PowerED by Athabasca University Joins D2L Wave as an Education Partner

Global learning technology leader D2L announced that PowerED by Athabasca University (AU), a leader in online education, has joined D2L Wave as one of its first education partners.

D2L Wave is a bold new approach to professional development that makes it easy for employees to gain new skills by accessing an online catalog of high-quality education options from leading educational institutions like Athabasca University.

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PowerED by Athabasca University has revolutionized the delivery of online professional development learning, making them an ideal fit for D2L Wave’s education partner network. PowerED’s award-winning online approach to professional development provides flexibility for employees to develop competencies at their own pace and balance the demands of work and life. A huge advantage for employees is that PowerED courses are available on-demand, so employees can begin their upskilling journey immediately, without having to wait for the start of a new semester. Each micro-course includes a mix of multi-media, interactive tools, case studies, gamification, competency assessment, downloadable materials, and artificial intelligence simulations.

By including PowerED ‘s continuing education courses in D2L Wave’s catalog, corporations can quickly empower their employees to explore continuing education opportunities that meet their career goals. D2L Wave’s frictionless workflow allows employees to browse options, request approval, and register for courses through the platform, and since their employer is directly billed employees no longer have to self-fund professional development activities.

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“Almost all PowerED students are working while they’re learning, so we understand the challenges around upskilling and reskilling,” says Jessica Butts Scott, Director, PowerED by Athabasca University. “That’s why we’ve built strategic offerings designed in a way that help professionals move at their own pace, through an incredibly strong range of course and certificate offerings quickly boosting in-demand competencies in soft skill development, project management, digital wellness, digital transformation, and allyship and inclusion. PowerED is proud to partner with D2L Wave to support organizations develop a culture of learning within their company and work with professionals to develop essential competencies.”

“D2L Wave is critical to transforming the way the world learns,” says John Baker, President and CEO of D2L. “D2L Wave takes the friction out of lifelong learning by giving employees an online catalog of curated, high-quality courses that are pre-approved by their employer. And the timing could not be better, as our world recovers from COVID-19 and more of us look for ways to build our skills and retain talent. I know that D2L Wave can make an impactful difference for employees and companies globally, and we’re grateful to have Athabasca as a partner in this mission.”

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