We Know We Don’t Know

Physicians. Educators. Scientists.
It’s all about brains…

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ABOUT US

As physicians we have deep knowledge about brain science. That combined with more than 20 years of research in human factors
and learning has given us the most profound respect for the complexity of individual differences of how people learn.

Traditional learning focuses on linear, standardized methods. So while there are many things
we don’t know – yet – we know that this is not optimal.
There is not a single answer to how people learn. We actually believe that one-size-fits none.

Our adaptive learning methods are like science. We constantly try something, measure the impact – and reorient.

Practically this means that we first identify what a learner knows and doesn’t know. Then we either allow the learner 
to speed through stuff she already understands and instead zero in on matters for this learner.
We relentlessly target individual objectives and enhance the learning experience for each and every user.

Delivering the right content at the right time, area9 helps people learn more, faster.  Mindfully.

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Area9

A HISTORY OF INNOVATION

1997

DR. ULRIK CHRISTENSEN FORMS HIS FIRST COMPANY, SOPHUS MEDICAL CREATING INTELLIGENT SIMULATION SOLUTIONS FOR EMERGENCY MEDICINE.

2002

SOPHUS MEDICAL PUBLISHES OFFICIAL FIRST AID CURRICULUM FOR THE RED CROSS

LAERDAL ACQUIRES SOPHUS MEDICAL AND ITS SIMULATION PLATFORMS

2005

LAERDAL’S HEARTCODE© PROGRAM BECOMES AHA’S MAIN LEARNING PLATFORM
FOR ACLS AND PALS

2006

DR. CHRISTENSEN COFOUNDS AREA9 TOGETHER WITH ANOTHER PHYSICIAN AND TWO SENIOR SOFTWARE ARCHITECTS.

2014

MCGRAW-HILL EDUCATION ACQUIRES ALL OF AREA9’S EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES IN THE TRADITIONAL EDUCATIONAL SPACE

AREA9 PARTNERS WITH NEJM TO CREATE THE NEJM KNOWLEDGE+ INTERNAL MEDICINE BOARD REVIEW

AREA9 PARTNERS WITH NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL TO DEVELOP ADAPTIVE LEARNING PLATFORMS FOR CORPORATE SAFETY EDUCATION

2016

AREA9 FORMS PARTNERSHIPS IN A VARIETY OF INDUSTRIES, INCLUDING HOSPITALITY, TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY, RETAIL & CONSUMER STAPLES AND INDUSTRY.