As we enter 2016, it’s time to think ahead and set goals for the coming year. If there’s one thing we can say for sure about 2015, it’s that technology has deeper ingrained itself into our organisations to become a vital element of how we conduct business, communicate, connect and share information, and this is a trend here to stay. But are we realising the full potential of learning technology yet? The answer is no, and we think that 2016 could be the year that more organisations start to make the most of the tools available to them for better results.
Recent blog posts (LMS News & Trends)
In another record year for growth and adoption of Totara LMS, our Totara Partners will be presented with awards in recognition for their valuable contribution to the ongoing success of the company.
This year we are expanding the awards program to provide a wider range of opportunities for promoting our success stories.
A lot has been going on over here at Totara Learning this summer so we decided to interview our very own CTO, Simon Coggins, to get the low-down on some of the developments that might affect our customers.
This summer, we made the carefully considered decision that from 2016, Totara LMS will no longer be in lockstep with Moodle. This will free our team to focus on big leaps forward in usability and modernising the framework for our enterprise customers. Here is what Simon Coggins had to share with us.
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.
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.
At Totara Learning, we love visiting our global partners and finding out more about they’re getting on, as well as keeping up with the latest industry trends and understanding what people want from their learning products.
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.
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.