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Discover the building blocks of L&D

It’s less than two weeks until Europe’s biggest learning and technology conference  comes to town – London, Olympia, to be exact. On 1  and 2  February exhibitors will be ready and waiting to showcase their work and discuss ‘what’s hot’ and ‘what’s so not’ within the learning technology  world.    As ever, we’ve got some great things …

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Gimmick or game changer?

Technology continues to develop at so rapid a pace that it’s hard for the rest of us to keep up. We want our learners to get the benefit of any new developments and to create digital training that utilises these new forms of technology. But do we run the risk of adopting these technologies before we understand their full potential or being so keen …

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What are we up to with xAPI, down under?

Kineo Asia Pacific recently announced a partnership with Learning Locker LRS  to deliver an integrated learning platform.  In the first 6 months of the partnership we have been working on building a set of user cases of how we might evolve a service. The goal has been to not just say we are xAPI compliant, which we were before the partnership, but …

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2017: Where will it all trend?

Post Brexit and Trump, they say after 2016 things will never be the same. But when it comes to the much more vexed question of what are the trends in digital learning, from a content point of view, expect more of the same! To name a few: social, curation, personalised, micro learning, VR, AR, xAPI and apps.

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Kineo's ability to meet business needs is in the numbers 

Every year Kineo's Client Service Team conducts an annual survey with our LMS clients to review the support services we provide our clients. With the purpose of keeping ourselves responsive and agile in meeting our clients' needs, the team helps clients meet the demands of today's modern learner and achieve results.

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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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A conversion isn't just for Christmas

2016 has been a year of change, and elearning has been no exception. You only had to walk through the Learning Technologies exhibition in January to get a taste of it. Elearning was transforming into something a lot more exciting. At Kineo, we've been working on an increasing amount of video, resource-based learning and of course premiered our philosophy …

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A year of learning – our top 10 posts of 2016

With less than two weeks left of 2016, it’s time to look back over the year and share some of the antics the Kineo team has been up to. From launching innovative technology to expanding our LMS offering – this year has been jam packed. If you are an active follower of Kineo you will know by now, we love to blog!

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WISE up: the new approach to learning design

The best learning content needs to recognise the changing world in which we live and learn. Kineo has kept pace, not least with Adapt and its responsive and scrollable content. But just as Adapt has evolved as a responsive framework with continuous technological innovation, so we must also be innovative in our approaches to learning design to …

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Listening – social learning’s most important skill?

When thinking about the skills of a 21st century learner the emerging skills of curation and networking might come to mind; or you might draw on ideas around participatory culture such as Jenkins’ (2009) core media literacies: Play: the capacity to experiment with one’s surroundings as a form of problem-solving; Simulation: the ability …

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Make the most of templates with mini treatments

Templates and standard components are a means to an end for learning designers. With the challenging budgets and timelines of much online learning, it's simply not possible to create whizzy custom layouts and functionality all the time. But a standard elearning template (or collection thereof) doesn't make good learning. They're simply presentation …

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Double gold for Kineo at learning awards

Kineo’s work with clients was recognised in this year’s Learning Technologies Awards, scooping gold in two very competitive categories. Our ‘Customer Obsessed Colleagues’ project with Barclays won the award for best learning technologies project in the commercial sector, recognised for its clear understanding of a business need and meticulous measurement …

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Social Learning - Reflections on Work 2.0

I was fortunate to facilitate roundtable discussions at the Work 2.0 conference recently on the topic of how to engage learner through social learning. Here are five questions I think would be useful to explore to implement social learning that can make an impact within an organisation. 1. Where do conversations happen? Social learning is often …

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Using the Social Wave - 5 top tips

The Social Wave is designed to: bring waves of the latest updates to knowledge workers about their learning goals; provide updates from the learning activities of their colleagues whom they follow. Based on the question 'how can we get learners more engaged in  undertaking relevant learning and development?' here are my top five tips …

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Articulate on the Rise – first impressions of the new Rise tool

When Articulate announced something was coming ‘soon’ most people presumed it was the next version of Storyline. Indeed they were right, as Storyline 360 appeared, but what people weren’t expecting were some of the other tools in the Articulate 360 suite. We’ll have our review of Storyline 360 soon but first let’s have an initial look at Rise. …

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Put the 'activity' in 'interactivity'

"We want something really interactive." Or "We want something more interactive than our previous learning." Heard requests like this before? I hear them frequently. It could be easy to presume that most online learning is interactive. So what does it really mean when people ask for more of it?

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Learning is what we do – thoughts from our time on the road

At Kineo we’re always listening out for new trends and themes that we can use to continually improve the learning we develop for our clients.  Kineo Managing Director, Matt Johnson , sums up this ethos in his twitter bio by declaring himself a ‘lifelong learner’. The Kineo Asia Pacific team has been on the road recently in Australia, attending …

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City & Guilds Group acquires e3Learning

The City & Guilds Group has acquired Adelaide-based e3Learning  – one of Australia's largest dedicated corporate elearning and compliance providers. Since its acquisition of Kineo in 2012, the City & Guilds Group has continued to develop its work within the elearning market, offering innovative workplace learning solutions to the world's …

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Still shaping the future of learning

Time flies when you’re having fun. At least that’s how it feels at Kineo when we reflect that we’ve been in business now for over a decade. But what set us in motion still remains true – we still care passionately about shaping the future of learning. … from little acorns grow Kineo was founded in 2005 to change how technology was used in workplace …

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Show not tell by giving your learners superpowers

Scenarios (video or otherwise) are a fantastic way to immerse learners in the learning. They add realism and context, and can give learners control so that they have those all-important practice opportunities. However, anyone who's created a lot of scenarios realise that they're not enough to cover some topics. In many cases, you need to drop into …

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