Case Studies

Area9 Learning’s adaptive technology provides wide-ranging benefits across every industry, but specific sectors are especially well suited to the adaptive approach.

TrackMan

TrackMan is the choice for swing and ball flight analysis by golf’s leading authorities: The PGA Tour and the Royal and Ancient, as well as touring professionals, equipment manufacturers, coaches, retailers, club fitters and broadcast media rely on TrackMan’s innovative technology.

When TrackMan created TrackMan University, they turned to Area9 Learning and our innovative adaptive technology to take them to another level. Learn from TrackMan CEO Klaus Eldrup-Jørgensen how Area9 Learning and TrackMan worked together.

New England Journal of Medicine

The New England Journal Of Medicine is the most widely read, cited, and influential general medical periodical in the world. NEJM Group and Area9 Learning partnered in February 2013 to create the first-of-its-kind platform with smart technology that adapts to clinicians’ learning goals, pace and knowledge gaps to deliver the information they need to know. The system uses research-proven methods to accelerate proficiency, continuously sharpen skills and promote true life long learning.

Hear from Jeffrey M Drazen, MD. Editor-in-chief, NEJM Group and physicians on how Area9’s technology makes a difference to their lives, via the NEJM Knowledge+ platform.

Coloplast

Coloplast is a multi-billion dollar international company that develops products and services that make life easier for people with very personal and private medical conditions. The company supplies products to hospitals and institutions, wholesalers and retailers, and directly to consumers.

Coloplast turned to Area9 Learning to produce training for its global sales force on a highly complex product line in the fastest possible way.

Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) is the multi-billion dollar data and information company within Hitachi Ltd of Japan. With more than 15,000 employees and 25,000 resellers and customers need training in technical products in over 100 countries, HDS truly has a global training challenge.

HDS partnered with Area9 Learning to revamp the entire online curriculum of hundreds of e-learning courses to meet the needs of its global workforce, reducing time spent in training by over 50%.

“The Area9 Adaptive Platform enables each of our learners to develop the specific competencies they need in the most efficient and effective way possible, while giving HDS a real-time overview of the organization’s current capability. ” Terri Casady, Senior Director, HDS Academy

National Safety Council

The National Safety Council (NSC), founded in 1913 and Chartered by the US Congress in 1953, has more than 55,000 members including businesses, labor organizations, schools, public agencies, private groups and individuals. The group focuses on areas where the greatest number of preventable injuries and deaths occur.

When NSC wanted to launch a new, online version of the Supervisor’s Safety Development Program (SSDP), it turned to Area9 Learning and our adaptive technology.

The SSDP Online course uses adaptive learning technology to personalize the course based on what learners know, don’t know and have trouble learning. This makes the course far more efficient than with a traditional e-learning approach. On the Area9 platform, learners with a lot of knowledge proceed faster through the course than users who are seeing the content for the first time, or who are less confident.

“Adaptive learning has made it possible for NSC to deliver effective and efficient training in a very affordable way, and bring our existing content to life in an engaging way,” says Felipe Reyes, Director of Business Development at NSC.

Shinola

Shinola, founded in 2011, is an American luxury lifestyle brand that specializes in watches, bicycles, and leather goods among other items. Facing huge growth and opening new stores, Shinola needed an efficient and effective way to onboard new retail employees.

Shinola needed to ensure that all new employees were knowledgeable about the Shinola products, could convey the mission and values that drive Shinola to employees across the US, to maintain consistent customer experiences across multiple stores, and to inform and educate store associates about new products launches

Shinola turned to Area9’s adaptive solution as a highly engaging way to onboard the diverse workforce.

“As we continue to grow, we want our employees to fully understand our commitment to world-class manufacturing jobs and products that are built to last. The more ways we can effectively tell our story, the better the experience our customer has with our brand.”
Jacques Panis, President at Shinola.

Area9’s rapid authoring environment help streamline training development. The focus on employee proficiency, rather than on simple course completion, means that Shinola business executives can grow the business confidently.