What do you get when you find yourself in a room with 25 Totara Partners? The 2016 Totara Partner meetup, of course! We had a fantastic time kicking off Learning Technologies 2016 with our exclusive pre-meetup event, and we hope everyone who attended found it valuable. So, what made it so great?
Recent blog posts (Open Source & Collaboration)
At Totara Learning, we have noticed a surge in the number of organisations looking for ways to access content offline. This may be a workaround for patchy or non-existent internet connections, or a way to make learning more mobile for learners who don't want to use their own data. That's why technology specialists and Totara Platinum Partners Catalyst decided to build an offline player to make Totara LMS available offline.
The open source model puts collaboration at the core of innovations, with a dedicated network contributing ideas and code to the community. At Totara Learning, we believe that open source is best for businesses, helping them avoid vendor lock-in, avoid licence fees and harness the power of shared thought, investment and creativity. With this in mind, we have created an infographic displaying the value of our open source innovation network, and how it can help you respond faster and more cost effectively to key change drivers today.
Opinions vary on whether open source companies can make money, thrive and truly compete with their proprietary counterparts. As a CEO and co-founder of an open source company I am frequently challenged to reflect on our strategy, our company ethos, and the commercial risks we undertake not only on behalf of the shareholders but also our employees, partners and customers.
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.
When the Open Badges Movement launched two years ago, it made waves. It ushered in real potential to change how we recognise, credential and validate learning. Ahead of our seminar at World of Learning Conference and Exhibition (WOLCE) 2015 in Birmingham this week, we take stock of where we are with Open Badges, and what’s ahead.
Totara’s now available in the Cloud. Here are 14 ways you can make managing your learning simple and effective, without the need to compromise either now or in the future.
On the launch of Totara Cloud, We asked Richard Wyles, CEO of Totara Learning, a few questions about the buying process for learning technologies, why Totara offers something different and where does Totara Cloud fit into the landscape?
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.