Global Knowledge Case Study

NVIDIA’s Deep Learning Institute
IBL was a game-changer for me. Working with the team was easier than working with any engineering team I’ve ever had to deal with. We hit all of our deadlines on time and they were more than eager to help out with things not directly in our agreement. I would recommend them to anyone.”
Adam Tetelman, Platform Manager at NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute
Sales and Revenue Generation via Massive Audiences.
Explore the monetization models for deploying online institutes with IBL Education and Open edX.
Audience of 600k+ Developers
Instructor-Led and Self-Paced Courses
Specialized GPU Labs and Certifications
NVIDIA has risen since 1999 as a superpower in the field of visual computing with their invention of the GPU (graphics processing unit).

Today, GPUs are a physical necessity for machine learning — a rapidly growing subset of artificial intelligence and computer science. NVIDIA has led the way as the largest manufacturer of GPUs, with breakthroughs in parallel processing, making supercomputing inexpensive and widely accessible.
The Challenge.
The backbone of NVIDIA is building the hardware that allows for deep learning to exist, and NVIDIA was in the market for a learning ecosystem for their Deep Learning Institute (DLI) to spread deep learning training.

The DLI aims to educate its over 600k developers, data scientists and researchers with an accessible learning ecosystem under its full control. In addition to their educational motives, NVIDIA wanted to produce a marketable learning platform that would encourage investment into their hardware.
The Solution.
NVIDIA partnered with IBL Education to deploy a deeply-integrated, distributed and built-to-scale Open edX ecosystem for their DLI in order to train developers and data scientists in deep learning.

Open edX is the open source learning platform created by MIT and Harvard, and is scalable, well-tested and fully featured in terms of its web application, iOS and Android platforms, and learning analytics.
The Results.
NVIDIA’s ecosystem was launched in March 2018 at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in California where two courses were offered: Fundamentals of Deep Learning for Computer Vision, and Fundamentals of Accelerated Computing with CUDA C/C++.

Since the launch, NVIDIA now offers tens of courses and is on its way to reaching the first 100K students by the end of this year. In addition, they’ve offered in-person sessions with thousands of students.
The NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute’s mission is to educate deep learning engineers at scale, and most importantly, to certify them. Learners who take part in the courses offered in the DLI are issued certifications and microcredentials. These badges and certificates allow learners to demonstrate their knowledge of specific skills and competencies gained in deep learning.

By partnering with IBL Education and creating a personalized Open edX ecosystem, they now own their platform and are in full control of their content. Open edX platforms are tried and true, with over 55M learners and integrated education at scale. In terms of cost, it is negligible in comparison to a standard learning platform.
Another noteworthy concern for any large-scale online learning ecosystem is the requirement of concurrent users — NVIDIA’s ecosystem requiring thousands, which was only made possible due to the Open edX architecture it is fundamentally built on. Moving forward, NVIDIA will be able to modify their learning ecosystem to adjust their learning strategies because their ecosystem is completely under their control.
Global Knowledge
IBL is the most responsive partner I’ve had the chance to work with in my 20+ year career. Their knowledge of the Open edX platform and instructional design is outstanding. Their passion and dedication is infectious. Their integrity is beyond doubt.”
Paul Tocatlian, Director of Engineering at Global Knowledge
Largest Private IT Training Company in the World.
Explore the monetization model that Global Knowledge follows for online trainings.
Platform Featured by CIO Magazine
100+ On-Demand Course Offerings
Full Ability to Control Changes
Meet Global Knowledge.
Global Knowledge is the largest IT training company in the world and is dedicated to developing all forms of educational initiatives, from strictly in-person training to blended learning and digital learning platforms.

They have amassed over 3k training courses across a plethora of IT skill sets, accompanied by a student satisfaction rate of 95%.
The Challenge.
With such versatile educational initiatives, Global Knowledge had to streamline their online learning presence to reach the maximum number of clients in an exciting way.

Based on extensive customer input, they knew their platform needed to respond to market demand with the most relevant and timely content via customized private programs, public training, flexible formats and support for continuing education.
The Solution.
Developed in partnership with IBL Education, Global Knowledge released their learning platform as a heavily customized solution with the Open edX version at its core. Global Knowledge follows a smart monetization model.

Their courses — which vary from fundamentals to advanced industry-specific courses — are profitable as Global Knowledge sells access to individual courses for $90, complete with a course certificate.
The Results.
CIO Magazine recently featured the Global Knowledge learning platform as one of the most innovative IT training offerings on the market.

On the first day of its launch, there were 7k enrollments around the world. In the 8 months since the launch, Global Knowledge has released 165 new courses, with 19k unique users and 117k course enrollments.
The timeline for the design through implementation stages — from proof of concept through the pilot and MVP cycle — was completed within nine months. With a need for constant modification in their online courses, the Open edX platform offered this flexibility, completely under their control.
I’ve had the absolute pleasure of getting to work with IBL during our implementation of Open edX. My experience with IBL has been mostly with xBlocks. Whenever we have an issue with anything, they are always available to talk with us on the developer forum and get back to us in a very timely manner. I definitely recommend working with IBL. — Chris Schunke, Manager of Multimedia Development at Global Knowledge

“Working with IBL has proven to be extremely successful. They’ve been such a collaborative partner for us, bringing great experience to us, and being extremely responsive. They also have great connections within the marketplace.” -Michelle Lockard, Director of Product at Global Knowledge