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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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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?

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.

An Introduction to Personal Learning Environments

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 one.  PLEs are common place in academia, but in the UK workplace the take-up is not great.  According to Brandon Hall , 2009 would see five main trends in learning:

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.

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 surveyed.

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 pounds across the profession. The answer is a webinar programme run by the Dental Channel.

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.

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 available, how can we get started?

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.

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. 

Professional Institute (IRRV) improves Local Authority and DWP staff skills

A partnership between an employer (A local authority), a professional Institute (the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation (IRRV) and a supplier (Nelson Croom) leads to the creation of a nationally available, always up to date, functional, accurate, flexible, effective and easy to use online training programme; well liked by users.

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:

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  of programmes and in all walks of life.

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?

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.

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 2007).

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