edX and Degreed Strengthen Strategic Partnership to Bring Skills-based Learning and Development to the Enterprise

New Degreed product enhancements and Content Marketplace aim to make skill-building more intuitive and aligned with business needs.

Lanham, Md. and San Diego, Ca. – November 15, 2023: edX, a leading global online learning platform from 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU), and Degreed, the pioneering learning platform, today announced an expanded strategic partnership to provide organizations with premier educational content and platform solutions that drive skills-based learning. Now, edX For Business – a best-in-class content solution for organizations looking to drive more impactful learning and development programs – is available to organizations and their employees directly within the Degreed platform, reflecting a concerted effort to redefine how companies train, upskill and retain talent across every level of their workforce.


For over a decade, Degreed has delivered an enterprise learning ecosystem that today serves 400 clients around the world and is used by one in three Fortune 50 companies. edX’s portfolio of world-class online educational offerings, spanning areas like leadership, communication, sustainability, artificial intelligence, and data science, is seamlessly integrated into the Degreed platform. This allows Learning & Development (L&D) professionals to access a vast reservoir of knowledge and expertise, streamlining the creation of custom learning plans and pathways.


Organizations working with Degreed and edX For Business can now structure employee learning and development plans within Degreed’s platform products – LXP, Academies and Content Marketplace. Degreed customers can access edX For Business products that are tailored to every organizational tier and leverage diverse learning formats, including edX’s proven cohort-based learning models that deliver deeper skill acquisition for the individual, and better impact for the organization. Through this expanded partnership, L&D leaders using the Degreed platform can now provide their employees unlimited access to the edX course library through a subscription license, or take advantage of a flexible learner credit solution that brings cohort-based learning to targeted groups across the organization. The expanded partnership also enables Degreed customers to access edX For Business’ new Academies solutions – curated selections of programs designed to align with the most vital capabilities and skill areas crucial to organizational success.


“edX is a leader in the online learning space, and we’re thrilled to further our collaboration,” said David Platt, Vice President of Product at Degreed. “edX content has consistently been sought-after by our clients, showcasing the value it brings to employees at organizations worldwide. Their academic and industry partners, combined with their commitment to delivering high quality, ensures that our clients receive content that drives important learning outcomes that align with business needs.”

Andy Morgan, Head of edX For Business, added, “Our growing partnership with Degreed will put the versatility of edX’s self-paced learning and the dynamism of our cohort-based learning in the hands of countless more learners globally. Both edX and Degreed are committed to shaping the future of workplace learning, ensuring it’s adaptable, outcome-focused, and in line with global standards. Our collective efforts enable companies to craft learning solutions that fulfill their immediate objectives and address real-world business challenges.”


Learn more about how your organization can gain more with edX For Business on the Degreed Ecosystem Directory.


About Degreed
Degreed is a technology suite that combines lifelong learning and data-driven development so organizations can collect, understand and build skills for greater impact, evolving how their workforce works.


Degreed is the only learning platform that makes it easy for companies to deliver daily learning, deep skill-building, education benefits, real-time insights and expert services, while connecting to the most robust and open ecosystem. Each day, over 9 million learners from hundreds of global companies use Degreed to gain the skills to grow in their careers.


Degreed, founded in 2012, launched with the mission of “jailbreaking the degree” where all skills are recognized, irrespective of how they are acquired. Degreed is headquartered in Pleasanton, California, with offices in Salt Lake City, New York, London, Amsterdam, and Brisbane.


Learn more about Degreed: Website | YouTube | LinkedIn | Twitter


About edX
edX is the global online learning platform that fuels the world’s ambition. edX was developed in 2012 by Harvard and MIT to make the world’s best education available to everyone. Today, as a part of 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU), edX connects over 81 million people with online learning to meet every professional moment. Together with top-ranked universities and organizations at the forefront of their fields, edX offers thousands of job-relevant programs across nearly every career discipline, from artificial intelligence and robotics to sustainability and public health. Find online courses, certificates, boot camps, and degrees that fuel your ambition at edX.org.


About edX for Business
edX For Business is 2U’s comprehensive upskilling and reskilling solution, chosen and trusted by enterprises across the globe. Designed to engage every level of an organization, it offers an expansive portfolio of outcomes-based online learning programs taught by top universities and industry leaders, including curated academies in artificial intelligence, supply chain management, data analytics, sustainability, and leadership. Find out why employees of more than 60% of the Fortune 500 are learning with edX at business.edx.org.


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