If there are two things that whales are known for, it’s that firstly they’re very large, and secondly, they sing to to communicate with one another under the oceans. But did you know that whales learn songs just like humans? That’s right, whales engage in a form of social learning, meaning that they learn songs in chunks, remixing them and changing the patterns over time.
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The Event Monitoring system allows administrators to create alerts (or rules) for specific events occurring within a Totara Learn site. Admins and trainers can then subscribe to these event notifications either at the site level or within selected courses.
Here are a few ideas on how to take advantage of this powerful tool:
Multi-tenancy within a learning management system can mean different things to different people. In this post, multi-tenancy is considered the ability to support disparate organisations within just one Totara Learn installation, with members of each organisation enjoying a branded and customised experience with little or no interaction with one another. We’ll describe what is possible out-of-the-box within Totara Learn.
While many are ready to write off the LMS, there are good reasons to think that learning management platforms are evolving to meet new requirements in an accelerating technological climate.
There are plenty of plaintive cries across the learning technology sector, trying to sell you variations on these themes:
The LMS is dead.
Kill the LMS.
The LMS is a dinosaur nearing extinction.
X reasons why the LMS fails the modern learner.
What’s next for the LMS?
Managers are often so busy trying to recruit talented workers that they neglect to think about what should happen once the new hire arrives ready to work.
Without an onboarding program, the first days, weeks, and even months of the highly coveted new employee can be very chaotic. Research has shown that in 4% of cases a bad first working day is the main reason for leaving the organisation. Your first week at a company has a big impact on how you feel about the organisation. It’s the foundation of your experience, capacity and emotional connection at work.
When you’re starting to explore e-learning for your organisation, the research alone can be a daunting task. There are so many providers offering LMS products and services, it can be hard to understand what they are and if they’re relevant for your needs.
Let’s face it, having a single system that serves every function in your organisation is an unattainable dream. Often a 'best-of-breed' approach is used where different systems that excel in their own area of operation are used.
This makes sense from a functionality point of view but this can lead to a plethora of systems in use plus any number of legacy systems too.
Welcome to the latest post in our Disruption Debate series, where Lars Hyland speaks to some of L&D’s top influencers and thought leaders about the most pressing issues facing businesses today. This time, we spoke to Clive Shepherd, founding director at The More Than Blended Learning Company. Clive has played a key role in the L&D sector for 30 years, with particular interest in technology-assisted learning and communications. We wanted to find out more about Clive’s unique insight into the industry, as well as where he thinks we need to start making changes in our approach to learning.
When Albert Bandura sat down and wrote his Social Learning Theory, we’re pretty sure he wasn’t thinking about learning management systems. We don’t blame him – sometimes it’s hard to see the two mix and merge – so let’s get some ideas, and show how a LMS can help boost the social learning processes in your organisation.
It’s easy to see how the e-learning environment has grown and evolved into the platforms we’re seeing today. Not only is it simpler, but learners are able to take courses in their own time, without being in a training room, and the learning process moves faster than it would in a traditional environment. What’s more, with so many learning management systems (LMS) on the market, companies can easily find something that matches their training needs and budget.