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For many organisations, a learning management system will be the most expensive element of their learning programme.

While the Cambridge Analytica scandal unfolded before our very eyes, data protection has never been more important.

Managing training across a large organisation can be challenging. You have many stakeholders involved on both your side of the table and with training platforms, providers and more!

As a learning professional, you are often required to report on the effectiveness of your training programs.

“So, what does your company do then?”

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.

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.

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.  

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.

I am lucky enough to be attending my first ever ATD International Conference and Expo in San Diego this May with the Totara team.

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.

Anyone who deals with EU organisations probably feels as though they can’t escape the constant talk about GDPR at the moment.

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.

Even in 2018, a significant number of people think of ‘mobile learning’ as ‘e-learning available on a smartphone’.

Many people believe that the LMS stops with their employees.

This post originally appeared on the Kineo website.

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.

At Totara, we’ve always been purveyors of open source software.

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 p

This is a guest post by Samantha Harris from Learning Nexus.

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.

What are 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

This is a guest post from Kerstin Petersson, Art Director and Graphic Designer at Xtractor. You can find the original post in Swedish here.

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.

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.

This post originally appeared on the Xtractor website (in Swedish).

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.

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.

This is a guest post by Aimee Ward, Marketing Manager at BuildEmpire.

For many L&D professionals, hosting can be something of an afterthought when it comes to implementing a new LMS. But LMS hosting is a vital thing to consider as part of the procurement process.

It's almost that time again! The Totara Awards are back for 2017, and our marketing team is already busy helping our Totara Partners get their final entries for the year in shape and submitted.