Area9 Lyceum Blog

Cracking the Learning-Retention Code: The Power of Interconnection

Posted by Ulrik Juul Christensen MD on Jul 11, 2023 2:26:04 AM


Ulrik Juul Christensen, CEO of Area9 Lyceum, shares his reflection about the importance of creating a learning culture and the value of investing in learning.

I am often asked "What if you educate your employees and they leave?", and I respond "What if you don't and they stay?" Don't encourage dependance! Here is why:

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Topics: Learning Lyceum, Learning culture

The Power of Curiosity

Posted by Stefaan van Hooydonk on Mar 30, 2023 7:46:02 AM


Stefaan van Hooydonk, the founder of the Global Curiosity Institute, shares his reflection about "What I learned from training 15,000 people on curiosity".

It started on one of those blue Mondays in 2018. I had been thinking the entire weekend why the new company wide culture program my team and I had been launching only had limited effect.

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Topics: Learning Lyceum

Reskilling & Upskilling for a Future Workplace

Posted by Lisa Cannata, Chief Learning Officer on May 12, 2022 7:34:12 AM


There is a lot of discussion these days about upskilling and reskilling to close competency gaps and help people be more prepared for the workforce of the future. In this way, upskilling and reskilling are at the heart of intentional career development, as organizations align the development of their people to specific knowledge and skills needed to pursue and accomplish business objectives.

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Topics: Adaptive Learning, Reskilling, Lifelong Learning

Can Adaptive Learning Help Reduce Carbon Emissions?

Posted by Dr. Khurram Jamil, President - Strategic Initiatives on Nov 4, 2021 2:41:17 PM


Case Study Shows Surprising Results for Greener Footprint

Across the global economy, industry-wide solutions are needed, from “greener” electrical power grids to reducing emissions from agriculture. Education, too, has a crucial role to play, not only in providing knowledge, building skills, and encouraging innovation, but also as being part of the solution.

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Area9 Lyceum Brings Democratization of Education in Vital Healthcare Field

Posted by Dr. Khurram Jamil, President - Strategic Initiatives on Jun 16, 2021 2:35:31 PM


Area9 Lyceum to Offer Complimentary Education for Healthcare Professionals

Area9 Lyceum is now offering complimentary access to the AACC Learning Lab: an adaptive learning program housed on the NEJM Knowledge+ platform.  

The goal is to expand and enhance the knowledge of laboratory medicine experts and promote their problem-solving abilities. Now, the cost of the Learning Lab is being eliminated for healthcare workers, allowing laboratory professionals around the world to access this advanced learning resource for free.

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Topics: Adaptive Learning, Healthcare Training, Reskilling, Life Sciences, Lifelong Learning

Accelerating Pace of Discovery in the Life Sciences Industry Raises the Stakes for Corporate Education and Lifelong Learning

Posted by Dr. Khurram Jamil, President - Strategic Initiatives on May 14, 2021 3:27:27 PM


As the Covid-19 pandemic caused widespread disruption in every industry, none felt the pressures of sweeping change and the critical need for frontline response more than healthcare. As healthcare professionals worldwide cared for escalating numbers of patients, the life sciences industry rose to the challenge with vaccine research that compressed into months what normally would take years to accomplish. As McKinsey observed, “The search for vaccines and therapies has been the most urgent and widespread the world has ever seen.”

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Topics: Adaptive Learning, Healthcare Training, Reskilling, AI, COVID-19, Life Sciences, Lifelong Learning

Combatting the Pandemic Impact: U.N. SDG 4 - Quality Education Is Key to Sustainable Development

Posted by Dr. Khurram Jamil, President - Strategic Initiatives on Jan 20, 2021 8:58:09 AM

In a world in need of sustainable development, education remains key. In fact, Quality Education is the fourth of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—recognized as a catalyst toward “socioeconomic mobility and … escaping poverty.” The pandemic, however, has threatened that progress, with 91 percent of students worldwide impacted at some point by temporary school closures and learning disruptions. As the U.N. observed, “The global pandemic has far-reaching consequences that may jeopardize hard won gains made in improving global education.”

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Topics: COVID-19, education

A Measurable Difference: Research Shows NEJM Knowledge+ Improves Board Exam Results

Posted by Ulrik Juul Christensen MD on Oct 14, 2020 6:41:47 AM

Newly published research has shown that personalized, online preparation for doctors taking board certification examinations can build competence and make a measurable difference. Specifically, physicians who used NEJM Knowledge+performed better on their exams by a statistically significant margin than a well-matched control group.

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Topics: Healthcare Training, Area9 Technology, L&D

An Adaptive Approach to Computer Programming Training: Combining Theory and Practice to Achieve Competence

Posted by Nick Howe on Aug 31, 2020 12:27:28 PM

How long does it take to learn a programming language? Obviously it depends, but estimates range from three to six months. How, then, do Area9 programmers become productive in as little as two to four weeks? The secret, as we’ve often said, is personalization.

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Topics: Adaptive Learning, Reskilling, Area9 Technology, L&D, Software Development, programming

Coronavirus Cytokine Storm

Posted by Area9 on Jul 15, 2020 10:48:05 AM


COVID-19 CYTOKINE STORM – What it means and why we need to learn about it.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection is associated with a wide spectrum of disease severity, with up to 20% of patients developing severe disease and progressing to life-threatening acute respiratory distress syndrome. The immune response in coronavirus infections, including SARS-CoV-2, plays a central role in viral elimination. In addition, emerging evidence suggests that immune dysregulation may contribute to the pathophysiology of severe COVID-19, which exhibits overlapping clinical and laboratory features consistent with a “cytokine storm". This a complex clinical presentation which may be responsible for end-organ damage and mortality observed in this disease entity and consists of hyperinflammation combined with the failure of the immune system to counteract infection with antiviral response mechanisms.

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Topics: News & PR, Healthcare Training, Area9 Technology

Can Learning Outcomes be Improved While Lowering Costs?

Posted by Nick Howe on Jul 10, 2020 11:31:58 AM

Can Learning Outcomes Be Improved While Lowering Costs?

It is fairly easy to lower learning costs: create and deliver fewer courses, and/or move classroom courses online. Maybe even dump formal training altogether and switch to “user generated content.” But is it possible to lower costs without negatively impacting learning and business outcomes—and perhaps even improving them? As COVID-19 continues to escalate in the U.S., this question is more important than ever. In this blog, I’ll discuss how corporate learning and development (L&D) can answer the CFO’s call to “do more with less.”

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Topics: Adaptive Learning, Corporate E-Learning, Area9 Technology, L&D

Will an Airline Rebound Create a Talent Shortfall?

Posted by Nick Howe on Jul 8, 2020 5:12:41 PM

Retraining Will Be Crucial in Aviation’s ‘New Normal’ 

As the global airline industry comes back from the pandemic, staffing could become a challenge—particularly if the ramp-up in flight capacity happens quickly. The goal across every airline will be to align rehiring with the pace of the rebound, so as people are rehired, they are also retrained quickly. Reassigning and reskilling, as well as training in new safety and operational protocols, will require adaptive learning to get people up to speed efficiently and effectively.

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Topics: Adaptive Learning, Aviation, Reskilling, Area9 Technology