eLearning Outsourcing: Why Consider It?

Upside Learning

Some months back I had posted (based on a research report by ValueNotes ) about eLearning outsourcing to India doing well and looking to grow handsomely in next 3-4 years. Last year we were recognized as an emerging leader in training outsourcing. Why outsource?

eLearning Outsourcing: 5 Keys To Make It Work

Upside Learning

Some months back I wrote a couple of posts about elearning outsourcing focusing on why to outsource elearning and how to select a vendor. This post focuses on how to make outsourcing work for you. This applies to eLearning Outsourcing equally well.

eLearning Outsourcing – How To Select A Vendor?

Upside Learning

In my last post on eLearning Outsourcing, I mentioned the various advantages of eLearning outsourcing. Most people get the benefits part pretty easily however, identifying whom to outsource to is not as easy. So, how to select a vendor for elearning outsourcing?

A Few 2010 Training Industry Statistics

Kapp Notes

Here are a few highlights: Average training expenditures per learner in 2010=$1,041. 32% of training budgets decreased in 2010. The average expenditure for training outsourcing was $257,871 in 2010. Every year Training puts out a “state of the industry report&# well worth the read. Average hours of training per employee=40.1 (up up 9 from 2009). 61% of Mandatory or Compliance Training is delivered online. 23% of Executive Development is delivered online.

eLearning Outsourcing to India will reach USD 603 million by 2012

Upside Learning

The ValueNotes report, eLearning Outsourcing 2009: Advantage India , reveals that: “Revenues from the Indian e-learning offshoring industry stand at approximately USD 341 million at the end of calendar year 2008.

Six Years of Innovative and Effective eLearning

Upside Learning

We celebrated our 6th Anniversary on 7th April, 2010, and I realized that Upside Learning had come a long way since its inception in early 2004. Anniversaries are a good time to reflect on what’s been achieved and plan for the year ahead.

Our Blog Turns One Today

Upside Learning

We look forward to a great 2010! eLearning Outsourcing to India will reach USD 603 million by 2012. Learning Technologies 2010 – Recap. It’s been a year since we started blogging (March 03, 2009) and we are raring to go another notch high.

Automation is out; Innovation is in! How will L&D address this?

ID Reflections

It is easy to see the kind of work that can be automated and the kind that can be outsourced. And what is alarming is that even today, most ( read almost all ) organizations still focus on training people to do what can so easily be automated or even outsourced.

The 2010 ASTD State of the Industry Report is now available!

Take an e-Learning Break

This amount reflects direct learning expenditures such as the learning function's staff salaries, administrative learning costs, and non-salary delivery costs (including outsourced activities). ASTD estimates that U.S. organizations spent $125.88 billion on employee learning and development in 2009. Nearly two-thirds of the U.S. total ($78.6 billion) was spent on the internal learning function, such as staff salaries and internal development costs. The remainder ($47.3

Are eLearning Standards Necessary?

Integrated Learnings

Most will be outsourced for development. By Jay Lambert. This question pops up now and again, particularly with those just starting to offer eLearning courses to their associates. As with most anything, arguments can potentially be made either way. But I typically argue that eLearning standards are necessary. Even the most cutting edge eLearning out there follows a standard, even if it's a totally new one.

Custom eLearning Development Costs – Results From Chapman Alliance Study

Upside Learning

That sounds fairly high and it seems like many of the organizations participating in this study are not outsourcing their custom elearning development work. 2010).

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The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS!

Upside Learning

If IT doesn’t have the skills (mostly PHP and MySQL and of course a good understanding of the LMS code) you either outsource that part or hire additional staff to do the same.

5 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Customer Base

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS 5 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Customer Base by Paul on September 22, 2010 in customer service , sales A key driver of your company’s value is the aggregate value of your customer base.

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21st Century Workplace Challenges

ID Reflections

My understanding of today’s workplace: Predictable, routine tasks are being either automated or outsourced, or soon will be. The paragraph below taken from Harold Jarche’s post Success depends on who we work with reminded me of a post I had written some time back, the Molotov cocktail = Weak ties x complicated knowledge. I have pasted the quote below: 1. Uzzi found that teams made up of individuals who had never before worked together fared poorly, greatly increasing the chance of a flop.

5 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Customer Base | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS 5 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Customer Base by Paul on September 22, 2010 in customer service , sales A key driver of your company’s value is the aggregate value of your customer base.

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Books Not Recommended by Members of #lrnchat

eLearning Cyclops

Last Thursday, #lrnchat's topic was "book talk" and question five was great fun. The question posed was "What are book titles you hope never to see?" Here is a list of just some of the responses. They are not just very amusing, they are also a great reflection on so much of what we should avoid, or at least rethink, in our industry.

Responding to Requests for Proposals for Learning Projects

Bottom-Line Performance

If you are someone who outsources work to vendors, you can make your job easier - and your vendors’ job easier by assembling a solid RFP - or request for proposal. We get lots and lots of proposal requests from current and prospective clients…and I’ve been writing a ton of proposals lately. Some are much easier to write than others, and the ease/difficulty is 100% dependent on the quality of the request.

Global Self-Paced eLearning Market Forecasts

Upside Learning

Vibrant outsourcing hubs have come up in countries such as Belarus and the Ukraine. - There is resistance in regional markets to content that has been translated but not localized.

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Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

The one element that is least likely to be outsourced is the management of learning. I am copying a discussion we have been having on LinkedIn as a part of the Training&Development group. I started this discussion to understand the roles (tacit and explicit) that a learning consultant plays. The discussion that evolved has been one of the most insightful for me and I thought it should be shared with those who may not at present be a part of the T&D group on LinkedIn.

Why managers matter

Clive on Learning

In a rare training-related article in People Management magazine, Evaluating Performance Gain from Training , my attention was drawn to an interesting study conducted by training outsourcing specialists KnowledgePool , with input from more than 10,000 learners and their managers over a three year period.

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What is the Important Work?

Clark Quinn

Well, that could and should be outsourced or automated. When you look at the changes going on in society, and the implications for business, you realize that there are some significant changes going on. This isn’t news: things are moving faster, we’re having less resources available, our competition is more agile, the amount of relevant information is increasing, customers are more aware, the list goes on. Does this mean something fundamental, however?

Oh crap, it’s my day for the book tour.

Janet Clarey

So here I am watching “ Outsourced &# and browsing through Jane’s book realizing that pop up popped up for the last time.

Short-Term Jobs and Long-Term Employment

The Peformance Improvement

Automation, "lean" manufacturing, office technology, Web-based businesses, outsourcing, and the expanding use of temporary workers, are all contributing to structural unemployment. Regardless of Tom Friedman's op-ed column in the New York Times calling for more start-ups, the private sector is not going to create the number of jobs needed to make a substantial impact on unemployment, at least not in the foreseeable future.

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The E-Learning Foundations Intensive: Day 2


Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter LearnNuggets Nuggets of Learning Stuff Home About Resources Tags eLearning , ls2010 The E-Learning Foundations Intensive: Day 2 by Kevin on March 29th, 2010 Day 2 of the Foundations Intensive was just as information-packed as Day 1 , if not more.

House of cards

Learning with e's

Fragmented working has had it's day, and the Cloud is replacing it as companies and institutes outsource all their computing power. Our first keynote speaker this morning had a very appropriate title for his talk, given the unseasonable wet weather we've been experiencing here in Brisbane.

Prototyping, KM, Innovation, Baby-Boomers, Outsourcing

Big Dog, Little Dog

In 2010," we read everywhere, "there will be a shortage of 10 million workers, and the competition for talent will be savage.". Given the shape of e-learning in Delhi and the NCR region one cannot help but wonder whether we have over-sung the outsourcing song Looking Back on 16 Years of Paper Prototyping - User Interface Twelve. In woodworking, sandpaper comes in different grains.

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Reflecting* on the second half of 2009

Jay Cross

Networks reduce transfer costs to zero, enabling companies to focus on what they do best while outsourcing what others can do better. I have also been chosen to be a member of Chief Learning Officer’s 2010 Business Intelligence Board.

eLearning: Top Posts of 2009 - Upside Learning Blog

Upside Learning

As we knock on 2010’s doors, it’s a good time to look at what we did on this blog in 2009. eLearning Outsourcing to India will reach USD 603 million by 2012. eLearning Outsourcing. eLearning Outsourcing to India will reach USD 603 million by 2012.

Decisions, decisions. Business decisions.

Jay Cross

Keeping up with eLearning is not a core activity for us; we should outsource as much of it as we can. MAKING BUSINESS DECISIONS: THE HEART AND THE HEAD. Jay Cross examines decision making on learning at work, and gives the lie to some myths about the use of business metrics.

CLOs Need and Want External Help

CLO Magazine

Most enterprises that outsource learning are satisfied with their external providers and expect to increase spending levels. The decision to outsource rests often on the volume and quality that internal staff can support. By 2010, 45 percent of CLOs reported the same.

The Cost of E-Learning Development – Time & Money


The research study of Bryan Chapman involving 249 organizations indicates that in 2010 the development of instructor-led training (ILT) took anywhere between 22 to 82 hours for 1 hour of training depending on the content, elements and complexity of the course.

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Scalable Learning in the 21C Workplace

ID Reflections

Even outsourcing—once considered only for mechanical and tedious work—is taking on a very different flavor in a globalized economy. Vivek Wadhwa wrote about it in this short and insightful post, Outsourcing Will Grow and Even You Will Do It , where he says: Outsourcing is being superseded by crowdsourcing — which is enabling anyone to take a job anywhere. In 2010, Bryce Williams wrote: Working Out Loud = Observable Work + Narrating Your Work. Back after a long break!

Aging Members Will Stick Around (& Keep Learning) Longer Than You Think

WBT Systems

Between 2000 and 2010, the 55+ segment grew from 13 to nearly 20 percent of the workforce, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. What roles and skills are commonly outsourced or expected to be outsourced? Every day, 10,000 Americans turn 65. Many associations operate with the assumption that they’ll lose these aging members to retirement. But don’t jump to that conclusion—older members may not be going anywhere anytime soon.

Localization: Training and Development in India

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jen Weaver      While it failed to be renewed for another season, the 2010 NBC show "Outsourced" shed a comical light on some of the cultural nuances to doing business in India. jobs outsourced to India presently. Miss the show? Never fear. In this article we'll explore some common cultural facts about Indians and their expectations when it comes to training and development.   Test your Knowledge of Indian Culture.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Selective outsourcing continues to grow while comprehensive outsourcing will become less popular. In the Fall of 2010, I did a series on Text-to-Speech in eLearning. Closely related will be outsourced, especially off-shore content creation.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning


“In July 2010, Rackspace Hosting and NASA jointly launched an open-source cloud-software initiative known as OpenStack. I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future.

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