City & Guilds Kineo and e.learning age Talk MOOCs, Multi-device Elearning and the Future of Learning at Learning Insights Live

City & Guilds Kineo, Learning Provider of the Year and treble award winner, and e.learning age recently hosted a free sharing session in London. The event took place on Wednesday February 26th and showcased client case studies, highlighted the new multi-device (and open source) Adapt framework and gave attendees a chance to ask questions and share their insights.

Off the back of the recent Learning Insights Report, City & Guilds Kineo wanted to dig deeper into the report, and show attendees how they can practically apply the ten predicted trends of 2014. It was also a great chance to view demos and gain new knowledge about future learning technologies.

The day was full of industry experts including Donald Clark (as controversial as ever) and Steve Rayson, as well as in-depth case studies from the likes of McDonald’s, Compass Group and Brand Learning. Covering topics such as MOOCs, qualifications and apprenticeships and the LMS, the questions were flowing. There were even suggestions of integrating Google Glass into apprenticeships. That’s hands-on (hands-off?) learning in action.

Here’s just a few of the ideas that were explored:

  • Learning is pervasive: How can we confront the challenge of learners owning the learning?
  • Social sharing can add value to content: The LMS has a place, but so does your web presence. Treat your LMS and presence on the web as equal partners.
  • Learning design and usability are not two different things: They are one in the same.
  • Google Glass being used in apprenticeships: Could it work to deliver learning to learners whilst they’re doing the job?
  • MOOCs irony: Most of those who are taking them aren’t 18 year old undergrads, and are people already in employment.
  • Want to up-skill your employees?: Maybe the only question you need to get started is, "What do our people value & what do we need from them?"
  • Check "fitness level" of learners: Let them decide if they want to "visit the gym". Make it their choice.

It was great to see everyone get involved in the day, with plenty of sharing on the social channels as well. Of course, we couldn't possibly condense such a content rich day into one blog post, so if you couldn't attend or just want to see everything again, you can view the slides online.

If you want to get involved in 2014’s Learning Insights Report, contact us.


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