Best Practice Microlearning Pioneer Qstream Marks 10th Anniversary: A Decade of Driving Proficiency and Business Outcomes
Qstream reflects on evolving microlearning industry and shares future predictions
BURLINGTON, Mass. – October 16, 2018 – Qstream, makers of software that uses science, data, and mobile technology to prompt meaningful behavior change, today celebrated its 10th year of operation – a decade distinguished by the firm’s ongoing innovations in shaping the microlearning industry to drive outcomes through improving an individual’s proficiency.
Qstream co-founder, Dr. B. Price Kerfoot, is widely acknowledged as a pioneer in “spaced education” which is used as the foundation for the company’s mobile microlearning solution. Through his groundbreaking work at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Kerfoot has run over 20 randomized, peer-reviewed clinical trials that provides scientific proof that Qstream improves knowledge retention and changes behaviors. In doing so, Qstream improves learner proficiency, surfaces actionable insights for future learning needs and provides a measure of training and enablement efficacy.
“It’s remarkable to consider how learning has evolved since Qstream planted the flag in 2008,” said Rich Lanchantin, CEO of Qstream. “We are delighted every day when we hear stories from customers, and Dr. Kerfoot himself, on how we are enriching the learning experience for employees, specialist practitioners and students so they can be more effective, engaged and contribute directly to personal, organizational or team goals. We are proud of what we have achieved in the last 10 years, and I look forward to the next decade as we continue to make people better at what they do.”
Qstream improves knowledge retention and changes behaviors in just minutes-a-day and within the daily flow of work. When coupled with guided coaching actions, managers know who, what and when to streamline coaching for greater impact on team proficiency. Knowledge-intensive industries like life sciences, healthcare, financial services, and technology, and other organizations operating in highly regulated markets trust Qstream to deliver an engaging, easy-to-use precision learning experience linked to organizational or business goals to build high performing teams that excel.
To mark 10 years in business, Qstream reflected on some of its most significant milestones.
- Proven by science – Pioneer of “best practice” microlearning that is engaging, mobile, scalable, easy-to-use, measurable and actionable through the delivery of bite-sized Q&A challenges with built-in game mechanics, leaderboards, manager dashboards, heatmaps and analytics.
- Proven by the market – The microlearning solution of choice for global enterprises with over 400 customers, 10,000 Qstreams completed, 350,000 participants enrolled and millions of questions answered.
Qstream co-founder Dr. B Price Kerfoot comments “Through more than 20 scientific trials, Qstream has been consistently proven to drive strong participant engagement and improve outcomes. To know that Qstream positively impacts the lives of people as patients, people as customers and people as employees is very rewarding and I look forward to continuing to both use and prove Qstream’s incredible value.” Rich Lanchantin looks ahead, “Our customers and the market will continue to inform Qstream’s innovation. There are core themes that will shape the future of learning and I believe we are poised to address these through Qstream’s microlearning solution. The first is the need to provide a measure of return on investment for training and enablement programs. The second is to keep employees engaged as the need to reskill and upskill becomes a necessity in a digital and borderless future. The third is providing a new, relevant and effective learning experience for the workforce of the future.”
Shay Garvey, Qstream board member and partner at Frontline VC said “When I look at Qstream, I look to the future of learning, and know it is well placed to provide great impact in the verticals it operates, from healthcare to life sciences, financial services, technology and other global enterprises. Proven by science and proven by the market, I look forward to seeing Qstream’s further impact on business, individual and organizational outcomes.”
Developed at Harvard Medical School, Qstream is the only microlearning platform scientifically proven to quantifiably enhance job proficiency. Unlike traditional corporate training programs, the Qstream app delivers scenario-based, precision learning (Qstreams) in just minutes a day, and within the daily flow of work. Knowledge-intensive industries including life sciences, healthcare, financial services, and technology use Qstream to improve recall of critical information and identify individual proficiencies so managers know who, what and when to coach. With hundreds of customers and thousands of participants globally, including Capital One, Pfizer, and Autodesk, Qstream is trusted to build teams that excel. To learn more, visit Qstream.com, and connect with us on Twitter and Linkedin.
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