Hoboken, NJ – February 25, 2020 – John Wiley and Sons Inc., a global leader in research and education, today announced new partnerships with Coinifide and XR Terra to deliver online learning and live bootcamp courses in the booming disciplines of blockchain, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) for business. These new offerings, launching this spring, are designed to upskill the learner in today’s fast-paced and quickly evolving workplace.
Coinifide offers industry-leading blockchain education, content, and hands-on simulations. A series of courses will be released, the first being Blockchain for Smart Contracts, followed by Blockchain for Cybersecurity, Blockchain for Accounting, Blockchain for Government, and Blockchain for Finance. Learners can choose from three different learning paths: the self-study course; the course combined with hands-on labs, or the course, labs, and a certificate. Coinifide’s industry-specific, expert-curated and immersive learning content aims to accelerate knowledge and adoption of blockchain technologies worldwide.
XR Terra uses case studies and industry expertise to illustrate AR and VR’s real-world impact in business and helps learners become digitally adept in these extended reality (XR) technologies. XR Terra’s part-time, six-week AR and VR programs are taught by industry-recognized experts and are designed to help business leaders.
“At Wiley, we empower knowledge seekers to succeed in the workforces of tomorrow,” said Renee Altier, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Business Education, and Careers at Wiley. “In forging these partnerships with Coinifide and XR Terra, we are helping learners build skill competencies in high-demand disciplines like AR, VR, and blockchain, so they are better prepared for their careers.”
The pandemic has fueled a boom in both the cryptocurrency and extended reality industries as people across the world look to convert every aspect of their daily lives to a virtual environment. According to PwC data, this momentum will not slow down over the next ten years. A recent report predicts XR could potentially deliver a $1.5 trillion boost to the global economy and enhance more than 23 million jobs by 2030. Similarly, LinkedIn named blockchain as the top in-demand skill for 2020.
“Coinifide is excited to be partnering with Wiley on this critical initiative to help bridge the knowledge gap that currently exists around blockchain, said Larry Liermann, Head of Sales & Partnerships at Coinifide. “Our partnership with Wiley affords Coinifide the opportunity to advance knowledge of blockchain on a global scale. Our joint vision is to create a path to mass global adoption of blockchain technologies.”
“XR is already having a significant impact in industries like health care and retail, and will soon be a part of our everyday life,” said Hakan Satiroglu, Co-Founder and Chief Executive of XR Terra. “Our partnership with Wiley will allow more learners to gain crucial VR- and AR-related skills, and be at the forefront of these emerging technologies.”
This announcement underscores Wiley’s commitment to clearing the path for long-term success in high-demand, high-growth careers. Those interested in these courses can learn more by visiting Coinifide and XR Terra.