Good design is about much more than just a 'flavour', or the way something looks - it's about scientifically based principles based on, among other things, pedagogy, memory technology and brand building. In this post, we will explore five key design principles that inform the way brands design not just technology products and software, but everything else too.
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A learning management system (LMS) is software that facilitates the creation, administration, tracking, roll out, and data analytics for training programmes. When most business leaders think of an LMS they think human resources. Yet the applications of an LMS extend far beyond back-office training, and the fact that the market is worth $165 billion and growing year over year is a good indicator of how innovative leaders are getting with uses for their LMS software.
Great news - four Totara Platinum Partners won Learning Technologies Awards in London on 28th November 2017! Congratulations to everyone involved - once again, this is evidence of the amazing talent in our global Totara Partner network.
On 25th May 2018, the EU's new data protection regulation will come into force. With this, new demands will be placed on how we handle personal data in our organisations, for example, our customers and employees.
In this blog post, HowToMoodle's Ian MacKinnon explores Certifications and the certification completion editor in Totara Learn, and how they can be used as great tools for training in your organisation. If you’re not using this functionality yet, read on to find out how they can add value. This post originally appeared on the HowToMoodle blog.
While our Totara Academy team are busy creating our new platform for learning professionals, we wanted to find out more about what they're up to. This time, Senior Visual Designer Matt Stokes explains how he creates animations for e-learning.
The technology industry is full of jargon. Constantly developing, changing and growing, new words and methods are evolving each day. Here are a few phrases you might find useful when working with a software development company using agile methodology to build or develop your LMS.
For many L&D professionals, hosting can be something of an afterthought when it comes to implementing a new LMS. But LMS hosting is a vital thing to consider as part of the procurement process. Will you self-host or will your LMS vendor host it for you? How will this affect access to content? What about speed? What if something goes wrong? When will downtime occur for maintenance? It's a big, complex decision, and there are lots of misconceptions when it comes to hosting an LMS.
It's almost that time again! The Totara Awards are back for 2017, and our marketing team is already busy helping our Totara Partners get their final entries for the year in shape and submitted. Remember that every case study submitted in 2017 until the 15th December deadline will be considered for an award... and this year, we have three new awards for you to win. We've put together this handy list of award criteria to help you ensure you stand the best possible chance of winning this year. We can't wait to see your submissions, and best of luck!
Welcome to the next instalment of our ongoing Disruption Debate series, where Lars Hyland speaks to thought leaders and experts from the L&D world. This time, we spoke to Jane Hart from the Centre For Learning and Performance Technologies (C4LPT). Jane set up C4LPT in 2000, and it has become one of the most visited learning sites online, with her Top 200 Tools lists becoming an invaluable resource for learning professionals worldwide.