastien Mignot works out of the Paris, France location as manager of the engineering department.

8. Joei Chan

The director of brand and content of 360Learning is also the same who presented the series Onboarding Joei. Originally hailing from Hong Kong, Chan is a graduate of the University of Hong Kong. She moved to Paris, France to study French where she became a content marketer for a social media monitoring company known as Mention. From 2018 until 2019, she was the head of content for social media specialists Linkfluence before becoming the content director at 360Learning as of February 25, 2020.

9. Nicholas Wagner

As 360Learning's chief people and culture officer (CPO), Nicholas Wagner is the main person in charge of hiring and managing the company's employee roster since 2019. Prior to joining the 360Learning team, he was the chief human relations officer for the full-stack ad technology platform known as Smart for nearly three years. From 2012 until 2015, he was director of human resources for the global technology company known as Criteo. He was also director of human resources from 2010 until 2012 with Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank. From 2002 until 2010, he was in human resources management with AREVA T&D, an electronic manufacturing company with strong EU and Asian connections. His higher education schooling includes a Master's Degree in Administration and Economics from the Pantheon Assas University of Paris, as well as a degree in social sciences from Sciences Po University.

10. Over $240 Million in SoftBank

In 2021, 360Learning managed to raise over $240 million in a private equity round run by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Sumeru, and Silver Lake Waterman. This allows 360Learning to further expand its operations, which includes increasing its staff roster. Currently, over 250 people work for 360Learning and it's expected at least another 250 more will be added thanks to the funding.

11. Gartner 2021 HCM

The transformation report known as Gartner 2021 HCM is a technological platform 360Learning has introduced as a result of the everchanging business landscape that has resulted since the COVID-19 pandemic. The primary focus behind the Gartner 2021 HCM is to use collaborative learning as a beneficial means to understand what high-performing businesses are striving for, as well as the trends that are being laid out due to the continual advancement of technology and learning systems.

12. 360Learning's Product Line

There are four main product lines 360Learning offers. They are as follows:

  • Learning Platform - As 360Learning words it, "LMS meet Collaborative Learning."
  • Enterprise - Impactful collaborative learning without the noise of distractions
  • Integrations - Collaborative learning with the ecosystem in mind where it's online reading instead of from standard textbooks
  • Solutions - has four sub-products which are;
  • Mobile Advanced - learning to work on the front line instead of behind a desk
  • Sales Enablement - teaching people how to pitch effective sales instead of theories
  • Live Training - learning in a real-time format, just like a classroom but online
  • Globalization - great for multilingual usage and centralized translation needs

13. Course Creation & Editing Product/Service

Course creation platforms that reduce months worth of learning content into a matter of minutes is one of the top-selling features 360Learning provides. In addition to this, there is also an authoring tool that helps people create courses without having to undergo extensive training. This includes making use out of cheat sheets, video recording, as well as a questions module and a correct answers checklist that presents productive feedback. This particular product/service also comes with content integration, which uses a mix of web-based files and imported files that meet SCORM's compliance requirements as they were laid out in 2004.

14. 91% Course Completion Record

360Learning's learning platform encourages course creation customers to provide collaborative learning content that has so far seen a 91% success rate. Clients who use 360Learning's products and services are able to get better engagement from those whom they're training by including areas that are key to a person's learning. Between discussion forums, upvotes, and user reactions, this helps better understand what formulas work best and which ones don't. This results in a first-class user experience.

15. Mobile Learning Platforms

Instead of confining any form of learning or training within a boardroom or classroom, the option of mobile learning can be accessed through iPhone and Android apps, as well as during offline mode. There are also push notifications in place so that users are reminded of any learning material they have yet to cover.

16. 360Learning Course Management Platform

360Learning offers the option of course catalogs that's easy to formulate and use through their platform programs. They also make available a feedback inbox to deal with pings and tags on multiple platforms. There is also a reaction score, which alerts course content creators of any issues they should be made aware of. The dashboard and relevance scores also do their jobs to ensure 360Learning's clients are able to better understand what the service they've paid for is helping them achieve.

17. 1,500 Customer Base (and Growing)

So far, 360Learning has 1,500 customers that use their products and services in order to best manage their needs. A few of these companies include Airbus, AlphaSights, Appen, Cegid, Devialet, SimilarWeb, Socotec, and Toyota.

18. 360Learning Is Growing

Thanks to the $240 million in funding as of 2021, the amount of job openings available with 360Learning has served to several positions between the cities of London, New York, and Paris. These are the three main hubs of what makes 360Learning what it is today. There are additional locations that include Berlin, Germany, and a few locations within the USA such as Atlanta, Georgia, and Los Angeles, California. Because of the current conditions revolving around COVID-19, remote location work is also available.

19. 360Learning Intensive Bloggers

Because 360Learning focuses so much on exercising unconventional teaching methods, they do an extensive amount of blogs in order to connect to current customers, potential customers, and the simply curious. COVID-19 has positioned people in an awkward state of employee disengagement, which makes it harder for employers to move their company forward. The need to make better use of social connection while still applying social distancing and other restrictions have never been greater. This is where 360Learning has chosen to up their own game to have employees and employers reconnect with each other.

20. eBook Library

At the moment, there are twenty-eight ebooks 360Learning has put together and is available for download. They are as follows:

  • 360Learning Documentation
  • Digital Culture for Sale
  • Step by step guide to creating online training
  • Mobile Learning
  • Outstanding Software Training
  • Making a success of your Extended Enterprise project
  • 6 Steps to create successful online courses
  • Gartner Predicts 2020: HCM Technology Transformation
  • Hijack your learning KPIs with science
  • Reconnecting Learning and Business
  • The role of L&D n the Digital Age
  • 4 steps to transform into a Learning Organization
  • Embracing the Learning Organization model
  • Get the most out of L&D function
  • Turn your stores into places of excellence
  • Turn your stores into places of excellence
  • 6 Key Steps To Onboard In-Store Retail Teams
  • 6 Key Steps To Onboard Sales Teams
  • Ensure Sales and Marketing Alignment With Collaborative Learning
  • How Learning & Development Helps Retain Your Best Sales Reps
  • 3 Top Tips To Support Your Front-Line Sales Managers
  • The 5 Biggest Retail Challenges 2020
  • Deliver Immersive In-Store Mobile Learning for Today's Retail Workforce
  • What Is Collaborative Learning and why your business needs it
  • A 3-Step Playbook
  • Ramp faster. Sell sooner.
Allen Lee

Written by Allen Lee

Allen Lee is a Toronto-based freelance writer who studied business in school but has since turned to other pursuits. He spends more time than is perhaps wise with his eyes fixed on a screen either reading history books, keeping up with international news, or playing the latest releases on the Steam platform, which serve as the subject matter for much of his writing output. Currently, Lee is practicing the smidgen of Chinese that he picked up while visiting the Chinese mainland in hopes of someday being able to read certain historical texts in their original language.

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