Learning technology is central to the future of education and training.
As educators and L&D professionals know, budgets are being squeezed tighter than ever before, with stakeholders demanding that L&D teams do more with less. This is the case both inside organizations and in the wider education and training sector. Education and training organizations must find ways to deliver their products and services to cash-strapped businesses and individuals who often don’t see personal development as a priority.
“We have used many different LMS platforms in the past, but the move to Totara was one of the best decisions we made – giving us an LMS that was not only user friendly for our students but also customizable for our administrators.”
To add to this, the sheer amount of free education available online is making it increasingly challenging for education and training organizations offering paid access to compete. When learners can go online and find training about almost any subject they like, education and training suppliers need to find ways to differentiate themselves from the free offerings and add value, with certifications, badges or qualifications from established awarding bodies.
“With a target audience of 300,000 school staff nationally, we couldn’t have afforded to deliver this online training without the cloud. Now we have users signing on at a rate of 5,000 to 10,000 a month, and the system doesn’t blink.”
Sandler Training boosted LMS adoption and engagement by 200% by switching from a proprietary system to Totara Learn.
“We are committed to providing the best experience for our learner and our trainers. That’s why we had to move to an open source solution that we could customise and update easily.”
A great, personalized user experience is also expected - it needs to be easy for learners to find the content they need and move smoothly through their learning program. A flexible learning platform ensures that content can be accessed by a diverse range of learners anytime on any device.
Totara Learn gives organizations in the education and training sector worldwide the freedom to save, helping them ditch expensive, restrictive contracts with proprietary platforms for better-value training. Totara Learn can also be extended with an e-commerce shopping cart or customer relationship management (CRM) system. With inbuilt tracking, reporting, Open Badges and certifications, Totara really is a one-stop shop for anyone looking to offer online training services to a wide audience.