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

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

Accelerating Pace of Pharma and Med Tech Innovation Drives Demand for Effective, Efficient Adaptive Learning

Posted by Dr. Khurram Jamil, President - Strategic Initiatives on Nov 4, 2019 7:15:00 PM

 

Innovations in pharmaceutical and medical technology—gene therapies, stem-cell treatments, and other cutting-edge therapeutic approaches—demand intensive training, both inside and outside the company. Adaptive learning offers a proven approach.

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Topics: Adaptive Learning, Healthcare Training, Reskilling

Adaptive Learning: Paying the “Technical Debt” of Ineffective L&D

Posted by Nick Howe on Aug 5, 2019 4:36:00 PM

 

A focus on quick fixes results in learning and development (L&D) “technical debt” that is too great for companies to bear today, given greater demands to build proficiencies throughout their workforce. By understanding what cutting-edge adaptive learning looks like, companies can take the first step toward paying down technical debt and improving L&D with a truly personalized approach.

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Topics: Adaptive Learning, 4th Industrial Revolution, Reskilling

Leveling the Playing Field with Adaptive Learning to Reskill Workers

Posted by Nick Howe on Jul 25, 2019 8:18:39 AM

 

To level the playing field of future job opportunities, all workers must be reskilled to meet the ever-increasing demands of the technology-enabled workplace. This requires the “rulebook” for learning to be rewritten, no longer assuming a distribution curve in performance, but rather seeing everyone as capable of achieving proficiency and mastery, provided they are given the targeted support and time they need.

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Topics: Adaptive Learning, 4th Industrial Revolution, Reskilling

Rethinking Recruitment: Why Retraining Is the Answer to the Skills Shortage

Posted by Nick Howe on Jul 16, 2019 9:07:00 AM

 

New talent development approaches are driving the thinking around hiring vs. retraining to respond to rapidly evolving technology, a global skills shortage, and the cost of continuously hiring new talent. As employers grapple with their talent demands, a conversation around reskilling must occur among managers, corporate leaders, HR, and chief learning officers (CLOs).

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Topics: Adaptive Learning, Corporate E-Learning, 4th Industrial Revolution, Reskilling