February 5, 2019

Kendall Hunt Publishing introduces new adaptive learning initiative powered by Area9 Lyceum’s new Area9 Rhapsode™ platform

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., and DUBUQUE, IowaFeb. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Kendall Hunt Publishing, one of the largest and oldest privately held educational publishers in the United States, and Area9 Lyceum today announced a partnership to help instructors and teachers close the student knowledge gap. Instructors face many challenges in the classroom, including full curriculums and overwhelmed or ill-prepared students. While students might struggle to keep up in traditional learning, they then have less time for higher-level learning that shows critical thinking or applied skills. Computer technology helps instructors be more effective but does not provide the human element that is crucial to learning.

“Based on their experiences, instructors can predict where students will most likely struggle and target those areas with lectures and, where possible, individual instruction. But instructors know that this approach is one-size-fits-none and there is never enough time to close the knowledge gap for each student individually,” said David Tart, Vice President of the Higher Education Division at Kendall Hunt Publishing. “This is where a true adaptive technology can assist.”

Building on more than 20 years of experience creating adaptive learning systems, Area9 Rhapsode™ is Area9 Lyceum’s fourth generation adaptive platform and the most advanced learning and publishing platform in the world.

“When students are prepared and teachers have actionable data on each student, they can focus on what is needed most,” said Ulrik Juul Christensen, MD, CEO of Area9 Lyceum. “When students spend less time gaining essential knowledge, then class time can be used to address specific knowledge gaps and ask students to apply their knowledge through critical thinking.”

Kendall Hunt’s adaptive learning initiative, powered by Area9 Lyceum, is a partnership which combines Kendall Hunt’s consultative publishing expertise and Area9’s Rhapsode™ adaptive platform to provide:

  • An online delivery method that automatically adjusts to the needs of each learner — recreating at scale the optimal teaching approach of a one-on-one personal tutor
  • Data analytics and intelligent technologies to adjust in real-time and deliver an optimal experience
  • Access to Area9 Rhapsode through iOS and Android native apps, directly through a website or through an integration into an LMS
  • Online, face-to-face, and blended learning through one digital tool

Individual faculty members and academic departments/teams can work with Kendall Hunt to create a personalized, adaptive learning curriculum for their course materials through the Area9 Rhapsode™ platform for less than it costs to create most PDF-based eBooks today. This is possible as a result of the advanced workflow automation and workflow analytics in Area9 Rhapsode™ that empowers individuals, and teams of all sizes, to produce high quality learning outcomes at scale.

In addition to providing a personalized adaptive learning experience for students, faculty who use Kendall Hunt’s Adaptive Solutions get actionable data on student usage, which can be used to work with individual students.

More about Area9 Lyceum and Area9 Rhapsode™

Area9 Lyceum leverages more than 20 years of research to identify the human factors that influence learning in industries spanning healthcare, aviation, defense, telecommunications, professional services and higher education.

Area9 Rhapsode™ is a comprehensive, fully integrated workflow and content development environment that supports both print and digital content production. It is customizable to be able to meet the needs from the smallest partners to the largest publishers and corporate learner departments.

For more information, visit www.area9lyceum.com or follow them on social media at Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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SOURCE Kendall Hunt Publishing