TrueLearn Announces Acquisition of Picmonic

Education Technology Insights | Friday, June 25, 2021

TrueLearn, a prominent platform in healthcare education, has acquired Picmonic to extend its reach and platform abilities.

FREMONT, CA: TrueLearn, a prominent platform in healthcare education that combines data analytics with cognition science to improve learning outcomes for the medical community, has acquired Picmonic to extend its reach and platform abilities.

Picmonic, a renowned audiovisual learning platform, has proven to be useful in helping learners comprehend complex ideas by using animated picture mnemonics. Picmonic uses the well-documented memory palace technique, in which bite-sized mnemonic video lessons are coupled with recall questions in an active learning environment to increase memory retention.

By giving learners and educators access to the most efficient learning platform in the business, the acquisition will provide substantial value to the healthcare community. TrueLearn's learning platform is based on cognitive science principles that help learners enhance their critical thinking skills and testing behaviors. TrueLearn will expand its presence in the classroom by incorporating Picmonic, which will provide educators with essential information on their students to assure their success and optimize program outcomes.

"We want to empower our learners to have a growth mindset when it comes to unlocking their full potential in the classroom and on standardized exams, and the learning content and benchmarking data we provide to educators helps to make this happen," said TrueLearn's Founder and CEO, Dr. Joshua Courtney. "Picmonic opens up a whole new world of opportunity for us to layer animation and storyboarding into the TrueLearn experience."

"By joining forces with TrueLearn, we will be able to serve our learners in many new and exciting ways," said Picmonic's Co-Founder and CEO, Ron Robertson. "Our organizations share so many similarities - most importantly is the singular purpose of serving the interests of our learners and their institutions.

TrueLearn provides a suite of products for medical students and residents in various medical specialities, and it has recently expanded its capabilities to include Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Pharmacy, and allied health. The company is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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