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City & Guilds Kineo Celebrate Turning 100 With Release of Interactive Adapt Timeline

It seems like yesterday that we first started Kineo.

But it wasn’t. 100 months is a long time in learning and technology, and there’s been plenty of change along the way – including our acquisition by City & Guilds and re-brand as City & Guilds Kineo. After what has been a fantastic year for CG Kineo ( winning the treble being one of the major highlights), we’ve put a timeline …

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Clive Shepherd Interviews Catherine Jones

Great elearning design doesn’t happen by itself.

It’s a process created by excellent learning designers (and it isn’t easy). Clive Shepherd has been digging deeper in the world of learning design, and discovering how to make engaging learning. As part of his work with e.learning age , Clive has sought to engage with the elearning industry’s most exciting and creative learning designers. …

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What Microsoft Ending Support For XP Means For Your Learning

Something is happening next month which forces those of us who have been ‘in’ elearning for a while feel a bit less young.

If you’re of a certain age, cast your mind back to late 2001… We’d survived the Millennium Bug and we were getting to a point where nearly all our client work was being delivered by a browser. That browser was Internet Explorer 6 and it came bundled with Windows XP. …

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7 Ways to Improve Your Compliance Culture

Companies spend more than $500 billion dollars a year on advertising and it's probably not for the reason you think.

The common belief is that the goal of advertising is to cause an immediate action-- see an ad for pizza -- go buy a pizza. But in fact, what advertisers know is that it takes repeated exposure to a message for it to have impact. Way back in 1885, Thomas Smith wrote the still …

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Elearning Predictions (and Hopes) for 2014

Predicting what will happen in elearning in 2014 is a mug's game, but someone has to do it.

So based on nothing more than my own experience, reflections, and hopes for the year, here are my predictions for elearning in 2014. We will continue to see changes in learning technologies but what matters most is how these are applied in the workplace. It is the creative application of technology …

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Making the most of LT14

It’s that time again.

Many of us organise our January around Learning Technologies, the star in the elearning show firmament. I’m looking forward to seeing clients and industry colleagues at the show. But I’m also mindful that many people are coming for the first time, trying to make sense of what’s new in this ever-changing space. You’re very welcome to the greatest show on earth (or maybe …

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Top Tasks For Learning Departments in 2014

The 2013 Learning Insights report identified a number of key trends and challenges for Learning & Development departments.

In the Slideshare below we set out what departments can do to respond positively to these challenges and highlight ten top tasks. The slides review the key challenges which are emerging as a consequence of a changing world including multi-devices, mobile workforces, …

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The Future of Apprenticeships: Our take on the reforms

On Monday 28th October 2013, Matthew Hancock MP, UK Minister for Skills & Enterprise announced the Government plans to implement an Apprenticeship reform in England which is in response to the Doug Richard’s independent Review of Apprenticeships .

The ‘Implementation Plan’ below sets out how Apprenticeships will be developed, undertaken and assessed in the future. Key recommendations …

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Young people in the workplace

I wanted to share this article that our CEO Chris Jones wrote recently for FE News following the interesting results of some new research by City & Guilds into young people in the workplace.

All too often, young people are labelled in a negative way. The media tends to portray them as self-obsessed and lazy. As a parent, this certainly hasn’t been my experience, and new research from …

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7 ways to keep millennials happy at work

New research from City & Guilds shows that young people are keen to work, and almost two thirds are happy in their job.

With 80% thinking their happiness affects how they perform at work, how do you keep the new workforce happy and productive? 1. Build good relationships Millennials say that getting on well with colleagues is the number one factor affecting their happiness. Create a …

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Careers happiness index

What makes young people happy in the workplace? How do they see themselves progressing in their roles in the future? And who or what inspired them about their careers? Our infographic based on new research by City & Guilds Group has the answers.

Whilst over three quarters of millennials seek vocational training, only half as many (39%) look to academic qualifications to progress …

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Richard Review of apprenticeships

On Friday 17 May, we welcomed a group of key employers to the sumptuous Goldsmiths centre in London for a round table event to discuss and debate Governments response to the Richard Review.

The aim of the event was to give employers the opportunity to contribute to City & Guilds response to the review. Background The Richard Review was originally published in November 2012, compiled …

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CIPD HRD 2013 Review

Last month, the new look City & Guilds team, including Kineo, took part in the CIPD’s annual HRD event in London.

HRD is the event in the CIPD's calendar that focuses specifically on the learning and development aspect of HR. It combines a conference and exhibition and also marks the release of their annual learning and talent development research report. 2013 was the …

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AITD 2013 National Conference Report

With over 400 delegates in attendance at the Melbourne Convention Centre, the 2013 AITD National Conference was a great chance for Learning & Development professionals from the Asia-Pacific region to come together and share valuable insights and hear from a terrific line-up of guest speakers.

While the conference quickly came and went, the Kineo Pacific team were ripe with some astute …

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Top 10 Learning Resolutions 2013

We know you love to-do lists.

Especially when they’re not yours. We put a 2013 Learning Technologies to-do list at the end of our recent Insights Report (missed it? It’s here ). Many of you suggested adding to it. No, we said (very unlike us) – why don’t you add to it and share your 2013 new learning resolution? We’ll make it worth your while and throw in a conference pass to Learning Technologies …

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Learning Insights 2012 - 10 Key ELearning Trends

Research by Kineo and e.learning Age has identified 10 key learning technology trends.

These trends will be outlined in detail this week in a major new report to be launched at the E-learning Awards in London. The report is based on research with businesses about their use of learning technology.Kineo undertook interviews and meetings with over 30 leading L&D figures across a wide variety …

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10 new directions in learning

In case you think that universities in August are whatever the opposite of hives of activities are, the Open University would like to point out that they’re busy as bees in Milton Keynes this summer.

How? By releasing a thumping big report of course. Earlier this month we saw the release of ‘ Innovating Pedagogy 2012 '. It captures 10 ‘innovations that are in currency but have …

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2012 Summer Reading List

In the northern hemisphere, some of us are packing up our beach bags and heading to the beach for a little rest, relaxation and… research.

It’s true, our passion for learning design never ends. Here are some of the books you might find in some of our beach bags (i.e. on our Kindles and iPads) this summer season. 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People …

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Kineo Goes Hollywood, thanks to Warner Bros!

On February 28, we pulled out our sunglasses and did our best to shield ourselves from the eager paparazzi.

The event? A glamorous elearning networking and case study sharing event, onsite at the Warner Bros. studio lot in fabulous Burbank, California... The day started off with some outdoor networking in the chilly Los Angeles morning – hot coffee, muffins, and outdoor heaters …

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The Accidental Instructional Designer

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A doctor? A teacher? A firefighter? An elearning instructional designer (ID) doing corporate training? Hmmm...

yeah, probably not that last one. As a teenager and young adult, I set my sights on becoming a writer or a teacher. I was an English major with thoughts of becoming a professor or a high school English teacher. Lucky …

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Articulate Storyline Preview Event

Storyline is the latest development tool shortly to be launched by Articulate.

You may be familiar with Articulate already. Their products are among the most used desktop tools out there and ones that we at Kineo use every day. Storyline is not a replacement for Articulate Studio: it’s a totally different product - and we have been working with a Beta version to see what it can do. …

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Elearning Tools round-up: five to watch

Cammy Bean shares her views on three new tools from ASTD 2011.

I spent most of my time at ASTD ICE on the Expo floor. Our booth was in Elearning Alley – along with Allen Interactions, Articulate and the elearning Brothers. There were a lot of new authoring tools on the show floor this year. Here’s a quick run down on the tools I checked out and some of the buzz: Articulate Storyline …

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Towards Maturity - Take Part in their Benchmarking Survey

We’re big admirers of the work that Towards Maturity does in promoting the benefits of using learning technologies in the workplace.

Their 2010 benchmark survey is up and running, and we’d urge you to make the time to take part. Towards Maturity is once again running its annual benchmarking survey of the state of learning technology in the UK workplace. The 2010 Survey was launched …

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