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The Benefits Of An Accreditation

So you have done the hard bit, you’ve created an in-house training programme that’s engaging and fits the needs of your business and employees. But now you want it internationally recognised. Well that’s where an accreditation comes in. An accreditation stands as a mark of quality for learning and development programmes that businesses have already …

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Market Update September 2015

As you know, here at City & Guilds Kineo we aren’t afraid to share what we think, and with over twenty permanent learning designers across the UK we definitely have opinions on learning content. However, this past month we’ve been a bit quiet on the learning content design front... Well that quietness is a hum, a vibration, the thrill of getting …

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The Evolution of Journalism Part 3.1

The right tool for the job In my last blog  I shared feature writer Jon Henley’s tips for writing good feature stories and suggested how we could apply them to digital learning content. One tip he shared during his Guardian Masterclass on digital storytelling was to identify the right type of media to tell different parts of the story. I felt …

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The Evolution of Journalism Part 3

Digital storytelling: what makes a good story and how do you write one? Fire! Fire!* *Made you look. But fire does play a part here, as you’ll see. In two previous blogs I’ve shared my reflections following a Guardian Masterclass with senior feature writer Jon Henley. I’ve drawn parallels between the evolution of journalism with learning …

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City & Guilds Kineo and clients shortlisted for awards

City & Guilds Kineo and clients have been shortlisted in six categories for this year's E-learning Awards. The awards are the most prestigious for the UK's learning technology and elearning industry and this year has been described as 'the biggest and most hard-fought shortlist yet'.

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City & Guilds Kineo Introduces EssentialsPlus

"This new style of elearning is some of the very best we have evaluated.  It is an exemplary example of learning materials...making mobile learning a reality." David Patterson, Learning Light City & Guilds Kineo is delighted to announce the release of its brand new, ready-to-go elearning range, EssentialsPlus. EssentialsPlus  is …

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The Evolution of Journalism Part 2

Open, frequent and real - taking lessons from The Guardian In my last blog I talked about my recent attendance at a Guardian Masterclass with senior feature writer Jon Henley. I shared the parallels I’d drawn between the evolution of journalism and elearning and how we might learn from the way journalists are responding to the opportunities posed …

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Front-Line Leaders: 3 Capabilities for Improving Retention

This is our third post on capabilities that Front-Line Leaders require in order to help their organizations achieve specific business goals. As we’ve said in our first two posts, it’s not news to say that organizations should develop the specific capabilities their people require to deliver the specific business outcomes they seek. But just what are …

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Front-Line Leaders: 3 Capabilities for Improving Productivity

At Kineo we’ve recently been talking with a number of organizations about how to develop new Front-Line Leaders. A new Front-Line Leader is someone who has recently made a transition from the role of individual contributor to now being a leader of people. This transition from individual contributor to team leader represents quite the challenge because …

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Front-Line Leaders: 3 Capabilities for Improving Quality

It’s a commonplace for a business to say that it must improve its leadership, particularly front-line leadership. But what does it mean to improve leadership? Is it always the same task across companies? Or is 'improving leadership' a job that depends on the context and business goals to be achieved? We often speak of teams in terms of quality …

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10 Top Tips To Start Your Collaboration

While it’s clear that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for cross-team collaboration between HR and L&D, this report and its findings highlights how critical better organisational alignment is to the success of businesses – whatever form that takes. Here’s our 10 top tips to start you on the road to collaboration.    If you would …

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Five Reasons You Need To Use Virtual Classrooms

Have you ever tried to assemble flat-pack furniture by following a set of printed instructions? If you have, you’ve probably experienced the frustration and confusion that can result from having a complex process or idea explained to you through a single medium. There’s something disconcerting about those left-over screws isn’t there? Fortunately …

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Collaborate To Succeed [INFOGRAPHIC]

Whilst it might sometimes take a little more effort, the benefits that collaboration can bring to your organisation outweigh the costs. With managers and leaders more interested than ever in understanding the effectiveness of training, it's becoming increasingly important for HR and Learning & Development functions to collaborate to increase …

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Market Update: Next Generation Learning Management Systems [PART2]

In Part 1 of this article , I explored some of the newest features of the learning management system (LMS) which have led to changes in the way we think and utilise this powerful platform. In this final part, I begin to delve more deeply into what we could be seeing from a future LMS, focusing on social learning and even wearable tech.  So, what's …

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6 Tips To Help HR & L&D Work Together in Harmony

How many departments in your business have some responsibility for learning and development? Chances are it’s more than two, which can be a real headache. You're not alone; our recent research shows that over 46% of businesses share this challenge with you. Our recent report, Bridging the L&D Divide , highlighted that well over half of organisations …

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