London (UK), February 2019 - ODILO has launched "ODILO Workplace Reading", intelligent digital libraries and virtual book clubs that are collectively aimed at promoting cultures of non-stop reading and learning while saving employees money by offering free titles.
Reading is widely recognised as the bedrock of all learning. As Former-President Obama once said, "Reading is the gateway skill that makes all other learning possible." According to the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement’s Progress in International Reading Literacy Study, five hundred books in a house give children three years of school advance. It’s clear that active and thoughtful readers with an abundance of books are likely to be better writers and develop their core critical thinking skills.
ODILO has recognized well the importance of reading and stimulating reading habits and today has over 140 million granted users accessing digital content via its intelligent digital libraries offered to innovative ministries of education, universities, and libraries over the world.
Taking those learnings into the corporate world, ODILO has launched ODILO Workplace Reading. This new market offering consists of personalised digital experiences that are data powered and intelligent like Netflix, but with multimedia content: ebooks, audiobooks, videos, magazines, courses, and more. Content can be chosen from the ODILO marketplace of over two million titles covering a wide range of topics, including international bestsellers, or offered in a complete catalog. Companies can also upload their own content, such as training materials, so that there is a single access point of everything that their employees need to save the time and reduce friction.
Linked to the digital library is also a virtual learning space designed as a modern book club but fully personalized and feature rich, with reading programs, assessment, social interactivity, and real-time statistics. In the course-like environment, employee reading comprehension is really tested, and they can share their learnings with their peers in an interactive and collaborative setting.