learndirect partners with Towards Maturity to encourage effective e-learning practices

by | Jun 2, 2011 | Articles, Press Release

learndirect partners with Towards Maturity to encourage effective e-learning  practices

Towards Maturity’s Ambassador Programme grows to 15 strong

LONDON, June 2 2011: learndirect has today joined the Ambassador Programme of Towards Maturity, a leading European benchmark practice to promote independent research to encourage effective practices in e-learning.

Towards Maturity Ambassadors are industry thought leaders who support the Towards Maturity Benchmark Study in order to ensure that independent research is freely available to all. The Benchmark Study has gathered valuable data from Learning & Development practitioners since 2003.  Over 1200 organisations and 3000 learners have contributed to the development of the Towards Maturity Index that monitors good practices on an annual basis.

At learndirect we know from our experience of working with a range of employers that the use of online learning portals and flexible online learning assets are really effective in helping to upskill staff.  However, these benefits are not always well understood which is why we see varying levels of uptake and implementation.  We’re really excited to be supporting the Towards Maturity Benchmarking Study as we believe it will help to pinpoint and respond to the e-learning deployment challenges facing employers,” comments Kirstie Donnelly, Director Service Design and Development
from learndirect.

The international recognised Benchmark Study provides all participating organisations with individual feedback on key performance indicators such as efficiency and time to competency. It also recommends further actions to improve the effectiveness of e-learning technologies in the organisation.  In 2010 70 percent of organisations that completed the study found new ideas to help improve e-learning implementations.

learndirect join fourteen other leading UK learning specialist companies including founding ambassadors Brightwave, Epic, GlobalEnglish, LINE Communications, LMMatters, Plateau Systems, Redtray and The Charity Learning Consortium.

I’m delighted that learndirect have joined our Ambassador Programme – they have helped more than 3 million learners transform their lives and 6,000 employers improve performance. As an organisation they share our commitment to finding the best ways to embed technology within learning to address the UK’s skills gaps – it’s great to have them on board,” said Laura Overton, Managing Director of Towards Maturity.

To join Toward Maturity Ambassador Programme please contact [email protected]

The new 2011 Benchmark Study will be launched on June 6. Those responsible for implementing learning technologies in private, public and not for profit organisations are invited to take part to receive your personalised report  and free Time for Action paper. For further information on how to participate, please visit www.towardsmaturity.org/2011benchmark before the end of July 2011.

Notes to Editors

About Towards Maturity

Toward Maturity’s not for profit benchmark practice provides independent expert advice and support in using learning innovation to accelerate business performance. Towards Maturity leverages the wealth of data provided by its benchmark, an internationally recognised longitudinal study based on the inputs of 1,200 organisations and 3,000 learners over 8 years. Benchmark findings, case studies and resources are available to download for free on the website.
http://www.towardsmaturity.org/
The Towards Maturity Benchmark Centre <http://mybenchmark.towardsmaturity.org>
2010 Towards Maturity Benchmark <http://www.towardsmaturity.org/2010benchmark>
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The Towards Maturity Ambassador Programme

Effective implementation practices are constantly evolving. To keep up to date, 2011 Towards Maturity Benchmark Research is being supported by industry Ambassadors who share a passion for ensuring that independent advice is freely available to all.
The Ambassador Programme was launched in November 2010:
Founding Ambassadors:
o Brightwave
o Epic
o GlobalEnglish
o LINE Communications
o LMMatters
o Plateau Systems
o Redtray
o The Charity Learning Consortium

Ambassadors:
o CERTPOINT Systems
o Digital Publishing
o Element K
o Fusion-Universal
o Information Transfer
o learndirect
o Toolwire
The Towards Maturity Ambassador Programme  – http://www.towardsmaturity.org/ambassadors

 For more information on learndirect please visit ufi.com or @ufi_learndirect

Press contact:
Giovanna Puma
email: [email protected]

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