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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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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What is Totara Evergreen?

Totara Learning is now greener than ever - and no, I’m not talking about their logo. First mentioned almost a year ago, the ‘Evergreen’ version of Totara Learn is finally here and with it comes regular, monthly updates of the latest features and functionality.

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5 digital learning trends for 2018 and beyond

OK, so why are we already thinking about next year’s learning trends when we’re only halfway through 2017? Well, I think we would all agree that the world is moving at such a pace that we need to look forward and prepare now for some changes that are likely to impact the L&D community next year. But how do you filter out the flash-in-the-pan …

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Credly’s digital credentialing solution comes to Europe

Businesses in the UK and Europe can now unlock employee potential with Credly thanks to an exclusive partnership with Kineo’s sister company, Digitalme. Digital credentials get a global boost Credly, the global market leader in digital credentialing, has entered into an exclusive partnership with Digitalme, a City & Guilds Group business. …

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Discover the content your learners actually need

So you want to create content on topics learners actually care about—the stuff they turn to Google for—but where do you begin? How can you provide real value for your learners when you don’t even know what they want? If only there was a way to know what your learners were typing into that little box on their browser. We’d basically be reading their …

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Why mobile learning? The great mobile mystery

What's not to like about Google Analytics. You can learn so much from dipping into the data about how the content we produce is used. As well as showing us where things can be improved, the data shines a light on missed opportunities, the greatest of which, is how few people are consuming learning content on smartphones. But this isn’t because …

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