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Laura Overton, CEO of learning research company Towards Maturity, has been named as the most influential person in the global elearning sector.
Industry thought-leaders speaking at the Learning Technologies Conference joined our LT Exchanges to tackle some of today’s big questions around technology. What, how and where can it be applied?
Micro learning is one of the hot new trends this year, but as with any new learning technology, it comes with its challenges for implementation.
Consider the 3 ‘P’s – Purpose, Principles and Personas and put users at the heart of your learning content design strategy.
One of the biggest shifts in learning technology is in the development of increasingly collaborative platforms. So how do we best harness these solutions and create a culture of knowledge sharing?
Day 1 of Learning Technologies and Fabrizio Conrado reports on the key challenges and opportunities that surfaced during the exchange with David Kelly.
L&D needs to be helping drive business transformation, creating a culture of agility and continuous learning that ensures organisations are at the forefront of change.
With the world facing a biodiversity crisis, ZSL saw the urgent need to provide online conservation courses that would equip and raise up a new generation of conservation leaders across the world.
This unparalleled time of change for organisations offers a great opportunity for L&D to shift from delivering courses to delivering strategic value. This report maps out the destination – and the roadmap of how to get there.
PR: New research signposts the route to business transformation in 2018
2018 is another year of opportunity for L&D leaders. Laura Overton discusses how the fearless can set a new direction that will impact their organisation’s growth, transformation, productivity and performance.
Stephanie Morgan, Director of Learning Solutions at Bray Leino Learning, shares five top tips to build learner engagement and more.
This month we are capturing the essence of some of these case studies by featuring a treasure trove of tops tips that could transform your e-learning program into a class act!
The modern learner makes fast decisions about how and where they will learn – but with content still a major barrier for today’s learners, how does the modern L&D leader provide and facilitate good choices?
The actual number of organisations reporting achievement of some benefits in this year’s annual benchmark is still very low. So what is lacking, what are the current risks and how can we take strong steps forward?
As we look towards a new year it is important for us to reflect on the current state of the L&D landscape and understand what success in business looks like in a constant world of change and disruption.
New research from Towards Maturity and CrossKnowledge reveals that 91% of managers want to learn but only 61% have the time to do so.
In our latest report we’re sharing the tactics that L&D teams can use to support innovation and deliver excellence in leadership programmes.
How Qantas used the Towards Maturity Learning Landscape Audit to explore if they could better leverage learning to improve business performance and create a more modern and engaging learning experience.
Finding itself subject to increasing industry demand, a global brand agency decided to invest in its 48 managers to equip them to deal with challenges that can arise from periods of rapid and un-forecasted growth.
With a rapidly expanding workforce and only one training location, Aggreko’s had to bring its staff-learning provision into the 21st Century, where it would be able to bring an effective learning solution that would support their diverse personnel in 45 countries.
L&D leaders in Australia and New Zealand are 11% more likely to solve problems through the use of learning technologies.
For any department looking to deliver and embed change and transformation, effective internal communications are essential. Here’s 10 tips to get you on right path and some BOLD suggestions from those who joined us at last month’s CLC Member Meeting.
Martins Couzins talks curation: a process for sense checking and sharing resources in useful, relevant and timely ways.
Check out the shortlist of nominees for Learning Technologies Awards 2017 – it’s a celebration of everything excellent in L&D.
Since 2010 Qantas Airways has benchmarked its learning strategy with Towards Maturity. This year it’s been working to improve business performance, and create a modern and engaging learning experience.
This case study describes how The Marine Learning Alliance (MLA) used e-learning to bring a sea-change in the way that professionals in the marine industry meet their CPD needs whilst at sea.
In this article Laura Overton walks you through the state of play today and the principals behind the concept of the ‘New Learning Organisation’ – first introduced by Senge in 1990.
When there are so many things you could be measuring or reporting on, how do you identify L&D KPIs that the business cares about? Here’s how to turn the heads of your business leaders with metrics that matter.
To join in the fun of #BookLoversDay, here’s 10 books that stood out to us and were recommended by our community that we think every L&D leader should read.
Fuse Universal is a technology company helping enterprise, education and public sector organisations revolutionise online learning, knowledge sharing and communication in the workplace. They invited our CEO and Founder Laura Overton, to talk about our latest annual Benchmark Report, Unlocking Potential, and discuss what the insights mean for today’s learning professionals.
This case study describes how NATS used e-learning to engage a new generation of trainee flight controllers and increase the success rate of candidates.
The benchmark gives L&D leaders a free opportunity to confidentially review their strategy, compare with top performers and identify the tactics they need to unlock potential in their organisation.
This report presents the evidence for L&D leaders to help understand and consider how best to demonstrate the value that L&D can bring to business leaders and learners.
We take a look at the upcoming World of Learning conference and highlight our recommended picks of the show.
Find out how L&D priorities are shifting in our early analysis of the 2017 Benchmark data.
Just as we thought we were getting a handle on digital disruption, the workforce is onto the next big thing. It’s pretty clear that learning is evolving faster than L&D departments can keep up.
Everyone loves winning awards though entering can be a daunting and time-consuming process. Whether you’ve entered this year or are thinking of doing so in the future, Benchmarking your learning strategy can help!
A learning culture enables organisations to learn, innovate and grow, whilst attracting and retaining the best talent. But developing a learning culture is a huge challenge for many organisations. How do you do it?
Evidence shows that user experience is key to instilling ownership in a learner’s routine and delivering business results.
This year’s Learning Benchmark Report, Unlocking Potential, presents our research around five key outcomes: improving efficiency, fine-tuning processes, boosting performance, cultivating agility and influencing culture, that both learning leaders and business leaders are looking to deliver
In Focus: Solving the Compliance Conundrum lifts the lid on how global compliance programmes are evolving and what practices are required to adequately protect organisations
Understanding of the tactics that support innovative, technology-enabled compliance training, this report aims to build confidence in people and risk professionals balancing the needs of the individual with the demands of the regulator.
Technology helps L&D professionals deliver efficient learning experiences, faster, at scale. But when it comes to supporting the day to day running of an organisation, is learning having a worthwhile effect on processes?
Towards Maturity launches inaugural study to bring global insights together with local data and help Australia and New Zealand drive industry change within L&D.
We’re drawing on 14 years of research with over 5,500 L&D leaders so drop in and pick up the keys you need to unlock your potential.
Everyone is looking for evidence to make smarter decisions, but data can be overwhelming and even dangerous if you get it wrong. Our Senior Research Analyst explains how methodology ensures Towards Maturity research hits the mark and ensures successful interpretation that helps you make decisions that count.
Teresa Rose from E.ON describes how her team gained deep insights into the way people learn across the organisation, helping them transform their learning strategy.
As it celebrates its 50th anniversary, Emerald Group further advances its lifelong aim of delivering research with a practical impact.
One thing has remained the same since we started providing benchmarks for learning teams in 2003 – the disparity between the goals of the L&D team and the impact learning is having on the organisation.
New research from Towards Maturity demonstrates how the new approaches to work-based learning are a long term talent investment that can pay out sustainable dividends.
The Towards Maturity Benchmark™ gives L&D leaders a free opportunity to confidentially review their strategy, compare with top performers and identify the tactics they need to unlock potential in their organisation.
Work-based learning offers organisations a unique opportunity to develop, nurture and grow a more qualified workforce who are aligned to their future strategy.
This case study describes how ASADA used e-learning to combat sports doping and revitalise its out-dated doping awareness course, taking a gold for Best use of Learning Technologies to Ensure Compliance at the 2016 Learning Technologies Awards.
Learning will propel the four critical levers of business success: growth, transformation, productivity and profitability
The New Learning Organisation – a powerful model demonstrating how business and people professionals need to develop a new approach to organisational learning.
When 96% of L&D leaders are looking to technology to help them boost performance, yet only 25% are achieving their goals, it’s time for a rethink.
In the new world of work, successful organisations need to prioritise four things: growth in competitive markets, transformation, productivity and profitability. What characteristics influence these results?
Workstar joins the Towards Maturity Ambassador Programme to support the changing landscape in Australia.
Learning professionals should be playing a vital role in helping people and organisations thrive in times of change. However, to do this, they must be agile. This article, by LEO’s Imogen Casebourne and Gareth Jones, and Watershed’s Andrew Downes, explains the importance of measuring the impact of learning on business.
When it comes to culture we do not have to be constrained by the past. How can we influence change? Laura Overton continues to outline the tactics that separate the best from the rest.
We are no longer living in a world of change that perhaps L&D can address and even support, but a world of uncertainty, of pure unknowns that could make or break us!
PurpleMedia joins Towards Maturity’s Ambassador Programme to help learning teams reap increased agility and engagement.
In an ever changing business environment, how does a Learning & Development function ensure it delivers what the business wants today – while developing employees for tomorrow?
The way in which we acquire and assimilate information has changed in recent years, through technology as well as the rapidly changing world of work. The demand for skills, knowledge and capabilities is high, and removing learners from the workplace to attend formal learning courses isn’t always practical or feasible.
Laura Overton will be speaking at the Lumesse Learning Lounge on 6 April – a free to attend one-day event offering a wealth of insight and inspiration.
Towards Maturity research has long shown the importance of the relationship between L&D leaders and their learning providers. Yet, only 3 in 5 L&D leaders understand the critical questions that they need to ask of their learning providers.
Bray Leino Learning joins Towards Maturity’s Ambassador Programme, helping L&D leaders build robust learning cultures with evidence-based research.
The classroom facilitator has a critical role to play in unlocking the potential of digital learning. But are they doing it? In this feature, we look at how L&D is incorporating digital learning and why, along with the role of classroom facilitators in the design, implementation and acceptance of that learning.
If you’re struggling to engage staff with compliance training we invite you to review your compliance strategy and be part of new, innovative research that will help you create a culture of compliance
This case study unfolds how Citi ran a 30-day challenge for staff to #BeMore by learning continuously. The campaign encouraged everyday learning through a series of micro actions embedded into their workflow – leading to several awards for the team.
Bob Little’s eagerly anticipated Movers and Shakers List for 2017 has now been published!
An independent case study on the impact of competency management in Helse Vest, Norway – a state-owned regional health authority.
Global HR and L&D professionals across 22 countries discussed digital transformation, making a case for blended and mobile learning, knowledge management best practices and much more at the 7th annual Speexx Exchange 2016.
How the learning team at AXA demonstrated that big budgets or expensive hardware are not needed to get tangible business impact, using AI, a likeable character and a simple platform.
Learn how organisations can uncover and harness the wealth of knowledge residing in their workforce, and in their extended enterprise.
This research, sponsored by CrossKnowledge, considers how L&D leaders can enable and facilitate the sharing of knowledge across their organisation.
We received a high number of entrants for the Sector Benchmark Group Membership draw worth £1000 and are happy to announce the winner!
We held eight round table discussions with global industry experts on our LT stand in conjunction with Training Journal. Read all the key takeaways.
How can you stay current in your field when work, jobs, and even professions are constantly changing?
We all know the only constant is change. We are seeing that in our politics, our businesses, our climate… technology, relationships, industry sectors and so much more. In a world where everything is evolving and jobs that weren’t even invented ten years ago are recruiting, how can you possibly be ready for the rest of your career?
The Learning Technologies show was busy this year with 100s of suppliers of technology solutions, alongside traditional L&D providers, all vying for the attention of passing visitors.
As organisations turn to mobile solutions to help their staff access learning resources on the go, they will be facing the issue of whether to develop bespoke applications or simply ensure that their content can be viewed effectively via a mobile browser.
We are in the Social Age of learning, where the bywords are agility and engagement, where formal experiences are less valuable than applied ones, where traditional models of authority and expertise are subverted by more social methodologies that rely on communities and sharing.
Learning transfer is key to ensure that there is behavioural change in the workplace so that people can do whatever is needed when they get back to the work. There is a need to avoid the training sessions where people may have got the knowledge, but not the change for when they are back at work.
Networking has always been a source of real value to organisations. Networks are so much more adaptable to change than rigid structures, and technology can amplify and enable existing networks. However, if you don’t give people the reason to connect and collaborate, there can be resistance to ‘yet another’ technology – ‘it’s just one more thing to do’.
Organisations are always looking to become more agile or innovative and in L&D we are all focused on supporting employees to be more engaged.
Cegos joins Towards Maturity’s Ambassador Programme to support the provision of independent, global data to inform L&D thinking.
With 2017 well and truly underway, we’re offering everyone the chance to get the best start to 2017 with a free Personalised Benchmark Report and a chance to win £1,000 worth of Sector Benchmark Group membership at LT17!
Embracing the principles behind growth mindset thinking are more likely to lead us to a breakthrough this year. In this article, Laura Overton encourages all learning professionals to think bigger and reflect on what you can do next.
The Exchange Programme provides a unique, free opportunity to get up close and personal with conference speakers at Learning Technologies on 1-2 February 2017.