EBSCO Information Services Introduces Accel5™

~ New Micro-Learning Solution Helps Busy Professionals Sharpen Soft Skills in Five Minutes or Less ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — May 22, 2017 — Accel5™, a new micro-learning solution designed to help time-strapped employees strengthen soft skills, is now available from EBSCO Corporate Solutions, a division of EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). Accel5 supports continuous, self-directed learning by providing best practices from leading business authors, coaches and executives.

Accel5 provides concise, actionable content to enable employees to develop critical soft skills such as communication, teamwork, leadership, innovation, managing change and many more.  Content is designed to be consumed in five minutes or less, making Accel5 ideal for busy professionals at all career levels—from millennials to seasoned executives.

Accel5 uniquely enables employees to learn from the best of the best in three different formats: videos, book summaries and articles. Brand new videos feature thought leaders such as Dan Pink, Liz Wiseman, Marshall Goldsmith and Tim Sanders. Books from top authors and publishers, including Harvard Business Review Press, are summarized in audio and text with a focus on key takeaways. Articles from key business magazines provide important insights. Concepts and ideas are diverse and actionable so employees can put learnings into practice immediately. Fresh content is added daily to support continuous, self-directed learning.

EBSCO Corporate Solutions Vice President of Product Management Tad Goltra says Accel5 provides time-pressed professionals the ability to learn on their own schedule.  “Employees are busier than ever, but skills development is still critical. We created Accel5 to enable employees to learn in short bursts, whether waiting for a train, during lunch or between meetings. Not everyone has time for e-learning courses, but most of us can find five minutes to watch a best practices video or read or listen to a book summary.”

Accel5 is accessible via a modern, fully mobile responsive interface that gives users seamless access to content anytime, anywhere, on any device. Accel5 is easily integrated into a company’s existing Learning Management System, SharePoint or other platform, and can be customized to meet a company’s learning priorities and branding requirements.

For more information about Accel5, please visit: https://www.ebsco.com/corporations/accel5

About EBSCO Corporate Solutions
EBSCO Corporate Solutions, a division of EBSCO Information Services, provides premium information and tools to help employees advance their research and grow professionally. Our Corporate Learning products include Accel5 which provides best practices to facilitate soft skills development. Our business research and R&D products include Business Source® Corporate Plus, a comprehensive collection of full-text business magazines and journals, research reports, news sources and company information. We also offer EBSCO Discovery Service, an enterprise research platform that provides a single search of the world’s largest collection of premium business and STM content, as well as e-books, e-journals, e-packages and subscription management services.  


For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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