As organisations turn to mobile solutions to help their staff access learning resources on the go, they will be facing the issue of whether to develop bespoke applications or simply ensure that their content can be viewed effectively via a mobile browser.
Early in 2015, Vodafone UK introduced a mobile platform that radically changed their approach to both learning and internal communications across their Retail estate. The result had a direct impact on business.
Everyone wants to do their job faster and better. Here’s how the L&D team can help make that a reality in the workplace.
Early indicators from this year’s Benchmark show that L&D leaders want to support staff where it matters most – directly in the workplace. The vast majority (91%) of those who benchmarked early this year are looking to integrate learning into the workflow. That is a rise up from 80% last year- so how do we make that work?
One big focus for L&D teams in 2016 is on building behaviours in line with industry regulations. With responsibility for guiding this behavioural change, how can technology help achieve aspirations?
This report provides powerful evidence to help senior management and L&D teams in the retail sector to ensure that their learning experiences lead to closer alignment to business goals and greater learning results for its employees.
Join Towards Maturity and Filtered for this webinar to learn what technology choices today’s learners are making.
Latest research sheds light on what motivates learners to invest in online learning.
Latest research from Towards Maturity reveals that mid-sized businesses are failing to capitalise on the benefits of learning technologies, but brings hope by identifying opportunities for success within these organisations.
It’s as true for learning as anywhere else: first impressions count. If you’re recruiting new team members, you want to ensure that the support you offer them sets the right tone from the very beginning. You want them to feel that they have made a great decision to join you – and their onboarding process plays a huge part in that. Yet all too often, it fails to make the necessary impact.3
L&D professionals spend a lot of time building ‘learner centric’ strategies that help them connect with staff in vibrant new ways and yet 3 out of 5 claim that their learners and managers fail to engage.
Over 100 people shared practical insights at OEB Berlin – here’s what we found out.
L&D leaders came together to share ideas on how they are using technologies to build performance support.
So are our staff reluctant learners? Or are they just reluctant to engage with the solutions that L&D teams provide?
Today’s successful workplaces are fast moving, global and digital. Learning innovation, done well, delivers results that can support sustainable, agile workplaces. Business and learning leaders alike need to expect more.
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?
Arrow Electronics provides electronic components and computing solutions around the world, and like many multinational businesses, it needs to respond quickly to increased globalisation.
Leading international healthcare company, Bupa International, is the first company to deploy Towards Maturity’s new Learner Audit, to find out more about its staff and how they learn what they need to do their jobs better.
Award winner BT Retail uses short video content to ensure e-learning improves customer service and saves millions of pounds in costs!
The AO Foundation (The Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen), is a Davos-based, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the care of patients with musculoskeletal injuries.
Towards Maturity released a new In-Focus report on the 4th of July, supported by our Founding Ambassador, Epic, as part of their Forward Thinking Series.
Delegates from across the private, public and not for profit sectors, joined us today in a complimentary webinar supported by REDTRAY where we discussed the results of the UK’s first research into virtual classroom training: ‘Harnessing the power of live online learning’, delivered in partnership by REDTRAY and Towards Maturity.
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.
96% of marketers now use social media as part of their toolkit so what tips can L&D professionals pick up from marketing colleagues?
If young people and vulnerable adults are using e-learning resources in our workplace, how can we safeguard them against the risks of working online?
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.
In June 2008, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) launched their ‘Dignity: at the heart of everything we do’ campaign because in the nursing profession, ‘Dignity’ is at the heart of everything they do and is clearly a vital component of nursing care.
Do we really understand the learners in our organisation and how to reach them or do we just think we do? Insights from 3000 learners!
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.
Much has been written about the potential of virtual worlds in business learning but there are few examples of good practice that highlight how it can make a difference and where it fits in with other learning interventions such as role play, online virtual classroom, online content. It is clearly not just a platform for serious games.
Walsall college halved the time taken to gain Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications using Learning Technologies to take the college into the worlplace. The pilot has now completed with some excellent results as the employer story shows.
This great little video , posted by Tribal on YouTube recently is a wonderful example of how creative use of technology, together with the personal touch ( in this case, encouragement and support by one of the 22,000 Union learn reps) can deliver learning right at the point of need.
Towards Maturity research over the past 4 years has highlighted that tools such as virtual classrooms and web conferencing are being used by over 45% of organisations who are investing in learning technologies.
The British council are finding ways to ensure that both managers and staff understand and comply with corporate policy when they carry out performance management, recruitment, and selection.
This article provides insight on how Electronic Performance Support Systems can really help in engaging learners.
The e-learning network event on ‘Building learning Communities’ on the 18th of April provided a fascinating insight into the practicalities of using technology to bring communities of adults together to learn. The day provided useful advice for all types of programmes and in all walks of life.
How do you extend lessons learned in a workshop so that they are put into practice in the real world?
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?
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.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line saw the need to rule the seas in e-learning by implementing an award winning solution for their travel partners that included both product and automation training.
Michelle Russell and David Chidley outline their award winning strategies for sustaining interest amongst their learners.
Simply the best – practical tips from this year’s award winners
Julia Moore, the National Director of e-Learning for Healthcare in the NHS, gives a fascinating insight into the use of e-learning in training Radiologists. This implementation won the e-learning content award in November 2007.
In the 2007 e-learning Awards, Kirklees Metropolitan Council walked away with the award for the best example of supporting learners online.
Cadbury’s Schweppes had to roll out a new performance managment system to over 60 countries on a limited budget and even tighter time frames.
Laura Overton and Howard Hills speak about the stories and perspectives gathered over the last year from the Towards e-Learning Maturity project.
Nige Howarth speaks to Phil Morris of ST Microelectronics and Alex Clark of Relay Consultants about the success of e-learning with changing behaviour of technical experts in a global company.
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.
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.
The eLearn2work project in South Yorkshire is an action research project to understand how e-learning can help small businesses improve their productivity. This interview with Michael Thornton of Knowlegebase UK ( a lead partner in the project) is suitable for any education practioner looking to engage small businesses and work more effectively together.
The Scottish Prison Service needed human rights issues to be dealt with more effectively within prisons in general and by front line prison staff in particular, and for staff to deal with human rights with more confidence. They also wanted to improve prisoner’s knowledge and understanding about the relationship between human rights and Prison Rules.
Organisations in the education sector appear to be less successful at a number of measures associated with e-learning than those in other sectors. The Towards Maturity study reports a 10% less positive measure for business impact availability and uptake for the education sector compared to others. (See Figure 10.1 in Towards Maturity: Facts and Figures).
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.
Download this case study to see how the Student Loans company have supported learners and managers with new ways of learning.
e-learn2work is a research project funded by the European Union. Focusing on small and micro businesses, the project aims to:
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).
UKI Partnerships, part of RBS Insurance is an extraordinary business. From its inception in 2000, it has grown rapidly to become one of the country’s leading general insurance and motoring assistance partnership providers, serving millions of customers in partnership with brand leaders across all the major sectors.
This good practice guide on learner support is produced by Kineo in collaboration with Ufi.
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.
RBS: Impact of new technologies on staff training, learning and development – Interview with Jim McLaughlin
This interview investigates how Jim McLaughlin (Head of Learning for the Royal Bank of Scotland Group) is using technologies and how they are impacting both training and development, staff and learners within the group. He outlines how they are exploring new technologies such as blogs, virtual classrooms, Ipods etc to address different needs via an approach of trial and experimentation.
Cable & Wireless Cable & Wireless is one of the world’s leading international communications companies operating in 33 countries.
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.
This is one of the original reports on successful e-learning implementation that contributed to the development of the Towards Maturity research findings. It explored the common business factors that contribute to e-learning success within european organisations. 15 successful organisations took part from diverse sectors and feedback was gathered from over 2000 learners within those businesses