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Totara Learning to launch Totara Social in US at DevLearn 2015

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Totara Learning Solutions, the leading Open Source Learning Platform company, will launch its new Enterprise Social Learning Product Totara Social in the US at DevLearn 2015 in Las Vegas from Sept 30-Oct 2. Totara Social continues the innovation story started with the award-winning Totara LMS open source learning platform, now used by over 600 clients including Sony, Samsung, Bridgestone, Cisco, and American Cancer Society.

Totara Social is a new way to help the people in your business work and learn better together. Visitors to DevLearn know that work gets done when we collaborate. We connect with people to help us, collaborate on tasks, curate useful information and share what we’ve learned.  But using too many channels - email, intranet, sharing public networks makes social learning slower and less secure than it should be. We’re all worried about where that social data could end up.

Totara Social is designed to make social learning simpler, secure, and seamless. It creates one place for everyone in the business to work better together, securely. In Totara Social, learners can curate content and build their profile, connect with people to help them, collaborate in real time on projects, and build a social network inside the enterprise.

Lars Hyland, Chief Commercial Officer at Totara Learning, highlights the benefits:

"Social learning is high on many L&D agendas right now. We wanted to create a product designed to drive productivity through social learning and to dramatically improve the transfer of more formal training and development.  With Totara Social there’s no scattered tracking of discussions and documents, it’s all in one place. This reduces risk because it’s secure, you can manage privacy and set up specific groups. And as you’d expect from Totara, it’s open source. So there’s no license fee, you maintain complete control over your data while significantly reducing costs. It’s designed to work seamlessly with Totara LMS, so you can add social learning to your learning technology ecosystem and blend designs. We’re thrilled to be launching it in the US at DevLearn.

Visitors to DevLearn can stop by Booth 246 to see both Totara LMS and Totara Social in action as a suite of open source, flexible products that combine learning management and social learning. Totara Platinum Partners Lambda Solutions will be running the stand and sharing their deep Totara experience. Visitors can also pick up a free set of guides to social learning to help build engagement and embed social learning in their blended designs and businesses.

Find out more and register at the DevLearn site.