How it Works

Every brain is different; therefore, learning must be personalized to meet each learner’s needs. But how can this be accomplished in an e-learning environment? Is it possible to recreate at scale, and cost effectively, the experience one would get with a one-on-one tutor? Our answer, developed and refined over the past two decades, is a “biological” approach to adaptive learning.

Biological Model

Just like brains, every adaptive system is different. Unlike other systems which use complex and ineffective ‘inference’ models, Area9 uses a ‘biological’ model that has the power to adapt to every person and their unique needs.


Are you still measuring training by the number of courses completed or “smile sheets”?

Modern businesses require a modern approach to measurement -­ with greater proficiency.

Is your staff competent and confident to execute your strategy?

Measure what matters. Area9 provides unparalleled granular metrics.

Unconscious Incompetence

What happens when your employees think they know something, but in reality they don’t?

Mistakes — costly mistakes. This is the hidden (and sometimes very visible) cost of unconscious incompetence.

The Area9 adaptive approach uncovers unconscious incompetence – which can be as much as 40% or more for some roles – and corrects it.

Real-time feedback and powerful reporting capabilities raise self-awareness and provide business insight.


Do you remember everything the first time you see it? Or completely understand every scenario you are presented with?

The human brain is designed to require multiple exposures to stimuli to build long term memories.

The Area9 adaptive algorithms use detailed models of human cognition and memory, and exploit targeted, repeated exposure to each learner’s most difficult learning items to “recharge” memories and drive understanding.


Adaptive learning provides benefits for the learner, and for the business and HR or training function in many areas, including time, proficiency, engagement, and quality.