BMJ Quality in distance learning

BMJ Quality in distance learning

Healthcare professionals at the front line are often unsure of their role in improving quality and how to influence change. Quality improvement is now becoming part of the training and on-going assessment for healthcare professionals. This means that increasingly...
Leadership Excellence in Disaster Response

Leadership Excellence in Disaster Response

Leadership in response to humanitarian disasters is one of the most significant factors in helping rescue and recovery amongst traumatised communities, often in situations of considerable individual danger. But history shows that the admirable global aid effort is...

The Dawn of the Self-Developing Organisation

Kevin Young of Skillsoft highlights where talent development is headed, how we need to change L&D delivery and what you can do about it. In a world where employee engagement is the number one issue keeping business leaders awake at night, today’s employers need to...

Brand New Event for LT15: Generate

Learn about a new event for the Learning Technologies 2015 exhibition in London Olympia, where delegates will gather to generate new ideas & solutions to help modernise learning at work.  Generate – powered by Training Zone and Towards Maturity In this...

LearningNow – 25 tips for delivering Performance Support

L&D leaders came together to share ideas on how they are using technologies to build performance support.   In the 2013-14 Towards Maturity Benchmark study we saw that 94% of L&D leaders are looking to speed up the application of learning in the workplace...

Collaborate to succeed in L&D

According to research, learning technologies are being embraced by organisations like never before. Fantastic! In the bid to do ‘more for less’ this makes perfect economic sense. But hang on a minute… according to that same research by Towards Maturity,...

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 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? This mini benchmark,  delivered in partnership with...

Learning innovation in the public sector

Learning in the public sector- Cuts, Change & Collaboration Well it has been an interesting first few weeks as the new coalition government is bedding in. The message clearly is that things are going to be different moving forward as the government  takes ‘...

An Introduction to Personal Learning Environments

Making learning personal – using PLEs to enhance learning At a recent UK conference, an informal poll of learning and development professionals showed that whilst almost 50% of people had heard of Personal Learning Environments (PLEs), only 3% had actually used...

Trainer skills for virtual classrooms (2)

The third article on our sequence on web conferencing – virtual classrooms takes us into the classroom. Clive Shepherd speaks with the voice of experience with many practical hours of virtual delivery behind him. This article is full of handy snippets of...

Conference round up – ELN Members Showcase Summary

Unique in the annual events programme from the e-Learning Network is the Members Showcase recently held on Friday 10th July 2009 in London. It’s the only event in the ELN calendar that allows those training providers who are members and sponsors of the ELN to promote...

Making Web Conferences Exciting

Web conferencing is the growth area of learning technologies. Why? One reason is that it is one of the fastest routes for classroom trainers and experts to start to use technologies in a way that helps them reach more people with less...

Introducing web conferencing

Towards Maturity research shows that web conferencing tools are growing rapidly in popularity with employers and learning providers. The Driving Business Benefits report highlighted that web conferencing has increased and is in use by 62% of businesses that we...

The Dental Channel webinar, better and cheaper delivery

 Dental professionals must remain up to date with the latest developments in dentistry; in this as in many other professions the pace and change of innovation is high. How do busy professionals find the time to invest in learning and save an estimated 1/4 million...

Exploring e-learning in the travel industry

Harnessing technology to build trust and improve customer care remains a priority for the travel sector. There is no doubt that the travel industry is in a state a flux. As the recession gets worse, redundancies continue to plague the sector, with 5,000 reported since...

BT Dares to Share

One of the first organisations to benchmark with Towards Maturity, BT have always been at the forefront of innovation when it comes to learning technologies. Online learning has been part of its DNA for many years – Route2Learn, their enterprise wide...

Building Business Performance with Social Media

  The latest Towards Maturity benchmark report showed that new media such as podcasting , blogs and wikis are on the increase but what real business benefits are they bringing? With so many new tools and so little time avaialbe, how can we get started? This...

Fully accessible e-learning at BT

After assessing line-of-business requirements and capabilities, L&D at BT decided to implement a collaborative system for authoring, managing and deploying learning content. Now, nearly a year after its initial implementation, BT’s collaborative authoring system...

Recession beating tips

With job cuts perhaps on the way and a drive to cut costs here are eight ways trainers can preserve the one and deliver the other.  1. Introduce e-coaching supported by a shared working tool. Getting virtual teams to work better together speeds up...

Events in September and October

If you are looking to get under the skin of how learning technologies can really make a difference in the workplace then we would highly recommend that you try to get along to 2 events taking place in September and October: Elearning Network – Thinking Sync-Live...

Building effective learning communities

The e-learning network event on ‘Building learning Communities’ on the 18th of April provided a fascinating insight into the practicalities of using technology to bring communities of adults together to learn.  The day provided useful advice for all types ...

Social Bookmarking – organising your web resources

With a myriad of resources out there on the web, how do we make sense of them all? Ploughing though an ever increasing list in ‘favourites’ can be time consuming. Increasingly individuals are turning to Social bookmarking to help them make sense...

Collaborative learning at work

The collaborative properties of that web 2.0 offers to learning have great potential for learning and many learning practitioners are talking about it but how many are doing it and what do learners think? In the Towards Maturity research earlier last year we asked...

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line – Cruising for Success

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line saw the need to rule the seas in e-learning by implementing an award winning solution for their travel partners that included both product and automation training. This article by Jenny Carruth (e-learning age) explains how the silver...

NHS – Expanding training for Radiologists

This is an award winning e-learning solution delivering significant benefit to learners and employers alike. The Royal College of Radiologists and E-learning for Health used a team of 350 Subject experts from around the UK teamed with 15 Designers to create ~600 hours...

Coca-Cola- virtual Leadership programme

This case study looks at how Coca-Cola in Latin America developed a virtual programme to develop leadership capability that would help them to implement and manage virtual teams across latin America. Core competencies for working in this strategic environment...

BBC interview- video podcast summary

FLV file   In this short video podcast, Nick Shackleton Jones discusses the skills challenges at the BBC and how technology is helping to meet them. He provides 2 examples of how technology assist both formal and informal learning and shares some observations and...

BBC interview Part 1 (Audio full length Podcast)

  This 2 part audio podcast, Nick Shackleton Jones discusses the skills challenges at the BBC and how technology is helping to meet them. He provides 2 examples of how technology assist both formal and informal learning and shares some observations and lessons...

BBC Interview Part 2 (Audio full length Podcast)

  This 2 part audio podcast, Nick Shackleton Jones discusses the skills challenges at the BBC and how technology is helping to meet them. He provides 2 examples of how technology assist both formal and informal learning and shares some observations and lessons...

The Priory Group

The Priory Group and their partner Information Transfer were the winners of the ‘Widening participation in e-learning’ e-learning award (Nov 2006) and the winners of ‘elearning project of the Year’ from the Institute of IT training (Feb...

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