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.
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.
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.