Learning and development blog (Page 10)

Do you know how to think like a gamer?

Let's talk about how to think like a gamer. But before that, let me ask you this question: why would you want to add gamification to your elearning in the first place? Do you recall the last time you spent way too much time playing a game? Hide and seek, Scrabble or Minecraft? There’s something about the human being that’s driven to achieve …

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Discover How to Engage Tech-Savvy Learners at LearnTech 2016

“The Times They are a-Changin’”, as Bob Dylan once sang. Well one thing is for sure, technology and the way we use it certainly hasn’t stood still! When it comes to learning management systems and learning technologies, the pace of change has been slower than the world of web and apps, but nevertheless, times are changing. LMS in a Changing …

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Putting the Rapid into Interactive Video

Video is back and it’s back in a big way. In fact, it’s gone interactive. When some of us got started in this business, the boring talking-head at screen left video was all the rage. But then the Internet came along and with it bandwidth concerns. And so video took a back seat for a long time. Interactive Video But it’s 2016 and we’re a YouTube …

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Four Big Questions for the Future of L&D

In the President’s State of the Union address last week, President Obama posed four big questions for the United States to address in order to meet the challenges of the future. While I can‘t promise his level of eloquence, I think it’s worth considering what four big questions we need to consider regarding the future of the learning and development …

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Learning Technologies 2016 - seminar sessions

Not long now until learn tech lovers gravitate to one of the most prestigious Learning Technology exhibitions of the year. Yes I am referring to Learning Technologies 2016 and boy has the City & Guilds Kineo team got a lot in store for conference goers this year!   In its 17th year,  Learning Technologies 2016 showcases a whole host of latest …

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6 Great Reasons to Innovate in 2016

2016 is the year to drive innovation in your workplace learning, or risk being left behind. There’s no doubt about it, the different learning options available to L&D teams have grown exponentially over the last 20 years. The opportunity to create some structured and creative blends has never been greater, but frequently we see organisations …

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When in Doubt, Ask the Expert!

City & Guilds Kineo has been at the forefront of innovation in the elearning industry for over a decade and has a solid track record for sharing what we have learned along the way; so it’s no wonder that we are sponsoring the expo, giving several seminars throughout the two days, and providing one-on-one ‘Ask the Expert’ sessions for free.

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Interactive Video is About to Get Disruptive

While video is arguably the most engaging and popular way of delivering online learning, in the workplace it’s largely underused and unevolved. All that is set to change. Fuelled by advances in digital video technology, and propelled by the advertising industry, interactive video is about to get disruptive! Inviting learners to engage with content …

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City & Guilds Kineo Wins 3 Totara Awards

The Totara Learning Awards recognise the expertise, performance and outstanding projects from across the global Totara partner network. The awards our UK, Pacific and US teams were awarded demonstrate the commitment we have to making a difference for our clients.

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6 Tips for Surviving Learning Technologies 2016

Once a year, the world of digital learning descends on London Olympia for the Learning Technologies Exhibition – this year it is on February 3rd and 4th. If you are not careful, you turn up with a ‘I’m just going to find out what’s new’ mission and end up with a spinning head, starving because you missed lunch and weighed under by brochures.

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Nosy blighters – or qualitative interviewing for best results

You’re trying to book a holiday. What’s going to find you the best holiday – a travel company’s website search, which asks when and where you want to go? Or a conversation with a travel agent who can ask you about your preferences and apply their years of experience to asking you the right questions to get the most suitable holiday possible? If they’re …

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CPD accreditation: top of our 2016 wishlist

As we begin the first full calendar year for EssentialsPlus, following it’s  launch in October , it’s worth reflecting on some of the things we’ve done to get where we are today. One of those is the accreditation of all our EssentialsPlus courses through the  CPD Accreditation Service . The decision to have all our courses accredited was made up of …

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Kineo US and New Leaders Win Brandon Hall Award

Ooh, shiny! We’ve just recently received the Brandon Hall Awards plaque for our latest BH Gold Award: Best Advance in Custom Content for The Leadership Practice Improvement (LPI) with New Leaders. As we add another distinctive award to our collection, we can’t help but feel particularly proud about this one. Why? Because we’re truly helping people …

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The MoSCoW technique

So much to do but not enough time (or money)? This is a common predicament for many of us. Say you buy a house that needs renovating from top to bottom. Would you channel Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and redesign every room overnight, filling it with designer furniture and replacing all the wallpaper? It’s more likely that you’d identify the priority …

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Training at the Speed of Need

This may be a bold statement, but trust me when I say, “Your learners don’t need motivating to complete learning”. Now, I expect many of your are now shaking your heads, and muttering to yourself that “he doesn’t know my learners” - but just hear me out on this one, your learners are demanding input from you.

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‘Social’ - What's in a Name?

Is social learning just another bandwagon? Can it make a real difference to your business? ‘Social’ is often bandied around as a palliative that can take care of all sorts of things. To what extent is it an urge to duck the responsibility and cost of providing formal learning or a genuine recognition that this is how many people like to learn these …

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Have a cracking Christmas from City & Guilds Kineo

Christmas is the season for giving and this year we’re spreading some off the shelf elearning cheer. Five EssentialsPlus subscriptions will be jingling their way to five festive winners courtesy of the City & Guilds Kineo Elves. All you have to do is pull the cracker to see if you win 1 of our 5 lucky subscriptions. But be quick - the Elves …

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A Decade of Experience at Kineo Pacific

Kineo Pacific was originally called 'The Flexible Learning Network' and was established by Nolen Smith back in January 2006, prior to becoming Kineo Pacific in 2010. Needless to say, the team has gained a wealth of experience in that time, and now with the acqusition of Nine Lanterns (who would've been 15 years old in January 2016), the proficiency, …

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A Year of Growth for Kineo Pacific

2015 has been an amazing year for Kineo Pacific. We’ve had challenges, excitement, fun, busy periods with no end in sight, a lot of laughs and the odd tear or two. We’ve said goodbye to colleagues (friends) who’ve moved on to other endeavours; we’ve welcomed new members to the team who are now part of the family. We’ve worked with many awesome clients …

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Our new partnership with ABTA

City & Guilds Kineo has arranged for the City & Guilds Group to become an ABTA Partner Plus.  After going through a strict vetting process we are now a premium partner of ABTA - the UK’s largest travel association.  ABTA represents travel agents and tour operators that sell £32 billion of holidays and other travel arrangements each year.  …

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The Rules of Engagement

It’s the million-dollar question for all educators: how do I keep my learners engaged? At City & Guilds Kineo we’re finding that cutting-edge technology is allowing us to push into a new world of user engagement. Here are a few examples of where we are right now and a taste of what we’re developing for the future.

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Get real results from your L&D programme (Infographic)

Training is not enough to drive results. In order to make effective change, you must measure success and show proven proficiency. Remember when you learned to drive a car? It was a process -- a journey, in fact. The same journey required to become a proficient driver is the same that is required for achieving measurable and effective results.

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