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Totara 2.7 Appraisals Demo [RECORDING]

In the third and final part of our Totara Demo Series, we showcased some of the new Performance Management features in Totara LMS 2.7. They have been working hard to enhance and improve this key area for the 2.7 release. Some of the key updates include: Greater efficiency around adding and removing users from appraisals …

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Make Blended Learning Work for Onboarding [SLIDES & RECORDING]

It’s your first day at a new job that you are excited to begin, and upon your arrival, it seems like no one was expecting you at all. There’s no onboarding process and you are left on your own. This isn’t the way new hires should be welcomed, but sadly this happens all too often. Onboarding begins before the new hire sets foot in the door on their …

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If You Build It, They Will Come...Won’t They?

Once upon a time, this may have been the case. However the reality is, they don’t. But why aren’t your learners queuing up to access your learning? Because employees (and people generally) are busy and have multiple choices of how to spend their time; how can they spend it learning if they don't even know the learning exists? Say Goodbye To The …

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Mentored Tasks: Support Learners Where They Are

Let’s play pretend. Imagine that you‘re a sales manager for a major pharmaceutical company. Six months ago you rolled out a new process to help your sales representatives assess RFPs (requests for proposals) and opportunities to determine the likelihood of winning the business. The process is built around reviewing a customer’s RFP, completing three …

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Accredited Training Success: Helen's Story

Three years ago, Helen Potts began a new career path as a carer. She chose to re-train at the age of 57, and took part in Home Instead Senior Care’s specialised Dementia Training programme. The programme is the only one of its kind in the UK.  Before Helen came across the programme, she had left her office job to become her mother’s full time …

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Totara 2.7 Reporting Demo [RECORDING]

In part 2 in our series of Totara 2.7 demos, we explored the newest features of Totara's reporting feature. There’s some great new powerful functionality around reporting within Totara 2.7. In this webinar, we demoed: Badges issued report source Report aggregation Report graphing Report graph block Graphical reporting …

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Learning Portals: Why You Should Be An Early Adopter

I still remember the day I was forced to get my first iPhone. Yes, forced. It was with great dread and doubt that I signed the dotted line and committed myself to the new era of computing. I didn’t want to; I was happy with my phone that made calls and did nothing else. That’s why my first iPhone was the 3GS, meaning I waited 3 whole years after the …

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Totara 2.7 Face-to-Face Demo [RECORDING]

We kicked off our Totara 2.7 Demo Series last Thursday. In this demo, we focused on the newest additions of the face-to-face (F2F) feature.  Totara 2.7 allows users to add themselves to a list of users who are interested in a F2F session. This is particularly helpful for scenarios where the session dates have not yet been released, or the current …

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Discussing Open Source at #OSOS15

I recently had the opportunity to attended the Open Source Open Society Conference 2015 in Wellington, and the chance to hear keynotes from Chris Kelly from Github, Lillian Grace from WikiNZ and many other respected Open Source advocates, outlining the relevance and demand of open source solutions.

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Welcome To The Digital Learning World [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you didn't think so before now, you only have to look around you to know we're well and truly in the realms of a digital learning world. We're seeing learners expecting more mobile, personalised experiences and budget holders expecting more bang for their buck whilst still getting learning that's adding value to the business. There's been quite …

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Big Data - Your LMS' Secret Weapon?

You don’t have to be a scientist to know that we live in a world of data. All this data is surrounding us – all of the time – and although we can’t touch it or see it, no-one would doubt that we need it to help us do important things. Of course, we then use it to make decisions about which important things we need to do next. In this context, it’s …

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Summer Events Season Begins

This summer we are hitting the road and we want you to come along with us! We’re looking forward to meeting our friends (and making new ones) across the UK, sharing some of our latest innovations from the past few months and looking at what's coming next in the world of learning. It’s set to be a summer full of sharing, learning and giving and …

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A Decade of Rapid eLearning [Market Update]

What does the phrase Rapid eLearning mean to you? Is it a set of authoring tools; the timeline for the project; the quality of the output; the budget you have available; or is it eLearning created by a Subject Matter Expert? Does the term inspire you or leave you distraught and desperate? No matter your viewpoint, if you’ve been in the eLearning …

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Make Blended Learning Work for Sales Training [SLIDES & RECORDING]

We expect a lot out of our sales teams. It's crucial that they perform at optimal levels. So shouldn't we nurture our sales teams as much as the leads that flood in? Absolutely.  In this 30-minute webinar, Make Blended Learning Work for Sales Teams, Cammy Bean, Kineo US VP of Learning Design, and Chip Cleary, VP of Solutions & Consulting share …

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Life as a Marketing Apprentice: 6 Months In

Faced with the 'what next?' decision as I entered the final year of my formal education, I opted for the Apprenticeship route. I've already attended the Skills Show and a River Cottage conference, chaired the Apprenticehip4England debate, and helped out at the Skills Debate... and I've still got another six months to go! Although currently Marketing …

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Debunking the Myths of Onboarding

When your new staff members think about your corporate onboarding program, which of these statements is closer... "What a great experience! Coming to work here was definitely the right decision!" or "Onboarding? Oh, you mean those compliance courses I had to take just before that session I had to go through on how to fill out expense reports?". …

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Adapt Wins Gold for Best Elearning Design Technology

For the third consecutive year, the open source multi-device Adapt Framework has been recognised for its achievements in elearning design technology by the Asia-Pacific based LearnX Awards. The LearnX awards, run by the non-profit LearnX Foundation, has been recognising the industry's best learning and development initiatives across Asia Pacific …

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Introducing: Totara 2.7 Demo Series

Whether you have already taken the leap and chosen Totara for your LMS or are still considering your options, we have a great mini-webinar series that will allow you to explore the newest features and capabilities of Totara 2.7. Totara 2.7: Face-to-Face [DEMO] Presenter: Tayla Craig, Kineo US Learning Platform Specialist This is first in …

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Does Your Elearning Smell Bad? 6 Tell-Tale Signs

Sometimes a phrase sticks in my skull.  And not always in a good way. Last week I read an article in CLO Magazine about blended learning: ”What’s Old is New Again: CLOs aren’t as fond of blended learning as we think” by Giuseppe Auricchio, that had a ring dinger of a quote that I’ll get to in a second. So why the resistance to blended learning …

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Make Blended Learning Work for Leaders [SLIDES & RECORDING]

Business challenge: Ineffective leaders Learning Solution: Engage and develop leaders through blended learning programs  Leaders are integral to organizations. They make important decisions and lead and manage individuals. So shouldn’t you be equipping your leaders and managers with the tools they need to be successful? In this webinar presented …

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5 Tips For Success With Leadership Blends [INFOGRAPHIC]

How important are your leaders within your organisation? Effective managers and leaders can improve employee performance by 25% and retention by a staggering 40% . Aren't they worth investing in?  If you want to build better leaders today and develop the skills of your leaders of tomorrow, then creating a programme of training using blended learning …

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Learning Portals: When an LMS Just Isn't Enough

Bigger, better, faster, more .  It’s the progression mantra for every technology.  Need a new phone?  You’ll get a bigger screen and a faster processor.  Shopping for a new hard drive?  Trade in that 500GB paperweight for a 4TB Cloud.  Want a new TV?  65 inches is the new norm.  And next year it will be 75. So how about your LMS?  It’s a piece …

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