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Glennon Kiernan-Lahti

Glennon Kiernan-Lahti
Glennon Kiernan-Lahti works as a Digital Marketing Specialist making educational, engaging and relevant content for our customers. He previously worked here as a Specialist Trainer - teaching business English to everyone from entry-level employees to CEOs. Originally from Ireland, he enjoys helping his clients to get their message through, living in a country with more than one season, and forcing Finns to make small-talk.

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Case example: using elearning in organizational change

Posted by Glennon Kiernan-Lahti on 29/09/18 06:01

 In our previous blog on eLearning, we looked at a very common case example for eLearning: internal competence development.

This time, we will continue to explore the versatility of eLearning by looking at how it can be applied to organization-wide learning from the perspective of the needs of management.

Imagine a scenario where a company needs to implement change across its organization.

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Topics: Learning content, E-learning, Digital learning, pedagogy

Case example: eLearning for internal competence development

Posted by Glennon Kiernan-Lahti on 04/09/18 06:02

In our previous blog on eLearning, we looked at how rich content creates better learning outcomes, especially when it’s interactive and gamified.

This time, we’re going to see how versatile eLearning is and how it can be customized for different learners and learning objectives by looking at a very common use-case example for eLearning: internal competence development.

Let’s start with the basic requirements for our eLearning course.

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Topics: Learning content, E-learning, Digital learning, Competence development

How rich content creates better eLearning outcomes

Posted by Glennon Kiernan-Lahti on 16/08/18 06:03

In our previous blog post, we introduced modern eLearning. One of the themes we wanted to highlight in that introduction is that modern eLearning content delivers superior learning outcomes when it is creative, versatile, and pedagogicalally structured.

Here we will look at the subject of rich content and how applying that same creativity, versatility, and pedagogy to its design helps companies meet their learning needs.

If you’re not familiar with the term rich content, we can break it down into three main types.

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Topics: Learning content, E-learning, Digital learning, pedagogical design

An introduction to modern eLearning

Posted by Glennon Kiernan-Lahti on 12/07/18 06:05


In our previous blog on eLearning, Four trends taking eLearning to the next level, we wrote about the learning benefits of simulation, social learning, personalization, and bite-sized learning. This time, we are going to take a broader look at the state of modern eLearning.

First of all, what do we mean by modern eLearning?

Well, let’s define it from two perspectives: The first is that of the recipient of the learning. This could be a company employee, or some other organizational stakeholder. For them, modern eLearning needs four main characteristics to be effective. It must be:

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Topics: Learning content, E-learning, Digital learning, Learning style

Four trends taking eLearning to the next level

Posted by Glennon Kiernan-Lahti on 14/06/18 06:02


As digitization continues to drive change in the workplace, it has transformed how we manage, how we collaborate, how we sell, and also how we choose to learn.

To help drive the adoption of this vast, digitally driven change among all stakeholder groups, such as employees, customers, and suppliers, there has been a boom in interest among companies for modern digital learning solutions.

As a result, companies are increasingly turning to e-learning to meet that need. Forget about the days of static content, poor-quality videos, or grainy scans of documents – modern e-learning is a content-rich, mobile-friendly, engaging, measureable, and universally accessible form of learning.

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Topics: Learning content, E-learning, Digital learning, Learning style

5 ways to optimize your webinar recording before you publish online

Posted by Glennon Kiernan-Lahti on 05/04/18 06:06

Webinars are a popular and easy tool for sharing your knowledge or passion. All you need is an audience, solid promotion, engaging content, and a camera – then you’re ready to broadcast your message live to viewers around the globe.

At a time when video content marketing is all the rage, you will also probably decide to publish a recording of your webinar online. Why? Because publishing a recording is a great way to extend the lifespan of your content, both gated and non-gated. And you can now offer your audience a chance to watch when and how it suits them.

However, just as you wouldn’t publish a blogpost without optimizing around keywords, it’s essential to optimize your recorded webinars. Here are five essential actions to take before uploading your webinar recording. 

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Topics: Webinar, Content marketing, Specialized translation, Multilingual communication

How to calculate how long a high-quality translation will take

Posted by Glennon Kiernan-Lahti on 02/03/18 06:06

Question: How long does it take to translate 1,000 words from language A to language B?

Short answer: One day. In most cases, send your text in the morning and receive the translation in the afternoon.

Imagine that a company in the electrical engineering industry has 8,000 words of text that they want translated from Finnish into English, German, and Russian. It will be used for training material, and they need it back as soon as possible.

In reality, the quality and the speed of that translation depend on many, many variables which I will go through below.

There are two terms we need to define first: source text = the text we receive from you, and target language = the language you want the text to be translated into.

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Topics: Translation services, Translation agency, General translation, Specialized translation

How to beat the rush for translations at Christmastime (and maybe save money, too!)

Posted by Glennon Kiernan-Lahti on 28/11/17 06:07

Christmas is coming, so the translation elves are getting very busy!

The next few weeks are traditionally the busiest time of year for translation agencies. Here are some insider tips on how you can beat the rush.

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Topics: General translation, Specialized translation, Translation agency

Language services 2022 — the role of technology

Posted by Glennon Kiernan-Lahti on 20/10/17 06:03

Kites— or Language Cluster Finland — supports the internationalization of companies in Finland through development in multilingual communication and language technology.

It is currently preparing for its fifth annual symposium, and its tenth anniversary, and AAC Global has been an active member for all of that time – in fact, we were one of the founding members! The main theme this year is the impact of technology on language services.


What kind of collision between language services and technology will we get? Car meets train, or bowling ball meets marble?

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Topics: Translation services, Language services, Communication services, Training Services, E-learning

A guide to choosing language training

Posted by Glennon Kiernan-Lahti on 21/07/17 07:00

Are you looking to refresh your language skills, but don’t know where to start?

In that case, you are in the right place!

In this guide, you’ll receive helpful tips about different options for learning a new language or brushing up your existing language skills.

Choosing language training can be daunting – a myriad of products, complex pricing, unfamiliar terms, and too many options – so, we created this guide to help you choose the right type for your needs.

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Topics: Language training, Communication Training, Virtual training, Presentation skills, Negotiation skills

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