A subject matter expert, is just that – an expert on a particular subject. An SME knows the content of a course inside-out and therefore is the best person to handle content queries, and check deliverables for accuracy, relevance, and credibility. At Kineo, we’ve worked with hundreds of SMEs over the years and we’ve got a few tips on what it takes.
Awards season will shortly be upon us, and Kineo's work with clients has once again been shortlisted for the Learning Technologies Awards. Hundreds of entries from a wide range of sectors across the world have been whittled down to this year’s ‘impressive and record-breaking shortlist’. Following on from our double gold at last year’s awards, we’re …
Getting your elearning budget in order before you start the process might seem a bit daunting, but it helps if you know where your content is coming from and what visual aspects are the most important to your learning path.
What’s your instant reaction when I use the words ‘business culture’ in terms of the workplace? Positive? Negative? Unfortunately we often can feel negative about the idea of culture at work. When in fact we should be creating a positive culture, letting it thrive and working out how it can contribute to growth for our businesses. Let’s not …
Keeping your employees up to date on the latest innovations or regulations in your field is important, but oftentimes it can be a hassle to get them onboard for additional learning - especially if new learning modules are required to be completed on a regular basis.
Even the most enthusiastic employee is going to be a bit bummed when they read the words “compliance training” in a company-wide email, and that’s not surprising.
When you think of the mother of all Learning Management Systems, 24 cardboard boxes tucked away at a Minnesota library probably doesn't come to mind. Yet that is the home of PLATO, the first computer-based learning system and online community. Many LMSs today are born out of the same basic concepts that Donald Bitzer developed for PLATO in 1960.
“Content Curation” is one of those buzzwords (or rather, buzz phrases) that we’ve been hearing a lot of for the last few years. Learning Designers may be thinking about how to incorporate it into their programs - even though it may not seem like a natural fit at first.
There’s nothing quite as invigorating and inspiring as being surrounded by game-changers. You know, the kind of people who look at the standard practice and ask the question “but what if we did this?” This is the kind of person you’ll find at the Adobe MAKE IT event.
There are many approaches to developing learning experiences for your employees. But one of the best things to do for your employees is to utilize a blended learning approach - that is, employing more than one - or even all!
For many employees the thought of taking an elearning course can elicit many emotions - not all of them positive, especially if the course is mandatory. That said, there’s no reason that the course needs to meet their expectation of being just something to “get through.”
Earlier this year Articulate released Storyline 3, the newest rendition of their elearning platform, and one that we at Kineo had been eagerly awaiting. At Kineo, we’re experts at working with various platforms to create the best possible elearning tools for our clients, and Articulate elearning is at the top of our list of favorites.
In today’s digital age, we no longer need to be chained to our office desks to do our jobs. Mobile computing is changing the way we work - and that includes how we access training materials to help us learn. But just making sure learning can be viewed on a tablet or phone isn’t enough.
Your learning platform likely gives you insights into which courses are being engaged with most and other metrics such as course completions, but there’s a whole host of information you’re probably missing out on if you stop there. There are dozens, if not hundreds of analytical tools you can embed into your platform.
It’s every organization’s goal to start their employee’s training off on the right foot, and to implement a training program that will develop the essential skills and knowledge needed to perform well. That said, a strong elearning platform can be key to a company’s ability to in both their new and veteran employees. So what’s the secret to designing …
Millennials get an interesting rep in learning and the world at large. From not buying houses and diamonds, to needing online learning that’s packed with all the latest and greatest bells and whistles. And while I don’t agree with most of what’s said, I would agree with a few bits and pieces that are floating around about us...
It’s every organization’s goal to start their employee’s training off on the right foot, and to implement a training program that will develop the essential skills and knowledge needed to perform well. So what’s the secret to designing effective elearning?
Learning has come a long way from the traditional model of classrooms and textbooks. In its infancy, elearning took the form of PowerPoint-style presentations: essentially, textbooks on a computer screen. Modern benefits of elearning, however, make use of a wide array of technologies that immerse students in the learning process. Elearning has …
In the early days of elearning, designers assumed that courses would be taken on a desktop computer in an office environment. In fact, until Apple released the iPhone in 2007 and the iPad in 2010 and sparked a revolution in the mobile phone and computing world, the idea that elearning could become extremely mobile was hardly a thought.
Badges are all the rage. Here’s a badge, there’s a badge - from L&D to Urban Outfitters, everybody can get a badge. But what if someone doesn’t want a badge for the sake of having a badge? How can L&D provide value and engage through badging with those people?
Whether you enjoy fighting a horde of never-ending zombies in Resident Evil or putting yourself through the intense anxiety that Five Nights at Freddy’s can bring, survival horror games are oozing with inspiration that you can incorporate in your very own learning.
Google elearning, and you’ll find 50 million results—many of which are trying to sell you off-the-shelf, ready-made courses. The sales pitch for these pre-packaged courses is simple: buy our course, plug it into your LMS, and reap the rewards. Sounds tempting, right? But there’s a better option...
Back in 2014 Kineo joined the Learning Locker Open Source LRS Project – and strengthened the relationship by becoming a Learning Locker Partner in 2016.