Area9 Lyceum Blog

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

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

Raising the Bar on Remote Learning with an Adaptive Approach

Posted by Nick Howe on Apr 30, 2020 10:16:43 AM

 

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.

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

A conversation with Christopher Lind of Learning Tech Talks

Posted by Nick Howe on Dec 6, 2019 9:30:00 AM

 

Back in the middle of October I sat down with Christopher Lind as part of his Learning Tech Talks. In this wide ranging discussion we dove into the state of the learning industry and the role that adaptive learning can and will play in dramatically improving learning outcomes for everyone. 

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Topics: Adaptive Learning, Corporate E-Learning, Unconscious Incompetence, L&D, AI, Learning Analytics

The ‘Year of Data’: Donald H. Taylor Survey Spotlights Personalization, AI, and Learning Analytics

Posted by Nick Howe on Nov 26, 2019 9:15:00 AM

 

The three hottest topics in Donald H. Taylor’s L&D Global Sentiment Survey 2019 are personalization, artificial intelligence (AI), and learning analytics. Although these are separate topics on the survey, they come together in one place: adaptive learning, in the application of AI to learning data to achieve personalized outcomes.

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Topics: Adaptive Learning, Area9 Technology, L&D, AI, Learning Analytics