Resource: How to Transform Learning

Do you need practical answers for a world demanding innovation? On 18th July, a group of L&D leaders from some of the world’s leading organisations joined LEO and Towards Maturity to identify how we can transform learning for a world demanding innovation.  In...

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,...

News- Towards Maturity Treasure Trail with 4 new ambassadors

Press Release Towards Maturity create a ‘Treasure Trail’ for Learning Technologies – featuring four new Ambassadors LONDON, 24 January 2011: The internationally recognised benchmarking practice Towards Maturity will be running a ‘Treasure Trail’ at this year’s...

Discover Hidden Treasure at Learning Technologies 2011

When it comes to advice on delivering results with learning technologies, the most valuable pearls of wisdom are most likely found in each other’s experiences. The Towards Maturity Benchmark survey has been gathering 1200 organisation’s experiences over the last...

23 reasons to get to Learning Technologies 2011

Learning Technologies at Olympia 2 on the 26th and 27th of January is definitely the UK event not to be missed if you are looking for inspiring ideas (for free!). Here are our 23 reasons to attend! In addition to the exhibition over 2 floors, there are over 200...

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. Related downloads How to help get your staff...

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! So how do others manage it? Well, Jane Hart at the Centre for...

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. Martyn Sloman, their principal consultant to the project...

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?  Internet adoption in increasing at a staggering pace and a national collective confidence is growing in the use of a...

What every L&D professional needs to know about e-learning

Technology has already transformed our personal and business lives, but its impact on learning and development has been patchy. Yes, e-learning has grown steadily, but only a few of its possibilities have been exploited and far too few trainers feel they have any role...

Centre for iso9000 Global Delivery of Quality Management

The Centre for ISO 9000 achieving world-wide delivery of quality management Achieving quality with proven quality management is always essential but never more so than when times are tough. This has led to a surge in business for a global provider of ISO 9000...

Driving Business Benefits – Sector Benchmark launched

Individuals with responsibility for implementing learning technologies in their own workplace were invited to participate in the Towards Maturity Benchmark between October and November 2008. Over 300 organisations took part and 7 sectors had 25 or more organisations...

Brush up your Blended learning skills

Our Driving Business Benefits research has highlighted that we are expecting so much more from our investment in learning technologies during difficult times but the biggest barriers to success are our lack of skills in developing appropriate solutions – knowing...

Generator – for FE & Skills providers

Generator, the technology improvement leadership tool for FE and Skills was launched on the 5 March 2009. This new online tool is available free of charge to all colleges and learning providers in the FE and Skills sector. The launch took place at  Becta’s...

Driving Business Benefits: 2009 Annual Benchmark Report

Driving Business Benefits – the UK’s comprehensive review of Learning Technologies at work  was launched on the 28th January 2009. This review is the 3rd in a longitudinal research series looking at trends ( see also  2005, 2007)  in the use of learning technologies...

Just one more week to benchmark your e-learning

Over 150 personalised benchmark reports have now been sent out to organisations who have taken part in the Towards Maturity Benchmark survey and the process of taking part is really paying off. Organisations across a range of sectors have been taking part during the...

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...

Hints and tips on Rapid e-learning

The Towards Maturity research highlighted the growth in rapid e-learning development as learning professionals are looking to become more responsive to employer needs. Organisations mature in their use of e-learning are more likely to use these tools and also report...

Free Guide – Mobile Learning

Mobile learning is gaining momentum as devices become more ubiquitous. This free guide is the latest in a series published by Kineo and UfI and explores the opportunities available for learning on the move.  It explore potential audiences, learning devices and...

What does the QIA excellence gateway offer the FE system?

The QIA Excellence Gateway offers the further education system anumber of key features to encourage self-improvement for all those involved in further education. The Towards Maturity Project supports the service by sharing good practice to ensure success of...

Positive Podcasting

There’s been a surge of interest recently in podcasting among learning and development professionals. Behind the hype, though, hard information seems hard to find. Donald H Taylor,one of the Towards Maturity Virtual Advisorty Members, outlines some ways to get started...

What is the QIA Excellence Gateway?

The Towards Maturity e-learning project is interested in improving the effectiveness of e-learning in the workplace. But it is not just about supporting those who are implementing e-learning in their place of work but also those who are providing work based learning...

Gateway to excellence opens for further education staff in UK

A new online portal which is set to become the leading service for people working within all aspects of further education will be launched this week by the Quality Improvement Agency (QIA).  The QIA Excellence Gateway – http://excellence.qia.org.uk – gives...

Free guide to learner support

This good practice guide on learner support is  produced by Kineo in collaboration with Ufi. It’s for: People in the learning and training community who are interested in learner support models for blended and e-learning programmes. It’s by: Ufi/learndirect...

Free guide to podcasting

Kineo and Ufi, have produced a free guide for those new to podcasting that explores the potential of podcasting. It covers: -When to use it-What it’s good for-Steps to effective podcasting-Case studies of podcasting in action-Where it’s headed...

Choosing the right learning tools for you

Getting started with e-learning can be daunting – there are many tools and services available with costs ranging from through the roof to free!  The Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies (developed by Jane Hart) has some excellent resources to...

50 ideas for free e-learning

Kineo – 50 ideas for free e-learning   New Kineo insight paper that gives a quick overview of new technologies and DIY content development tools and takes a look at their potential role in new learning, how do do it, the  limitations  of the technology...

ICCA online – getting started with e-learning

The ICCA (Increasing Citizens Choice & Access) project  is about helping organisations harness the potential of technology in the learning process and overcome barriers to change. The participating organisations (led by City and Guilds) created a...

Moodle overview

Open source for e-learning: Moodle LMS overview This article provides an overview of Moodle, described as becoming the world’s favourite learning management system or virtual learning environment. Used by over 100,000 organisations, this article describes the...

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