Emerald Hill Limited, a Scrum training company and consultancy based in the UK, and Area9 Lyceum have partnered to launch the world’s first adaptive training course for Agile development. The “Scrum Fundamentals” course was launched at the Learning Technologies Conference, May 4-5, 2022, in London. The course consists of 4 modules and covers 49 learning objectives. Individuals who successfully complete the course will have the opportunity to pursue certification.

“We are thrilled to partner with Area9 Lyceum to deliver the world’s first Adaptive Learning course for Agile. We see Adaptive Learning as an essential component of what organisations urgently need to plug the Agile skills gap. Professionals can learn the basics of Scrum while still working. The materials can be accessed any time, any place, on any device and presented in an order suited to their personal experience and current understanding. Area9’s AI algorithms ensure mastery of the materials in half the time compared to last-gen e-learning. We look forward to taking learners onward to a Scrum Foundations certificate from Scrum Alliance as the first step in their Agile careers,” said Alan O’Callaghan, Founder and Principal Product Owner, Emerald Hill Limited.

Over the next 12 months, Emerald Hill plans to add courses on “User Stories,” “Agile Estimating and Planning,” and “Business Agility” to its adaptive learning portfolio, offering a personalized learning experience—at scale.

The adaptive learning courses use Area9 Rhapsode’s algorithms to identify what each learner has already mastered, where they need additional support, and where they have hidden misconceptions. Such personalization makes learning more engaging and efficient. Learners can become 100% proficient in about 50% of the time needed in conventional e-learning or
classroom-based training.

“Our partnership with Emerald Hill is a great example of combining best-in-class content with the latest in adaptive learning technology—to provide a superior experience to learners,” said Ulrik Juul Christensen, M.D., Executive Chairman of Area9 Lyceum.”

The “Scrum Fundamentals” course is available on Area9 Lyceum’s collections page.