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Totara LMS, a new model to transform the LMS marketplace


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Totara LMS, a new model to transform the LMS marketplace

  1. 2. <ul><li>Inaugural Totara Conference! </li></ul><ul><li>Transforming the LMS marketplace </li></ul><ul><li>Overview and future directions </li></ul><ul><li>Case studies from Partners and Clients </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A Panel Discussion </li></ul>Welcome Totara Conference – London Sept. 2011
  2. 3. Transforming the LMS marketplace
  3. 4. <ul><li>Totara LMS is commercial open source </li></ul><ul><li>Totara LMS is a distribution of Moodle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>an extended version, workplace focus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Totara is a global partnership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Joint venture between Kineo, Catalyst IT, and Flexible Learning (now Kineo Pacific) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivered via a global partner network </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Values </li></ul><ul><li>Ethos of open source </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul>Mission Change the way we learn - Greater access - Freedom to innovate
  5. 7. Leveraging a great starting position <ul><li>Open Source LMS </li></ul><ul><li>Robust </li></ul><ul><li>Scalable </li></ul><ul><li>Customisable </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul>“ Moodle™ is ranked as the #1 LMS product among eLearning Guild members with over 24% of respondents selecting it as their primary LMS.”
  6. 8. Moodle Some Facts Development team size 130+ active developers User base 55,000+ registered sites serving 46m users 800 registered sites with over 5,000 users 68 registered sites with over 50,000 users Open University: 4,700 courses and 607,000 users Localisation 75+ language packs available Popularity 160,000+ downloads per month 1.1M registered community users – Community growing at 1,800 users per day 40,000 active on the community site each month
  7. 9. Core Moodle Functionality <ul><li>Manages a range of content: </li></ul><ul><li>e-learning packages </li></ul><ul><li>word documents </li></ul><ul><li>pdf documents </li></ul><ul><li>audio </li></ul><ul><li>video </li></ul><ul><li>web links </li></ul><ul><li>Functionality includes: </li></ul><ul><li>tracking </li></ul><ul><li>learning activities – e.g. quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>discussion forums </li></ul><ul><li>chat </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>blogs, wikis </li></ul><ul><li>groups </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>Moodle is a great LMS designed for the Education sector </li></ul><ul><li>Corporates have different needs… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need organisational roles – not only teachers and students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning depends on roles and competencies required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage blended learning – i.e. classroom and online learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprise reporting </li></ul></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>Individual development plans </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom management </li></ul><ul><li>Team management </li></ul><ul><li>Competency management </li></ul><ul><li>Learning paths </li></ul><ul><li>Sophisticated search </li></ul><ul><li>Dashboard reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Roles and Organisations </li></ul><ul><li>HR system integration </li></ul>Purpose Built Enhancements
  10. 12. <ul><li>Moodle is at the heart of Totara </li></ul><ul><li>Totara stays in lock-step with Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Architecturally aligned – you can upgrade from Moodle to Totara </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>Subscriptions for Service: </li></ul><ul><li>Product support and maintenance SLA </li></ul><ul><li>New features and innovations </li></ul><ul><li>Security updates, error correction, patches </li></ul><ul><li>Online technical helpdesk </li></ul><ul><li>Subscriber portal with forums and documentation </li></ul>
  12. 14. General Pros & Cons of OSS <ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom to Innovate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of customisation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lower Price </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You pay for service not rent of intellectual property </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approximately 80% savings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No Vendor Lock In </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partner marketplace, in-source, out-source, your choice! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Objections </li></ul><ul><li>Not Supported </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subscriptions for product support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wide range of services through partner network </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Not Mature </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Built on world’s most popular LMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dedicated R&D Unit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Not Secure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More formal reviews than most proprietary products </li></ul></ul>
  13. 16. <ul><li>Specialising in open source for 14 years, developers, advocates and contributors </li></ul><ul><li>130 staff – mission critical solutions: NZ general elections, domain name system, gambling, news, telcos </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle Partner and core developers since 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Head office in Wellington NZ, Branches in Sydney, Australia and Brighton, UK </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
  14. 17. <ul><li>200 staff globally </li></ul><ul><li>US offices/companies in Brighton & Sheffield (UK), Chicago & Phoenix (USA), China, Sweden, New Zealand, South Africa & Israel </li></ul><ul><li>Various awards including E-Learning Company of the Year </li></ul><ul><li>Offices in UK, China, Sweden, New Zealand, South Africa & Israel </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on working with corporate organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Leading experience with creating Moodle based learning portals </li></ul>About Kineo
  15. 19. Totara R&D unit have been working with Moodle since 2004 A brief history
  16. 21. <ul><li>Provide a range of services to enable corporates to get the most out of Totara LMS: </li></ul><ul><li>Consultancy </li></ul><ul><li>Custom implementations (including art direction, configuration, integration with other corporate systems such as HR systems) </li></ul><ul><li>Migration services </li></ul><ul><li>Content – either packaged or bespoke </li></ul><ul><li>Hosting and support </li></ul>Totara Partners
  17. 22. Partner Network
  18. 23. <ul><li>USA and Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Belgium </li></ul><ul><li>India </li></ul><ul><li>Guatemala </li></ul><ul><li>Thailand </li></ul><ul><li>Hong Kong </li></ul><ul><li>Poland </li></ul><ul><li>United Arab Emirates </li></ul>Applications pending:
  19. 24. <ul><li>Provide the global scale for great customer service </li></ul><ul><li>Value-added services for wide range of contexts. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. integrations with legacy systems. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>language specific understanding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A single company will always struggle to achieve this. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advise and influence the roadmap </li></ul><ul><li>Offers choice in the market </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitates and/or manages 3 rd Party contributions </li></ul>Totara Partners cont.
  20. 26. <ul><li>Knowledge base </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion forums </li></ul><ul><li>Shared resources </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Network effect of focused discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Share specifications for feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Melting pot of ideas </li></ul>Subscriber Community
  21. 28. <ul><li>Proprietary model is so limiting </li></ul><ul><li>Benefit of open code is End-User innovation is unleashed </li></ul><ul><li>When this can be generalised for a larger audience: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Client benefits from economies of support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>QA, Peer reviewed code </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incentivised through subscription discounts </li></ul></ul>Client-side Innovation
  22. 30. <ul><li>Sven Laux – Director of Product Development </li></ul><ul><li>“ Virtualised centre” </li></ul><ul><li>Catalyst House </li></ul><ul><li>Access to huge pool of open source experts </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle gurus for past 8 years </li></ul>Totara R&D Centre
  23. 31. <ul><li>Open source & extensible </li></ul><ul><li>Subscriptions for service not Intellectual Property rent! </li></ul><ul><li>No per user licence fees </li></ul><ul><li>Rich functionality at low cost </li></ul><ul><li>Peace of mind from quality support service </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration based business model </li></ul>Summing up – Why is Totara different?
  24. 32. <ul><li>Gnarly legacy systems versus ease of integration </li></ul>Importance of Open Standards <ul><li>Avoiding lock-in </li></ul><ul><li>The extended enterprise </li></ul>
  25. 33. <ul><li>Typical investment weighted on technology </li></ul><ul><li>Minimises risk, greater success </li></ul>
  26. 34. Benefits of Totara’s Commercial Open Source Model
  27. 35. Progress @ 6mths
  28. 36. Thank-you