Learning and Development Blog

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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What to consider when designing through the eyes of the learner

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 …

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Outclassing the classroom: 5 benefits of 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 …

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Why we love responsive design…and why your learners will too

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.

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