Articles by Steve Rayson

Market Update August 2014

Sadly this will be my last market update as I leave City & Guilds Kineo at the end of August. Since starting the company with my colleagues in 2005, I have written over 90 monthly market updates for Kineo (and CG Kineo) and thought I would take this opportunity to look back at the changes in the bespoke/custom elearning market and changes in the …

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City & Guilds Acquires Mindset

The City & Guilds Group has announced today that it has acquired Mindset, a digital learning company that provides services to colleges and employers in the UK. Mindset has developed a leading platform known as Profiler to manage and deliver functional skills. The core capabilities include initial and diagnostic testing and the assessment …

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City & Guilds Kineo Qualifications Support Civil Service Reform

This week City & Guilds Kineo launched 10 new qualifications for the Civil Service. There are increasingly high expectations being placed on civil servants and public services. We have developed and accredited these 10 new qualifications to support improved operational delivery. Improving Operational Delivery in the Civil Service The …

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Market Update March 2014

It was 100 months ago we published our first market update on the elearning market in November 2005. We take the opportunity to look back at what has changed - and what hasn’t - since 2005. We look at how companies and markets have changed over the period. So get your scorecards out…. More different than the same? The learning technology …

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Market Update February 2014

Learning Technologies proved, yet again, to be a very popular and busy event. Over 7,000 people attended, there were over 250 exhibitors and 150 free seminars. So it was not a show for the faint hearted. Here is our take on the event. The number of companies attending each year continues to grow. Learning Technologies is now arguably the number …

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Adapt Learning Open Source Framework Officially Released

City & Guilds Kineo, Elearning Company of the Year and founders of the Adapt open source elearning framework, are delighted to announce the release of version 1.0 of the framework today, to coincide with Learning Technologies 2014. Adapt is designed to solve a problem in elearning. Delivery to multiple devices including iPad, iPhone, Android …

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Market Update January 2014

January is conference season in the elearning world. We’re all looking forward to a number of major events over the next few weeks in the UK, Australia and the US. There is a slight sense of deja vu as last year many speakers and companies were convinced that 2013 would be the year of mobile. This year even more are convinced that 2014 will be the …

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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. …

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Market Update Dec '13 - US Markets

This month I was in New York at our Konnect event and took the opportunity to look at the latest market research for the US and talk to clients and industry analysts about current trends. I have set out below a summary of my findings on the US corporate training market. The US corporate training market has recovered strongly from the economic downturn …

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Elearning Market Update - November 2013

This month we were down under at the learning@work conference in Sydney, learning from the experience of companies such as LinkedIn, Deloitte, Nissan and TNT. I was pleased to be able to attend the event with our colleagues from Kineo Pacific, who just became part of the City & Guilds Kineo Group . Some of the key takeaways from the event …

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