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Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom, 2007/11/04 - The defence sector is under pressure to improve efficiency in training. There are drivers to reduce cost and deliver better value in training. At a recent conference, Kineo shared how rapid e-learning tools and techniques can address these drivers.
Kineo brings benefits of rapid e-learning to defence sector.
The messages from over 400 participants from across the armed forces at the Modern Learning Symposium 2007 (MLS 07), on HMS Sultan in Gosport, on Oct 31s, were clear. The defence sector is under pressure to improve efficiency in training. The defence sector review will bring further pressure. There are drivers to reduce cost and deliver better value in training. At the same time, there’s an appetite for innovation, with many participants seeking to make the best use of web 2.0 tools and technologies. Can this be done, while driving down costs and accelerating timelines?
Steve Rayson, Kineo’s managing partner, addressed these issues head-on. In his presentation entitled ‘Rapid e-learning: tools and techniques’, he explained how rapid e-learning is different – and better – than traditional e-learning techniques.
He explained its potential to reduce cost, accelerate delivery and achieve high quality, engaging e-learning experiences. Illustrating with several examples, he demonstrated the four techniques at the core of Kineo’s rapid approach:
• Changing the development process to focus on getting to a first version;
• Working in small, flexible teams;
• Using templates and patterns for re-usability;
• Using web 2.0 tools to keep content refreshed and current.
Speaking after the event, Steve Rayson commented: “We’re delighted with the response we received at the MLS event. Rapid e-learning has clearly resonated with the defence sector. Many participants in the audience commented to us that the current approach they’re taking with e-learning is simply costing too much and taking too long. Today they’ve seen that with the right tools and techniques, rapid e-learning enables those in the training community to say yes more often to tight budgets and short timelines. We look forward to working with new partners in the defence sector to deliver to them the rapid e-learning results that our corporate clients, including BP, Google and Cable & Wireless have achieved.”
Kineo will also present and exhibit at Learning Technologies on January 30th and 31st at the Olympia in London. Learn more about Kineo’s rapid e-learning services at the Kineo website.
Kineo is the rapid e-learning leader. Kineo helps organisations including Cable & Wireless, BP, Google™, Marks & Spencer, Virgin Media and HBOS to say yes to business needs with 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.