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Brighton, United Kingdom, 2006/02/01 - The growth of information is so great that we all wake up dumber than we went to bed. However, a revolution is taking place according to Kineo. Now is the time to throw away those intranet home pages and give staff personalised Google home pages..
In the world of learning everyone is talking Google. Kineo’s latest online survey reveals that the majority of learning professionals expect Google Search to dominate the world of informal learning. However, Kineo believes it is the ability to personalise your Google home page that will revolutionise knowledge management and e-learning.
Personalised Google home pages means you can now use the latest Google tools such as Google news and Google alerts to create a powerful knowledge resource. A personalised Google home page aggregates all the knowledge you want from across the internet into your home page, and does the updating for you – including news items, RSS feeds, alerts on key topics, issues, companies, industries, legislation, your email – and whatever else you want to stay abreast of.
“This is push technology in action”, says Steve Rayson, Kineo partner and Google home page convert. “You don’t need to go and look for information, or have a team of people updating your intranet you can simply tell Google News or Alerts what you want and make a coffee while Google delivers the information to the desktop.”
“The ideas are simple but incredibly powerful. For example, if you are interested in e-learning Google News will review all the press releases and news sites across the world and bring you back the latest e-learning news. Google alerts will scour the internet for the very latest information uploaded to any website on e-learning. What is more it will deliver it to your desktop and deliver it free!”
This has major implications for today’s knowledge worker, informal learning and e-learning, Steve notes. “The ability to deliver low cost blended learning solutions has just got a whole lot easier. You can stay up all night, employ teams of people to search and update your content or use smart free technology such as Google tools.”
Still not convinced? Kineo has set up a Google homepage anyone can access to see for themselves. Just go to google.com/ig , login as kineosite, password kineopass. Kineo has chosen some e-learning and training content items to get you started but go ahead customise it for your own needs whether it is Age Equality Legislation, Competitor Information or Dennis Rodman.
Note to Editors:
Kineo is a leading consultancy practice providing advisory services, research and niche e-learning products to support learning and development teams in the public and private sectors. Founded in November 2005 by Matthew Fox, Mark Harrison, Steve Rayson and Stephen Walsh, Kineo is a limited liability partnership with offices in Brighton.
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