Even in 2018, a significant number of people think of ‘mobile learning’ as ‘e-learning available on a smartphone’. However, anyone who has wrangled with a desktop-sized e-learning course on their phone and all the endless scrolling back and forth across the screen that entails, we know that this is far from the truth. Choosing an adaptive, responsive LMS will go some way to ensuring your learners don’t waste time zooming in and out of poorly sized graphics, but what else do you need to consider when you’re creating mobile learning for your LMS?
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Many people believe that the LMS stops with their employees. Once all of the people who work at your organisation have received their mandatory compliance training, and perhaps some extra soft skills or product knowledge training, that’s where the learning stops, right? Well, not necessarily. More and more organisations are realising that they could be doing more with their learning management systems, and are opening them up to the extended enterprise to improve skills and knowledge in their wider networks.
Off the back of Europe's biggest L&D exhibition and conference last week, Learning Technologies, lots of people will be busy frantically researching all of the big buzzwords they heard at the event. Every vendor wants to be seen to be ahead of the curve, and the vast range of e-learning trends touted as 'the next big thing' can be overwhelming.
It's the week of Learning Technologies 2018, and the Totara team is busy ironing out the final details for our time in London over the next few days.
We're kicking off on Tuesday 30th with the 2018 EMEA Totara Partner event, where we will be catching up with our partners and revealing our upcoming plans. We like to give our partners the opportunity to meet each year to enable them to share their success stories, discuss any challenges they are facing and keep up with what's going on across the region.
At Totara, we’ve always been purveyors of open source software. We believe it’s a win-win situation - you benefit from the expertise of an ever-growing network of learning experts and software developers, and our products improve in the ways you need them to.
If you are about to implement a new LMS in your organisation, it is likely that at least some of your people will need some training, whether this is learning administrators, managers or your L&D team, to ensure that you are making the most of the platform. To do this, you will need to find a skilled LMS trainer to help everyone maximise the benefit of the system in the way they will use it. This article presents some key considerations to help you find the right LMS training provider and get everyone up and running quickly.
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.
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.