Articles by Virginia Barder

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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Progress over perfection?

Every year there’s something in our Learning Insights research  that chimes with what we’ve been thinking about. This year, I was really interested in the findings about the need to deliver things quicker. Here’s what grabbed me: “Which is best? You deliver a piece of content that your learners rate 10 out of 10 – but they’re a little frustrated …

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Making a Difference - Lessons in Purpose

Too often in elearning, quality is seen as being only about high production values - usually, what it looks like. 'Fit for purpose' can be dismissed as unambitious, but there’s nothing wrong with quality being defined as achieving purpose.   Quality elearning makes a difference  What do you think of as ‘quality’? Do you see it as a ‘wow’ look …

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We are Family – the global City & Guilds Kineo family

Our world here at City & Guilds Kineo is shrinking. After having been lucky enough to spend some time with the teams located in Cape Town, Wellington, Melbourne and Chicago – I have become very conscious of this. Now, as part of our family, news stories about blizzards in Chicago, or earthquakes in New Zealand, don’t seem a long way away.

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Stories from Learning@Work conference October 2015

We were all aboard the elearning express at the Learning@Work conference and exhibition in Sydney last week. Why the train references you ask? It was held in fabulous old locomotion sheds with fantastic industrial architecture and a lot of old engines around. A great venue for an exhibition. We were fortunate that it coincided with the announcement …

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