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.

AR we ready for the future of learning?

When ARKit was announced at Apple's 2017 WWDC event, I must admit my first thought was “so what - Pokemon Go has been around for months”. Yet when I took a closer look, I realised that Apple had, once again, played its trump card.

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Discover the content your learners actually need

So you want to create content on topics learners actually care about—the stuff they turn to Google for—but where do you begin? How can you provide real value for your learners when you don’t even know what they want? If only there was a way to know what your learners were typing into that little box on their browser. We’d basically be reading their …

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Is too much choice bad for your learners?

Two days ago, I attended 'The Psychology of Design' - a great workshop run by UX Consultant Joe Leech.  Whilst the focus was on designing commercial websites with psychological principles in mind, there are many takeaways for us in the digital learning space. One of these concerns the notion of choice. And jam; lots of jam. How jamming in too …

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Gimmick or game changer?

Technology continues to develop at so rapid a pace that it’s hard for the rest of us to keep up. We want our learners to get the benefit of any new developments and to create digital training that utilises these new forms of technology. But do we run the risk of adopting these technologies before we understand their full potential or being so keen …

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2017: Where will it all trend?

Post Brexit and Trump, they say after 2016 things will never be the same. But when it comes to the much more vexed question of what are the trends in digital learning, from a content point of view, expect more of the same! To name a few: social, curation, personalised, micro learning, VR, AR, xAPI and apps.

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Learn to love your LMS: tips for maximising your investment

Research like Fosway Group’s The State of the Learning Technology Market  commonly highlight dissatisfaction from L&D professionals in both their LMS and LMS providers. What can you do to make sure you’re happy with your LMS and that it helps you meet your goals?   Why aren’t you happy with your LMS?  In their 2016 research, Fosway found …

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Accessibility in elearning: busting some myths

​ Accessibility describes how easy it is for people to access content online. Originally, I'm from a web design background. In that part of the technology industry, there's a long-established movement to make content accessible to all users. The web is the sole way to access some services and to restrict access to certain people, even accidentally, …

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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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