Our Recommended Christmas Reading 2016

Our Recommended Christmas Reading 2016

Here are some last minute stocking fillers penned by our wonderful Towards Maturity Supporters for all L&D professionals looking to push the boundaries in 2017. Feel free to share! Performance-Focused Smile Sheets: A Radical Will Thalheimer  In this book, Will...

The Pensions Regulator

  Terry Clayworth,  Manager, Regulated Community Learning,looks at how The Pensions Regulator decided to use e-learning to help them address the challenge of reaching 100,000 trustees in a wide range of large and small businesses.He outlines practical lessons on...

Make an Impact in 2016: Starting with LT16

If you want to know how to make an impact in 2016 – check out what Towards Maturity are up to at Learning Technologies. Despite the fact nine out of ten learning professionals are looking to transform learning culture and improve business agility, productivity...
New Learning Agenda – Talent:Technology:Change

New Learning Agenda – Talent:Technology:Change

Download the new 2013-14 Towards Maturity Benchmark today from related download section  at the bottom of this page. Towards Maturity are proud to launch our 2013-14 Towards Maturity Benchmark, which outlines a New Learning Agenda for business and learning leaders to...

Towards Maturity celebrates Macmillan Cancer support

You don’t need a large team to develop an interactive, user focused learning environment. Neither do you need to create resources if appropriate generic content already exists. Macmillan Cancer Support achieved success by staying focused, by bringing together a range...

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 work with external e-learning experts

Looking for external experts to support you in your journey with learning technologies? Take a look at this independant checklist to help you get best value.   At some point in time, most organisations turn to external experts for an extra helping hand but...

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....

33 Reasons Why e-Learning Projects Fail

Why do so many e-learning projects fail? and what can we learn from failure? Failures in the Public Sector have, in general, been well documented and the Megatrends report documents these very well; together with a list of recommendations to decrease the chance of...

Self managed learning – Engage or Die?

At Towards Maturity through the research we undertake and the work we do with many employers and training providers, we know that securing adoption and engagement are critical success factors in harnessing learning technologies for business benefit. In this paper...

New Towards Maturity Workshops for 2010

Towards Maturity have teamed up with Clive Shepherd to launch new workshops to help organisations realise the true potential of learning technologies First Steps and Next Steps workshops will address e-learning skills gap in the UK Independent research by Towards...

Towards Maturity announces new partnership with Elearnity

Towards Maturity announces new partnership with Elearnity New partnership to provide L&D departments with resources and toolkits to improve the impact of learning technologies in large organisations was announced at Learning Technologies 2010 today. Towards...

Award Winning e-learning from Care Management Group

How Care Management Group implemented e-learning from scratch, generating savings in excess of £300,000 per year. Care Management Group is the winner of ‘The best e-learning project securing widespread adoption’ at the elearning Awards 2009, this compelling case study...

Skills of Project Management

Classroom trainers are experienced in responding to the needs of individual learners, in being flexible, in changing content. Their skill includes having a store of responses, different exercises, different topics which enables a flexibility of content. Creating,...

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...

More than Instructional Design – course review

 I have to admit that I have not been on a face to face workshop now in over 8 years – most of my learning in the field of e-learning has come from research, case studies, conferences and the good fortune to personally know some amazing experts. So when I had the...

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...

Trainer skills for virtual classrooms (1)

The secrets of quality virtual classroom delivery The third article in our series in online facilitated learning stresses the importance of thorough training analysis and design. No trainer should lose sight of the fact that irrespective of media, whether you can view...

Implementing Social Learning

If you are wondering how to implement social learning in your organisation – how to get staff to share their experiences with their peers online – then it is well worth listening to the Learning Curve (BBC Radio 4 with Peter Day), which was broadcast on...

5 Tips for Beating the Credit Crunch with e-learning

Delivering ‘More for Less’ is the key issue right now for Learning & Development and Business professionals. It’s been a core theme for Towards Maturity as evidenced from our own Benchmark Review, the Masie Centre recent ‘Barometer Findings’ and the recent...

Introducing e-learning to SABMiller

Over the past 20 years SABMiller has grown rapidly from its original South African base into a truly global player. Today the organisation is the world’s 2nd largest brewer, with brewing interests or major distribution agreements in over 60 countries spread across six...

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...

Exploring e-learning

  In this interview, Brian Runciman, Managing Editor from the BCS interviews Laura Overton, Towards Maturity and Clive Shepherd, chair of the eLearning Network to find out answers to questions that everyone new to e-learning wants to know: What do we mean by...

Introducing Virtual Worlds

Have you experienced a second life? Increasingly people have, and for learning purposes. Mystified by what it means. Thanks to Saffron Interactive you can read a short paper by Clive Shepherd which demystifies virtual worlds and their role in learning.  This is...

Building skills in e-learning

  What are the skills required to modernise learning effectively in the workplace?   We are currently reviewing courses, networks and resources available to bring you an up to date list of programmes will be useful for 21st century L&D professionals....

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...

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...

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...

OffPAT switches on to Next Generation Learning

This article, kindly provided by Information Transfer, will be of interest to those who are grappling with the following challenges: 1. Transferring dry regulatory content materials from the classroom into e-learning. 2. Seeking to generate interest and use in...

Royal Shakespeare Company Enter E-learning with compliance

An example of starting in e-learning with generic content and compliance. An excellent way on to the stage of e-learning. RSC worked with a supplier to introduce a customised learning product that achieved their business goals, ensured the right attitude to Health and...

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...

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...

Making your e-learning garden grow

One of the most significant challenges to implementing learning technologies in the workplace engaging busy learners and managers.  Recently,  PersonnelToday.com, reported on the positive response from staff when Superquinn, the Irish...

Beginners Guide to e-Learning Standards

e-learning standards –  why are they important? There are two main components to e-learning: the content and the tracking/reporting tool. The latter is often known as the Learning Management System (MLE) or a Managed Learning Environment (MLE)....

e-induction @ Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

There are numerous examples of how e-learning is being applied to learning & development across all private & public sectors, often from those who’ve learnt over time how to apply technology to deliver real business benefits, but what of those who have no...

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...

Quick Introduction to Towards Maturity

The January edition of Training Journal  includes a short article revealing the main findings of the ongoing e-skillsUK study on Maturity in e-learning.  The article gives a short summary of the method and approach to the original study as well as supporting...

Virgin Atlantic Airways – Excellence in Induction

Virgin Atlantic Airways chose a low risk entry point for e-learning but aimed for the highest quality. All recruits worldwide attend an orientation course at the airline’s Headquarters at Crawley. This is the same for all recruits whatever their job role. Virgin...

Supporting time starved learners at work

  Laura Overton and Howard Hills speak about the stories and perspectives gathered over the last year from the Towards e-Learning Maturity project. They consider the challenges articulated by employers during a series of recent podcast and draw out lessons useful...

making e-learning work

This article appeared in Learning Technologies Magasine in October and is very useful for any organisation looking to improve adoption of their technology assisted learning.  He looks at some of the advantages of e-learning but also why e-learning can...

e-learning at Sadeh Lok

This video clip, posted on You Tube shows how Sadeh Lok , a housing association in Huddersfield has started to embrace e-learning to address business skills issues. The video provides useful food for thought  for any learning provider looking to engage...

10 top e-learning Tips for Educators

This article appeared in today’s newsletter from Epic and offers some practical tips for those in the education sector to make effective use of technology in their learning offerings. It covers ideas on: Working with learners, deliverers and stakeholders...

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...

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...

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...

Finding e-learning suppliers

There are many providers of e-learning products, services and expertise who specialise in delivering learning in the workplace.  But when you are new to e-learning, finding them is another matter.  e-Learning age magasine is potentially a good source...

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...

Successful Learning Strategies

Strategy is a key element in any successful learning and performance improvement programme. The Towards Maturity research highlighted that mature users of e-learning in the workplace are more likely to have a learning strategy aligned to business goals and will...

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