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Free advice on your Towards Maturity 2011 Benchmark

If you took part in the 2011 Towards Maturity Benchmark last year, then why not bring your personalised report to Learning Technologies at Olympia (25/26 Jan) to discuss the results with one of the Towards Maturity research team?

Mastering live online learning

Delegates from across the private, public and not for profit sectors, joined us today in a complimentary webinar supported by REDTRAY where we discussed the results of the UK’s first research into virtual classroom training: ‘Harnessing the power of live online learning’, delivered in partnership by REDTRAY and Towards Maturity.

Atos makes compliance pay

1Atos makes workstation compliance simple to implement by seamless integration from learning, tests, workplace assessment, through to monitoring and solving issues raised by individuals.

The eLearning Awards 2011

The e-learning Awards winners were announced on the 10th of November.
Towards Maturity (good practice partner for the e-learning awards) would like to congratulate all the e-learning award winners.

Harnessing live online learning

In our 2011 benchmark we found that three quarters of organisations are now using some form of live online learning environments but how are they being used and what can we learn from each other’s experiences?

Management learning goes according to Plan

Plan, one of the largest international development charities in the World, reports continuing success with its management development programme, with more than 250 staff now having entered the programme. 

Mobile learning for the NHS- lessons for all

In the 2011 Towards Maturity Benchmark Study we are for the first time including an investigation on the challenges and benefits of mobile learning in supporting workplace performance.  We would love to know your views and invite you to participate!

Brightwave Interview with Laura Overton

Towards Maturity’s workplace learning expert Laura Overton has appealed to Learning and Development (L&D) professionals to re-assess current orthodoxies and seize opportunities for learners to connect, share and communicate with each other in the latest instalment of Brightwave’s ‘What a difference’ video series.

Tips for establishing a local champion network from the National Autistic society

The National Autistic Society (NAS) is the UK’s leading charity for people affected by autism. Today the NAS has over 19,000 members and 100 local branches – each providing a wide range of advice, information, support and specialist services to around 100,000 people. As a consequence of the range of services and support they offer, their 3,000 strong workforce is extremely diverse and has a wide geographic spread.

HR & L&D challenged to reduce silos and embrace change

Thomas Otter, Research Vice President of Gartner, keynoting at Plateau Insights Europe 2011, the European edition of Plateau’s talent management user conference, provided a number of challenges to leaders who are working in the Talent management and learning fields to take notice of the flood of opportunity that the current technology and economic climate is providing & to turn it to their advantage.

Business educa 2011 – Sharing great practices in Europe

“New Learning Cultures” will be the theme of this year’s ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN (OEB), as it sets the agenda for an in-depth discussion of the most important questions facing those in education and business today. Do we need a new culture of learning?

UK Business are missing out say Towards Maturity Ambassadors

UK business missing out on efficiency gains say heads of learning. LONDON, 19 April 2011: As cuts-ridden Britain emerges from recession it is missing out on a potential source of significant cost savings and efficiency gains, say heads of UK learning companies, because of outdated attitudes to training among top management.

BILD – The future of e-assessment

These are the findings of City and Guilds following the implementation of Learning Assistant to support work-based assessment of some of their key programmes. 

Delivering results – practical ideas to increase stakeholder engagement

Delivering results with learning technologies – getting there faster and smarter. The first joint Towards Maturity in association with the British Institute for Learning and Development (the BILD)- Delivering results with learning technologies – getting there faster and smarter was held on the 12th of April and led by Laura Overton. 

3 simple steps to delivering results with Learning Technologies

Here are some of the key points from a seminar that we first delivered  at Learning Technologies 2011 to over 130 people looking at  at 3 simple steps to delivering results with learning technologies.  We hope you will find useful in your journey with learning technologies.  The session draws on the findings of the  2010-11 Towards Maturity Benchmark.

Benchmarking success in the automotive industry

The automotive industry has been hard hit by the recession with production levels down and falling sales. Yet the sector continues to innovate and competitive advantage goes to those who are able to quickly respond to market demand and provide excellent customer service.

Perspectives from Online Educa Berlin

As we say goodbye to the last decade and look forward to the next, are we able to look back at workplace e-learning and say , hand on heart, that we have realised the vision that we had at the start of the new millennium? It was a vision that technology would not only drive new ways of doing business but new ways of learning & improving workplace performance as well.

Three steps to compliance greatness

My recent survey of the e-learning and compliance communities highlighted three characteristics of the compliance e-learning we’d all like to see more of. It needs to be engaging, relevant and effective. In user-focused terms, it needs to make them care, show them it matters and help them live it.

Innovation in Compliance training

The majority of organisations looking for improvements to the compliance process agree that that technology has helped bring about benefits but to what cost?

Thank you to Becta

As Becta prepares to close down over the coming weeks, we would like to say thank you to the organisation and those who have worked their for their contribution to driving effective use of technologies in workplace learning.

HOW TO safeguard online learners

If young people and vulnerable adults are using e-learning resources  in our workplace, how can we safeguard them against the risks of working online?

What are your expectations for the next 10 years?

The last 10 years have seen major changes in e-learning. A shift from the tech-centric to the learner-centric, from learning objectives to business impact, from cost to value, from the individual to the social, and a shift from changing behaviour to change is everything.

Accelerating Performance – Launch of 2010 TM Benchmark

Towards Maturity, in association with the Learning and Skills Group – the professional membership arm of the Learning Technologies Conference, has lifted the lid on the learning technologies and how they are used to discover what the future holds.

HOW TO – Help staff to get online

With over 9m people in the UK not online yet, does a lack of employee IT skills cause barriers for your L&D programmes? This HOW TO Guide will help you get your staff online.

Jane Hart’s top 100 tools for learning

As our colleague Clive Shepherd often says, the methods for learning are timeless but the media for learning are changing rapidly and as L&D professionals, it can be tough going to keep up to date!

Preliminary findings from TM 2010 Benchmark now released

A record 400 participants across the private, public and not for profit sectors contributed to the Towards Maturity 2010 Benchmark – the 4th in a longitudinal research series looking at trends in the use of learning technologies in the workplace.

Dignity: The Heart of the RCN with e-learning

In June 2008, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) launched their ‘Dignity: at the heart of everything we do’ campaign because in the nursing profession, ‘Dignity’ is at the heart of everything they do and is clearly a vital component of nursing care.

e-learning a natural for those with Learning Disabilities

Winner of the Silver Award in the ‘Excellence in the Production of Learning Content – Not for Profit Sector’, this case study describes how the FPA (Family Planning Association in Northern Ireland), developed ‘All About Us’ – an interactive educational resource designed to improve access to appropriate structured information on sexual health and wellbeing for people with learning disabilities through the use of a simple, effective interactive learning tool.

Taste of Medicine providing Healthcare career opportunities

Winner of the Gold Award in the ‘Excellence in the Production of Learning Content – Not for Profit Sector’, this case study provides insight into St George’s, University of London ‘Widening Participation’ (WP) strategy, engaging with individuals at all stages of their educational development encouraging those from sectors of society currently under represented in Higher Education.

L&D 2020 – a guide for next decade

 We are great supporters of TJ’s research L&D 2020 that explores the ways in which the L&D profession need to operate in the future to support changing business needs more successfully

Back to Basics

1/5th of the UK population has never been online – How does this impact your e-learning strategy and what can you do about it? 

Cable & Wireless Worldwide’s – flexible learning for business advantage

Cable&Wireless Worldwide can never be accused of standing still – change seems to be second nature for the organisation and when TM last spoke with Mike Booth, their Learning Technologies Manager,  he shared how the organisation’s learning services had dramatically changed to allow them to be more nimble and responsive to the learning needs of their colleagues (you can download the original case study below)

Understanding Learners at Work

Do we really understand the learners in our organisation and how to reach them or do we just think we do?  Insights from 3000 learners!

L&D Benchmarks – is time to raise the bar?!

As a business improvement process, benchmarking has been around since the early 90’s and is now considered vital in the private and public sector as a tool to improve operational performance and enable strategic re-positioning.

Minimising Fraud Risk @ Legal & General

As a Financial Services provider, Legal & General is an obvious target for financial crime. They must minimise the risk of fraud by ensuring that their employees are aware of fraud trends, are able to recognise criminal behaviours, methods and activities and know how to report fraudulent activity.

Justice Academy at MoJ

Mergers and organisational re-alingnments means people find themselves working in new teams and structures. They need a common sense of purpose and a sense of belonging to something new. Learning and Development is the key enabler of this unification process.

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