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Happy New Year

January 9, 2015 3:10 pm, Published by
Welcome to 2015!

We hope you all enjoyed your holidays and have had as awesome a start to the New Year as we have here at Arlo

  • We’re excited to have a range of new clients coming on board this year as well as what existing ones are getting up to
  • You’ll be hearing more from us as we are going to be increasing our Social Media outreach
  • More coming. Soon :)

It’s an exciting time as we get back into it.  Our Developers are hard at work coding, our Testers determined to win hide-and-seek with bugs, and our Support staff are ready to help you along your way; not to mention the new hires and the things they will achieve.

Thank you for making Arlo part of your year

May it be an amazing year for everyone

Introducing Arlo!

September 12, 2014 12:57 pm, Published by

We are excited to announce our fresh new name and brand: Arlo.

Why Arlo?

We wanted a name with a bit of personality, something that was catchy and a little different from the rest.  Arlo is also friendly sounding and approachable – just like us, really!  And what’s more it is nice and short with a short URL:

What was the catalyst for change?

The name “LearningSource” was well positioned for the use of our service as a training management system, but as we’re sure you know, we do more than training; Arlo offers a powerful event management system as well.  We needed a name that worked well for both.

Over the next month you will see a change in focus from the name LearningSource to Arlo. But don’t worry, everything you’ve come to know and expect about LearningSource will remain the same, and we’ll continue to work hard to deliver a product and service that meets your needs.

Arlo - Making training & events easy!

Come join the team

February 3, 2012 7:07 pm, Published by

We have just secured a significant investment – now it’s time to grow the team. We are currently looking for;

It is a unique opportunity to be part of a dynamic business at the forefront of web technology, so if you think you have what it takes, go ahead and apply. We would love to hear from you.

LearningSource secures significant investment

December 19, 2011 2:35 pm, Published by

It has been a great end of the year for us here at LearningSource.  Our customer base continues to grow globally, our development programme has really ramped up, and we have recently expanded our team.  To top it all off we have just secured a significant investment from the New Zealand Ministry of Science and Innovation (MSI) to support our continued global expansion. As you can imagine, we are rather chuffed.

The MSI investment will help us extend the integration capabilities of the platform, including;

  • eLearning integration
  • Google Apps integration
  • SalesForce integration
  • GotoMeeting/GotoWebinar integration
  • Xero integration
  • and more

Know any great .net developers and testers? 

We are currently recruiting so if you know anyone who loves developing great software, we are keen to hear from them at

We hope you have a great holiday over the Christmas break.  We look forward to keeping you updated on what looks like will be a very exciting year ahead for us next year.

Merry Christmas,

The LearningSource Team

Zendesk Powers LearningSource Support

January 21, 2010 5:02 am, Published by

We’ve recently begun using Software as a Service provider Zendesk for our online help. Zendesk is a great tool that acts as both self support in the way of quick guides and problem ticketing.

We’ve got a lot of content still to write but we’ve started well and already have some useful tools on the site for users. This will make our life easier but most importantly for customers it’ll mean they get answers to their questions quickly and effectively.

Already up on Zendesk we have Quick guides that give quick easy information that is readily searchable;


The great thing about Zendesk is that it’s readily searchable – type in “payment” for example and you’ll get all the content items that include that word payment (at the time of writing, eight different places).

Even better, if you can’t find the answer you are looking for in our online help, you can simply ask the question by submitting a request.

Zendesk is a really great company, trying to do to the help desk what we at LearningSource are doing for training management – working with them to build our support offering has been a great experience.

LearningSource hits Wellington to the World

November 26, 2009 7:51 am, Published by

Wellington to the World is an event run by the ICT professional group Unlimited Potential. It showcases a handful of Wellington’s hottest ICT startups every years in a quick-pitch 10 minutes presentation style. The presentations happen live but are also livecast globally – providing an opportunity for a select group of companies to shine.

We were really pleased to have been invited to the 2010 Wellington to the World event along with three other outstanding product companies – Wellington to the World has historically been a launching pad to real success for companies – we’re hoping that this year is no different.

LearningSource CEO and founder John Mitchell gave an entertaining and informative presentation, check it out below.

Gidday Aussie – We’re Pleased to be Here

November 3, 2009 6:46 am, Published by

Since we started LearningSource, our aim has always been to build an international business. Partly because the cost of developing a robust software platform demands a broader market than just new Zealand but mainly because we genuinely believe our products fills a void that organisations across the globe are asking for.


As part of our global roll out, we’re excited to introduce our business development manager for Australia, Ruth McDavitt. Ruth has vast experience with business development having spent many years working for a number of economic development agencies. More importantly for LearnignSource, she’s had a deep involvement with training delivery and so has an awareness of the needs of training providers.

Ruth will initially be focusing on Sydney, and specifically looking at the needs of private training organisations as well as Government agencies. In the initial stages she’ll be making contact with training providers and inviting them to participate in one of our regular webinars or to go ahead and sign-up to our free trial. In the near future Ruth will be visiting with training providers in Australia to get a deeper understanding of their specific needs and show them how LearningSource can meet their requirements.

We’d like to take the opportunity to welcome Ruth to LearningSource, she can be contact directly here.

People aren’t quite there yet – but that’s no barrier…

October 30, 2009 8:21 am, Published by

We’re all about making it easy to use our product – it’s the fundamental ethos behind LearningSource – here’s an example of what we mean.

When we started out, we built our system on the principle that everyone has their own email address. You’d think so wouldn’t you? I mean it’s 2009. Well unfortunately despite all the free email services outs there, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo and the like, it seems the end users of LearningSource are not quite there.

We have an ulterior motive for wishing this – having a unique email address means you can easily ensure duplicate contact accounts are not inadvertently created.


Ok, so we’ll admit that we got it wrong. It seems some people are still sharing email addresses between multiple individuals. We have therefore enhanced our authentication system to cater for this situation and allow more than one person to share the same email address. Where a user shares an email address with someone else they can choose a unique ‘Username’ as their logon instead of just using their email address.

We have still managed to keep the registration process simple and seamless, meaning users don’t need to setup accounts before they can register themselves or someone else on a course. Creating accounts just happens automatically. We have also retained the smart process where LearningSource automatically checks for duplicates before creating a new contact in your database.

Without labouring the point, it’s another example of the benefit of internet application – changes like this are automatically rolled out to all customers without them having to go through the time and hassle of installing software updates.