LearnX Main Event 2015 in Review

On Wednesday September 9th, the Kineo team congregated at the Rydges World Square for the annual LearnX Main Event. From celebrating the success of client projects, to winning 6 coveted LearnX Awards, and sharing insights into the future of learning with local L&D professionals, it was amazing to see what the industry has achieved and what we can expect in the year to come. 

What Trends Have We Seen in the Last 10 Years and Where is L&D Headed?

Matt Johnson, MD of City & Guilds Kineo kicked off the day with a look back at the last 10 years of learning, to understand where we’ll be going in the next ten. Industry thought leaders Cammy Bean, Clive Shepherd, Donald Clark, Andy Smyth and Con Sotidis shared their predictions on where the industry is headed. Unsurprisingly, blended learning was a hot trend predicted for the future by all the experts,and part of that is down to the development of technology. From responsive design, multi-devices, personalisation and interactivity are all tech advances that allow us to dream bigger in how, when, and where we can deliver learning. So what were the other trends that Matt revealed that you should anticipate to see in learning and development? 

Find Out What to Expect for the Future of Learning - And What to Do About It: 

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Designing For Systems-Led Blends - Do You Have the Backbone?

Tina Griffin, Elearning Solutions Manager continued the conversation about the changing landscape of technology and how it affects learning and development. Looking back 5-10 years, there's been a big increase in the use of technology, and a number of new tools being used in organisations such as large-scale software implementations. And because of this, over the last 3-4 years there's been a significant increase in systems-led training, resulting in a completely different approach to learning design on this topic. During this frontline session, Tina discussed the complexities of these systems projects, common mistakes made and tips for optimising your systems-led blends.
Are All the Elements Working Together to Support Your Whole Systems-Led Blends? Find Out More in Tina's Slidedeck: 

Finding Your Path: Stories, Games and Learning - How Are You Implementing These Elements in Learning? 

In this exclusive Learning Byte session hosted by our storytelling guru, the eager crowd heard Rachel Teasdale talk about how great learning design can learn a few tricks from great games. For example, engaging narratives and complex characters can encourage the player to explore new worlds, navigate obstacles and learn from their experiences in order to reach new levels. Rachel shared five tips to help instructional designers and L&D professionals how to crete an engaging learner experience that's appropriate for the workplace. This isn't about gamification; its applying techniques employed in games to improve your learner's experience - so are you ready to take your elearning to new heights? 

Discover Rachel's Top 5 Tips for Adding Engaging Elements to Your Elearning

Client Projects Take Home 5 Coveted LearnX Awards

The night ended with the LearnX Foundation recognizing the very best in workplace learning, and celebrating the year's LearnX Award Winners across Australia and New Zealand. The outstanding elearning projects for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia on their Risk Essentials compliance programme was awarded two awards: Best Elearning Model Online (Platinum) and Best Compliance Elearning (Gold). Fresh off the announcement of their E-Learning Awards shortlist nomination for Best Elearning Project Public Sector, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority also took home two awards for Best Bespoke Elearning (Platinum) and Best Deployment of a Hosted LMS (Gold) for the innovative, Level 1 Anti-Doping Course built on the Adapt Framework. A new addition to the LearnX Main Event was the live-judging of learning videos, which the change management Home Fire Safety Checks video for Fire Rescue NSW was awarded Gold for Best Learning Video. To finish off the night, the open source, multi-device Adapt Framework was awarded for the third consecutive year Best Elearning Design Technology, taking home the Gold award. 

Catch Up with Kineo At the Next Learning Event

With the whirlwind of LearnX done and dusted for the year, you can catch the Kineo team at Learning@Work on October 27-28 at the Australian Technology Park in Sydney where our Director of Learning Design, Virginia Barder, will be traveling from the UK to share insights into the evolution of rapid design, delivery and development, and we'll be hosting two roundtable discussions for delegates to participate in

So if you missed us at LearnX, purchase your tickets and book your flights - and meet us at our next pit stop in October at Learning@Work. Until then, if you have any questions or if you'd like to demo some of our award-winning work that we showcased at LearnX, drop us an email - we'd love to have a chat! 


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