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Learning Insights, naturally

Every year at Kineo, we interview a group of our customers – taking a slice of the market and sharing those insights back with you. This year’s Learning Insights 2015  report, has loads of nuggets. But rather than recap them all here, I want to dig into the one that I’ve been thinking the most about, which was our very first question. We asked, 'What’s …

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Taking microlearning beyond bite-sized

The cliché goes that good things come in small packages. But can microlearning – where learners build their learning in short bursts – deliver the same depth as longer modules? Here are some thoughts on what microlearning needs to do to deliver richness alongside convenience, whether part of a program or as standalone nuggets. 

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Catch the latest buzz on Learning Solutions 2016

The eLearning Guild always puts on a great show, and this year’s Learning Solutions 2016 in Orlando, Florida was no exception. We had a big Kineo presence this year, with a fully-staffed booth on the Expo floor that got a lot of action. Our focus this year was the launch of ManagementPlus , our new solution geared towards developing skills …

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Curating in a content jungle: 5 tips from a marketing professional

It’s a content jungle out there. If you want to check a fact, get a video tutorial or see if someone has answered your burning question, what do you do? Just google it. Even those of us old enough to remember getting the Encyclopaedia Britannica volumes off the shelf to help with homework think nothing of googling when we’re stuck for a solution. …

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Making data work for you: 5 tips from a marketing professional

Analytics. Fills some with joy, and others with data dread. If you don’t come from a technical background, the idea of data analysis can bring on the need for a holiday. But data is key to understanding your audience and improving your offering. If personalisation is on your radar, data should be too. Here's five top data tips for getting started.

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Short shouldn't have to mean shallow

We're in the great age where content is more aligned with what learners are asking for. They want short, sharp, multi-device content on the go, right? But content that's easy to swallow doesn't necessarily make better learning. Might we confuse short content with time well spent, and forget to provide deep learning that sticks?

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Stand out from the crowd: about the Princess Royal Training Awards

When you’ve put lots of time, energy and imagination into designing excellent L&D, don’t you want to shout about it? Wouldn’t it be great to have an award that’d help you celebrate and get recognition? The Princess Royal Training Awards is a new honour for employers who have created outstanding training and skills development programmes.

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Powering Apprenticeships

They say that behind every great leader is an equally great other half.  We think the same can be said of apprenticeship schemes.  We love to create innovative elearning solutions that keep learners truly engaged but it’s important to remember that no matter how good the content is, the system powering the delivery of that learning can make or break …

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Getting apprenticeships right

As a former apprentice and now apprenticeship ambassador at the City & Guilds Group, talking to young people about career development is a bit of a passion for me. Through attending conferences, expos and a whole host of events I’ve noticed some common questions young people ask before they apply for jobs.

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Spring Forward: here’s to the women working in digital

Pour the prosecco and raise your glass - it’s that time of year again where women across the digital sector gather at Brighton’s Spring Forward to celebrate and empower women. City & Guilds Kineo in the community City & Guilds Kineo are proud to sponsor Spring Forward, a month-long celebration designed to coincide with Women’s History …

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How much fun is mandatory fun?

Imagine getting an email from your manager telling you to complete 45 minutes of mandated fun. You will have fun completing this course about our anti-corruption policy, because it’s gamified. Most of us might respond like Zayd to the suggestion of reading a book or going out to the garden. It’s not something we ‘want’ to do.

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Where will L&D be in 5 years time?

Changes in technology means that many 'traditional' roles are changing quickly. There is high probability that as much as 40% of the jobs in Australia could be replaced by computers within a decade or two*. Sushi made by robots anyone? But what does this mean for the Learning and Development profession?  The Stone Age didn't end due to a lack …

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Kineo animation shortlisted for film awards

What better way to celebrate Oscars week than with an award nomination for a film project? The Barclays 'Audit Risk Appetite' animation, produced by Zing Productions in partnership with City & Guilds Kineo and the Barclays audit team, has been shortlisted in the 2016 annual New York Film Festival’s World’s Best TV & Films awards. The …

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Story-based elearning: top tips for captivating elearning

Have you ever seen someone’s shoulders slump just after logging on to an elearning course? If you have, you’ll know that motivation is a key point  in effective learning design. When you lose your learners interest early in your course, it’s incredibly difficult to win back their belief in the content. You quickly end up with a “page-turner” course, …

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Supporting Local Authorities to meet their apprenticeship targets

Last year the Government presented us with their 2020 vision for apprenticeships  - to deliver 3 million apprenticeship starts in England.  Meeting the 2020 vision  With such an ambitious target, the Government has recognised the part the Public Sector has to play and has proposed a yearly minimum 2.3% target based on headcount (public bodies …

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Do we need to try harder to fail?

Winter is coming. The latest Learning Insights report  highlighted the ‘digital blizzard’ surrounding our learning organisations, and the speed of new technologies and ideas. Is it time to rethink our organisational approach to change? Is it time for us to try harder to fail? Dream or Nightmare Last year, I embarked on a very ambitious project. …

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Can gamification make you run faster?

Gamification is a bit of buzz word. But what is it? And how can you use it to help transform elearning into a much more powerful tool? And can gamification really make you run faster? [For bonus points – read the very last paragraph in this blog now.] Here’s one definition of gamification: Game elements  +   Game design techniques  …

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The brand new PIVOT is here!

Last week, City & Guilds Kineo’s Managed Learning Service (MLS) celebrated a significant event. After many months of development and testing, we upgraded the software behind our PIVOT platform. PIVOT 1.6 PIVOT brings together three systems  – Profiler, Learning Assistant and Totara LMS. They communicate through a set of web services, but …

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