Area9 Lyceum Blog

Reinventing Corporate E-Learning

Posted by Nick Howe on Jan 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Corporate e-learning has deep roots, arguably dating back to the very first modern “distance education course” developed by Isaac Pitman in the mid-1840s. Pittman sent his correspondence-course students shorthand texts transcribed onto postcards and received transcriptions back from them to be graded. Feedback was a crucial element.

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning

21st Century Education: Adaptive Learning Addresses World Economic Forum’s Concerns

Posted by Area9 on Jan 11, 2019 11:10:08 AM

By Ulrik Juul Christensen, M.D. CEO, Area9 Lyceum

As artificial intelligence and robotics take business and society by storm, the stakes are being raised for the competencies needed to thrive in the 21st century. From retail to manufacturing, financial services to medicine, every industry and business sector faces an urgent need for people who possess the necessary capabilities to adapt to the consequences of the fourth industrial revolution. The World Economic Forum continues to emphasize this issue, including with initiatives to help ensure that the 7 billion people on the planet are developed and allowed to reach their potential.

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Topics: 4th Industrial Revolution

Addressing “Soft Skills” Gaps with Adaptive Learning

Posted by Area9 on Jan 10, 2019 9:04:47 AM

Despite the billions of dollars spent on talent development every year, hiring managers in a recent survey revealed that their employees had persistent gaps in “soft skills,” including communications, business acumen, and customer service. According to the Career Advisory Board’s 2018 Talent Activation, Employee Experience and Skills Development survey, these gaps are not being sufficiently addressed even as employers seek to develop a more highly engaged workforce.

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning

Year-In-Review: What’s in your L&D strategy for 2019?

Posted by Area9 on Jan 3, 2019 3:09:01 PM

Every year, millions of people make “new year’s resolutions”—and organizations, in their own right, do much the same by setting goals for the year ahead. As we reach year-end, ask yourself: how did 2018 stack up against your plans, and what does 2019 hold?

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning

Why Adaptive Learning Should Be the Foundation of L&D Strategies

Posted by Area9 on Dec 21, 2018 1:05:12 PM

As employers address their talent development needs, more than half of organizations are offering opportunities for employees to “upskill” and “reskill,” according to a recent report from the Association for Talent Development. Their goal is to take positive action to upgrade or build new skills in the workforce.

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning

Area9 and the Importance of Data Protection

Posted by Area9 on Sep 17, 2018 9:00:00 AM

One of the reasons companies love using Adaptive Learning for their training needs is because of the extensive and comprehensive data that it generates. 

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Topics: Adaptive Learning

Proactive Training for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Posted by Area9 on Sep 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM

As with the previous 3 industrial revolutions, when the 4th industrial revolution arrives it will bring with it rapid technological change. More specifically, the 4th industrial revolution will be the automation revolution, characterized by an increase in robotic and automated technology in all sectors of life. It therefore goes without saying that the implications of these changes will be far reaching and will affect every sphere, including employment.

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning

Gamification in Healthcare Training: Can It Be Successful?

Posted by Area9 on Sep 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Gamification — the use of game-like scenarios for teaching or training purposes — is trending. Supporters cite several advantages to using gamification techniques, including increased learner engagement and enjoyment. For healthcare professionals, among the most time-poor in the world, increased engagement and enjoyment will make training less boring. But does gamification in healthcare training actually work to improve content mastery?

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Topics: Healthcare Training

How to Prepare for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Posted by Area9 on Sep 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The world is on the brink of a 4th industrial revolution that will build upon the 3rd — the digital revolution — and which will be characterized by rapid technological change and automation. The shift toward automation, already occurring, is projected to have far-reaching consequences for every sphere of life, including, of course, employment.

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning

Why Searchable Doesn’t Equate to Meaningful: Gaining Automaticity vs. Accessing User-Generated Content

Posted by Area9 on Sep 7, 2018 9:00:00 AM

On the surface it appears to be an easy win: tapping into the knowledge and expertise that exists within a company through user-generated content. Short how-to instructional videos can be cheaply and easily made and uploaded by experts across the company, then be searchable and accessible by every employee.

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Topics: Adaptive Learning, Unconscious Incompetence

How to Meet the Needs of Training for Healthcare Professionals

Posted by Area9 on Sep 5, 2018 9:00:00 AM

In the universal set “healthcare training,” there are many subsets. Professional healthcare subgroups requiring specialized training include:


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Topics: Healthcare Training

Prepare for the Disruption of Skills

Posted by Area9 on Sep 3, 2018 9:00:00 AM

It is not a matter of if, but when: technological change and increased automation will disrupt more than 25% of jobs in the future in Canada, for example. Businesses not prepared to adapt will be left behind.

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning