There have been A LOT of articles in recent years threatening the possibility of robots taking our jobs (and there’s actually a whole website dedicated to helping people find out how at risk their job role is - as a marketing manager, my risk of replacement is a reassuringly low 1%... for now).
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Anyone who has ever used a proprietary LMS will know what a pain it can be to make it your own - if it’s even possible. The costs for requesting one extra feature or piece of functionality can stack up fast, and it can be a time-consuming process coming up with workarounds for what’s already there. That’s why at Totara, we believe in giving organisations the freedom to innovate, so you’re free to customise your LMS with plugins and advanced features. Totara Learn is built to adapt to you so that you can customise without compromise.
So, how does this work?
You may have spotted that we’ve been working away behind the scenes this year to improve the Totara Community. Our Totara Community team have been busy creating loads of new free content, launching webinars and hopping into the forums to ensure that we’re constantly improving our offering. Thousands of you have already signed up, but if you haven’t yet, here are five reasons to join the Totara Community.
Until now, the five-day working week has been a given. From Monday to Friday, the vast majority of office-based workers take to their desks to complete their tasks, with only the occasional bank holiday to punctuate the traditional working week. However, with 9-5 hours being all but dead (and yes, that’s the fault of millennials too), could the typical working week be next?
Worrying statistic time - did you know that only 5% of organisations believe that their L&D strategy is very effective in helping them achieve their business goals?
Congratulations! You have decided to introduce your employees and customers to e-learning. For employees, you want to strengthen their skills needed to help the company thrive. For customers, you want to cultivate their relationship with your business further. These are great initiatives, but implementing a learning management strategy can be a bit overwhelming if you do not identify areas where you can incorporate some automation or AI. You can use technology to help understand the learning structure and educational progressions your learners need.
Just starting to get to grips with Totara but need a bit of help?
Totara Partner Lambda Solutions has released a series of webinar recordings to help you get to know Totara, with topics ranging from system integrations to compliance to selecting the right LMS and more. Take a look at the videos below to learn tips, tricks, and best practices for using key features and functionality in Totara.
As a long-standing fan of Alison Green’s AskAManager website (dedicated to all sorts of workplace issues, from lunch-stealing colleagues to holding awkward conversations about performance), I was interested to spot an email from a reader the other day entitled ‘Is it really okay to use my company’s e-learning portals?’ (question #5 at the link).
From micro-learning and informative, how-to videos to self-directed learning features, as the landscape of learning management systems (LMS) evolves, the objective for most organisations using the technology remains the same: to improve user engagement and increase skills to ultimately boost revenue.
The debate about whether vendors can thrive and scale if their primary outputs are freely licensed continues to brew nearly two years since I wrote about the topic.