Learning and Development Blog

Adapting elearning. Increasing learning impact with personalisation

Today 63% of us use AI such as predictive typing every day without even realising it, according to a survey from HubSpot . So if that figure is to be believed, then the workplace of the future might already be here? Well not quite yet. The reality is that most organisations still have a long way to go and be clear on how to combine AI with the …

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How US Beef trains managers using blended learning

May is “National Barbecue Month” and what’s a barbecue without beef? Indeed, this is the perfect time to highlight US Beef’s training innovations. US Beef, the largest franchisee of Arby’s restaurants, uses a hybrid delivery system for their manager training program. The company has expanded its employee education by serving up some award-winning …

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6 things your team needs to successfully manage an LMS

Managing an LMS can get complicated quick. Whether your company is implementing one for the first time, has migrated systems or is looking to give your current learning platform a new lease of life, there are a couple things you need to do in order for your LMS to thrive. And one of the best places to start is by providing your team with right foundation. …

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UX challenges you’re likely to encounter with gamification

As learning development trail blazers, we are always looking to what’s hot in learning. And gamification has been hot for a few years now. But, it’s not exclusive to the learning and development industry and we are firm believers that inspiration abounds when you turn your eyes outside your own four for walls.

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3 principles of instructional design

It can be tempting to add a lot of shiny, new technology to your elearning courses. More important, though, is to maintain a balance and avoid the trap of “clicky-clicky bling-bling.” This and other instructional design principles are discussed in our blog post.

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A Q&A full of creative learning ideas with Zsolt Olah, Learning Consultant for Kineo and author

Today I share my Q&A with Zsolt Olah, who has recently joined the Kineo US team as a Learning Consultant. We’re thrilled to have him on the team - he brings a fresh perspective, and real-world corporate learning experience that we’re already putting to work with our clients. In today’s post, Zsolt  answers some burning questions about books and …

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Learner power – look before you leap!

For a while now there has been ‘chat’ about social learning as an approach to workplace L&D. There’s also a suspicion that woven into this catchphrase was some expectation around social platforms, social media and the like - and perhaps an unspoken assumption that it offers a cheap solution to the training challenge. But what do we really …

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Power to the learner: social learning in action

One thing we spotted in the interviews for this year’s Learning Insights report was a shift in the way we’re all talking about social learning. No longer a buzzword, it’s now understood – and desired - that our learners will naturally learn from each other. And that we can help that happen. Last year we published Social Learning: How it works …

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Visual design trends for 2018: top 5 takeaways for learning

Visuals don’t just add intrigue and excitement to learning, they also serve a valuable role in terms of memory and retention of content, as well as aiding navigation. Designers use layouts, typography and font changes to emphasis key points and draw out important messages. By demonstrating the hierarchy of content, visuals can be used to create a …

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3 new year L&D resolutions: making 2018 your best year yet

Is there anything better than the new year? There’s something slightly exhilarating about the proverbial clean slate (and actual blank calendar) with which you get to kick the year off. If you’re determined to make 2018 a huge hit professionally, take a look at 3 resolutions we think are perfect for any L&D pro looking to up their game.

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How to create a visually appealing compliance elearning course

Compliance training is sometimes considered to be a necessary evil. Employees don’t really want to sit through it year after year, and it can often be viewed as boring and uninformative. However, with proper consideration given to certain design aspects, you can help create a course that learners will find visually pleasing and a bit more engaging.

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