Public sector workers support a thriving society – from healthcare to local government to defense and cyber security. Area9 Rhapsode™ minimizes the time and cost of building their skills.
Public sector workers impact almost every aspect of our daily lives and it is imperative that the skills they need to provide vital services come at the right cost.
Area9 Rhapsode™ is the best way to build knowledge and skills in every discipline from nursing to equipment maintenance. It only teaches what is needed, and typically reduces time to proficiency by 50% – saving tax dollars by avoiding unnecessary training.
How should local, state and national governments ensure workers have the skills they need to do their jobs? Area9 Rhapsode™ targets proficiency, not ‘check the box’ course completion.
By uncovering hidden gaps and misconceptions, and by adapting to the unique needs of every individual – even those with learning disabilities – Area9 Rhapsode™ enables everyone to perform at their best.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer a bold vision: addressing some of the most pressing challenges in the world today. As each goal is pursued, we must consider the impact of learning and education for all, from workers who need to be retrained to children for whom equality in education is the gateway to a better life.
Area9’s work supports the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
Goal 4: Quality Education
Goal 4 reaffirms the belief that education fuels sustainable development.
In addition to delivering adaptive learning across the learning landscape, Area9 is also focusing on opportunities to support the education of disadvantaged youth who are at greatest risk of not completing their education.
Mod På Matematik (which translates to “Math Grit”), is a pilot project between Area9 and BL, the national federation of Danish social housing organizations.
This project offers adaptive learning to students in grades 6-9 who live in Danish social housing. Students have free access to the Area9 Rhapsode™ next-generation platform and a new interactive mathematics curriculum produced by Area9’s learning engineers and math subject matter experts.
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 8 seeks to promote economic growth, with full and productive employment and decent work for all. Area9 is involved in specific initiatives to develop the global workforce.
For example, a joint venture between Area9 and Valia Investments advances adaptive e-learning in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Area9 is also active in Saudi Arabia to implement adaptive learning for vocational training as part of the Ministry of Education’s compliance with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 to increase the number of Saudi nationals—both men and women—in the workforce.
Goal 5: Gender Equality
Goal 5 seeks to eliminate gender discrimination by promoting legal frameworks to protect basic rights and opportunities.
For example, Above & Beyond, based in Denmark, and The Diversity Council are promoting inclusive corporate culture and leadership.
To support these efforts, Area9 is developing a suite of tools for global companies to use as part of their unconscious bias training to raise awareness and educate employees at all levels.
Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being
Goal 3 seeks to end suffering caused by preventable diseases and reduce premature deaths. There is a natural connection between education and healthcare, particular to improve the training of doctors and nurses.
An example is NEJM Knowledge+, an award-winning adaptive learning platform for doctors preparing for board certification and for continuing education for medical professionals.
Improving training and education for hospital staff in developing countries is another imperative that can be addressed with adaptive learning. For example, Area9 is working with medical researchers at Stanford University to provide health provider education in Africa.