Collaboration: The key to a new decade of eLearning

Visionary eLearning specialist Martin Baker  says he is proud to support Towards Maturity as a Founding Ambassador. Martin, MD of both leadership and management online specialists LMMatters and the innovative Charity Learning Consortium, which supports L&D in the Third Sector, hopes to raise the profile of eLearning by giving his personal support to Towards Maturity, the not-for-profit organisation which champions the use of learning technologies.

Martin Baker, MD of both LMMatters and the Charity Learning Consortium (CLC), said he was delighted to become a Founding Ambassador, supporting the unique work that Towards Maturity carries out, with its highly regarded benchmarking surveys of learning technology use.

The need for greater collaboration within the industry was a key point to come out of the recent European eLearning Summit – which Martin attended, along with Europe’s top eLearning strategists, developers and providers.

“I think that collaboration will be the buzz word of the next decade, not just in learning and development, but in the business world as a whole. Personally, I’m delighted to see more cooperation in the eLearning industry – in the current economic climate, collaboration becomes critical to business success,” he said.

“This is a great example of where, through both LMMatters and the Charity Learning Consortium, we can make a real difference, by supporting Towards Maturity and the invaluable work that it does.”

Martin is passionate about the benefits of working together, and spoke at Online Educa last week (3 Dec) – the largest global eLearning conference – about the cost savings and efficiencies that can be gained from collaboration. He drew on his personal experience of forming and managing the Charity Learning Consortium.

Laura Overton, MD at Towards Maturity commented: “We are so pleased that LMMatters and the CLC have become founding ambassadors. As an organisation, our research focus is on helping others to collectively build good practice that influences learning results. LMMatters and the CLC’s focus on collaboration to encourage excellence and efficiency through learning technologies really compliments the values behind our benchmark approach.”

You can download the latest Towards Maturity benchmarking report on learning technology use, from a survey of 400 organisations, at: www.towardsmaturity.org/2010benchmark

Earlier this year, Towards Maturity revealed the results of the biggest survey ever undertaken of learning technologies in the Third Sector, in conjunction with the Charity Learning Consortium. You can download that report here: http://www.charitylearning.org/benchmark

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