Totara Learning's Chief Commercial Officer Lars Hyland spoke to Totara Platinum Partner Learning Pool about our reason decision to fork from Moodle and our plans for the future.
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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.
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.
We’ve said it before: Social Learning in the enterprise is more about behaviours than technology. You can have a great platform in place, but without the right motivations, all you’ll have is tumbleweed blowing through it. Now the Altimeter Group, as cited in Harvard Business Review is backing this up with some damning research on the use of Social Networks in the enterprise.
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?
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.