Struggling to Engage Learners? Help is at Hand!

If you are looking quick wins and a long term fix to help you engage learners, read on… As life gets busier, time gets tighter, and often the most important things – like reflecting and learning – get pushed to one side. If it is true for us as...

Grabbing the attention of Time Starved Learners

How L&D can apply 8 killer tips from Content Marketing to engage busy staff? 44% of L&D professionals say their staff are reluctant to engage with online learning but Towards Maturity’s direct research with learners shows that perhaps they are not as reluctant...

Cambian Achieves excellence with e-learning

Practical lessons from award winning Cambian Group to deliver widespread adoption and excellent results. What happens when pressure within your sector, the high cost of face-to-face training and a lack of consistency in company training threatens to blunten your...

Atos makes compliance pay

Atos makes workstation compliance simple to implement by seamless integration from learning, tests, workplace assessment, through to monitoring and solving issues raised by individuals. Providing safety training is not a matter of choice it is a legal requirement and...

10 ideas for spring cleaning your e-learning garden

 We invest a lot of time and money into our learning technologies but are often disappointed that our ideas and projects just don’t take root and get embedded into the organisations we support. So, inspired by the signs of growth in our parks and gardens, it...

Justice Academy at MoJ

Mergers and organisational re-alingnments means people find themselves working in new teams and structures. They need a common sense of purpose and a sense of belonging to something new. Learning and Development is the key enabler of this unification process. With...

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...

Award Winning e-learning at E-FLI

When E-FLI collected the gold for Excellence in Production of Elearning Content – Private Sector at the 2009 E-Learning Awards, most people would have been excused for asking ‘who’? After all, this is a niche product built for a specific industry,...

Doctors.net.uk deliver Infection Control Training

An effective multi-channel approach is used to reach doctors with training on two key hospital infections.  Over 1,000 doctors used the training within the first 22 days of the pilot; subsequently over four and a half thousand completed the learning. ...

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,...

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...

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...

A judge’s perspective on how to win awards

I have been judging awards now for nearly 10 years and it is an incredible privilege as it provides a fantastic insight into the diversity of learning innovation and activity taking place n the workplace today. Winning organisations and those that have been...

Award season comes around again

The main HR and Training award season is upon us again and once again Towards Maturity is proud to be one of the headline sponsors for the e-learning awards run by Bizmedia – it is great to be part of an industry opportunity to share success...

Improving the Take up of e-Learning in Local Authorities

This practical guide was created with the input of 25 Local Authorities at a series of Learning Pool Showcase Events in autumn 08. All local authorities face the same challenges of needing to meet the training and development needs of all their staff in a timely, cost...

Hints and tips for demonstrating value

What gets your work noticed by stakeholders and peers back at work? What helps you increase engagement? What helps secure your budget in times of turmoil? The ability to demonstrate value! Demonstrating value is also one of the 6 strands from the Towards Maturity...

Linking Learning to Business: Original 2004 Research

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...

More practical tips for engaging learners and managers

Our research has shown that learners and managers are the most critical stakeholders for success but are the toughest to engage. I recently took part in a workshop for the Learning and Skills group to see how we can improve engagement with these audiences and this...

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...

Superquinn – new skills for Irish supermarket staff

In 2007 Irish supermarket chain Superquinn took on the challenge of implementing training via e-learning throughout its stores. As winners of best e-learning project securing widespread adoption, we look at how e-learning became such a success for the business....

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line – Cruising for Success

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. This article by Jenny Carruth (e-learning age) explains how the silver...

Simply the best – tips from e-Learning award winners

Simply the best – practical tips from this year’s award winners On the 30th of January, the Towards Maturity Project together with the E-Learning awards brought together industry leaders and award winners to provide practical insights on how to: How to...

10 tips for communicating with learners

Towards Maturity is all about helping each other improve the impact of technology assisted learning in the workplace. The toughest challenge is engaging staff with learning in this way, particularly with all the pressures they have on their...

Uniaid presentation from Alistair Lomax CEO(Video)

FLV File   Engaging learners is one of the toughest challenges but Uniaid and their learning partner Epic managed to attract over 2.3 million students. Uniaid is a student charity helping students manage their finance through a range of online games and tools. In...

Uniaid presentation from Alistair Lomax CEO(Audio)

  Engaging learners is one of the toughest challenges but Uniaid and their learning partner Epic managed to attract over 2.3 million students. Uniaid is a student charity helping students manage their finance through a range of online games and tools. In this...

Uniaid engages 2.3 million learners

Uniaid together with Epic were given a special mention for achieving widespread adoption of learning in this year’s e-learning awards. This case study shows how Uniaid worked with stakeholders to address  financial issues that deterred students from...

Kirklees Metropolitan Council

In the 2007 e-learning Awards, Kirklees Metropolitan Council walked away with the award for the best example of supporting learners online. The council had to roll out a new system to over 8000 users who all needed to get to grips with the system from day 1. The team...

Doctors.net use e-learning to prevent future crisis

A great example of takeup of e-learning amongst GP’s This article was originally created by the Work based e-learning project at e-skills UK and is reproduced with kind permission. Related downloads e-learning award doctorsnet case...

The Dental Chanel increases e-learning Takeup

Award winning example of how clever marketing techniques helped to engage dentists with e-learning across the UK. This article was originally created by the Work based e-learning project at e-skills UK and is reproduced with kind permission. Related downloads Dental...

Scottish Prison Service

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...

Towards Maturity: 2007 Annual Benchmark Report

  Three out of four employers who use e-learning for staff training plan to significantly increase their use of informal networks over the next three years, according to e-skills UK research into e-based learning published today.  The research was undertaken on...

The Priory Group

The Priory Group and their partner Information Transfer were the winners of the ‘Widening participation in e-learning’ e-learning award (Nov 2006) and the winners of ‘elearning project of the Year’ from the Institute of IT training (Feb...

Controlled vocabularies – getting discovered on the web

Controlled vocabularies – the secret of getting your content found on the web With so much content now available on the web, it’s becoming harder to find the right content when you need it, and providers of content run the risk of their content being buried...

Whitbread EL-Box Boxing Clever

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...

Frontline – elearning for customer support

Last updated Nov 09 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...

NHS Information Authority

Detailed case study covering 60,000 staff who accessed the NHS portal for basic IT ECDL skills training with an increase in staff morale, confidence and capability. Saving time, with 66% transfer of benefits to patients and an overall ROI improvement of 251%. NHS...

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