Learning and development blog (Page 10)

Totara LMS version 2.9 is here

You may be wondering what happened to version 2.8, this is a fast paced environment to be working in but no, you haven’t blinked and missed an entire release. Totara Learning have made the decision to move straight on to version 2.9 with only a minor point release in between. This is to lay the foundations for the next major release, Totara LMS 9 …

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Making your LMS compatible with blended learning

Do you want to manage your blended programmes better? Do you want to provide better pathways for your learners within your blends? It’s hard for anyone to say ‘No’ to those questions. The problem is that many online learning environments seem to hinder these plans driven by old and inflexible models of learner management that confuse or confine …

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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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Measuring the success of your LMS

Imagine the day when you get to turn to your boss, eyes open wide, and say with a smile: “It works! Success!” But when we say success, what do we mean and are we sometimes being premature? Yes the alpha launch of the learning management system functions, the single sign on works, and the reports show lots of data, but is this truly a ‘success’?

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Our take on the 2015 Towards Maturity Benchmark Report

The 2015 Towards Maturity Benchmark Findings have been published this week. So, any statistics junkies out there: prepare yourself for a jam-packed numbers report compiled by Overton and team to help us work out what is really going on in our industry. It’s always good to know whether you’ve missed some seismic shift in the landscape and for many …

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Data & Your LMS

What Is Data? With the advances in technology; whether it’s mobile devices, social media sites, annoying automated telephone menus, supermarket loyalty cards or computers ‘in-general’, whether we like it or not we are generating and consuming very large amounts of data. Data which is then being used, or worse - sold, to third parties to tailor …

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Celebrating our learners from the MoD

This October, Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (CFAVs) from all MoD services were delighted to receive their City & Guilds Professional Recognition Awards and ILM qualifications from our training partners CVQO. The tenth graduation ceremony held at RMA Sandhurst was presided over by CVQO chairman The Lord Lingfield. Also in attendance were CVQO chief …

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Spooktacular EssentialsPlus Training Courses This Halloween

Whether you’re managing vampires or ghosts, goblins or witches, you need to make sure your spooky staff have the right training to cope with their busiest season. With that in mind here’s a few of our EssentialsPlus courses that could help you make this Halloween a treat rather than a trick.     Complaints Management for Your Witches …

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City & Guilds Kineo’s new Safeguarding training

City & Guilds Kineo has launched new training in 'Safeguarding young people from harm, abuse and exploitation’.  All government funded training centres, including those in private companies, are now required by Ofsted to have proven safeguarding training.  City & Guilds Kineo has responded with a high quality curriculum and complementary elearning …

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Market Update October 2015

The City & Guilds Group is helping employers to shape the government’s policy on how apprenticeships should be funded and managed. The government believes, like us, that apprenticeships are key to building and retaining a skilled workforce for Britain and has promised three million trained apprentices by 2020.  To be able to achieve that target, …

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Becoming a Lead Learning Designer

Have you ever wanted to be a learning designer but don’t know how to get there? This video shares the journey from teacher to designer and how Simon Rupniak made the move.  As part of Learning Now TV’s ‘Learning Designer’ series Simon Rupniak, one of our learning designers talks about why and how he got into the role and a recent project he has …

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My Apprenticeship: A Stepping Stone to the Future

Well that's a wrap folks! I've finished my apprenticeship as a Marketing Apprentice at City & Guilds Kineo. And boy have I learnt a lot in just one year.   Let’s Recap This time last year I was applying for apprenticeship programmes; I had no idea what I wanted to do and had no work experience behind me. One year later I have finished …

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Kineo Team at #DevLearn

The annual migration of the L&D tech crowd to Las Vegas for the eLearning Guild’s fabulous DevLearn conference has begun. In fact, I’m writing and posting this update from somewhere high above the country thanks to free inflight WiFi! The Kineo US team will be there, eager to learn and connect with the expected crowd of over 2,800 of our industry …

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The Benefits Of An Accreditation

So you have done the hard bit, you’ve created an in-house training programme that’s engaging and fits the needs of your business and employees. But now you want it internationally recognised. Well that’s where an accreditation comes in. An accreditation stands as a mark of quality for learning and development programmes that businesses have already …

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Market Update September 2015

As you know, here at City & Guilds Kineo we aren’t afraid to share what we think, and with over twenty permanent learning designers across the UK we definitely have opinions on learning content. However, this past month we’ve been a bit quiet on the learning content design front... Well that quietness is a hum, a vibration, the thrill of getting …

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The Evolution of Journalism Part 3.1

The right tool for the job In my last blog  I shared feature writer Jon Henley’s tips for writing good feature stories and suggested how we could apply them to digital learning content. One tip he shared during his Guardian Masterclass on digital storytelling was to identify the right type of media to tell different parts of the story. I felt …

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The Evolution of Journalism Part 3

Digital storytelling: what makes a good story and how do you write one? Fire! Fire!* *Made you look. But fire does play a part here, as you’ll see. In two previous blogs I’ve shared my reflections following a Guardian Masterclass with senior feature writer Jon Henley. I’ve drawn parallels between the evolution of journalism with learning …

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City & Guilds Kineo and clients shortlisted for awards

City & Guilds Kineo and clients have been shortlisted in six categories for this year's E-learning Awards. The awards are the most prestigious for the UK's learning technology and elearning industry and this year has been described as 'the biggest and most hard-fought shortlist yet'.

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City & Guilds Kineo Introduces EssentialsPlus

"This new style of elearning is some of the very best we have evaluated.  It is an exemplary example of learning materials...making mobile learning a reality." David Patterson, Learning Light City & Guilds Kineo is delighted to announce the release of its brand new, ready-to-go elearning range, EssentialsPlus. EssentialsPlus  is …

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