OpenSesame eLearning Marketplace Continues Rapid Growth, Reaching 1,000-Course Milestone in First Four Months

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Sellers Flocking to Pioneering Online Marketplace to Reach New Audiences; Buyers Appreciate Wide Selection of High Quality Corporate Training Courses

With OpenSesame, buyers find all the courses they need in one place, with straightforward implementation and no complicated multi-year contracts.

OpenSesame (http://www.OpenSesame.com), a fast-growing elearning marketplace that connects buyers and sellers of elearning content, today announced that it now counts 1,000 corporate training courses in its marketplace.

Launched in November 2010, the early success of OpenSesame underscores the highly fragmented, $52.6 billion elearning market’s need for a more simplified approach to locating, selecting, purchasing, and deploying elearning courses. OpenSesame has developed innovative solutions including a game-changing video player and a simplified pricing and implementation structure that removes barriers for both the buyers and sellers of elearning content.

With OpenSesame, sellers efficiently reach a broad audience of customers at no upfront cost to them. Buyers benefit from access to a fresh selection of content and tools that enable them to make informed comparisons and make purchases without minimum quantities, long-term commitments or complicated pricing. Furthermore, courses purchased at OpenSesame work in any learning management system (LMS), solving the interoperability hurdle that makes elearning a hassle for so many buyers.

“OpenSesame is popular among elearning sellers because they have access to a broad audience of buyers and the ability to update their courses in one central place,” said OpenSesame CEO Don Spear. “In turn, buyers find all the courses they need in one place, with straightforward implementation and no complicated multi-year contracts.”

Corporations use OpenSesame to shop for training courses on a wide variety of topics, from technology to soft skills, to meet workforce development and compliance goals. The OpenSesame catalog encompasses courses on a wide variety of topics and in many languages, including English, Chinese, Spanish and French, with additional languages to be added.

“Our goal is to create the definitive one-stop shop for elearning courses,” said OpenSesame co-founder and general manager Josh Blank. “The fact that we’ve reached the 1,000-course milestone in in less than six months is proof that we are on the right track.”

One of the newest content partners to join the OpenSesame marketplace is medical education experts Medcom-Trainex, which recently added 100 health care courses to the marketplace catalog. “We’re thrilled to sell our courses in the OpenSesame marketplace because OpenSesame connects us to new customers,” said Medcom-Trainex VP of Sales & Marketing, Michael Zoradi. “With no upfront cost to us to participate, working with OpenSesame is a risk-free way to create a new revenue stream.”

About OpenSesame
Based in Portland, Oregon, OpenSesame is an open marketplace for elearning that connects elearning buyers and sellers. Buyers browse thousands of courses in a wide variety of subjects from workplace safety to business skills– all compatible with any Learning Management System. For more information, visit http://www.opensesame.com or follow @OpenSesameNow on Twitter.

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