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“Our LMS stopped working for us months ago, but we’re tied into a three-year contract, so we’re stuck with a platform that doesn’t work for us anymore…”

E-learning content comes in all shapes, sizes and formats, with endless combinations available to suit any organisation’s needs.

A common issue organisations run into when they invest in a new LMS is a lack of user engagement.

With the recently implemented GDPR a hot topic, user data management is only set to become more important over the coming months and years.

We’re counting down the days to our 2018 APAC Totara User Conference in Sydney in June, and we thought we’d take the opportunity to catch up with some of our guest speakers ahead of the main conference day.

This is a guest post from BuildEmpire's Marketing Manager, Aimee Ward.

With GDPR taking effect at the end of this month, organisations need to make sure that their LMS supports GDPR compliance.

L&D teams everywhere know that a key priority for learning professionals today is to do more for less.

At Totara, we strongly believe in giving our subscribers the freedom to create a learning platform that meets their needs without compromise.

Growing your company’s profits can look a lot different than the traditional chants of 'Sell sell sell'! Sometimes the most important way to increase profits is by finding inefficiencies in your systems.

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.

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