Learning and Development Blog

What are the design constraints for a learning solution?

Unfortunately, even the best-laid plans can go awry. If you find yourself coming up against design constraints for a learning solution it can be frustrating to have to find an alternative method or workaround. Here, we take a look at 5 common design constraints and propose some creative ways to avoid them all together.

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10 top tips for a great interactive video

Implementing interactive video into your elearning is a great tool to inform your audience and provide them with additional content and context, but it can be overwhelming if you’re highlighting too many additional pieces of information. Here we’ll give you nine other tips for making your interactive video experience a great one.

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Is gamification the real deal?

One of the biggest buzzwords across various industries for the last couple of years has been gamification, but many times companies get caught in the trap of implementing something because it’s on trend rather than because it’s truly useful to their mission.

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4 must-haves for developing learning solutions, part 2

What do your brand standards have to do with developing learning solutions? Everything! Make sure everything is up to date before you start your project to ensure a smooth process and delivery. We’ve got a few more tips on how to keep things running smoothly as you develop your learning solutions right here.

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Democratic digital badges reach out to unrecognised majority

At LearnX 2015 in Melbourne Kineo’s Managing Director Matt Johnson picked up on how “advances in technology have continued to democratise learning.”  He was referring to both the tremendous availability and take-up of technology as a way of delivering learning and the opportunities and impact of that on how people prefer to learn, for example in a …

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What it takes to be a subject matter expert

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.

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Kineo’s work shortlisted for learning technologies awards

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 …

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Developing a business culture that drives growth

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 …

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Surveying the state of the LMS

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.

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Content curation: The digital blizzard of 2017

“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.

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5 ways to make an elearning course pop

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.”

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