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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Kaspersky has unveiled its new Kaspersky Adaptive Online Training, developed in partnership with Area9 Lyceum. The solution generates a security awareness curriculum that is tailored to each individual user’s learning needs, as a personal tutor would do for their students. The content for this new enterprise-grade solution is based on Kaspersky’s cybersecurity expertise and delivered in accordance with modern learning techniques.
Partners with Author & Educator Esther Wojcicki on ‘Successful People’ Series
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., May 19, 2020 — Area9 Lyceum is partnering with educator Esther Wojcicki, author of the best-selling How to Raise Successful People, to develop learning modules based on Wojcicki’s “TRICK” principles of Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness. The first module on “Kindness” will be offered for free, starting this week, on the Area9 website.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the business landscape, with lasting changes in the ways in which people work and learn. As Microsoft President Brad Smith said in a recent CNBC interview, “I think there is a greater acceptance of almost remote everything.” Hand-in-hand with widespread remote working is the need for more effective remote learning.
Kaspersky, a global cybersecurity vendor that protects over 400 million users worldwide, has partnered with Area9 Lyceum on Rhapsode™, the world’s first four-dimensional adaptive learning platform, to bring you a free 30-minute adaptive learning course: “Stay safe, Stay secure”.
SUMMARY – Pandemics aside, there are clearly exciting times ahead for learning and development (L&D) as evidenced by this year’s update to the Donald H. Taylor 2020 L&D Global Sentiment Survey. Top priorities in the survey are learning analytics and personalized/adaptive delivery. Together, they showcase the vital importance of L&D delivering the kind of learning that will advance business and talent strategies within organizations. Although the survey and the analysis in this blog date to before the COVID-19 outbreak, the topics discussed are even more relevant now that remote learning has become imperative for all organizations.