In-Focus: Transforming Formal Learning

In-Focus: Transforming Formal Learning

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.

Adventitious Learning at Café Africa

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. The synergy of values and ethos was clear to see, with the headline of...

Congratulations to the 2015 E-learning Awards Winners!

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...
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. But history shows that the admirable global aid effort is...
2015 Sector Benchmark Report: Mid-Sized Businesses

2015 Sector Benchmark Report: Mid-Sized Businesses

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. While there is a...
2015 Sector Benchmark Report – Energy and Utilities

2015 Sector Benchmark Report – Energy and Utilities

The 2015 Energy and Utilities Sector Benchmark Report is available to purchase from our shop. This Powerful evidence to help L&D teams deliver great learning results is freely available thanks to the support of Towards Maturity’s Ambassadors. Within the...
2015 Sector Benchmark Report – Finance and Insurance

2015 Sector Benchmark Report – Finance and Insurance

The 2015 Finance and Insurance Sector Benchmark Report is available to purchase from our shop. This Powerful evidence to help L&D teams deliver great learning results is freely available thanks to the support of Towards Maturity’s Ambassadors. Within the...
2015 Sector Benchmark Report – Professional Services

2015 Sector Benchmark Report – Professional Services

The 2015 Professional Services Sector Benchmark Report provides powerful evidence to help L&D teams deliver great learning results is freely available thanks to the support of Towards Maturity’s Ambassadors. Within the Professional Services sector...
2015 Sector Benchmark Report – Manufacturing

2015 Sector Benchmark Report – Manufacturing

The 2015 Manufacturing Sector Benchmark Report is available to purchase from our Shop. This Powerful evidence to help L&D teams deliver great learning results is freely available thanks to the support of Towards Maturity’s Ambassadors. Within the...
2015 Health Sector Benchmark Report

2015 Health Sector Benchmark Report

The 2015 Health Sector Benchmark Report is available to purchase from our Shop. This Powerful evidence to help L&D teams deliver great learning results is freely available thanks to the support of Towards Maturity’s Ambassadors. Within the Health sector,...

Why Analytics Trumps Intuition in Today’s L&D

From a business perspective, the focus on data-driven decision making is big news. Research from MIT and IBM[1] showed that analytics trumped intuition every time with top performers five times more likely to be using analytics than low performers. It looks like the...
2015 Sector Benchmark Report: IT & Telecoms

2015 Sector Benchmark Report: IT & Telecoms

The 2015 Sector Benchmark Report for IT & Telecoms is now 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 Raytheon Professional Services. When it...

Speed, Innovation, Change: How to Meet the Learning Challenge

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. Nigel set the eXchange in the context of his new book “The Learning Challenge”. He...

“The Learning Challenge” by Nigel Paine

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:...

New Study Launch on Leadership Development

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? Maintaining and...

Oxfam aWASH with Expertise to Transform Lives

“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. The business goal of this initiativeThe shocking truth is...

Resuscitation Council breathes new life into e-learning

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. The Resuscitation Council and partner Unit 9 took our breath away at this year’s awards with their...

The Really Useful eLearning Instruction Manual

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. About the book Technology has revolutionised every aspect of our lives and...

16 ideas to help us move ‘Beyond the Course’

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 conversation was driven by an excellent group of speakers, many of whom have...

Barnardos delivers e-learning excellence

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! Barnardo’s won the Charity Learning Award...

Leadership Learning innovation at Eversheds

Eversheds, a progressive, international law firm, is turning office and travelling time into more productive learning time using a blend of technologies. Live online learning, eLearning resources, social media tools and mobile learning are all part of the...

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...

The Informatology Peer awards and Conference

At Towards Maturity we are very committed to celebrating excellence and the informal benchmarking that comes from the awards process. We support a wide range of awards including the e-learning age awards, the Training Journal awards and the Institute of IT...

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...

Innovation in Compliance training

Introduction The majority of organisations looking for improvements to the compliance process agree that that technology has helped bring about benefits but to what cost? Often compliance training is the first taste of e-learning for many employees and yet most of the...

Taste of Medicine providing Healthcare career opportunities

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...

e-learning a natural for those with Learning Disabilities

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...

Learning innovation in the public sector

Learning in the public sector- Cuts, Change & Collaboration Well it has been an interesting first few weeks as the new coalition government is bedding in. The message clearly is that things are going to be different moving forward as the government  takes ‘...

Conference round up – ELN Event Summary

The e-learning Network held its most recent event on Friday 5th March 2010 in London with the theme – “Proven Recipes for Learning Success”. Chaired by Piers Lea of LINE with support from ELN committee member Rob Hubbard of Learning Age Solutions, the event featured...

The Lifelong Learning UK Third Annual Conference

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...

An Introduction to Personal Learning Environments

Making learning personal – using PLEs to enhance learning 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...

10 years on…the e-learning debate continues

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.  Together with my colleagues around the globe, I was...

Virtual Worlds – a serious learning contender?

Virtual Worlds – A Serious Contender for Learning Are Virtual Worlds a serious contender as a corporate learning tool? The evidence shows that they are already a useful tool for Higher Education; over 80% of Higher Education institutes in the UK are users of Virtual...

Conference round up – ELN Members Showcase Summary

Unique in the annual events programme from the e-Learning Network is the Members Showcase recently held on Friday 10th July 2009 in London. It’s the only event in the ELN calendar that allows those training providers who are members and sponsors of the ELN to promote...

Performance Zone – the heart of online learning at Bupa

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...

Conference round up BILD Event – Virtual Environments

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...

Conference round up – Apply Serious Games

Apply Serious Games Conference Conference ThemeThis conference was organised on 7th May 2009 to support the Apply Serious Games 2009 Awards.  The winner was VStep with Ship Simulator Professional.  The awards were presented by Lord Puttnam of...

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...

Serious virtual worlds and immersive 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...

Learning engagement at Diageo

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,...

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