Learning and development blog (Page 5)

Don’t become the fish: surviving the changing L&D landscape

There’s a saying – ‘the last thing a fish is aware of is the water in which it swims.’  We’re all in danger of being unaware of our own surroundings until they change – and the same is true for learning and development. How can we make sure we’re not limited by our own perspective and that we’re changing with the shifting L&D environment …

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Kineo and clients make the finals in the Learning Awards 2017

The Learning and Performance Institute have announced the 2017 Learning Awards finalist. This award recognises the highest achieving individuals and organisations within the learning and development field. With hundreds of entries from around the globe, this award programme is more competitive than ever. Kineo, alongside our clients, are thrilled …

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4 ways you can engage with your LMS users to get real-world feedback

Any good LMS will allow you to regularly view data to help ascertain how successful the site is. Totara LMS, for example, allows you to view reports to see course enrolment and completion, number of logins, and new users. This quantitate data tells you whether your users are adopting and engaging with the LMS and what content is popular, and while …

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The great leapfrog

For sure, there is change in the air. Who isn’t talking about digital transformation? We’re now in the early stages of the fourth industrial revolution after all. With the convergence of people and our digital and physical worlds, by 2020 our colleagues will actually be of the robotic kind.

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Spoiler alert: why you should be excited about Totara 9

It’s been a year since Totara announced the release of Totara 9, and as the clock ticks down to the latest release, we thought we’d share why you should be joining us in New Year’s Eve-style anticipation. The Totara 9 features creating the biggest buzz   Whether you’re a current user of Totara LMS or are contemplating a move away from your …

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7 ways L&D can foster employee engagement

Employee engagement plays a huge part in the success and growth of an organisation; when done right it can drive the productivity, motivation and innovation of its employees. In our new guide People Power – why employee engagement and L&D go hand in hand  we explore why learning and development is such a vital part of employee engagement and …

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Building campaigns to drive change

It’s an interesting time right now. Technology is driving nearly every sector through significant changes to their businesses. Change teams are working with L&D managers, technology managers and communications teams; all trying to align strategies. Lots of money and time being spent – but are we achieving the outcomes we really want?

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Are we still the ten percenters?

Few theories trip off the tongue of L&D professionals easier than the 70/20/10 principle. The theory was formulated by Morgan McCall and his colleagues at the Centre for Creative Leadership. This year marks the twentieth anniversary of its publication. Although 70/20/10 was never a prescribed model nor an exact science, it's found great success.

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US Beef and Kineo win gold at the Brandon Hall awards

Brandon Hall Group has recognized Kineo’s work with United States Beef Corporation (US Beef) in the category of best blended learning. Kineo is thrilled to take home gold in this category of the HCM Excellence Awards. The Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards are highly sought after and are one of the most prestigious awards in the industry. The …

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Divided by a common language: matching expectations about training and development

What’s the difference between ‘training’ and ‘development’? Is there a difference or is it just down to the language we use? And if we interchange them, does it lead to confusion and frustration for both learning & development teams and employees? Mark Twain once said ‘Britain and America are two nations divided by a common language’. And we’re …

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Kineo named as top vendor in rapidly changing corporate training market

Kineo has been named as one of the top five corporate training vendors in Europe in a new report.  The market research report by Technavio gives an overview of the corporate training landscape in Europe and identifies key players for the next five years. Kineo was listed along with MHI Global, NetDimensions, Skillsoft and fellow Totara partner …

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Kineo and clients shortlisted for Learning Technologies awards

Kineo's work with clients has been shortlisted in four categories for the Learning Technologies awards 2016. With over 15 countries represented in a range of sectors, this year's has been called ‘the biggest and most hard-fought over shortlist ever'. Kineo is thrilled to feature in four categories in such a competitive year. Our commitment to our …

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Top tips for making your LMS a lasting success

The death of an LMS often comes down to neglect. It’s forgotten about and ignored. You’ve probably come across one before – most likely tucked away in the dark corners of an intranet and spoken about only in murmurs. How did it get to be in such an appalling state? The LMS once won an award, or so you’ve heard. Preparing for life after the launch …

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Why elearning trumps face-to-face training

As elearning providers, we’re slightly biased as to why we think elearning is so great. But there’s no denying that it has plenty of advantages as a medium over face-to-face training .  Key advantages of elearning over traditional face-to-face training  For one thing, with elearning you can ensure consistency on a global scale, confident in …

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Interactive video – not just for popstars

Have you been on the perfect date with Honda?  Have you helped fill Ellie Goulding's world with colour?  Or maybe a spot of Scandi house-snooping has tempted you to revolutionise your storage space with IKEA .  There are two common themes at play with the interactive videos above. Firstly, they are all beautifully crafted. Secondly, they are …

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Learn to love your LMS: tips for maximising your investment

Research like Fosway Group’s The State of the Learning Technology Market  commonly highlight dissatisfaction from L&D professionals in both their LMS and LMS providers. What can you do to make sure you’re happy with your LMS and that it helps you meet your goals?   Why aren’t you happy with your LMS?  In their 2016 research, Fosway found …

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Accessibility in elearning: busting some myths

​ Accessibility describes how easy it is for people to access content online. Originally, I'm from a web design background. In that part of the technology industry, there's a long-established movement to make content accessible to all users. The web is the sole way to access some services and to restrict access to certain people, even accidentally, …

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What can instructional designers learn from a murder?

In 1999, on an otherwise average day in Baltimore County, 17 year old Adnan Sayed murdered his ex-girlfriend and fellow student Hae Min Lee then calmly returned to school for track practice. Or did he? That’s the question the Serial podcast has listeners obsessing over.  In this post I look at why this weekly podcast has so many people hooked and …

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Social learning: everybody’s doing it?

The term ‘social learning’ has been knocking around for a quite a while – but what do we really know about what’s going on? Why are we so desperate to label and harness what in essence is naturally occurring? After all, learning from sharing and practicing has been the foundation stone of learning since time began.  We weren’t born with the knowledge …

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Authoring tool review: Lectora 16 

Lectora - a powerful off-the-shelf authoring tool that can create everything we dream up and design, both visually and functionally. The recently released version, Lectora 16, publishes out responsive content - one of the first of the off-the-shelf authoring tools to go down this very welcome road. Lectora now works on pretty much all devices and …

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