Learning and Development Blog

What is Totara Evergreen?

Totara Learning is now greener than ever - and no, I’m not talking about their logo. First mentioned almost a year ago, the ‘Evergreen’ version of Totara Learn is finally here and with it comes regular, monthly updates of the latest features and functionality.

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5 digital learning trends for 2018 and beyond

OK, so why are we already thinking about next year’s learning trends when we’re only halfway through 2017? Well, I think we would all agree that the world is moving at such a pace that we need to look forward and prepare now for some changes that are likely to impact the L&D community next year. But how do you filter out the flash-in-the-pan …

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Credly’s digital credentialing solution comes to Europe

Businesses in the UK and Europe can now unlock employee potential with Credly thanks to an exclusive partnership with Kineo’s sister company, Digitalme. Digital credentials get a global boost Credly, the global market leader in digital credentialing, has entered into an exclusive partnership with Digitalme, a City & Guilds Group business. …

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Discover the content your learners actually need

So you want to create content on topics learners actually care about—the stuff they turn to Google for—but where do you begin? How can you provide real value for your learners when you don’t even know what they want? If only there was a way to know what your learners were typing into that little box on their browser. We’d basically be reading their …

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Why mobile learning? The great mobile mystery

What's not to like about Google Analytics. You can learn so much from dipping into the data about how the content we produce is used. As well as showing us where things can be improved, the data shines a light on missed opportunities, the greatest of which, is how few people are consuming learning content on smartphones. But this isn’t because …

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Work experience at Kineo is working!

At the start of the year we made a pledge to take on 10 work experience placements. At the half year mark, how have we been doing? Well, I’m pleased to say we’re well on our way to hitting that, with placements that have either taken place or are planned for the next couple of months. Not only that, but our programme seems to be giving young people …

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Rocking all over the world: working as a global team

We’re driven by our values at Kineo, and a core one for me is to put back into our local community. As Kineo has grown our sense of what ‘local’ is has evolved, and our emphasis is as much on being inclusive . Our community is as much virtual as it is about where we live or work. By thinking inclusively, we don’t think about where someone is, …

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Making work experience work

I bet every one of you reading this is grateful to someone who believed in you and took a chance to get you the experience you needed to move your career forward – whatever stage it was at.  Work experience placements are an excellent way for us all to repay the favour and offer a chance to people when they need it. Setting the standard As …

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Is too much choice bad for your learners?

Two days ago, I attended 'The Psychology of Design' - a great workshop run by UX Consultant Joe Leech.  Whilst the focus was on designing commercial websites with psychological principles in mind, there are many takeaways for us in the digital learning space. One of these concerns the notion of choice. And jam; lots of jam. How jamming in too …

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The Three Es of Social Media

Over the last number of years, I have been a major advocate of social media and how it can support your learning journey. As part of this journey I have come to distill my approach to the “Three Es” – three simple yet powerful concepts: EMBRACE EXPLORE ENJOY

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Kineo named as 2017 top content development company

For five years running, Kineo has been rated by Training Industry as one of the top 20 content development companies. This recognition follows on the heels of LearnX naming Kineo best elearning company of 2017.  Best content development companies named in top 20 list Training Industry monitors the marketplace to identify the best training …

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Reflections from Totara User Conference 2017

I was honoured to be asked to keynote and attend the inaugural Totara User Conference in Wellington, New Zealand on Tuesday, April 10th 2017. Sharing our learning at the Totara User Conference The focus for the two-day conference was sharing our learning. My keynote titled Embrace Explore Enjoy was aimed at getting delegates to tap into the …

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How to add value with content curation

In these times of information overload, there's an appetite to keep up with the latest knowledge and resources, know what to curate, what models to follow and how to promote content. This is crucial in the world of learning and development and content curation remains at the centre of discussions within the L&D community. Why content curation …

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A problem shared is … a launch pad for social learning

What’s the key to making social learning work in the workplace? At Kineo we believe the key to success is as much a matter of taking stock of what's out there and what's going on (social is after all, happening all the time of its own accord), as it is about making the most of that information to enrich the solutions we design for our clients. …

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Quality assurance: are you about to make or break your digital learning?

Quality assurance has had a slightly murky history. It’s a part of the production process that is often poorly defined, and has sometimes been seen as little more than a necessary but annoying hurdle to be rushed through before a course is released into the wild.  At Kineo, we have always resisted this way of thinking and have embedded quality assurance …

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