News & Insights

We come across lots of new ideas and market news as we travel around. We have set out below some of the latest items that have attracted our attention.

When it comes to evaluation, stop being an ostrich

All the research points to one thing: spend more time evaluating your courses. But is this really the answer to getting those all-important insights and to prove business value? Chris from Boost Evaluation pulls the plug on the hype and tells us why we need to get our head out of the sand. To make evaluation work for everyone, forget the course.

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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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Getting to grips with the learning-doing gap

Research says that nearly 60% of front-line managers underperform in their first two years in the role. And that's despite a slew of training and development solutions available in the market for leaders and managers. So what's going wrong? Closing the Front-line manager skills gap That's the theme of our latest report, Four Ways To Close …

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How to meet the growing pressure to modernise learning

It's a week since our Learning Insights webinar with Don Taylor. If you missed it, you can check out the recording here . We had a fantastic audience who kept the chat room busy with questions, ideas and suggestions – it's well worth checking out to gain extra insights, on top of the ones we share from the report. In this post, we highlight some …

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How to get your elearning to pull people in

Recent learning trend reports tell of a move from push models of learning to a pull model. But what does that actually mean? And what do you need to do to make sure your learning pulls people in and even achieves that elusive 'viral' quality?  Push and pull are terms that are very familiar to web content strategists and marketers. However, many …

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Webinar on making sense of the latest industry trends

Join us for our Learning Insights webinar where we'll be sharing the technology, learning, and workplace trends we've uncovered in our recent report. We think we've found a winning formula for helping those in L&D navigate their way through a learning landscape that's continually shifting through technological change. As one client described, …

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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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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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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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A Decade of Experience at Kineo Pacific

Kineo Pacific was originally called 'The Flexible Learning Network' and was established by Nolen Smith back in January 2006, prior to becoming Kineo Pacific in 2010. Needless to say, the team has gained a wealth of experience in that time, and now with the acqusition of Nine Lanterns (who would've been 15 years old in January 2016), the proficiency, …

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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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