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A Decade of Rapid eLearning [Market Update]

What does the phrase Rapid eLearning mean to you? Is it a set of authoring tools; the timeline for the project; the quality of the output; the budget you have available; or is it eLearning created by a Subject Matter Expert? Does the term inspire you or leave you distraught and desperate? No matter your viewpoint, if you’ve been in the eLearning industry for any length of time, you’ve probably …

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Make Blended Learning Work for Sales Training [SLIDES & RECORDING]

We expect a lot out of our sales teams. It's crucial that they perform at optimal levels. So shouldn't we nurture our sales teams as much as the leads that flood in? Absolutely.  In this 30-minute webinar, Make Blended Learning Work for Sales Teams, Cammy Bean, Kineo US VP of Learning Design, and Chip Cleary, VP of Solutions & Consulting share tips and insights for designing a blended program …

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Life as a Marketing Apprentice: 6 Months In

Faced with the 'what next?' decision as I entered the final year of my formal education, I opted for the Apprenticeship route. I've already attended the Skills Show and a River Cottage conference, chaired the Apprenticehip4England debate, and helped out at the Skills Debate... and I've still got another six months to go! Although currently Marketing Apprentice at City & Guilds Kineo, marketing …

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Debunking the Myths of Onboarding

When your new staff members think about your corporate onboarding program, which of these statements is closer... "What a great experience! Coming to work here was definitely the right decision!" or "Onboarding? Oh, you mean those compliance courses I had to take just before that session I had to go through on how to fill out expense reports?". I bet most of you chose the second one. However, …

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Adapt Wins Gold for Best Elearning Design Technology

For the third consecutive year, the open source multi-device Adapt Framework has been recognised for its achievements in elearning design technology by the Asia-Pacific based LearnX Awards. The LearnX awards, run by the non-profit LearnX Foundation, has been recognising the industry's best learning and development initiatives across Asia Pacific in education and corporate sectors, for the past …

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Introducing: Totara 2.7 Demo Series

Whether you have already taken the leap and chosen Totara for your LMS or are still considering your options, we have a great mini-webinar series that will allow you to explore the newest features and capabilities of Totara 2.7. Register for any or all of the free demos, and discover what Totara LMS could do for you. Totara 2.7: Face-to-Face [DEMO] When: Thursday, April 30th 1PM CST (30 …

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Does Your Elearning Smell Bad? 6 Tell-Tale Signs

Sometimes a phrase sticks in my skull.  And not always in a good way. Last week I read an article in CLO Magazine about blended learning: ”What’s Old is New Again: CLOs aren’t as fond of blended learning as we think” by Giuseppe Auricchio, that had a ring dinger of a quote that I’ll get to in a second. So why the resistance to blended learning at the senior level? Well, mostly because CLOs don’t …

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Make Blended Learning Work for Leaders [SLIDES & RECORDING]

Business challenge: Ineffective leaders Learning Solution: Engage and develop leaders through blended learning programs  Leaders are integral to organizations. They make important decisions and lead and manage individuals. So shouldn’t you be equipping your leaders and managers with the tools they need to be successful? In this webinar presented by Chip Cleary, VP of Solutions & Consulting, …

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5 Tips For Success With Leadership Blends [INFOGRAPHIC]

How important are your leaders within your organisation? Effective managers and leaders can improve employee performance by 25% and retention by a staggering 40% . Aren't they worth investing in?  If you want to build better leaders today and develop the skills of your leaders of tomorrow, then creating a programme of training using blended learning will give managers the knowledge, skills and …

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Learning Portals: When an LMS Just Isn't Enough

Bigger, better, faster, more .  It’s the progression mantra for every technology.  Need a new phone?  You’ll get a bigger screen and a faster processor.  Shopping for a new hard drive?  Trade in that 500GB paperweight for a 4TB Cloud.  Want a new TV?  65 inches is the new norm.  And next year it will be 75. So how about your LMS?  It’s a piece of technology.  What does bigger, better, faster, …

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Market Update: Progress of the LMS

It’s no surprise that many businesses have a Learning Management Systems (LMS) at the heart of their learning and development to help manage training and develop their employees. LMSs can be brilliant and offer extensive benefits, but can also be a real headache when designed badly, or utilised ineffectively. Recently, the software research and review site,  Software Advice , conducted a survey …

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Susan's Story: From Client to Consultant

Early in her career, Susan Hurley found herself managing the training the of hundreds of call center reps at a large company. The process was daunting and she thought,"There has got to be a better way to do this." Not too long after this, Susan was introduced to the power of an LMS and she hasn't looked back since: she's now a Senior Implementation Consultant for Kineo US, and an expert in Totara …

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6 Tips for Front-line Leadership Development

It’s not controversial to say that the front line matters. Market researchers consistently agree that companies are increasing their investment in developing front-line leaders, i.e., those who directly manage line employees. According to Bersin , companies tripled investment from 2009 to 2012. According to Training Magazine , “Management/Supervisory Training” led the pack for how many companies …

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5 Things No-One Is Telling You About Learning Games

Following on from very a successful seminar session on gaming mechanics at LT15, and the subsequent LSG webinar on the same subject, one thing has become very clear –  gaming in learning is a highly controversial subject. Some people refuse to recognise gaming as a learning medium, whereas others love the idea of using gaming, but aren’t sure where to start. Others are already embracing the chaos, …

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Get Blended with Our New Webinar Series

Inspired by our newly released Blends that Work Guides , the global Kineo offices will be hosting a consecutive #BlendsThatWork webinar series, focused on best practice blended learning in different solution areas. The series launches on Thursday April 2nd at 1pm CST with Make Blended Learning Work for Leaders. Targeted for busy L&D professionals and decision makers, each webinar session …

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Targeted Training Investment - Part II

This is Part II of a two-part description of a rapid, crowdsourced approach to conducting performance assessment. Part I described the problem we faced and what we achieved. Here, we describe how we executed the approach. Where We Left Off In Part I, we described how we wanted to conduct a performance assessment to help size and target a large training investment. The business goal of the …

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Apprenticeship Week at River Cottage

Apprenticeship Week  has come around again, giving Learning & Development specialists the opportunity to speak to the potential apprentices of tomorrow - students. Every year it is always full steam ahead with events, workshops and debates to name just a few, and this year was no exception. At City & Guilds Kineo we visited River Cottage  during Apprenticeship Week to participate in …

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Apprentices Have Their Say At The Apprenticeships4England Debate

It’s fair to say that the hot topic on every political party’s lips at the moment is Apprenticeships. Some vowing to create and deliver 3 million apprenticeships by 2020 and others fighting to match such statements. But with all this media attention around apprenticeships, has anyone actually asked what the apprentices of today think? On Tuesday 3rd March the second Apprenticeships4England debate …

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Kineo US Moves Chicago Headquarters Office to Accommodate Growth

Kineo, a global provider of award-winning eLearning solutions, is moving its US headquarters from the West Loop in downtown Chicago to a larger loft office space in Greektown. This new office will accommodate Kineo’s growing team and expand its opportunities to meet client needs. Kineo US has been serving Fortune 500 companies for the past 5 ½ years. Once a startup company with only two full-time …

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Kineo US Celebrates Years of Growth and Moves to Brand New Office Space

This week, Kineo US will move into a brand new loft office space in downtown Chicago. Why? We’ve literally been bursting at the seams as our team continues to grow.  The excitement has been brewing over the past few days as the walls have become bare, team members start boxing up their workspaces, and the space empties out. The move is becoming less of a future concept and more of a reality. This …

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Have You Targeted Your Training Investment Where it Matters Most? (Part I)

It can be a bittersweet thing when you get The Call. “Hey, we have realized that our new project managers are not managing engagement profitability as successfully as we would like. Can you help?” It might be time to make an investment in training. Sounds great! We are all here to help our companies identify, target, and execute smart investments that drive performance. The bittersweet part …

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