5 common myths about Open Source Software After some inspiration from Totara Learn we’ve decided to explore some of the myths relating to Open Source. There are some common misconceptions but why is Open Source Software is used by some of the world’s largest organisations. 1. Open source is less secure Often organisations point to security issues when looking into … Read More

CMS v LMS – What do you need?   What are the differences between LMS and CMS? This may seem like a basic question but it often causes some confusion for people looking for the correct software tool for their business or educational establishment. Never fear, the Synergy learning team are on hand to take you through the differences. Firstly, … Read More

Offline Learning The business world is advancing and learners expect to access information at a time that is convenient to them. It is the new level of expectancy that you have to consider when implementing a Learning Management System. Recently there has been an increase in levels of offline access allowing all learners to learn without considering connectivity issues. But why … Read More

4 Ways to Improve elearning Engagement You’ve created a great Learning Management System, job done! Right? Well, what happens if no one is using your LMS? Do not fear, it’s not only you having this issue, it’s a problem we all too often encounter. But don’t worry there is a way to improve elearning engagement. To solve the problem you … Read More

Here at Synergy Learning we often get asked, ‘What are the benefits of online learning?’ So, after attending the CIPD Learning and Development Show, and attending various learning focussed presentations, we decided we’d pit traditional classroom style learning against online learning to uncover the differences and benefits. The best way to start is to highlight the main differences: Online Learning … Read More

The Social Media age is well and truly upon us, so why not make learning social? Totara Social is a place to learn and work collaboratively with idea of taking water cooler conversations online. Recent research found that 41% of Millennials admit to using Social Networks every day – so why not combine this familiarity with creating a profile, networking, … Read More

[vc_column_text pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] UX is all about the ‘User’ and the ‘Experience’; fully understanding the users needs and goals is key. Every successful business will have the user at its core, and every product or service they provide will invoke an emotional response based not only on how it looks but how it works and feels.   … Read More

[vc_column_text pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Following on from last week’s blog post, I discuss more useful hints and tips on how to get the most from the quiz module in your Learning Management System.    #1 Use appropriate questions Use different question types to test different things. For example, the short answer question will ask a learner to type a … Read More

[vc_column_text pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Quizzes in Moodle or Totara LMS are one of the most powerful features of either system. Calling it “quiz” though kind of dumbs it down a bit – it’s a fully blown assessment tool that offers a wide range of testing functionality – from fun, self-directed formative revision quizzes at one end of the spectrum, to complete assessment centre, … Read More

Social media has become an indispensable part of our daily lives, so surely it seems logical for organisations to implement these powerful and influential tools into their business strategy as a main ingredient for eLearning and development?   According to a 2015 study conducted by oursocialtimes.com; Gen Y’s spend on average 2 hours a day on their smartphone and use … Read More