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A Decade of Experience at Kineo Pacific

Kineo Pacific was originally called 'The Flexible Learning Network' and was established by Nolen Smith back in January 2006, prior to becoming Kineo Pacific in 2010. Needless to say, the team has gained a wealth of experience in that time, and now with the acqusition of Nine Lanterns (who would've been 15 years old in January 2016), the proficiency, …

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The Rules of Engagement

It’s the million-dollar question for all educators: how do I keep my learners engaged? At City & Guilds Kineo we’re finding that cutting-edge technology is allowing us to push into a new world of user engagement. Here are a few examples of where we are right now and a taste of what we’re developing for the future.

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Measuring the success of your LMS

Imagine the day when you get to turn to your boss, eyes open wide, and say with a smile: “It works! Success!” But when we say success, what do we mean and are we sometimes being premature? Yes the alpha launch of the learning management system functions, the single sign on works, and the reports show lots of data, but is this truly a ‘success’?

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Our take on the 2015 Towards Maturity Benchmark Report

The 2015 Towards Maturity Benchmark Findings have been published this week. So, any statistics junkies out there: prepare yourself for a jam-packed numbers report compiled by Overton and team to help us work out what is really going on in our industry. It’s always good to know whether you’ve missed some seismic shift in the landscape and for many …

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10 Top Tips To Start Your Collaboration

While it’s clear that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for cross-team collaboration between HR and L&D, this report and its findings highlights how critical better organisational alignment is to the success of businesses – whatever form that takes. Here’s our 10 top tips to start you on the road to collaboration.    If you would …

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Trend Spotting: 5 Noteworthy L&D Trends from ATD 2015

Last week I spent three days at the ATD International Conference in Orlando along with 10,000 other training and development professionals. We gathered to share ideas while industry providers rolled out loads of new products and services.   My biggest takeaway? The pace of change in the industry continues to accelerate. I walked away excited …

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5 Ways to Make Your Compliance Elearning Go Beyond the Screen

We've all been here. We take a course because we have to. We go through the motions and then that's it. Nothing transfers into our day-to-day lives. This is a common challenge for compliance training. Employers put all the effort into getting people to take compliance modules – but then there are no follow-up activities to support the knowledge transfer. …

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If You Build It, They Will Come...Won’t They?

Once upon a time, this may have been the case. However the reality is, they don’t. But why aren’t your learners queuing up to access your learning? Because employees (and people generally) are busy and have multiple choices of how to spend their time; how can they spend it learning if they don't even know the learning exists? Say Goodbye To The …

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Mentored Tasks: Support Learners Where They Are

Let’s play pretend. Imagine that you‘re a sales manager for a major pharmaceutical company. Six months ago you rolled out a new process to help your sales representatives assess RFPs (requests for proposals) and opportunities to determine the likelihood of winning the business. The process is built around reviewing a customer’s RFP, completing three …

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Learning Portals: Why You Should Be An Early Adopter

I still remember the day I was forced to get my first iPhone. Yes, forced. It was with great dread and doubt that I signed the dotted line and committed myself to the new era of computing. I didn’t want to; I was happy with my phone that made calls and did nothing else. That’s why my first iPhone was the 3GS, meaning I waited 3 whole years after the …

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Discussing Open Source at #OSOS15

I recently had the opportunity to attended the Open Source Open Society Conference 2015 in Wellington, and the chance to hear keynotes from Chris Kelly from Github, Lillian Grace from WikiNZ and many other respected Open Source advocates, outlining the relevance and demand of open source solutions.

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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?". …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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What We Learned at LT15

Last week saw over 8,500 visitors pass through the doors of London’s Olympia to visit the Learning Technologies Exhibition and Conference.  Returning for its 18th year, the increase in attendance is further evidence that companies are investing in technology to achieve greater return on their L&D investment. On Stand 144, we had …

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Learning Insights for the New Year [SLIDES & RECORDING]

We’re one month into 2015. This year is going to move rapidly. Are your learning programs ready to make an impact? With continuous changes and heavy demands, thinking beyond the everyday scope may seem daunting. You may think, I have a strategy, I’m ready. But is this the same old strategy as last year? Change may be in order. Perhaps, …

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