Successful organisations are engaging in new approaches to learning and performance, but formal learning opportunities need to change. Looking at the learner journey, the role of technology and the role of the classroom trainer, this report aims to build confidence in innovation by learning from the most successful organisations.
This case study concentrates on one particular form of information security, one born from a lack of awareness of the consequences emerging from a lack of judgement of email attachments sent outside the organisation, leaving laptops without password access or even talking shop outside office hours in a public place
Geoff Chapman of eCom Scotland explores how micro and digital credentials could help L&D teams drive engagement with learning opportunities and demonstrate value.
As a part of Towards Maturity’s world tour for 2015, we had the pleasure of participating at LRMG’s Café Africa event. Held in Mauritius, it was a great venue for bringing great people together.
We booked out a table to celebrate with the L&D industry’s finest in 2015. Over 700 guests gathered last night at the e-learning awards to celebrate the very best of learning for work. After an evening of riské comedy intros and a lot of epic music, we were informed on the winners drawn from the biggest ever shortlist of 145 projects.
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.
The 2015 Sector Benchmark Report for Mid-Sized Businesses (MSBs) is available to download at the bottom of this page. Powerful evidence to help L&D teams deliver great learning results is freely available thanks to the support of Kallidus.
Within the Energy and Utilities sector expectations are high and L&D are looking for tangible results and business impact from their programmes. However, many programmes fail to achieve their potential, despite high levels of investment.
The 2015 Health Sector Benchmark Report is available to purchase. This Powerful evidence to help L&D teams deliver great learning results is freely available thanks to the support of Towards Maturity’s Ambassadors.
From a business perspective, the focus on data-driven decision making is big news. Research from MIT and IBM showed that analytics trumped intuition every time with top performers five times more likely to be using analytics than low performers.
Towards Maturity’s eXchange once again welcomed Nigel Paine; independent consultant, author, conference speaker, former Head of Learning for the BBC. Here’s what he shared.
In his recent book1 Nigel Paine looks at The Learning Challenge. We invited him to comment on the Towards Maturity 2014-15 Benchmark Report. In this guest blog, he explores 5 areas of synergy with the findings of the Towards Maturity 2014 Benchmark Report:
Nurturing great leadership skills is critical to the future success of all organisations. In a bid to save both time and money, innovative online leadership development programmes have become increasingly popular – but how effective are they?
“Lift one person and they will lift others.” Oxfam is a globally renowned aid and development charity with 70 years of experience, working and campaigning with partners in over 90 countries worldwide.
Do you need practical answers for a world demanding innovation?
Read this case study to understand why Unit 9 and the Resuscitation Council walked away with so many gold awards at the November 2013 elearning awards ceremony.
Towards Maturity’s own Laura Overton is one of a number of e-learning experts to have contributed to a must-read book on e-learning, called The Really Useful eLearning Instruction Manual.
10 years ago, when we gathered insights for our first report ‘Linking Learning to Business’ (1), the business challenges driving change were, on the surface, similar to today: speed of change, customer retention, revenue growth and efficiency.
In the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Industry strategy, it recognises that there are a number of industry sectors where government action can have a real and early impact – and education is one of them.
In Towards Maturity’s new In-Focus Report we look at the massive importance of integrating learning into the workplace and the vital position that technology has to play in this role.
The Towards Maturity Benchmark has identified that top learning companies are finding creative ways to integrate learning into the workflow and this is having an impact on both business agility and results, but how are they doing it?
Towards Maturity’s Laura Overton recently interviewed Mike Booth, Learning Technologies Manager at Cable&Wireless Worldwide, to discover what secrets lay behind his 2011 elearning award for outstanding achievement – individual.
In June,I joined over forty companies and 100 delegates last a Brightwave event sponsored by Sky, which was designed challenge our thinking in the way that we approach learning.
The National College for School Leadership is where the future heads of our country’s schools are trained to become effective and inspirational leaders.
There has been a lot of discussion in the learning industry about the use of games, simulations and other immersive experiences to engage staff but what is actually working?
From its roots in 19th Century Scotland, Howden now operates in 20 countries, employing 4500 staff in its core business: the design, engineering and manufacturing of industrial fans, compressors and rotary heat exchangers.
Schedule time to TAKE PART in the Towards Maturity Benchmark 2013 today to help you #BETHEBEST13.
This award winning case study of a top quartile performer demonstrates just how to achieve excellence on a limited budget!
Eversheds, a progressive, international law firm, is turning office and travelling time into more productive learning time using a blend of technologies.
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.
At Towards Maturity we are very committed to celebrating excellence and the informal benchmarking that comes from the awards process.
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!
The majority of organisations looking for improvements to the compliance process agree that that technology has helped bring about benefits but to what cost?
We are at a stage where innovative thinking isn’t just about being fashionably ahead of the curve, it is becoming a necessity for survival.
Winner of the Gold Award in the ‘Excellence in the Production of Learning Content – Not for Profit Sector’, this case study provides insight into St George’s, University of London ‘Widening Participation’ (WP) strategy, engaging with individuals at all stages of their educational development encouraging those from sectors of society currently under represented in Higher Education.
Winner of the Silver Award in the ‘Excellence in the Production of Learning Content – Not for Profit Sector’, this case study describes how the FPA (Family Planning Association in Northern Ireland), developed ‘All About Us’ – an interactive educational resource designed to improve access to appropriate structured information on sexual health and wellbeing for people with learning disabilities through the use of a simple, effective interactive learning tool.
Learning in the public sector- Cuts, Change & Collaboration
The e-learning Network held its most recent event on Friday 5th March 2010 in London with the theme – “Proven Recipes for Learning Success”.
Lifelong Learning UK is the Sector Skills Council responsible for building the skills of the Learning and Development Sector, both for funded learning providers and commercial learning providers. The Third Annual Conference on 8th December 2009 was an exciting and challenging day.
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:
A bit of history
10 years ago, almost to the day, every staff member of the company I worked for was called to a special meeting to hear about a significant new event in the world of online learning.
Are Virtual Worlds a serious contender as a corporate learning tool?
Unique in the annual events programme from the e-Learning Network is the Members Showcase recently held on Friday 10th July 2009 in London.
Earning a ‘Special Mention Commendation’ for ‘Most Innovative Application of Learning Technology’ in the 2008 e-learning Awards, this case study explores how an innovative approach has connected ‘learning to performance’ at Bupa delivering benefits to individuals and the business.
The British Institute for Learning and Development’s 2009 conference ‘Releasing Potential: learning through people and technology’, was held at the Open University in Milton Keynes on Thursday 11th of June and attracted a very wide range of delegates, mainly BILD members from public and private sectors, universities and training providers.
It seems that wherever you turn right now the ‘hot topic’ in the field of Learning Technologies is the use of Virtual Worlds (or Environments) and Serious Games and the latest BILD (The British Institute for Learning & Development) Connect Event held on Wednesday 13th Mat 2009 at the Museum of Army Flying, was no exception!
This conference was organised on 7th May 2009 to support the Apply Serious Games 2009 Awards.
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.
In Driving Business Benefits (the Towards Maturity research published earlier this year) we saw that just under 20% of the research participants were using some form of games or complex simulations in their e-learning offering and just under 10% used virtual worlds.
Over the years Diageo had deployed a number of e-learning courses to individual markets and in 2007 decided to invest in a centralised training portal named the Diageo Academy to allow all employees globally to access e-Learning, classroom training, virtual classroom, and self development learning materials in a central location.
This is the story of how a blended management development programme successfully improved the behaviours of managers, based around the globe, in developing countries.
Next Generation Learning @ Work interview with Charles Jennings discusses Thomson Reuters Global Learning Strategy
We were thrilled to talk to Charles Jennings , winner of the outstanding contribution to the learning Industry at Wolce this year just before Christmas.
How can learning technologies help organisations to manage change?
SVW’08 addressed the live issue of how virtual worlds cross boundaries both between the real world and virtual worlds and between virtual worlds.
In this podcast you can hear how the Royal Navy is revolutionising engineering training, delivering more practical skills and qualifications.
Modern Councillor from Learning Pool – an innovative service for local authorities.
Distance learning has consistently increased in importance for corporations over the last few years.
This article provides insight on how Electronic Performance Support Systems can really help in engaging learners.
Nick le Clere outlines how learning technologies can provide innovative approaches to coaching and mentoring online.
Nick le Clere outlines how learning technologies can provide innovative approaches to coaching and mentoring online.
This is an award winning e-learning solution delivering significant benefit to learners and employers alike.
Simply the best – practical tips from this year’s award winners
John Denham, the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, announced a new consultation on the 15th of January to help shape the vision and identify the most appropriate support that the government can give to informal adult learning.
CareUK deliver care to people who need it in their own homes. They deliver home-based e-learning to their employees who need it. This is an outstanding example of Return on Investment.
Dr Phillip Candy, Director of Education, Training and Development, NHS Connecting for Health took part in a recent interview with the Towards Maturity project team to discuss how technology is being harnessed to support the skills of a million staff.
Download this case study to see how the Student Loans company have supported learners and managers with new ways of learning.
This case study looks at how BT addressed the challenges of providing and monitoring learning for 30,000 field engineers. It looks at the challenges that were addressed in meeting the needs of a dispersed audience and outlines the practicalities of using the mobile phone to provide and assess learning. BT were shortlisted in the e-learning awards 2006 for this implementation
In common with many manufacturing sectors, the ceramic industry is undergoing significant restructuring to adapt to the challenges of modern global competition.
Following the introduction of the National Certificate for Licences, this innovative programme, using the el-box tablet PC developed by Creative Learning Media for Brewers Fayre pubs in the Whitbread Group, reflects a high level of audience sensitivity with 86% out of 9,600 staff now preferring this method of learning.
Cable & Wireless Cable & Wireless is one of the world’s leading international communications companies operating in 33 countries.
Datmedia and Ambient Performance have provide a free online and mobile briefing on the use of ‘Podcasts, wikis and blogs’ for knowledge sharing at the BBC, featuring Head of BBC Training and Development, Nigel Paine.
BMW have applied learning technologies across to provide personalised learning from NVQ and technical certificates for in house apprenticeship programmes to new product updates for sales and technical staff across their dealership.
Whilst we completed this study in 2006, I have still not seen very many programmes that compare with the Frontline blended learning approach which includes in the innovative use of mixed media in a learning programme specifically designed to address behavioural change. Many say that online media are just not suitable for encouraging new attitudes and behaviours but this study proves them wrong!
Charles Jennings, Global Head of Learning at Reuters, is transforming the way that Reuters looks at learning. The following items review the move to a process based learning that focuses on performance and capability rather than the delivery of learning events.