This time last year, Learning Nexus wrote a blog on trends that would shape 2017. Some of those trends included the increase in the use of video in eLearning and microlearning. Did these predictions come true? In some ways, yes. We read several learning reports which stated the benefits of microlearning. This led to an increase in organisations seeking shorter, bitesize learning to keep employees engaged. Many of these trends are continuing into 2018 and beyond, but we’re also predicting some additions for the new year.
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If you read Meredith Henson's last post, 'An introduction to Open Badges', and you're ready and raring to go, check out this guide to getting started with Open Badges.
Open Badges are verifiable, digital awards, issued to individuals for learning or displaying skills or knowledge, or successfully undertaking a specific task or activity. Badges can also be issued for belonging to a certain group or sharing a common interest.
Badges are free to use and can be issued, earned and displayed across a range of different systems including learning management systems, portfolio and résumé applications, dedicated badging applications and social networks.
Good design is about much more than just a 'flavour', or the way something looks - it's about scientifically based principles based on, among other things, pedagogy, memory technology and brand building. In this post, we will explore five key design principles that inform the way brands design not just technology products and software, but everything else too.
A learning management system (LMS) is software that facilitates the creation, administration, tracking, roll out, and data analytics for training programmes. When most business leaders think of an LMS they think human resources. Yet the applications of an LMS extend far beyond back-office training, and the fact that the market is worth $165 billion and growing year over year is a good indicator of how innovative leaders are getting with uses for their LMS software.
Great news - four Totara Platinum Partners won Learning Technologies Awards in London on 28th November 2017! Congratulations to everyone involved - once again, this is evidence of the amazing talent in our global Totara Partner network.
On 25th May 2018, the EU's new data protection regulation will come into force. With this, new demands will be placed on how we handle personal data in our organisations, for example, our customers and employees.
In this blog post, HowToMoodle's Ian MacKinnon explores Certifications and the certification completion editor in Totara Learn, and how they can be used as great tools for training in your organisation. If you’re not using this functionality yet, read on to find out how they can add value. This post originally appeared on the HowToMoodle blog.
While our Totara Academy team are busy creating our new platform for learning professionals, we wanted to find out more about what they're up to. This time, Senior Visual Designer Matt Stokes explains how he creates animations for e-learning.
The technology industry is full of jargon. Constantly developing, changing and growing, new words and methods are evolving each day. Here are a few phrases you might find useful when working with a software development company using agile methodology to build or develop your LMS.