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.

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.

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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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Latest Trends in E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Twice a year I will be providing some trends that I am seeing in the e-learning market. 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. Custom Development and LMS vendors. LMS vendors – read below. LMS vendors build in-house or outsource. LMS vendors are re-surfacing to offer in-house custom course development, as part of their offerings.

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. Vendor: Litmos.

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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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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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.

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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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). However, we haven’t heard much about elearning development using Silverlight.

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). However, we haven’t heard much about elearning development using Silverlight.

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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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). However, we haven’t heard much about elearning development using Silverlight.

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. Organizations Can Provide Direct Input.

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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.

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

Hurix Digital

It provides courses tailored to meet the specific needs of the learners. This approach puts them at a disadvantage and prevents them from providing a holistic learning experience to their learners. Learn more about The Best eLearning Course to Fit Custom Requirements.

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.

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.

Need SCORM Integration? Here Are The 4 Benefits

JCA Solutions

Read on to discover additional reasons to consider SCORM integration for your eLearning content. That makes migrating content to a new LMS or adding content to your LMS easier, which in turn provides greater learning opportunities. An LMS that has full SCORM integration can use third-party content from an enormous variety of eLearning vendors. SCORM-based authoring tools make it easier to enhance eLearning content. Need SCORM Intergration?

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10 Reasons Every University Must Invest in Online Program Development

Hurix Digital

Online assessment tools also simplify the task of assessment, analyze learning outcomes, and provide feedback. With authorized login credentials, students can login to the courses and study at their own pace, as long as they meet the assignment and course completion dates.

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.

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. Online Learning Programs provide targeted and timely assistance to students.

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.

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.

Here’s How E-Learning Can Change the World

Rapid eLearning

The LINGOs mission is to provide learning technologies and courses to the member organizations. Last December, LINGOS announced the eLearning Global Giveback Competition. You can show off your elearning muscles and have a solid project for your portfolio.

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.

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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. I constantly provide statistics that show online learning is more effective. For full analysis of ‘eLearning 2020’ see the December/January edition of eLearning Age, published early in January 2014

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. Availability of in-house Instructional Designers who can provide valuable inputs.

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. While many eLearning vendors still support AICC, the standard is usually a legacy of older platforms and businesses. eLearning now: Tin Can (xAPI).

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Training Standards

Tony Karrer

You can find posts aggregated via eLearning Learning - 100 Conversations. Bill has quite a few questions in his post: eLearning is suffering from the Beta/VHS or Blu-ray/HD-DVD challenge. For example, it is elearning? eLearning? See some thoughts at: eLearning or e-Learning vs. learning , but I somewhat agree with Jay Cross (who coined the term eLearning) that it's not worth a whole lot of time trying to define it too closely. I used to love these tools.

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. Apps may then become more about UX than providing an offline alternative.

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. I agree with Rupa and Poonam on the elearning industry in India but there are variations too.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

Indeed, many traditional eLearning vendors ventured into the market though not in the volume or with the fanfare we had postulated twelve months ago. Others vendors will quickly follow/respond. A.K.A. How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out!

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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Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

Workers reported that informal learning was three times more important in becoming proficient on the job than company-provided training. Vendors don’t make money from informal learning. Martin Seligman, former president of the American Psychological Association and author of Learned Optimism and Authentic Happiness [9] , is their ringleader. eLearning vendors look at another set of economics. First-generation eLearning had blending all wrong.

In case you missed it – 2012 according to Clive on Learning

Clive on Learning

Before I take a break for Christmas, I thought I'd provide you with this summary of all my posts on Clive on Learning in 2012. Blame it on the dog food * January A welcome to Elearnity Vendor Perspectives Digital Learning Content: A Designer's Guide iBooks Author: Any relevance for learning in the workplace? E-learning and L&D salary data for the UK How much is an authoring tool worth?