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Jan 2020

From LXPs to adaptive learning, how are organisations using platforms and technology to adapt learning to the user?

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Sally Danbury

Sally Danbury

Nurture Marketing Specialist at Kineo APAC

Power to the learner 

To meet the needs of the modern-day learner organisations have had to rethink their learning strategies. On demand media, social networking and Youtube have provided people with easy, instant and searchable access to the content they want, when they want it – and modern L&D needs to step up their game to keep up.

This includes providing their learners with user-centric technology that enables wider learning resource uploads, as well as social posting and credentialing to validate the learning that they have undertaken. 

Corporate training success is all about engaging learners: a mix of learning content, learning platform and technology that when combined, excite and drive learner engagement. This user experience (UX) is key as learners demand to upskill on their terms, be that; 

  • when they want to learn
  • where they want to learn 
  • and how they want to learn

Organisations that haven’t shifted their learning strategy to the learners needs will be left behind. According to research from Towards Maturity, a global research specialist in workplace learning, only 16% of organisations are using analytics to analyse the learning needs of their people. The difference between missing and hitting the mark all comes down to analysing the right data.

Towards Maturity have shared insights on how organisations are using learner data to make their L&D programmes better along with Kineo client case study examples to demonstrate the reward of being a business that better understands its learners. Access the recording from the recent webinar to glean:

  • What other organisations are doing with learner intelligence
  • How you can apply it to all stages of learning design
  • What data really matters – and why
  • How to tie these insights to business objectives  

Ways can you adapt your workplace learning program for better results 

Back in 2018, Josh Bersin, HR, talent and learning industry analyst was talking about the rising popularity of the learning experience platform.

LXP: an online adaptive learning system that works with algorithms to direct the learner and delivers customised resources and activities that fit individual learner needs.

When defining the LXP as a set of capabilities, rather than products, Josh states that, 

“the LXP market exists because the paradigm of the Learning Management System is out of date. People no longer search course catalogs for “courses” the way they used to, and we need a way to train and learn “in the flow of work.”  

LXPs offer a Netflix-like dashboard to guide users by their learning needs and preferences.  Multi-format content can be consumed in bitesize chunks and that content is social for sharing and creating influence.  Each piece learning content forms part of a learning pathway with an assessment and digital badge to authenticate learner progress


Putting adaptive learning into action 


Reece Group has been working with Kineo on the phased development of their learning ecosystem. The LXP has been designed with consumer grade technology, taking insights from Netflix and Spotify models but with a no binge, spaced learning approach to deliberately manage cognitive load and improve learning transfer.  

Adopting emerging technologies to form a total learning ecosystem, Reece has developed a visually exciting, fully interactive, cutting-edge blended learning product.  With a 10-minute daily learning immersion that can be taken anywhere and at anytime, it is making an exponential difference

to the organisation demonstrating clear learning impact.

This new way of learning creates a culture of continuous upskilling for Reece’s people, with the LXP operating as a digital companion throughout the learning experience. Read the full Kineo Reece Group LXP case study.

Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland wanted to create a best-in-class extended-enterprise learning platform, targeted at retailer and operator staff (Three, Vodafone etc), selling Samsung products.  Samsung adopted a fully responsive Open source Totara LMS to provide clear learning results. An integrated approach across email, Facebook, Twitter and the learning platform, informs and encourages learners about new content. Learners are also rewarded for completing learning by unlocked competitions upon  achieving a specified grade in the assessment/quiz.

For the first month of use the number of courses completed increased by a staggering 181%. Read the full Kineo Samsung learning technology case study

Adaptive learning methodologies provide a huge scope of opportunity and flex as learner needs change and technology evolves.  Following the lead of organisations like Reece Group and Samsung, we recommend you provide learners with engaging pick ’n’ mix learning content with multi format learning interventions.

Quizzes are really helpful to understand the short-term pain points of your learners and ascertain their level of knowledge, pain points and challenges before a learning journey is plotted.  Also for long term goals to understand learner hopes and aspirations.

Where to next?  If you would like direction to plot the next level of workplace learning for your people, we’d relish the opportunity to discuss your individualised learner needs.  Get in touch.

Sally Danbury

Sally Danbury

Nurture Marketing Specialist at Kineo APAC

Since the year immemorial Sally has exercised an avid passion for creativity with words, images and Pilates.  She is most content in the workplace when crafting enticing messages that inspire and engage.