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
Entering for awards can provide a great opportunity to reflect on your journey so far and share your success.
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 share to deliver 21st century learning that supports the priorities of 21st century learners and organisations.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Why do so many e-learning projects fail? and what can we learn from failure?
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.
Towards Maturity have teamed up with Clive Shepherd to launch new workshops to help organisations realise the true potential of learning technologies
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.
How Care Management Group implemented e-learning from scratch, generating savings in excess of £300,000 per year.
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.
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 to play in its usage. Towards Maturity Enterprises Ltd has launched a new booklet, What every learning and development professional needs to know about e-learning, to help remedy this situation.
FirstGroup plc is a leading Worldwide transport operator with annualised revenues of over £6 billion. They employ some 136,000 staff throughout the UK and North America and transport more than 2.5 billion passengers a year.
Already published as a case study on our website, this Podcast with Debby Robinson & Emma Kirkwood from Rotherham Metrolitan Borough Council provides practical tips and guidelines for those who may be considering e-learning for the first time.
In the middle of July this year, I found myself at the TUC’s head office in London amongst 200 union officers and members, MPs and other guests. It was one of those hot summer evenings (remember them?!) and the room was full of people passionate about their cause – none more so than Liz Smith OBE, who’s retirement had brought us together.
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.
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 consultancy and training. Increased volume of business meant more staff were needed world-wide, quickly. The only way to deliver a consistent quality is to use internal experts to deliver on-line lessons.
We were interested to see how a restructuring earlier this year inspired Devon County Council to investigate how they can use learning technologies to quickly reach out to staff who had been impacted by budget cuts.
The third article in our series in online facilitated learning stresses the importance of thorough training analysis and design.
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 30th July 09 as part of the In Business Series.
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 research survey from LMMatters and Training Zone into budget trends.
The BBC is known for it’s award winning learning programmes and have shared many of their lessons with Towards Maturity readers.
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 continents.
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.
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:
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.
What are the skills required to modernise learning effectively in the workplace?
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 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?
Driving Business Benefits – the UK’s comprehensive review of Learning Technologies at work was launched on the 28th January 2009.
Driving Business Benefits – the UK’s comprehensive review of Learning Technologies at work is launched today.
Towards Maturity will launch results of UK’s most comprehensive e-learning review at Learning Technologies 09
At Towards Maturity we are always looking for ways to help organisations improve the impact of their learning technologies at work.
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 Safety and made sure employees were comfortable with computors.
This article, kindly provided by Information Transfer, will be of interest to those who are grappling with the following challenges:
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.
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:
In part 2 – Before, During and After, we explored the need to increase your business analysis efforts before and after the learning intervention. In this article, we explore some of the key things you need to manage or influence to ensure successful delivery of your learning or learning technology strategy. You will get much greater value if you read part 1 and part 2 first.
Clear alignment of learning strategy to business needs is a characteristic of mature e-learning implementations . However it is easy to talk about but difficult to achieve but the dividends are worth it.
One of the most significant challenges to implementing learning technologies in the workplace engaging busy learners and managers.
e-learning standards – why are they important?
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 track record of e-learning and are looking to start?
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?
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 evidence outlined in the case studies and podcasts on this website; demonstrating that both theory and practice lead to the same conclusions.
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.
Every Exhibition attendee who entered the e-skillsUK stand area at Learning Technologies 2008 was asked three questions:
Laura Overton and Howard Hills speak about the stories and perspectives gathered over the last year from the Towards e-Learning Maturity project.
This article appeared in Learning Technologies Magazine in October and is very useful for any organisation looking to improve adoption of their technology assisted learning.
This video clip, posted on YouTube shows how Sadeh Lok, a housing association in Huddersfield has started to embrace e-learning to address business skills issues.
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.
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 and make your mark with podcasting on TrainingZone.
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).
Getting started with e-learning can be daunting – there are many tools and services available with costs ranging from through the roof to free!
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.
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.
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 have a range of plans in place to encourage adoption and sustainability.