Learning and Development Blog (Page 7)

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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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Is your elearning ready for IE11?

Microsoft is ending support for all previous versions of Internet Explorer, except for the most recent IE11 version. This is scheduled to happen on 12th January 2016, which if you are paying attention to your calendar, is just around the corner.

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City & Guilds Kineo and clients recognised at 2015 Elearning Awards

City & Guilds Kineo is committed to innovation and creating strong partnerships with our clients. We are thrilled that this commitment has resulted in Barclays, TUI Travel, and one of our top designers taking home a prestigious Elearning Award at the 2015 Gala event on 25 November. The Elearning Awards are the most prominent awards for recognising …

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The Spending Review

In his combined autumn statement and comprehensive spending review yesterday the chancellor George Osborne announced that: “Education and skills are the foundation of the economy in this country”.  There was a lot in there for employers to digest not least the unveiling of the 0.5% apprenticeship levy.  City & Guilds Kineo has put together a short …

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City & Guilds Group launches the Princess Royal Training Awards

Organisations across the UK who successfully link learning and skills development to business performance will soon be able to receive national recognition, thanks to a brand new awards programme delivered by the City & Guilds Group. Free to enter, the Princess Royal Training Awards will provide organisations with a unique opportunity to be …

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Revised Policing Qualifications

It’s no secret that the Policing qualifications within the UK are due for an update. City & Guilds Kineo are leading the way for the new Diploma and the Level 4 and 5 Police qualifications which will come into effect in April 2016. In preparation for these changes we will be hosting workshops for the forces to understand the proposed changes. …

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We are Family – the global City & Guilds Kineo family

Our world here at City & Guilds Kineo is shrinking. After having been lucky enough to spend some time with the teams located in Cape Town, Wellington, Melbourne and Chicago – I have become very conscious of this. Now, as part of our family, news stories about blizzards in Chicago, or earthquakes in New Zealand, don’t seem a long way away.

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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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