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Anyone who has worked in the healthcare industry in recent years knows the immense challenges faced by this crucial sector.

Compliance training remains a key concern for most L&D teams. Non-compliance can be catastrophic for an organisation, resulting in multi-million dollar fines, restrictions on business activity and irreparable reputational damage.

Pretty much every L&D professional has made an expensive mistake at some point in their career.

Compliance is always going to be a top priority in any organisation’s learning programme.

I have to be honest, I'm not sure I ever thought this day would come. Having worked in the industry for 15 odd years I feel like the death of Flash has been talked about for the last decade, and perhaps we have all become complacent.

In recent years, the scale and availability of the data available to us in all aspects of life have increased enormously.

With just five weeks to go until our APAC Totara User Conference in Melbourne, we’re turning our attention to our speakers, who will be presenting a whole host of sessions to inspire you to embrace the freedom to learn.

Virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI) have been the topics of L&D industry conferences in recent years, and the keen interest in these topics is showing no signs of slowing down.

xAPI may not sound as glamorous or buzzwordy as adaptive learning, gamification or AI, but if you’re using an LMS to deliver training and information to learners, it’s something you should definitely know about.

Totara Learning recently released Version 12 of the popular open source learning management system, Totara Learn, which includes a brand new feature - the Content Marketplace. 

Totara Learn 12 now gives you access to a range of free and paid-for learni

The 2019 APAC User Conference is designed to celebrate the innovators, the disruptors, the producers, the problem-solvers and the forward-thinkers.

Those who have refused one-size-fits-all, and instead, embraced the freedoms of Totara to help unleash t

One of any L&D professional’s key concerns will be delivering an effective learning programme on what inevitably feels like a tight budget.

Time after time, we hear stories about organisations who sign a lengthy contract with a learning technology provider, only to find that a year into the contract, their requirements have changed to the extent that the learning platform or software no lon

The Totara team is looking forward to its trip to Las Vegas in a couple of weeks for DevLearn 2018, and this year our plans are bigger and better than ever before.

There have been A LOT of articles in recent years threatening the possibility of robots taking our jobs (and there’s actually a whole website dedicated to helping people find out how at risk their job role is - as a marketing manager, my risk of replace

Anyone who has ever used a proprietary LMS will know what a pain it can be to make it your own - if it’s even possible.

You may have spotted that we’ve been working away behind the scenes this year to improve the Totara Community.

Until now, the five-day working week has been a given. From Monday to Friday, the vast majority of office-based workers take to their desks to complete their tasks, with only the occasional bank holiday to punctuate the traditional working week.

Worrying statistic time - did you know that only 5% of organisations believe that their L&D strategy is very effective in helping them achieve their business goals?

Congratulations! You have decided to introduce your employees and customers to e-learning. For employees, you want to strengthen their skills needed to help the company thrive.

Just starting to get to grips with Totara but need a bit of help?

As a long-standing fan of Alison Green’s AskAManager website (dedicated to all sorts of workplace issues, from lunch-stealing colleagues to holding awkward conversations about performance), I was interested to spot an email from a reader the other day e

From micro-learning and informative, how-to videos to self-directed learning features, as the landscape of learning management systems (LMS) evolves, the objective for most organisations using the technology remains the same: to improve user engagement

The debate about whether vendors can thrive and scale if their primary outputs are freely licensed continues to brew nearly two years since I wrote about the topic.

Social learning happens every day, both in and out of the workplace.

Digital transformation is at the top of almost every board agenda today.

“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.