Learning technology benchmark opens
The 2011 Towards Maturity learning technology benchmark study has opened. Towards Maturity – which has a good practice partnership
with e.learning age publisher Bizmedia – is
asking organisations to take part
in the study in June and July. Now in its fifth edition, the longitudinal review is based on the input of over 1,200 organisations and 3,000 learners since 2003. It has identified six workstreams of implementation activity that support performance improvement and these power an authoritative standard of measurement, the Towards Maturity Index. The study now provides three steps to help
organisations use those findings to improve their own results. Organisations first confidentially review their implementation processes and plans, compare their results and actions with top performers to identify strengths and weaknesses, and finally act on the findings to improve performance. Towards Maturity says over 70% of organisations who completed the review in 2010 found new ideas to help drive their implementation forward. Laura Overton, MD of Towards Maturity, said: “The study isn’t just a survey, it’s a performance improvement tool.” www.towardsmaturity.org/2011benchmark
providers recognised E-learning providers who have made advances in social, games-based, mobile and informal learning, and using advanced technology to deliver business learning, have emerged as winners of the Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Technology awards 2010. The companies were honoured by Brandon Hall
Group, the research, training and development firm, which said the awards showcase innovations in the marketplace for creating and managing learning, talent, and performance. The 2010 awards included winners from emerging categories such as best advance in social learning, informal learning, simulation authoring, virtual classroom, 3D, and mobile learning.
Motor industry revs up its ongoing training
The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has installed a fully integrated, online continuing professional development (CPD) and training management system, developed by workforce performance improvement company Premier IT.
The system was selected after IMI established that it required a sophisticated online engagement and CPD management tool, linked to the training and development activities of the organisation. Such a system would also allow IMI members to
commit to, and carry out, CPD activities to demonstrate both their skills and continuing professional development. This way, they can meet the objectives of IMI’s Professional Register. IMI’s Professional Register represents the individuals committed to the highest professional standards and ethical conduct within the automotive sector. Through integrated
implementation of e-Portfolio (PReP) and
The IMI is taking a new training route.
training management (TASK Manager) systems, Premier IT has provided a single sign-on solution that enables the IMI to automate planning, management, administration and reporting of its CPD programme. The solution also allows the organisation to give members access to their own online CPD diary, personal development plans (PDP) and reflective learning linked to professional standards. The system also enables members to view, book and buy training courses and resources as part of their CPD programmes; and enables learning managers to oversee a full training programme which includes courses, resources, bookings, payments and third party training suppliers. Lesley Woolley, head of professional development at IMI, said that the platform is helping the organisation to support its members in meeting the mandatory requirements of the professional register.
E-learning Awards keep on growing
This year’s E-Learning Awards will return to the Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square in central London for a second year. The venue proved extremely popular last year and Bizmedia is delighted to be returning. Situated in the heart of London, the exclusive 5- star hotel fuses contemporary chic with classic luxury and features Michelin-starred cuisines.
Onlignment is online judging partner Onlignment, the leader in helping organisations use live online tools to improve communication and learning, will provide expertise and coaching to any shortlisted entrants who would like to make an online submission to the judges. The Onlignment team will help entrants make the most of online delivery.
Just two weeks left to enter Make 2011 your winning year! Get the recognition you deserve for your products, services and people by entering the E-Learning Awards now. Entering the awards ensures masses of publicity
at minimum cost and is open to all organisations. You don’t even have to be an e-learning company to enter – we have categories to suit everyone. It only takes a few minutes to register your entries and the deadline is 30 June 2011. Once registered you still have another month to work on your award-winning submissions. Contact Kate Vose or Adam Doyle on +44 (0)118 960 2820 or go to www.elearningage.co.uk/awards.aspx
learning & communications
e.learning age june 2011
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