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In-House vs. Outsourced Learning and Development: Everything You Need To Know

Roundtable Learning

It’s proven that organizations with an innovative culture of learning perform higher, attract more talented employees, and have higher levels of customer satisfaction. Should you outsource your L&D program, or create a program in-house? What is Outsourced L&D?

See Learning Content From a New Perspective

Docebo

As learning administrators are spending an increasing amount of time compiling course content to engage their learners, more and more organizations are turning to external content providers to source at least a portion of their learning materials. In fact, more than three-quarters (77%) of companies use third-party providers for learning content, according to Brandon Hall Group research, with 70% of those companies using anywhere between one to five providers.

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Outsourcing: Satisfaction Is Up, Spending Is Down

CLO Magazine

Effective training programs transfer knowledge and skills to employees, customers and partners, help retain employees, and ultimately improve speed to proficiency for everyone. Organizations choose to deliver training in a wide variety of ways. The decision to outsource rests often on the training quality, subject matter expertise and industry knowledge. Last year, this study revealed slightly fewer organizations were outsourcing training activities.

Training & Development: How sensible is it to outsource?

Origin Learning

Why should businesses look at outsourcing training and development? A leading and fast-growing global provider of security and compliance management solutions chose Origin Learning Solutions as its e-learning partner to partially outsource its training and development activity in order to march ahead with its scaling-up operations.As you read, you will understand the rationale behind choosing an external learning partner.

5 Tips to Vet a Content Provider When Outsourcing Blended Learning

Obsidian Learning

There are many learning development providers in the market, and since we know how important the quality of a learning program is to its effectiveness, it is critical that your provider is the right one for you. We spend some time researching the quality and appropriateness of everything we buy, so why not the learning provider? The same vendor may be able to do both, but not always. Get your questions ready well ahead of time of any call with an eLearning seller.

5 Pro-Tips to Build Cost-Effective Blended Learning Solutions

Hurix Digital

Leveraging the best of both offline and online modalities, blended learning solutions are a popular trend in today’s corporate world that makes it possible for organizations to formulate an effective training strategy for a large number of learners. An excellent pedagogical approach, it efficiently blends digital and live classroom components, typically with a minimum of 30% of learners’ time being spent on digital components.

8 Reasons Why Your Business Requires an eLearning Platform

Hurix Digital

The more a business grows, the greater is its need for streamlined professional skills and knowledge development across all functions and roles with elearning platforms and other kinds of tools. As new departments and teams get added, there arises a demand for specialist learning for onboarding, skill upgradation and smooth assimilation with the company. With an eLearning platform, you can custom-develop and deliver digital courses to employees across time zones and geographies.

The DevLearn eLearning Rockstar Stage Reveal

eLearning Brothers

We have our very own Learning Stage at DevLearn this year! Being an eLearning Rockstar is more than just having flashy design with a whiz-bang quiz at the end. It’s about having a 360° understanding of the principles, ideas, and practicalities for successful eLearning. Stop by the eLearning Rockstar stage—conveniently located near the eLearning Brothers booth—to learn new techniques, see new tools, and become an eLearning Rockstar.

Finding the Right Elearning Company

Learnkit

Whether you are partnering with an elearning company for the first time, or have experience working with elearning vendors for years, there are a few questions you can ask to ensure you select the right elearning company for your needs. A good elearning content vendor should feel like a natural extension of your team. Asking these 4 questions will help you navigate the waters of selecting the right elearning company for your goals.

List of e-Learning Job Descriptions

Vignettes Learning

One of the toughest challenges in running an e-learning project is finding the right talent and ensuring they fit into the roles and expectations of the team. To promote innovation in the use of e-Learning/ILT benefit learning, teaching and research throughout the curriculum. To enable and support all staff in the training and business curriculum changes needed to utilize new technologies and learning materials.

Three Ways to Integrate Off-The-Shelf Content Into Your Existing Training

Litmos

Today’s organizations’ L&D departments are increasingly playing the role of the teacher, figuring out how to fit good off-the-shelf e-learning into long-standing training programs. Most companies don’t start from scratch when it comes to online training. According to a recent research report by the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), 90 percent of organizations now use e-learning in their training programs.

10 Questions to Consider When Selecting A Custom eLearning Content Provider

Obsidian Learning

You are considering outsourcing some of your eLearning development. Since the success of your project largely depends on the relationship you build with your vendor, it’s helpful to meet with several vendors up front to make the best choice. Here are 10 questions you can use to guide your vendor interviews. Does your team have the skills to support a blended learning initiative? What is your track record for on-time, on-budget completion??.

ELM Expert Series: 3 Fundamental Pillars to Sales Training Success

eLearningMind

Organizations are currently spending billions of dollars a year on sales training without seeing a lasting impact to their programs. As a sales training professional, I believe we can do better. By developing programs with a solid foundation, sales training can shift from being just a required organizational function to a strategic sales partner that provides direction and helps grow revenue. Sales training is evolving rapidly. Mobile training with micro-learning.

Value from Using 3D Graphics in eLearning

PulseLearning

3D graphics, simulations, and virtual reality are starting to cross the threshold into the eLearning industry. In this article, Pulse Learning discusses how you can gain maximum value from using 3D graphics in eLearning. 3D Graphics In eLearning: Are They Really Worth Your Investment This Year? Although it offers huge educational potential, developing 3D learning is an investment and many can’t justify the return on expense.

Confused with learning technologies? Choose your best option

CommLab India

In this blog, I am going to give an overview of some technical aspects of learning technologies which may help you in choosing the best option for your organization. Hosting and managing trainings online. It is now no longer feasible to manage trainings on books or excel sheets. Managing classroom training is much more complex than eLearning. It becomes imperative to use technology to manage both trainings efficiently. Creating and delivering training.

Predictions are what likely will happen…not what *should* happen

Janet Clarey

The annual predictions for e-learning in 2011 are in at eLearn Magazine. Some will say this much of this is already happening – and it is for some – but corporate e-learning is still heavy into creating e-learning courses using rapid e-learning tools and web conferencing tools for live online training. Learning in the context of real work vs. artificial course. Informal learning will rise in importance.

Technology and Training: Using Artificial Intelligence for Learning and Development

Abreon

From search engines that learn from your browsing history and recommend more relevant results, to chatbots that provide online customer service, AI is rapidly becoming commonplace. For these reasons and more, it’s only a matter of time before AI and related technologies such as Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality transform the field of Learning & Development (L&D). Machine learning uses algorithms to “learn” from data, experience, and inference.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Employees and partners with more capacity to learn are more versatile in adapting to future conditions. It’s all a matter of learning, but it’s not the sort of learning that is the province of training departments, workshops, and classrooms.

Sunny Forecast for Learning in 2018

CLO Magazine

As chief learning officers look to the year ahead, by and large it’s the bright side that they see. According to a survey of the Chief Learning Officer Business Intelligence Board, a majority (59 percent) of CLOs say their outlook for 2018 is more optimistic than 2017, with 29 percent saying their outlook is the same and 11 percent less optimistic (Figure 1). In terms of the quality of their work, 71 percent believe they will have better quality learning offerings.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. My experience is mainly in development of self-paced eLearning for the corporate market.) In the December 10, 2007 edition of The eLearning Guilds Learning Solutions magazine, Reuben Tozman (President and founder of edCetra Training ) gets into this topic in The Next Generation of Instructional Designers. Are you a trained ID or an experienced ID?

The CLO’s Critical Role: Nine Areas for Action

CLO Magazine

The previous Business Intelligence column presented an instrument designed to assess the extent to which the CLO and the learning enterprise add value to the organization. This article presents nine areas for action that, when addressed appropriately, will ensure that the learning and development enterprise adds value and helps the organization meet its strategic goals. Fundamentally, the first area is to determine the strategic focus of the learning enterprise.

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2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

As we reach the first anniversary of this blog’s introduction, we thought we’d take stock and figure out how things are going by revisiting our list of predictions for enterprise mobile learning in 2010. 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!