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Push the 'Next' button to the next level

The term 'page-turner' has haunted the elearning industry for the last decade, typified by the hastily assembled strings of cluttered screens with a quiz at the end. Often, these simply involve digitising a manual – and one that wasn't that great in the first place. They're universally maligned, but these examples of 'e-reading' are still inflicted …

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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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How to Bring Gamification to Life: A Short Practical Guide

Gamification is about turning learners into engaged and motivated players. Previously we've written the various ways to engage players and creating a positive feedback loop to motivate  them, but when it comes down to it, how do you actually bring a gamified course to life? Six Easy-to-Follow Steps to a Gamifed Course Step 1: Define the business …

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6 Great Reasons to Innovate in 2016

2016 is the year to drive innovation in your workplace learning, or risk being left behind. There’s no doubt about it, the different learning options available to L&D teams have grown exponentially over the last 20 years. The opportunity to create some structured and creative blends has never been greater, but frequently we see organisations …

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Training at the Speed of Need

This may be a bold statement, but trust me when I say, “Your learners don’t need motivating to complete learning”. Now, I expect many of your are now shaking your heads, and muttering to yourself that “he doesn’t know my learners” - but just hear me out on this one, your learners are demanding input from you.

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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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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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Is Rapid Elearning Right for You?

Care about elearning? Do you care about the little things – like cost, speed and control? Then you might at a minimum be intrigued by rapid elearning, or quick-delivery elearning. The promises of rapid elearning are certainly compelling: Reduced cost Less time Increased ability to respond to organizational needs Greater control …

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Could You Shock Your Learners With Interactive Video?

As a new Lead Learning Designer at City & Guilds Kineo, I’ve been lucky enough to be able look through our back catalogue of courses recently. One of the things that I think we do really well here is experiential elearning. Because of this, I wanted to dig a little bit deeper into how organisatons can use interactive video to create the ultimate …

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Does Your Elearning Smell Bad? 6 Tell-Tale Signs

Sometimes a phrase sticks in my skull.  And not always in a good way. Last week I read an article in CLO Magazine about blended learning: ”What’s Old is New Again: CLOs aren’t as fond of blended learning as we think” by Giuseppe Auricchio, that had a ring dinger of a quote that I’ll get to in a second. So why the resistance to blended learning …

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5 Things No-One Is Telling You About Learning Games

Following on from very a successful seminar session on gaming mechanics at LT15, and the subsequent LSG webinar on the same subject, one thing has become very clear –  gaming in learning is a highly controversial subject. Some people refuse to recognise gaming as a learning medium, whereas others love the idea of using gaming, but aren’t sure …

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City & Guilds Kineo Releases EssentialsPlus

City & Guilds Kineo has released its new fully responsive multi-device elearning modules, supported by the hosted learning platform, MyEssentialsPlus which is powered by Totara LMS. The EssentialsPlus modules offer training for employees within organisations, supporting and developing knowledge in key areas such as compliance, onboarding and leadership …

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8 Ways to Focus Your Learning Strategy on Managers

Employees turn to their managers for cues on what strategies and priorities are important within a company. For example, when a call center wants to improve its customer service, managers must work with agents to change the style of conversations with its customers. Likewise, when a company wants to focus on cultivating existing clients versus …

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Focus on the Managers [Featured on TrainingIndustry.com]

Are we underutilizing managers in learning and development? Managers play a crucial role in furthering strategies in organizations. Yet, managers are all too often ignored in the development process. How can we effectively include managers in the L&D process and get the results we aim for? Kineo US CEO, Steve Lowenthal, explores this in his article, …

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Why No One Cares About Your Lousy Elearning

It's 2015. By now, almost everyone reading this post has taken some form of self-paced online learning, aka "elearning," either by choice or under duress. Perhaps you got a speeding ticket and had the option of taking online learning to reduce the $300 ticket. Maybe you've accessed a software tool's online tutorials to get up to speed. Or maybe your …

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Getting Gaming Right [INTERVIEW]

Gaming is everywhere. It’s the new mobile learning – pushing from years of abstract theory and concept into a real corporate reality. And we were thrilled to be right there front and centre with gaming at the Learning Awards 2014, picking up the gold award for best learning game with our client, McDonald’s UK. We love …

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