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...

HR & L&D challenged to reduce silos and embrace change

Thomas Otter, Research Vice President of Gartner, keynoting at Plateau Insights Europe 2011, the European edition of Plateau’s talent management user conference, provided a number of challenges to leaders who are working in the Talent management and learning fields to...

New Models for Learning Management

I’d never been to an e-learning network event before; my perception was that it was too expensive because of the traveling I’d have to do from Manchester. However I’d been asked to speak at the 25th September 2009 event so it would have been rude not to go! In fact it...

Trainer skills for virtual classrooms (2)

The third article on our sequence on web conferencing – virtual classrooms takes us into the classroom. Clive Shepherd speaks with the voice of experience with many practical hours of virtual delivery behind him. This article is full of handy snippets of...

Centre for iso9000 Global Delivery of Quality Management

The Centre for ISO 9000 achieving world-wide delivery of quality management 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...

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...

Next Generation Learning at work in British Airways

  Our latest interview with Wendy Stubbs, Learning Innovation Manager at British Airways looks at the  learning journeys that both she and BA have been taking over the last decade. Learning technology not only provided efficiencies (with projects saving over 80%...

The Dental Channel webinar, better and cheaper delivery

 Dental professionals must remain up to date with the latest developments in dentistry; in this as in many other professions the pace and change of innovation is high. How do busy professionals find the time to invest in learning and save an estimated 1/4 million...

Exploring e-learning in the travel industry

Harnessing technology to build trust and improve customer care remains a priority for the travel sector. There is no doubt that the travel industry is in a state a flux. As the recession gets worse, redundancies continue to plague the sector, with 5,000 reported since...

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...

Games in the Military

Military gaming Most young men get a huge dose of military expertise through computer games. A typical male teenager will have played up to several hundred hours of military games, flown aircraft, often using the real instrumentation, become familiar with real...

Driving change at Toyota Motor Europe

Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA (TME) oversees the wholesale sales and marketing of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, parts and accessories, and Toyota’s European manufacturing and engineering operations. Toyota directly and indirectly employs around 80,000 people in Europe and...

e-learning standards – let us know what you think

The e-learning standards for interoperability have been around for over 10 years now. They have grown and developed as the e-learning industry has grown however to many they are still a mystery. These standards are an important consideration for anyone building a...

LB Brent – e-learning on a budget

The London Borough of Brent received a special mention in the e-learning award 2006 for the way that they delivered business impact from their e-learning, despite limited budgets.  This case study, shows that you don’t need a big budget to achieve...

CareUK: Winning a return in the care industry

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. The E-learning underpinned a company expansion in a changing regulatory environment...

Supporting small business skills needs

An  argument that I hear very often is that we cannot transfer lessons from implementing e-learning in large businesses ato small businesses. At one level, I absolutely agree with this. Techniques and language that large businesses use to engage their learners...

Open Source Learning Management systems

In this month’s edition of Epic’s newsletter, Mark Aberdour discusses open source learning managment systems.  If Web 2.0 is about community and collaboration, the Open Source model has played a crucial role in driving it forward. Recent years...

Polestar’s Print Dynamics Programme

  This is the first in a series of podcasts with organisations to highlight how they have been using e-learning creatively to address business needs. Here , Darrin Stevens, Group Training Director of Polestar ( one of the largest printing firms in the UK)...

Crown Prosecution Service

Over the past 2 years, the Crown Prosecution Service has embarked on a rigorous and radical course of modernisation to unlock its employees’ potential and transform both the reality and perception of the CPS by moving away from traditional classroom teaching towards a...

BT – mobile learning for field engineers

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...

University on the Shop Floor

In common with many manufacturing sectors, the ceramic industry is undergoing significant restructuring to adapt to the challenges of modern global competition. This case study shows how a group of companies in the West Midlands have responded by focussing on the...

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...

50 ideas for free e-learning

Kineo – 50 ideas for free e-learning   New Kineo insight paper that gives a quick overview of new technologies and DIY content development tools and takes a look at their potential role in new learning, how do do it, the  limitations  of the technology...

Moodle overview

Open source for e-learning: Moodle LMS overview This article provides an overview of Moodle, described as becoming the world’s favourite learning management system or virtual learning environment. Used by over 100,000 organisations, this article describes the...

Cable & Wireless

Cable & Wireless Cable & Wireless is one of the world’s leading international communications companies operating in 33 countries. They were one of the first companies in 2001 to introduce a  Learning Management System to address skills needs across the...

Virtual Centre of Learning Excellence ( Manufacturing in NE)

The aim of the Virtual Centre of Learning Excellence (VCLE) is to provide flexible learning opportunities for employees and students in technology related industries and to facilitate the exchange of information, resources and best practice between learning providers...

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...

Scottish Power

Special Mention in best use of an LCMS category. E-Learning Awards 2005 How to use a learning content management system effectively. Blending e-learning with conventional tutor-led courses. An example of the decision-making process to create content in-house...

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