The tale of the now-extinct dodo is a sad one. Sadly, not all birds are made equal, and unable to fly, the tasty flightless bird was hunted to extinction. Much like the sad demise of the fateful dodo, not all learning management systems are made equal. If an LMS fails to evolve with the needs of a business and its learners, it will eventually become threatened. Unable to prove its worth in its natural business habitat, the budgetary predators will circle, and the learning platform's survival will be under threat. This is usually down to lack of use, poor user engagement, and poor user experience, as well as a lack of business impact or results.
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Are you an employer that offers the bare minimum when it comes to training? It takes more than the mandatory induction training when a new hire sets foot in their new role, and in this day and age, basic training doesn’t cut it for employees. Providing training for your employees shouldn’t stop after the hiring process or initial training period. While we know that the first 90 days are absolutely critical for onboarding, it’s important to provide your employees with continuous training throughout their career to make sure they can grow alongside your company.
Over the past few months, here at Totara, we’ve been busy working on putting together the agenda for the 2018 APAC User Conference hosted in Sydney, 6th-7th June.
The goal this year is to invite some of our Totara advocates who can provide in-depth experience and insight about Totara Learn and Totara Social, so our delegates can gain invaluable knowledge about how others within the Totara community are using the platform.
With GDPR set to hit the EU on 25th May 2018, many organisations will be looking to upgrade their software (including their learning management systems) to ensure it supports GDPR compliance. But even if these new regulations don't affect you and your users, there are many reasons you may wish to upgrade your learning software.
I am lucky enough to be attending my first ever ATD International Conference and Expo in San Diego this May with the Totara team. While you may find me at the stand (#1027) for most of the conference.
You’ve heard that attention spans are getting shorter. You may have even seen some research, like these statistics which suggest that our attention spans are now shorter than that of a goldfish.
With the rise (and rise, and rise) of digital learning, it sometimes feels as though many organisations are abandoning face-to-face training altogether. We have reached a place where some businesses still deliver all of their training in person, while others are shunning it entirely in favour of e-learning, digital performance support and videos.
Anyone who deals with EU organisations probably feels as though they can’t escape the constant talk about GDPR at the moment.
GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation, is set to be enforced later on 25th May 2018, with those organisations who are not yet compliant facing huge fines.
With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force on 25th May 2018 for all EU countries, many software suppliers are releasing system updates in order to comply with the requirements.
Upgrading software can seem a daunting task and is often postponed by organisations, with the assumption that the process will be complicated, take an extended period of time, and involve a significant cost—not to mention potentially negatively affecting users.
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?