With the launch of the brand-new Totara Learn 13 imminent, we know lots of you are keen to get your hands on the latest version of our learning management system.

When it comes to learning management systems, “success” means different things to different organizations. Are you looking to boost learner engagement? Reach that all-important 100% compliance target?

After a trying few months, much of the world is now returning to something starting to resemble “normality.” That doesn’t mean that everyone is back to their water cooler conversations or hanging out in the kitchen, but many organizations have reopened

As part of our vibrant Totara Community, we run regular webinars about absolutely everything to do with workplace learning, performance and engagement, whether that’s gamification, personalization or even developing your own e-learning content.

As open source learning platforms, Totara Learn and Moodle have plenty in common - but equally, there are many important differences between the two.

There's a serious challenge in the retail industry right now.

It's got nothing to do with the battle against online stores – and nothing to do with the ever-climbing business rates and high-street rent, although both are great challenges.

When you think of your own training and development, do you feel actively engaged and involved in deciding what and how you learn? For many of us the answer is complex. Formal training is essential and can be a great experience.

With much of the world moving to remote working in light of the current COVID-19 situation, this presents some obvious challenges for instructors who usually deliver face-to-face training seminars.

Management practices have evolved significantly across the decades.

To understand the modern workplace and how it is rapidly evolving is critical to all those actively supporting the performance and well-being of workers, both within the organisation and across the extended enterprise. 

There is a view of learning analytics as being only relevant to L&D departments, and those who are taking care of business bottom lines.

If you’re responsible for helping people continuously learn and stay up to date, you already know that formal training courses are not enough. Things change. New insights are published and shared every day. Courses go out of date.

With 77m contingent workers across Europe, India and the US alone, we take a look at why it's so important that organizations start training their freelance & contract workers too.

The traditional concept of an organisation is changing. Businesses today are much more fluid, intertwined and porous than ever before, which poses a challenge to L&D teams looking to deliver learning to improve business results.

The energy industry was an early advocate of the digital transformation, but following the oil price downturn in 2015, increasing scrutiny has been placed on optimisation and an emphasis was placed on a skilled, highly competent, ‘lean’ workforce.

What it means to be an organisation is changing.

The rapid rate of change in politics around the world means that it has never been more important for civil servants to ensure that the skills they need to perform their roles effectively are up-to-date and up-to-scratch. 

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.

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.

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

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

With the rise (and rise, and rise) of digital learning, it sometimes feels as though many organisations are abandoning face-to-face training altogether.

In this instalment of our Disruption Debate series, Lars Hyland speaks to Jane Hart from the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies (C4LPT).
In this instalment of our ongoing Disruption Debate series, Lars Hyland spoke to Sunder Ramachandran, General Manager - Training at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Pharmaceuticals India.
In the second instalment of our new Disruption Debate series, Lars Hyland speaks to Julie Dirksen, an independent consultant and instructional designer who focuses on the science of sustainable behaviour change.