In this article we will discuss the variety of options that Totara LMS offers trainers to build an effective flipped learning environment. For an introduction to flipped learning and how it can be used within a Learning Management System, please see our beginners’ guide.
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Designed specifically for the enterprise, Totara offers businesses and government organisations a cost effective, open source Learning Management System (LMS).
We appreciate migrating LMSs can be a big decision for an organisation, so we’ve put together a list of a few things to help you decide whether Totara LMS is right for you.
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Alongside the features you know and love in Moodle, Totara LMS has been designed to meet the needs and wants of the complex and demanding group of stakeholders you’ll often find within enterprise organisations.
The flipped classroom model of learning is still relatively little known. Put simply, it’s a way to maximise face-to-face time - students first watch video lectures, then when they come to class they get involved in discussions and group work, helping them derive real value from their classroom sessions. This means that learners don’t turn up to watch a lecturer speak for an hour before leaving to complete follow-up activities on their own.
Gamification remains a hot topic in the L&D community, and with good reason. More and more organisations continue to seek a unique ability to motivate learners, boost engagement and increase the effectiveness of learning, and it’s no different in the retail sector.
Do you want to manage your blended programmes better? Do you want to provide better pathways for your learners within your blends? It’s hard for anyone to say ‘No’ to those questions. The problem is that many online learning environments seem to hinder these plans driven by old and inflexible models of learner management that confuse or confine the learner. Totara co-founding Partner Kineo have extensive experience making great blends with Totara LMS at their heart. Kineo's Mark Harrison walks us through how to blend better.
Software is everywhere. You knew that already. But do you always know what that software is doing? As the recent Volkswagen ‘defeat device’ scandal has shown, when its true purpose is hidden, software can cause tremendous damage. Writing proprietary software that cheats on emissions tests goes beyond ‘cheating’ - it’s a criminal act and one that will leave the car manufacturer in reputational - and financial - ruin, not to mention the impact on customers and the wider economy. Amid the various calls for fines, resignations, and jail time for VW executives responsible for this, one point particularly stood out to us: This wouldn’t have happened if the software was Open Source.
Joining a new organisation is an experience. It can be a daunting one or a great one. The LMS can play a pivotal role in making your onboarding a success, but are you making the most of it? Make it a positive and supported one through the use of a focused onboarding portal. Nina Brebner from Totara Platinum Partner Kineo shows us how.
Totara Partner City & Guilds Kineo have created a visually impactful, extended enterprise LMS solution for Samsung, the world-leading electronics company. Ahead of a full case study later in the year, here's a preview from Kineo's recent Totara User Group event.
Social learning is having a moment. We’ve been thinking, writing, and doing a lot around Social Learning. We’ve created four new guides to take you through the social learning process. And with the launch of Totara Social, we’ve created an open source platform to bring social learning into your enterprise. So there’s no reason not to become a social learning superstar. Here’s a quick checklist.
Social learning is already happening in your organisation. If you’re responsible for good learning design in your business, you need to be aware of its potential, and provide an environment in which social learning can flourish, through tools, behaviours, and effective blended learning design. Ahead of our guide on the subject, here are some pointers for using social in your learning designs.