December 2012 Newsletter

Issue 87 – December 2012

Contents this month:

  1. Next big thing: Kineo becomes part of the City & Guilds Group
  2. Learning Technologies 2013: Preview and competition to win 2 conference passes
  3. Top tip: Effective learning scenarios
  4. Market update: 2012 in review
  5. ASTD Tech Knowledge, San Jose. You know the way.
  6. Event review: eLearning Network 25th birthday
  7. Award update: Charity Award win with RNLI, Articulate Offer, now hiring
  8. Now Hiring

Editor's note:

So last month we signed off with 'see you next month for more of the different - never the same...'. Not to overpromise but I think we kind of delivered on that this month.... Seven years into our story, we've done something that we think will be a game changer for learning technology in the workplace. We're delighted to share the news that Kineo has now become part of the City & Guilds Group. Change is good - we think you'll find this change is very good for you in 2013.

Plenty more on that below - and of course we can't wait to meet you and tell you all about the new things we can do for you. Come and see us at Learning Technologies in London and ASTD Tech Knowledge in San Jose to find out more.

It's been an amazing year at Kineo, ending in this exciting next step on our journey. We want to thank all of you - our loyal clients, partners, and our amazing team for everything you've done this year, and the loyalty and partnership from 2005 to present - and beyond.

We wish you a peaceful break and a 2013 filled with development and success. We still feel like we're just warming up. Well, maybe breaking into a stride now...

See you on the other side


***Dates for your diary***

Conferences and shows

  • Learning Technologies: 29-30 January, 2013, London
  • ASTD TechKnowledge: 30 Jan - 1 Feb, San Jose (CA)


Visit the Kineo Events page and contact us at to find out more and to arrange to meet us at any of the upcoming events.

Join the E-learning Professionals Group on LinkedIn: Over 6,000 of your fellow e-learning professionals are already sharing here. Ask questions, get help – find out what’s really going on in e-learning…


1. Next big thing? Kineo becomes part of the City & Guilds Group

It's always been our aim to be the leading global workplace learning company. This month we made a further step towards that aim. We were delighted to announce that we have become part of the City & Guilds Group.

We're proud of our reputation for being flexible, providing great service, and transforming learning through technology. We'll keep doing what we do and provide all of the services we currently do, but now we can do much more for our clients and partners as part of a larger group.

City & Guilds is the number one vocational and work-based skills organisation. It works in over 80 countries world-wide, enabling nearly two million people a year to achieve a 'City & Guilds' certification. The C&G Group includes the Institute for Leadership Management. Founded over 130 years ago, the Group has a turnover in excess of £115m. This gives us the security and stability that comes with the backing of a larger organisation, and investment to support our growth ambitions.

City & Guilds is a charitable organisation and all profits are invested back into supporting vocational education and helping people into work. But like all successful charities, City & Guilds has a clear commercial focus. At Kineo we strongly support these charitable values and welcome the chance to become part of an organisation with a strong heritage and purpose: to enable people and organisations to develop their skills for personal and economic growth.

We have worked with City & Guilds for a while now and we have been impressed with their passion for learning, their values and their commitment to being an employer of choice.

We will work closely with the current City & Guilds for Business operation, which works with leading employers including Harrods, Starbucks, Tesco and McDonald's. The vision is for us to become the world's leading workplace learning company. This brings great opportunities to provide a much wider range of services to our clients, including:

  • Accreditation and assessment of your learning, including City & Guilds and ILM qualifications
  • E-enabled apprenticeships and qualifications
  • Blended learning development and delivery

There's lots more to come on this - please get in touch or come and see us at Learning Technologies to find out more about how we're working together to create the leading global workplace learning company.

Find out more here.

2. Learning Technologies 2013: Preview and competition to win 2 conference passes

It’s that time again. It’s the must attend show in the e-learning calendar. We can’t wait to get back to London Olympia this year to share our new services and see everyone. You’ll see us at stand 64 as usual – only a bit bigger this time...

We’re running two seminars this year:

Tues 29th @ 2.45pm - Seminar Theatre 3, Exhibition Floor

From isolated courses to an integrated experience: Kineo and City & Guilds showcase ‘The City & Guilds Way’ portal

Weds 30th Jan @ 11am - Seminar Theatre 3, Exhibition Floor

Multi-Device e-Learning: One responsive version to rule them all

We’re also giving away two conference passes – all you need to do is share your new year’s resolution for learning with us. Well, us and 6,000 other people in the Elearning Professionals Group.

Find out more about the show, and arrange to come and see us on the stand here.

3. Top tip: Effective learning scenarios in one minute

You know that we’re all about goal-based scenarios at Kineo. Let people do things, make mistakes, get support. So as in life, so it should be in e-learning.

Find out in this snappy new one minute animation how to do it here.

Get the rest of our tips here.

4. Market update: 2012 in review

2012 has been quite the year in learning technologies. The industry grew by size, acquisitions aplenty took place – and we added just a bit of December glamour ourselves.

Read our round up of what happened in 2012 here.

5. ASTD Tech Knowledge, San Jose. You know the way.

If London in January doesn’t suit you – there’s always San Jose. ASTD Tech Knowledge 2013 rolls into town on Jan 30th and Feb 1st.

We’ll be there in full force – get a preview here.

6. Event review: eLearning Network 25th birthday

What better opportunity to meet with industry friends one last time before Christmas than at the eLearning Network’s 25th birthday celebration? E-learning buffs from far and wide gathered at the Museum of London for a trip back in time through the last 25 years of technology, e-learning and innovation, and a sneaky peek at the future and the most innovative learning technologies being developed at the moment.

Read our round up here.

7. Award update: Kineo and RNLI celebrate charity learning award success

We’re very proud of the charity clients that we work with at Kineo. So we’re delighted to announce that Kineo clients the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) have won the Charity Learning Award 2012 for Best Overall Online Programme for their “Learning Zone”, which brings resources directly to staff, crew and volunteers no matter where they are based. The solution uses the Totara LMS platform and a blended approach to learning.

Find out more here.

8. Now hiring

We’re growing – in London, Sheffield and Brighton. As part of the larger City & Guilds group, we now offer benefits second to none in our industry, and an opportunity to be part of a large, ambitious group that operates in over 80 countries.

We’re looking for passionate, creative, enthusiastic people to join us as:

  • Solutions consultants (sales role)
  • Solutions Architects (Moodle and Totara)
  • Senior project managers
  • Technical Support developers
  • Development team manager
  • Drupal / front-end developer
  • Flash-based graphic designers
  • E-learning Project Managers
  • E-learning designers
  • PHP developers
  • Software testers
  • Support Engineers

View all Kineo vacancies here.

No agencies please.

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