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Should I Use an eLearning Vendor or a Freelancer?

ThinkingKap Solutions

A while back we wrote an article on finding the right eLearning partner. Among all the conversation that post generated, we’ve gotten a lot of questions about differentiating vendors from freelancers. We are a vendor, and we know (and have worked with) a lot of great freelancers. The question “which is better, eLearning vendor or a freelancer?” What’s the difference between an eLearning vendor and a freelancer?

Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team?

Illumen Group

Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team? Maybe what you really need isn’t a vendor, but rather a part-time strategic partner or developer who is there when you need them, and not when you don’t. It’s nearly impossible to staff for every role and depth of resource that a typical organization requires over the course of a few years when trying to successfully meet the eLearning demands of various internal clients.

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10 Course Management Tools

Ed App

Managing your online course materials is a lot easier now than it ever has been, thanks to the continuous advancement of course management tools. Here, we’ve handpicked some of the best course management tools to consider for your next employee training.

10 E Learning Creator Software

Ed App

But for training managers, preparing effective and engaging e Learning content can be challenging and time-consuming without proper authoring tools or design skills. E Learning Creator Software #1 – EdApp. Highlights: Data-driven authoring tool.

Latest E-Learning News and Notes

eLearning 24-7

So that a more constant date is set each week for this blog, the topic “Latest Content Authoring Tools Trends&# will be posted Tuesday morning, July 19th. This month’s news and notes includes details on the E-Learning 24/7 Course Authoring Tool Shootut, A new Content Authoring Tool Directory along with interesting data points, LMS Info and final tidbits. E-Learning 24/7 and E-Learning TV presents: Rapid Course Authoring Tool Shootout.

Latest Trends in E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

We call online learning, e-learning, not e-training, but some vendors will have you believe that “training” is the appropriate term, rather than learning. It can be seen in systems that dub themselves “training management” systems, HCMs that state “training” as a component, authoring tools that describe their product geared towards “training lessons or courses”, etc. Custom Development and LMS vendors.

7 Tips to Create Custom E-Learning Content on a Budget

Hurix Digital

However, many feel that creating custom e-learning content is an extravagant exercise and therefore, stick to the material that is readily available. You can create a custom course within your budget. Learn more about The Best eLearning Course to Fit Custom Requirements.

The Real Killer Feature in Apple iBooks Author is Preview

mLearning Revolution

This morning I have been reading lots of articles on the new Apple iBooks 2 app and the iBooks Author software, that enables anyone to easily create interactive eBooks. It seems that a lot of people are excited about the news (including me), but there’s also an unhappy camp of people who are not at all content with Apple’s EULA and walled garden approach that Apple is once again taking on authoring and publishing these interactive textbooks.

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Product Review: Litmos LMS

eLearning 24-7

Less functionality and features than their standard counterparts, but these features may be “social learning&# , or “ability to tie a user to a course&# or “creating learning paths for each user&# or “assessment tools&# , etc. Segment as a whole is growing in terms of vendors. LMSs Segment Breakout (By the percentage of total number of vendors in each segment). Vendor: Litmos. Course Authoring Tool.

Customer Complaints, How to Avoid the Traps

eLearning 24-7

Sometimes it is a result of the vendor, other times it is a failure of due diligence on the part of the soon to be customer. The vendor’s salesperson tells you want you want to hear. Integration with 3rd party tools – “Yeah, typically we haven’t had a problem. I expect nothing less from the vendor. At one time, vendors were honest, stating “white papers&# as marketing materials. A white paper is a marketing tool.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). In recent years, with the inclusion of various features in Flash and the vast installation base of Flash Player amongst internet users, Flash has become be first choice for eLearning development and delivery over web. Should you be using rapid authoring tools?

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). In recent years, with the inclusion of various features in Flash and the vast installation base of Flash Player amongst internet users, Flash has become be first choice for eLearning development and delivery over web.

Ensuring An Effective Transition From Flash To HTML5

Wizcabin

There are numerous benefits attached to outsourcing your projects to the right vendor. Before outsourcing your project to an eLearning vendor, you must consider auditing your flash courses. Opt for the right authoring tools.

LMS and Learning Portal Directory Plus HTML5 Course

eLearning 24-7

Latest: 303 LMS & Learning Portal Vendors. 28 free open source vendors – on 2nd tab. Vendors are listed from all over the world. List includes Lite LMSs – which is a new trend and LMS vendors who enable you only to upload their course content i.e. content created in their products into their system. They do not allow you to use any other 3rd party rapid content authoring tool vendor.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). In recent years, with the inclusion of various features in Flash and the vast installation base of Flash Player amongst internet users, Flash has become be first choice for eLearning development and delivery over web. Should you be using rapid authoring tools?

What are the necessary and unavoidable LMS features for successful training?

Creativ Technologies

Such a tool has many essential features due to which companies are finding it necessary to invest in it. It’s because this server is secured by your LMS vendor and it’s not vulnerable like the office computers. Companies can change the elearning solutions. Blogpost eLearning LM

LMS-Agnostic eLearning Should Be Your New Strategy

JCA Solutions

LMS-Agnostic eLearning Should Be Your New Strategy. Training content providers who are eager to grow revenue and expand their opportunities are embracing LMS-agnostic eLearning. That’s often a mistake. Many eLearning vendors create content that is not LMS-agnostic.

The 8 Top Reasons to Opt for Custom eLearning

Infopro Learning

Custom eLearning is personalized to meet the needs of your organization. In this article, I’ll highlight 8 top advantages of custom eLearning. The 8 Top Advantages of Custom eLearning. There’s no doubt about it, custom eLearning can cost a pretty penny. You’re paying for customized eLearning content that aligns with your brand image and gives corporate learners the personalized online training they require.

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7 Tips To Stay Ahead Of eLearning Trends And Adapt To Changes

Infopro Learning

Are you up to date with the latest eLearning technologies and methodologies? In this article, I’ll share 7 tips to adapt to changes and stay ahead of eLearning trends. How To Stay Ahead OF eLearning Trends And Adapt To Changes. Part of the eLearning job description is identifying top eLearning trends and then using them to our advantage. Here are 7 insider tips to stay one step ahead of eLearning trends and adapt to our ever-evolving industry.

Enabling Global eLearning Across Cultures and Languages

Bottom-Line Performance

Our eLearning Challenges blog series explores the common situations our clients face when deploying learning solutions. Most of our clients are global companies who deliver eLearning to learners around the globe. If you need to deliver learning solutions across the globe, have your eLearning provider do the following: Avoid contractions. Use a rapid authoring tool such as Lectora, that offers a Import/Export feature of course text.

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7 Tips To Stay Ahead Of eLearning Trends And Adapt To Changes

Infopro Learning

Are you up to date with the latest eLearning technologies and methodologies? In this article, I’ll share 7 tips to adapt to changes and stay ahead of eLearning trends. How To Stay Ahead OF eLearning Trends And Adapt To Changes. Part of the eLearning job description is identifying top eLearning trends and then using them to our advantage. Here are 7 insider tips to stay one step ahead of eLearning trends and adapt to our ever-evolving industry.

10 Reasons Every University Must Invest in Online Program Development

Hurix Digital

By investing in online program development , universities can create a distinctive brand identity, maintain financial stability, further their reach and achieve academic excellence. Online assessment tools also simplify the task of assessment, analyze learning outcomes, and provide feedback.

8 Top Advantages of Custom eLearning

Infopro Learning

There’s no doubt about it, custom eLearning can cost a pretty penny. You’re paying for customized eLearning content that aligns with your brand image and gives corporate learners the personalized online training they require. Here are 8 of the most notable advantages of opting for custom over off-the-shelf eLearning for your organization. Allows For Full eLearning Customization. Many eLearning tools come with up-front costs or monthly licensing fees.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Wheres Your Center? Whos Your Master?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. As you create training solutions, to what master are you answering? Every software interaction and menu is explained in detail. eLearning vendors (those that design custom courseware) are often handed the course to be built. The sponsor says "we want this eLearning course." The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Need SCORM Integration? Here Are The 4 Benefits

JCA Solutions

Read on to discover additional reasons to consider SCORM integration for your eLearning content. An LMS that has full SCORM integration can use third-party content from an enormous variety of eLearning vendors. Creating SCORM content can be costly. Need SCORM Intergration?

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Off-the-Shelf eLearning Courses — Are They a Worthwhile Investment?

Enyota Learning

Off-the-Shelf eLearning courses are readymade and ready-to-purchase eLearning courses on a range of topics common to the training needs of most organizations. Frequently purchased types are compliance, onboarding, software usage, employee best practices, and skill building courses. Now, as an organization, is it really worth investing in off-the-shelf eLearning? And if it is, how much of your training content should be readymade vs. custom created?

How To Avoid 5 Common e-Learning Outsourcing Obstacles

Adobe Captivate

That’s one of the most difficult questions organizations face when creating an eLearning course. You must determine whether it’s more cost-efficient and productive to do it yourself or to outsource the eLearning project to a talented team of eLearning professionals. One of the major e-Learning outsourcing obstacles is whether or not the eLearning content provider of choice has enough knowledge and understanding of the subject matter.

How to Put Together an Amazing Custom eLearning Experience

Ed App

Custom eLearning courses are all globally the rage right now for one simple reason. Learning and development professionals all over the world have understood that they need to build eLearning around the learner, rather than building eLearning first and then expecting the learner to acclimatize to it. How do you create that perfect custom eLearning experience for your employees? However, remember to use this method only if your eLearning course is sequential.

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

However, those vendors who rely solely on this argument are very likely to find themselves quickly marginalized. To stay relevant, George believes training vendors should do two things: Stop talking “learning” and start talking “capacity” and “execution” like the rest of the C-suite. The problem lies not in this goal, but how learning vendors are choosing to get there. You’ll see with the exception of Saba, there are no learning vendors on this list.

10 Reasons Why Institutions Should invest in Online Learning Programs

Hurix Digital

In digital learning program development , courses are designed to maximize instructor-student and student-peer relationships through a range of highly effective and collaborative instructional tools and methods. Create a network of learning that supports students systematically.

LMS and Learning Portal Directory Plus HTML5 Course

eLearning 24-7

Latest: 303 LMS & Learning Portal Vendors. 28 free open source vendors – on 2nd tab. Vendors are listed from all over the world. List includes Lite LMSs – which is a new trend and LMS vendors who enable you only to upload their course content i.e. content created in their products into their system. They do not allow you to use any other 3rd party rapid content authoring tool vendor.

DevLearn 2013 Summary

Geenio

In late October an annual eLearning conference dedicated to training within companies - DevLearn 2013 – was held in Las Vegas. The conference and the exhibition were organized by the eLearning Guild, which is one of the most active and dominant elearning communities (The second one being ASTD). Let’s start from a well-known vendor – Articulate, which continues to develop tools for tests. This year Adobe places emphasis on video tools.

Day 5: xAPI and more – what next for SCORM?

LearnUpon

As we approach the end of our SCORM series, in many ways it’s just the beginning for eLearning content standards. This final post provides a perfect opportunity to look to the future of eLearning content development and consider the road ahead. eLearning past: AICC. On day one of our series, we learned that AICC (Aviation Industry Computer-Based-Training Committee) can be considered the first eLearning standard, used to track how learners progress through course content.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Visions

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, August 01, 2007 Learning Visions Im Cammy Bean and this is my little corner of the world where I talk about instructional design and topics somewhat related to eLearning. I talk about some of the tools I use. Most of that time, Ive worked for eLearning vendors: companies that design and develop eLearning programs for a wide variety of corporate clients.

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Here’s How E-Learning Can Change the World

Rapid eLearning

Last December, LINGOS announced the eLearning Global Giveback Competition. It was an opportunity for the elearning community to help fill the gap for those organizations that lacked some resources. Here’s why: If you’re a smaller elearning vendor or freelancer and trying to get your name out, this is a great way to do so. You can show off your elearning muscles and have a solid project for your portfolio.

LIVE BLOG - Craig Weiss 'eLearning 2020' Seminar

Unicorn Training

Live updates throughout the day from Craig Weiss' 'eLearning 2020' Seminar at The Kia Oval. eLearning Age's Clive Snell wrapping up the day - "Craig, fantastic input, fantastic views, we love the controversy and we hope to you again very soon!" Relevance of gamification for adults Offline access LMS has meant eLearning management system traditionally - now to manage all learning across organisation. Need to create and manage all that content.

Want to Build Better E-Learning Courses? Think Beer

Rapid eLearning

The same can be said for elearning. In fact, I like to use beer as a way to look at elearning courses. Often elearning courses are presented in a hierarchy. Or you’ll see elearning qualified by the tool used. For example, if the course is created in PowerPoint, then by default it’s low. While there’s nothing wrong with creating a model like this to describe the different types of elearning, there are a few things I don’t like about it.

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 Heres his brief description: The particular course in question is approximately 2 hours of classroom soft skills training that needs to be delivered in an eLearning format. It needs to be repurposed for eLearning. Interactions should be basic form-based questions created within the development application.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Market Differences in eLearning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, March 23, 2009 Market Differences in eLearning Im a fan of the number 42. Sreya Dutta (Instructional Design: On the road to learning ) responded to a thread in the comments about the eLearning market in India: Cammy, thanks for this interesting post. I agree with Rupa and Poonam on the elearning industry in India but there are variations too.

Here’s Why You Should Enter the Articulate Guru Awards

Rapid eLearning

I get emails all the time from freelancers or elearning vendors asking how to get more work or exposure. I also have quite a few managers ask for ways to get their staff up-to-speed building better elearning courses. So, I’m going to take this opportunity to plug the Articulate Guru Awards and show how you can use the awards as a way to grow your business and rapid elearning skills. And most likely one of the most important courses you’ll ever create.