E-learning 2.0 means learners can be rapid authors, says Kineo

From: Kineo
Published: Thu May 31 2007


Kineo, the leader in rapid e-learning, has long focused on exploring how new technologies can accelerate learning performance. This week’s free briefing on E-learning 2.0, focuses on just that. The briefing, a free download from the Kineo site, explores the five key trends that will shape future directions in e-learning, namely

• Patterns
• Dynamicness and interoperability
• Open source
• Social networking and tagging
• Self publishing

You can download the e-learning 2.0 briefing here:
http://www.kineo.co.uk/kineo-briefings/e-learning-2.0-3.html

Kineo built on these themes in a recent presentation at the British Institute on Learning and Development Conference on Workplace Learning. In a speech on Web 2.0 and rapid learner support, Kineo partner Stephen Walsh said, "Web 2.0 trends, from consumption to contribution, from private knowledge to shared intelligence and social bookmarking - these all have implications for how we design, deliver and create sustainable e-learning. Rapid e-learning is a great example of how e-learning has changed with the web, driving down cost, using open source, and moving more people to creators and not just consumers of learning."

Self publishing is core to e-learning and web 2.0. Steve Rayson, Kineo partner and author of the E-learning 2.0 briefing says, "We believe that the means of producing effective and engaging e-learning should be in the hands of everyone in the organisation. The key is providing effective support to make it easy for them to share and contribute. Kineo’s Rapid E-learning Flatpacks do just that. Each is a construction kit for quality e-learning on a key HR topic, complete with graphics, scripts, quizzes, and learning design built-in. Now anyone can adjust, publish with an authoring tool and create bespoke quality e-learning rapidly."

Rapid E-learning Flatpacks are available for topics including Equality & Diversity, Fire Safety Awareness, Recruitment, Performance coaching, Sales skills and Absence Management, with new Flatpacks being added constantly.

You can learn more about Kineo’s Rapid E-learning Flatpacks here:
http://www.rapidelearningstore.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=2&Itemid=107

About Kineo

Kineo, the leading rapid e-learning company, has enabled organisations including Cable & Wireless, Marks & Spencer, BP and Virgin Media to introduce rapid e-learning, driving down cost and increasing speed of response to business critical needs.

Our services include:
• Rapid e-learning consultancy on how to get rapid e-learning into your organisation
• Rapid e-learning development to deliver effective e-learning at speed
• Rapid capability building to bring design and development skills into teams
• Rapid e-learning support services and hosting
• Rapid guides, tools, resources, and Flatpacks available at the Rapid E-learning Store

Founded in November 2005 by Matthew Fox, Mark Harrison, Steve Rayson and Stephen Walsh, Kineo is a limited liability partnership with offices in Brighton.

We have a press centre for journalists on our website and are always happy to help with stories and provide commentary on the latest developments in e-learning and blended learning. Our Knowledge Centre provides monthly updates on the latest in learning. More at the Kineo website.

For further information, contact:
Stephen Walsh 07799 064026
stephen.walsh@kineo.co.uk
www.kineo.co.uk
Registered Office:
24 Bavant Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 6RD
Company: Kineo
Contact Name: steverayson
Contact Email: info@kineo.co.uk
Contact Phone: 07799065026

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