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7 Deadly Strategies for Increasing Learner Engagement

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L&D teams are sometimes at a loss as to why learners aren’t engaging with their content and applying it in the workplace. That’s why Towards Maturity have come up with these 7 strategies to help you build staff engagement.

Engaging Today’s Online Learner

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Engaging today’s online learner can be a tough task – when you’ve spent countless hours developing your content to the point where it’s ready for consumption, suddenly, you’ve got to figure out how your staff and volunteers will engage with it and put it to maximum use. Laura Overton reveals some helpful tips.

Putting Social Technologies to Work

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There are certain phrases you are unlikely to hear and one of those that springs to my mind is “please don’t put your mobile phone down, I’d love you to spend some more time using it.” The mobile device has become a much loved and/or much demonised instrument, I love it, and here’s why….

Where to Start with Online Classrooms

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Feeling overwhelmed by virtual classrooms, online learning and everything ‘e’ enabled? Jo Cook has some great advice on overcoming fears and getting started.

It’s all in the blend

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In just three years Addaction has embraced a technology-led learning strategy, and hired its own instructional designer to create bespoke eLearning – saving a staggering £780,000. This vision has been driven by Velda Barnes, Head of L&D, ensuring Addaction was a worthy winner of the Charity Learning Award 2014 for Organisational Buy-in. Velda will sharing her story at the Learning Technologies Conference in January 2015.

eLearning inspires Barnardo’s fundraisers

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Barnardo’s used a wide range of learning technologies to create an engaging self-directed learning programme for its fundraisers – creating a blueprint for future approaches to training at the children’s charity. Judges of the Charity Learning Awards 2014 were so impressed with the imaginative use of technology, they declared it the winner of the award for Most Effective Use of Moodle for Blended Learning.

eLearning supports a coaching culture

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Southern Housing Group used eLearning as part of an imaginative, blended approach to training in-house coaches. In doing so, they saved money, engaged staff, and successfully established a coaching culture – all on a shoestring budget. As a result, they also scooped the Charity Learning Award 2014 for the Best Use of Resources.

Loving her LMS!

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Nicola Tyzack, Charity L&D Professional of the Year, chats to Susie Finch about learning technologies, Moodle, MOOCs and mentoring…

ELearning superstars 2014

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Elearning doesn’t have to be boring! The winners of the Charity Learning Awards 2014 are proof that using technology as part of an imaginative, blended approach to L&D can save time and money – and inspire learners. Martin Baker, CEO of the Charity Learning Consortium, says it’s time to celebrate the positive benefits that learning technologies can bring.

The future of L&D

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Peter Cheese, CIPD Chief Executive, explains why volunteering can offer real solutions to developing employees and meeting skills gaps. He explains why volunteering offers so much more than just ticking the CSR box, and how the CIPD is supporting the future of L&D.

What’s all the fuss about MOOCs?

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Perry Timms loves to ‘MOOC it': he explains what they are, and how they’re going to change learning, forever…

The Psychology Behind Learning

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It would be a mistake to say we know all the answers on how to make sure learning is most effective, but psychologists, and learning professionals, are uncovering more information about how we can increase that effectiveness. Lucy Standing, Head of Training at the Association for Business Psychology and founder of neuTrain, reveals more.

CIPD practising what it preaches as it signs up to Charity Learning Consortium

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CIPD has joined the Charity Learning Consortium: collaborating with charitable organisations to make learning technologies more affordable and effective.

Top Tips for Effective Problem-Solving

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Leaders and managers are constantly faced with challenges – so what’s the best way to approach solving them? Have a look at our best practice guide from the online Toolkit for Managers, to help you identify solutions and tackle problems effectively.

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