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Elearning Market Update Sept 2010

This month we take a look at the recent survey of elearning companies carried out by IT Training Magazine, the British Computer Society's (BCS) quarterly magazine. We are pleased to see that Kineo is notable in growing strongly despite a generally flat elearning market. In an article called Weathering the Storm, Clive Shepherd explores how …

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Elearning Market Update – August 2013

This month we take a look at trends in sales training and the results of a recent best practice survey of over 120 companies. The results may surprise you. Studies of business training expenditure consistently find that expenditure is concentrated in 5 areas, namely: Sales and customer service Executive and management …

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Elearning Market Update - July 2013

This month we report on a useful survey of learning surveys from our friends at Good Practice. The surveys collectively draw on research with over 2,500 learning professionals. You can download the report through the Good Practice online toolkit. Good Practice has produced a useful report, which is available from their site. The …

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Elearning Market Update - June 2013: Vocational Learning

This month we are celebrating vocational education. June has seen a range of awards that celebrate vocational learning including VQ Day and the Lion Awards. Over six million vocational qualifications were awarded in the UK in 2012 and at City & Guilds we were pleased to award over 2m of these certificates to vocational learners. VQ Day  …

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E-learning Market Update - April 2013

As we look forward to attending the UK HRD conference on 24/25 April 2013 we reflect on what the event tells us about the learning and development market. The HRD event claims to be the event for learning and development professionals, and it is one of the largest events with many thousands of learning and development professionals attending. …

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Elearning Market Update - March 2013: Open Badges

When the New York Times and Harvard Business Review are talking about a learning technology trend, you know it’s got merit. We’ve written about them before, but we’re just back from an event in Chicago that was focused on the future of badges and it’s very much front of mind. Here’s why Open Badges are one of the most disruptive learning technologies …

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E-learning Market Update - February 2013

This month we take a look at a couple of new market research reports, which highlight the need for a more sophisticated approach to blended learning solutions. They call for an approach that reinforces continuous learning, incorporates informal learning and has a renewed emphasis on quality standards. Tale of two reports In the last …

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Elearning Market Update - January 2013

The ability of companies to innovate, to improve productivity, to react to change and to increase capacity is directly related to their investment in learning. For these reasons the training industry is one of the most important industries in driving economic growth. The nature of the industry is changing significantly though, and this month we look …

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E-learning Review of 2012

2012 saw some significant developments, which all point to the growing maturity of the elearning market. Our monthly market updates covered the key developments. Growing investment in elearning In January of this year we predicted that businesses would increasingly turn to elearning in order to: Ensure compliance …

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Elearning Market Update - November 2012

This month saw the publication of a major Learning Insights 2012 report from elearning age and Kineo, which highlights how learning and development departments are responding to business pressures and technology changes. The report highlights 10 key things that successful L&D departments are doing differently and the emergence of a new learning …

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Elearning Market Update - October 2012

Last month Ambient published their latest update on the market for self-paced elearning in Western Europe. We report on the headline findings and whether these might change with the rise of mass online open courses. The market for self-paced elearning continues to grow in Western Europe, despite many an increase in the use of other forms …

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Elearning Market Update - September 2012

Kineo was launched seven years ago next month, so we have been in a reflective mood and looking back at the market since the launch of Kineo. There have been many changes in the market over that time including lots of consolidation and acquisitions. Such acquisitions continue to take place with the recent news of SkillSoft’s proposed acquisition of …

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Elearning Market Update - August 2012: Responsive E-learning Design

Summertime in Europe means an escape to a quiet corner of France for this author and time to research and reflect on key trends in the learning technologies' market. One particular trend, which has got us all excited in the last six months, has been responsive web design (RWD). If you haven’t heard about this yet, don’t worry you will, as it is potentially …

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E-learning Market Update - July 2012

Proving business benefits is driving up learning technology budgets. Last month we reported on research from Trainingindustry.com in the US and Keynote in the UK that both highlighted increases in training expenditure despite the recession. This month we look at further research confirming the growth in learning technology budgets as the business …

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Elearning Market Update - June 2012

This month we take a look at the impact of the recession on training, and explore the concepts of training floors and smarter blends. With growing concern about the global economy, reductions in GDP growth in China and India, and a debt crisis in Europe we decided to take a look at the potential impact on the training industry. Our instincts …

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Elearning Market Update - May 2012

Yesterday once more or a radical future? What does the future of elearning hold? An increase in blended learning? Resources not courses? An increase in social learning? Greater mobile delivery? Faster creation of content? Arguably these are all ideas that have been around for many years and which are simply being delivered through advances …

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E-learning Market Update - April 2012

Last week we saw further consolidation in the Learning Management System market. This time through the acquisition by Blackboard of Moodle partners Moodlerooms and Netspot. These latest acquisitions have generated a lot of debate and emotion in the market. The main discussion has been why Blackboard, with their proprietary LMS product, have set up …

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Elearning Market Update - March 2012

One sector that has had a long-time focus on elearning and LMS is financial services. This month we take the temperature in the financial services sector with our review of the current challenges, and an invitation to take part in our own market survey. Financial Services Focus At Kineo we have been working with many of the world’s …

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ELearning Market Update - February 2012

This month we report on major elearning events held last month in London and Las Vegas. Attendance at both events was higher than ever. This growing interest in e-learning solutions and a buoyant elearning market, has meant HR and talent management companies are keen for a piece of the action. Looks like some people were doing a little shopping at …

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ELearning Market Update - January 2012

As it is January we are looking ahead to see what might happen in the world of e-learning in 2012. Unlike many of the commentators who start with technology changes, we have started by looking at what businesses need to do and how they may deploy e-learning to help. 2012 Trends 2012 will be a tough year for many businesses and those …

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Elearning Market Update December 2011

This month we report on further consolidation in the learning technology market as SAP buys SuccessFactors and we look forward to Learning Technologies, the main European elearning event in January. Firstly, let’s start with news of further market consolidation in the Learning Technology space. Last month we commented on Lumesse’s acquisition …

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Elearning Market Update November 2011

This month we take a look at Ambient Insight’s new research report on the mobile learning market and key trends. Ambient’s ( www.ambientinsight.com ) latest mobile report was published in September 2011 and provides a useful insight into current mobile learning trends and developments. The US market is currently the largest country …

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