First Study into Cloud Technology for Training Launches in August
Learning and development experts team-up to tackle low adoption of high impact virtual training.
- (1888PressRelease) August 03, 2011 - The research, which examines attitudes to cloud based training in different organisations in the UK, launches August 2nd. The study is conducted in partnership with the blended learning provider REDTRAY and independent benchmark research company Towards Maturity. It targets charities, the public sector and large businesses.
10,000 people will be asked questions to help uncover the reasons behind the slow adoption in live online learning technology in the work place. According to research by Marketing Bridge, growing and young businesses are two times faster to adopt cloud technology. Yet only 13% of all training delivery in organisations is done virtually, shows another study.*
Bob Woodland, Chairman and CEO of REDTRAY, comments, "The 13% take-up on cloud-based training came as a surprise, given the potential live online learning provides. The results of the study raised questions to why there is a gap between using virtual technology for meetings and implementing it for training. We want to know what the barriers to adoption are so we can help organisations overcome them."
The research will test awareness and perceptions of live online learning technologies in organisations in the UK. It will also look into the challenges businesses face when taking on virtual learning solutions, as well as their future plans and the expectations they have of new training technologies.
Woodland says, "We believe that the future of learning is in the cloud. There are numerous organisational issues, such as budget cuts or skills shortages which cloud based training, can help overcome. It's important that other organisations realise the benefits the virtual technology offers."
Laura Overton, Managing Director of Towards Maturity, "We are particularly delighted to be partnering with REDTRAY to investigate how to harness live online learning more effectively through this interesting joint study."
The results of the study will be published in September 2011 and will be shared will all interested parties. This is the first research done in partnership by Towards Maturity and REDTRAY.
To take part in the research go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/liveonlinelearningREDTRAY
* Bersin and Associates
REDTRAY is one of Europe's leading providers of blended learning solutions and the trusted partner of many FTSE 250 organisations. Their portfolio includes work with NHS, Royal Mail Group, ITV and Heathrow Express.
Established in 2001, REDTRAY develops innovative and award-winning workforce performance optimisation programmes and delivers them to tens of thousands of staff each year. Using the latest blended learning approaches, REDTRAY enables organisations to develop the skills of its people so they can deliver on their business goals - whilst increasing the value of training and reducing its cost by half. For more information visit
CloudRooms virtual classroom solution: http://www.redtray.co.uk/cloudrooms/
About Towards Maturity
Toward Maturity's not for profit benchmark practice provides independent expert advice and support in using learning innovation to accelerate business performance. Towards Maturity leverages the wealth of data provided b3y its benchmark, an internationally recognised longitudinal study based on the inputs of 1,200 organisations and 3,000 learners over 8 years. Benchmark findings, case studies and resources are available to download for free on the
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