Pros and Cons of Totara

Pros and Cons of Totara Main

  Totara is an open source learning management system based on Moodle with some 8.5 million users worldwide. It is available by subscription paid annually based on the number of users and requires hosting as a separate service. Totara has many powerful features, such as cloud technology and mobile learning features, learning paths, compliance management…. Read more

Pros and Cons of WordPress Learning Management Systems

Pros and Cons WorldPress Main

  WordPress, which started out as blogging platform in 2003, is now estimated to run 27+% of the top 10 million web sites and is reputedly the most popular content management system (CMS) for blogging or managing web sites. Three of WordPress’s biggest attractions are that the core system is free, open source and comes…. Read more

Pros and Cons of Open Source Learning Management Systems

Open Source LMS Main

  Open source software offers the prospect of developing corporate learning management systems at a low cost. While this can seem very attractive to organisations with small budgets, there are serious considerations to be made before taking up this option. Free or low-cost options often come with increased risk when compared with purchasing from a…. Read more

Corporate LMS: Compliance vs Engagement

  Mention ‘compliance’ and enthusiasm is likely to drain from employees’ faces. Yet whatever sector you operate in, there is some level of compliance required by laws, regulations, standards or other forms of governance. Compliance is, of course, essential. A forklift driver needs required licences and certification for very good reasons and a company would…. Read more

LMS for onboarding

  Estimates that replacing a staff member can cost £20-£30,000 and that new joiners generally reach optimum productivity after 20-30 weeks highlight the importance of onboarding best practices and an effective employee retention strategy. If you want every new joiner to become a productive, long-term member of staff, good onboarding is essential. While one-to-one training…. Read more

Evolution of learning management systems

  Organisations have managed learning in one way or another for centuries, but it is the development and proliferation of computing and communications devices that have brought learning management systems to where they are today. Below are just a few of the significant events in the development and uptake of the LMS. While there have…. Read more

What is a Learning Management System?

  A learning management system gives an organisation the technology tools to put its learning strategy into practice. Implemented effectively, an LMS puts learning at the heart of a business to ensure it continuously develops a skilled, motivated and productive workforce to satisfy its current and future needs. An LMS can manage all aspects of…. Read more

LMS for Training Partners

  Where you work with partners to assemble your products, resell them or sell them as part of a franchise, your corporate learning management system can ensure they are fully trained on all aspects of your business and products, and meet your quality standards through tailored partner e-learning content. Use your LMS to provide this…. Read more

LMS for Training Clients

  Acquiring a new client costs more than retaining an existing one, so ensuring a new client remains loyal and buys from you again is important for future business growth. Helping customers get the best value from your products and services is one way to build loyalty. Whether you produce industrial equipment, consumer gadgets or…. Read more

The stages of e-learning development

    To ensure e-learning content for your learning management system is developed to deliver training effectively, follow the steps below. Establish your business objective – Is there a problem you need to resolve? What do employees need to learn in order to be able to achieve this objective? Assess existing training materials – Do…. Read more