LEIPZIG/STUTTART, GERMANY – Area9 Lyceum GmbH, the Germany-based affiliate of global learning company Area9 Lyceum, and Georg Thieme Verlag KG were awarded a Gold Medal by Brandon Hall Group in the category of “best advance in unique learning technology.” The award was for their collaboration in adaptive learning courses on complex medical topics developed for Thieme’s via medici platform (which can be found at https://viamedici.thieme.de).

These courses bring together Thieme’s medical education expertise with comprehensive learning modules that combine text, graphics, animation, and video, delivered using the Area9 Rhapsode™ platform. Area9 Rhapsode uses advanced algorithms to provide personalized learning paths that adapt in real time to learners’ needs.

“We are pleased to be able to support medical students by providing personalized, efficient learning,” said Dr. Claus Biermann, Chief Medical Advisor, Healthcare Education, at Area9 Lyceum. “With via medici, Thieme’s excellent professional content is combined with our Area9 Rhapsode adaptive learning technology in one platform.”

“Through the innovative Area9 Rhapsode technology, we are offering medical students an entirely new, sustainable learning experience,” added Tillmann Weik, Senior Director Medical Publishing & Information Services at Thieme. “Our cooperation with Area9 Lyceum contributes to a high-quality education for future physicians and thus to better medicine.”


Thieme Group

The Thieme Group is a leading supplier of information and services contributing to the improvement of healthcare and health. The family-owned company develops products and services in digital and other media for the medical and chemistry sectors. Operating internationally with offices in 11 cities worldwide, Thieme works closely with a strong network of experts and partners. The products and services are based on the high-quality content of Thieme’s 200 journals and 4,400 books. Thieme supports relevant information processes in research, education, and patient care. Medical students, physicians, nurses, allied health specialists, hospitals, health insurance companies, and others interested in health and healthcare are at the focus of Thieme’s activities.

Area9 Lyceum

Area9 Lyceum brings together more than two decades of learning research and advanced computer science in its next-generation learning platforms for K-12, higher education, and corporate education. As a leader in personalized and adaptive learning, as well as comprehensive infrastructure for learning engineering, design, delivery and analytics at scale, Area9 Lyceum enables clients to realize the future of personalized, multidimensional learning: mastery-based learning. A mastery-based approach enables learners to become proficient in the knowledge and skills that are highly relevant to them, their teams, and organizations. The technologies developed by Area9 are used by millions of learners of all ages and by leading organizations and companies around the world.

Brandon Hall Group

Brandon Hall Group operates the largest and longest running awards program in human capital management (HCM). As an independent HCM research and analyst firm, Brandon Hall also conducts studies in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management. These benchmark studies help organizations by providing strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.