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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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A welcome to Elearnity Vendor Perspectives

Clive on Learning

UK-based learning and talent analysts Elearnity have come up with a new service geared specifically to the UK and European e-learning market. Called Vendor Perspectives (slightly ironic as 'vendor' is very much a US expression, where we tend to say 'supplier') the service provides intelligence about available solutions to potential buyers in all the usual product and service categories, including custom content providers, authoring tools, learning management platforms, etc.

6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012

mLearning Revolution

I absolutely love software, apps, applications, extensions, plug-ins, add-ons, whatever you want to call it. Because one of my passions is to review software and as I’m doing it, I’m always coming up with ways I think the software could be better, it’s just part of my DNA I suppose. HTML5 — This is a no-brainer for me and I strongly believe every Rapid eLearning tool should absolutely have a simple way to get a course published to HTML5 in 2012.

How to Write a Winning RFP to Hire the Best E-learning Vendor

CommLab India

Have you, as a training manager or L&D professional, shortlisted e-learning vendors to develop customized learning solutions for your organization? A training manager followed certain e-learning vendor selection criteria and received the following proposals from two different e-learning vendors. The first vendor proposed a simple e-learning solution with a set of multiple choice questions for assessments, at a cost of $20,000. Specific questions about the vendor.

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Planning to Switch to eLearning? Here are Your Options!

Adobe Captivate

You have decided to switch to eLearning to meet the ever-growing training needs in your organization. eLearning Suite eLearning this week "Elearning authoring tools" eLearning Options eLearning vendors ILT to eLearning Off-the-shelf courses PowerPoint Rapid Authoring rapid elearning rapid elearning authoring tools

3 Points To Keep In Mind When Outsourcing Flash To HTML5 Conversion

eLearning Industry

Flash is all but dead, and HTML5 is the new gold standard of eLearning courses. In order to convert their legacy Flash course, an organization needs to either hire an in-house team or outsource it to an eLearning vendor. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. eLearning Design and Development eLearning Authoring Tools eLearning Content Development Outsourcing Flash to HTML5

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.

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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.

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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.

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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. One way of doing that is by bringing together all your online training resources, including your courses, videos, eLearning animations , and many more. By so doing, it’ll be easier for you to transfer the files to the eLearning vendor without missing out on any of them.

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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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.

LMS Identify

eLearning 24-7

What about a payment gateway – does the LMS vendor assist you with this or do you have to find your own? Drilling down, will provide you with additional information you need to ask and know, and as a result, even when looking at a potential vendor’s site, you will be able to see what they offer in this area. Course Authoring Tool . A friend of mine, got a RFP template from a LMS vendor’s web site. Welcome, Welcome. How are you today?

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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.

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.

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. This strategy allows them to scale their reach by distributing eLearning content to more customers, regardless of which LMS the customer uses. That’s often a mistake. Many eLearning vendors create content that is not LMS-agnostic.

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.

LMS True or False

eLearning 24-7

However, something not all vendors offer -AND THEY SHOULD – deleting the employee and their info., LMS/LCMS vendors who offer multiple systems/flavors of the systems are targeting certain company size (employee wise). There are vendors in the market who offer multiple systems, pre-built with functionality (and yes, some custom.), There are niche LMS vendors who target only the small to mid size company or even just the small size company.

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?

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.

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? Why do organizations invest in off-the-shelf eLearning courses? The credibility of the vendor.

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. Also, often times a client does not give the vendor enough concrete details so vendors have to make assumptions about content.

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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. Do you want put eLEarning inside and app?

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

Hurix Digital

Learn more about The Best eLearning Course to Fit Custom Requirements. Learn which is the Best Elearning Courses for You: Custom Content or Off-the-shelf Courses. Here are other Benefits of Investing in Custom eLearning Courses for your Enterprise. Here are top 7 Reasons Why You Should Revamp Your Old eLearning Courses. Use an eLearning Authoring Tool. These tools won’t stretch your budget much since most of them are low-cost.

NEWS: eLearning Will Be The Industry For Learning By 2020 Says Weiss

Unicorn Training

Meanwhile most major authoring tool vendors will keep moving towards Apps.He In 20 years eLearning has transformed the learning space, but there are still professionals stuck on the methodology of F2F being the most effective way of learning. For full analysis of ‘eLearning 2020’ see the December/January edition of eLearning Age, published early in January 2014

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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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.

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.

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. And an eLearning content creator can easily repurpose and reuse content, customizing it for different target audiences or clients, without having to tweak coding; the content runs in any SCORM-compliant LMS. Need SCORM Intergration? Here Are The 4 Benefits.

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Four Reasons to Outsource Your E-learning

CommLab India

It is better to outsource your eLearning training rather than have an expensive in-house developer/development team. Like I mentioned earlier, when you hire a vendor who specializes in eLearning projects, you tap into their skill sets and knowledge. An eLearning vendor works with numerous clients at a time. Expertise in using authoring tools. eLearning Design outsource eLearning