Derry’s Learning Pool moves fast to capture opportunities in the rapidly changing learning platform market in North America.

Northern Ireland software firm Learning Pool has acquired Denver, Colorado-based learning technology company Remote Learner.

The company is the fourth to join the Learning Pool Group in as many years and adds significant capacity and capability to the Group’s North American learning management system (LMS) business.

“This acquisition puts the Group in great shape to accelerate our already ambitious customer satisfaction and growth targets in the North American region”

With clients such as recruitment giant Indeed, Royal Caribbean Group and Ultimate Kronos Group, Remote Learner has an impressive track record of delivering persuasive e-learning solutions to thousands of clients, representing over 1m users, for more than two decades.

Powering past the pandemic

“We’ve been particularly impressed by the focus on delivering impact to customers that the Remote Learner team prides itself on, which has been especially evident through the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Learning Pool Group CEO Paul McElvaney.

“This acquisition puts the Group in great shape to accelerate our already ambitious customer satisfaction and growth targets in the North American region and takes the global Learning Pool team to more than 260 dedicated and talented people.”

This latest transaction comes off the back of strong 2020 annual results for Learning Pool Group, in which revenues were up 32pc to £18.1m, and follows the Group’s 2019 acquisition of HT2 Labs.

Following the acquisition, Remote Learner’s current president and chief innovation officer, Dr Page Chen, will assume the role of CEO and join the Learning Pool Group board.

“This acquisition represents a great opportunity to honour our commitment to helping our clients grow their impact,” said Dr Chen.

“The team at Learning Pool has made impressive progress over the last twelve months on bringing together LMS, LXP, Analytics, Library and Custom Content solutions into one of the most compelling portfolios in today’s online learning market. We have a long history of using technology to improve lives through learning and look forward to driving even more value for our customers.”

Main image: Learning Pool CEO Paul McElvaney

By John Kennedy (john.kennedy3@boi.com)

Published: 17 December 2020

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