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Activity-Based Learning: A Winning Combination of Knowledge Building and Real-World Problem Solving

As algorithms and robotics take over lower-level jobs, and people need to be retrained and equipped with higher-order skills, traditional learning falls short. Corporate learning and development (L&D) must move toward innovative solutions, such as combining the...

How to Meet the Needs of Training for Healthcare Professionals

In the universal set “healthcare training,” there are many subsets. Professional healthcare subgroups requiring specialized training include: DoctorsNurses EMTsParamedicsMedical sales personnelLab techniciansPharmacists But even within each professional subset,...

Reinventing Corporate E-Learning

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...

Is Data Privacy Compatible with Adaptive Learning in the Finance Industry?

One of the many benefits of using an adaptive learning platform is the amount of data generated to personalize learners’ experiences, based on what they have already mastered and where they need reinforcement. While the depth and granularity of such data are typically...

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

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...

Combatting the Pandemic Impact: Quality Education Is Key to Sustainable Development

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,...

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

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...

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

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....

Coronavirus Cytokine Storm

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...

Can Learning Outcomes be Improved While Lowering Costs?

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...
Coronavirus Cytokine Storm

Coronavirus Cytokine Storm

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...

Can Learning Outcomes be Improved While Lowering Costs?

Can Learning Outcomes be Improved While Lowering Costs?

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...

Will an Airline Rebound Create a Talent Shortfall?

Will an Airline Rebound Create a Talent Shortfall?

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...