This is a guest post from BuildEmpire's Marketing Manager, Aimee Ward.
Recent blog posts (Compliance)
While the Cambridge Analytica scandal unfolded before our very eyes, data protection has never been more important. Across the pond, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go in affect across the European Union as of 25th May 2018, which will effectively allow millions of people in the region to have full control over their personal data. While the EU is making prominent strides in the right direction - what about the rest of the world?
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.
It can be a nightmare ensuring that your employees are up to date with their compliance training. Poor take-up can be down to inconvenience, time constraints, irrelevant or poorly delivered modules, and even lack of interest. Following this recipe should help to improve your organisation’s mandatory compliance statistics, which should afford you a greater peace of mind.
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.
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.
Implementing an LMS? It's always best to start with the end in mind and work backwards. Dr Tammy Stephens of eClass4learning explains why, and shares 3 steps that you can take to get to the right place with Totara LMS reports.
Start at the End
At eClass4learning we recommend starting with the end when planning your Totara LMS implementation. Think about the outcomes and outputs you want to see, and work backwards from there.
I completed the course but the LMS is not showing that I completed it!
A key way to check if your learning program is effective is to check the learner’s understanding through a summative quiz or assessment.
Companies operate in an increasingly regulated world and need to comply with regulations across a broad range of areas from staffing to operations to finance.