TrueLearn, a platform in healthcare education that blends data analytics with cognition science to optimize learning outcomes for the medical community, has acquired Picmonic. LLR Partners invested in TrueLearn in May 2020.
An audiovisual learning platform, Picmonic makes use of animated picture mnemonics. Picmonic promotes memory retention by leveraging the well-documented memory palace technique, where bite-sized mnemonic video lessons are combined with recall questions in an active learning environment.
“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, 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.