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


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…

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


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.

Quick tips for negotiating your budget


These quick tips from the Toolkit for Managers contain some handy hints for justifying any budget. The Toolkit for managers is used by more than a million managers for tips like these to inspire them in their daily work. Please get in touch if you’d like to find out more.

Towards Maturity spotlights learning in charity sector

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Independent research by Towards Maturity launched at the CIPD L&D show reveals that when it comes to innovative learning, charities are championing the use of learning technologies, often beating their corporate and public sector counterparts in the benefits they are reaping

Project management success…

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Here are some practical pointers for project managers on how to ensure any project’s success…. Taken from the Toolkit for Managers, it’s a great example of the content you’ll find in the online toolkit – used by more than a million managers to help them face their everyday challenges.

Avoiding the training ghetto

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We caught up with Kyla Lacey-Davidson, Digital & Online Learning Officer at the Stroke Association and the winner of a special Charity Learning Award for her Outstanding Contribution to the Charity Learning Consortium community.

Achieving eLearning success at the National Deaf Children’s Society

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A group of committed individuals at NDCS made a sound business case for eLearning within the organisation. Their efforts paid off, and by focusing on evaluation and clear evidence-based reporting […]

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