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Readymade Courses or Custom eLearning Development – When to Choose What

Enyota Learning

eLearning content comes in different sizes and formats with endless combinations to suit the different needs of different organizations across diverse industries. When you are looking to implement an eLearning strategy in your organization, you will inevitably face the decision of either choosing a bunch of readymade courses or developing a custom eLearning program.

Top eLearning Development Companies for Enterprises & SMBs

Hurix Digital

As enterprises and small and medium businesses (SMBs) need to train their employees on their unique products and services, they have to increasingly rely on eLearning solutions that align with their business goals. Enterprises need custom-developed eLearning solutions that project their brand, culture and values, while enabling them to meet their learning and development needs. The company offers custom eLearning, mLearning and rapid learning solutions.

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7 Best Practices for Effective Custom eLearning Content Development

Obsidian Learning

In this post we’ll let you in on what we’ve discovered to be some best practices in navigating your way through custom eLearning content development. Create a Design Document for your Custom eLearning. This document highlights the current business needs and puts the project into context. We gather content and/or arrange to interview appropriate subject matter experts to generate content. Click here to see a sample custom eLearning design document.

Evaluate The Right Partner To Outsource Your eLearning Content Development: Ultimate Cheat Sheet

Adobe Captivate

Outsourcing of eLearning content development has been there for a few decades. It enables the Learning and Development teams to focus on the next level of tasks including strategic planning, determining ways to measure the effectiveness of learning, analyzing program usage, and exploration on what more is possible. However, there are several challenges that are inherent to outsourcing eLearning content development.

My Favorite Things: Tools and Tips to Facilitate Content Development

Dashe & Thomson

When working with this group, there is no central IT support to call on or budget to make sure everyone has Visio. You may even gain a little peace of mind the next time you need to share or collaborate on a flow chart or diagram during the course of your content development efforts.

Readymade Course or Custom eLearning Development – When to Choose What?

Enyota Learning

eLearning content comes in different sizes and formats with endless combinations to suit the different needs of different organizations across diverse industries. When you are looking to implement an eLearning strategy in your organization, you will inevitably face the decision of either choosing a bunch of readymade courses or developing a custom eLearning program. The post Readymade Course or Custom eLearning Development – When to Choose What?

Is Outsourcing eLearning Content Development Right For You?

EI Design

If you are reading this article, you are probably evaluating outsourcing of eLearning content development or are looking at alternatives for your existing outsourcing approach. There are several compelling business reasons to outsource and there are certainly plenty of possible partners you can engage with. So, how do you determine if outsourcing eLearning content development is right for you? 6 Pros Of eLearning Content Development Outsourcing.

What is Rapid Learning (or Rapid eLearning Development)?

Webanywhere

Are your content development costs far higher than you expected? Rapid development is changing the landscape of eLearning. With L&D costs under the microscope like never before, it’s essential that you include rapid development in your training environment. Rapid development is the best way to get time-critical training out to your people, without question. But the difference with a rapid development approach is reported as a 40% reduction.

5 Practical Tips To Maximize Your Gains From Outsourcing Corporate eLearning Development

EI Design

Over the last two decades, organizations have seen tremendous value in outsourcing corporate eLearning development. Maximize Your Gains From Outsourcing Corporate eLearning Development. Outsourcing corporate eLearning development is an established practice and has been there for over two decades now. They know that hiring a trained eLearning professional will provide them with the experience and skills they require.

Evaluate The Right Partner To Outsource Your eLearning Content Development: Ultimate Cheat Sheet

EI Design

Outsourcing of eLearning content development has been there for a few decades. It enables the Learning and Development teams to focus on the next level of tasks including strategic planning, determining ways to measure the effectiveness of learning, analyzing program usage, and exploration on what more is possible. However, there are several challenges that are inherent to outsourcing eLearning content development.

5 Practical Tips To Maximize Your Gains From Outsourcing Corporate eLearning Development

Adobe Captivate

Over the last two decades, organizations have seen tremendous value in outsourcing corporate eLearning development. Maximize Your Gains From Outsourcing Corporate eLearning Development. Outsourcing corporate eLearning development is an established practice and has been there for over two decades now. They know that hiring a trained eLearning professional will provide them with the experience and skills they require.

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

Hurix Digital

Custom e-learning content takes this process one step further. However, many feel that creating custom e-learning content is an extravagant exercise and therefore, stick to the material that is readily available. Custom e-learning content doesn’t have to be expensive. You can create a custom course within your budget. Importance of Custom E-Learning Content. Learn more about The Best eLearning Course to Fit Custom Requirements.

5 Tips For Finding (and working with) An eLearning Development Company

eFront

Time has rendered the question of whether a modern enterprise needs eLearning, irrelevant. As an effective, convenient, lower maintenance, and cheaper alternative to traditional classroom learning, eLearning is the perfect fit for the modern, knowledge-based economy, and the often thin margins in which competitive businesses must operate. Before you proceed to outsource your custom eLearning content creation you should ask yourself whether you really need to.

Benefits and Potential Drawbacks of Internal eLearning

Your Training Edge

Internal development of eLearning brings both benefits and a few potential drawbacks to learning and development as well as the organization as a whole. As with any business decision, your job is to determine if and when the benefits will outweigh the drawbacks. Let’s look at the benefits of internal development first. One of the primary benefits of developing eLearning internally is the control that comes with it.

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. Sending employees for training to different venues can disrupt your training budget and arranging for cover while they are away is also problematic. With an eLearning platform, you can custom-develop and deliver digital courses to employees across time zones and geographies.

My Favorite Things: Tools and Tips to Facilitate Content.

Dashe & Thomson

When working with this group, there is no central IT support to call on or budget to make sure everyone has Visio. You may even gain a little peace of mind the next time you need to share or collaborate on a flow chart or diagram during the course of your content development efforts.

Double Your eLearning Return on Investment

eLearning Architect

My seminar was called ‘How to Double your eLearning Return on Investment’ - and following a lively seminar with lots of questions, I wanted to share some highlights. The last time I presented at Learning Technologies was three years ago - whilst still being responsible for delivering an eLearning program within a huge, global organisation. Well it turns out, two years down the line I am facing very different challenges in my day-to-day business. BUSINESS OF ELEARNING

How to Build a Training Organization for a 2.0 World

Mindflash

As training budgets continue to get slashed , training directors are scrambling to keep up with the pace of change while still serving their constituents. Like a lot of folks in business today, they’re being asked to do more with less — but with a cruel twist. The organizational context is the starting point.This is where you need to figure out the culture, organizational goals, and propensity for people development. Content: Speed It Up.

How to Build a Training Organization for a 2.0 World

Mindflash

As training budgets continue to get slashed , training directors are scrambling to keep up with the pace of change while still serving their constituents. Like a lot of folks in business today, they’re being asked to do more with less — but with a cruel twist. The organizational context is the starting point.This is where you need to figure out the culture, organizational goals, and propensity for people development. Content: Speed It Up.

Top 5 Content Authoring Tools You Need to Know About

Kitaboo

A content authoring tool refers to software that enables you to create interactive digital training content , easily convert it into different formats, and offer it to learners either through the web or a learning management system. Cuts down the eLearning development cost.

10 Pointers You Can Use To Create An Effective Outsourcing Strategy For eLearning

Adobe Captivate

To align with a rapidly changing learningscape and pressure on training budgets, organizations opt for outsourcing eLearning development. In this article, I share 10 pointers to create a successful and highly effective eLearning outsourcing strategy. How To Create An Effective Outsourcing Strategy For eLearning. Outsourcing eLearning development is an established model, and it has been used for the last couple of decades.

Changing Landscape in E-Learning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

During the Thought Leadership Webinar on “ Interactive Courses on a ShoeString Budget ” in November, 2011, I had a good discussion with Jim Hanlin, President and Founder of Best Training Resources. Vikas: What are clients looking for in eLearning programs? Jim: What strikes me is that there is a phenomenal change in the eLearning industry in comparison to when eLearning was first introduced. They face a lot of cost pressure on eLearning programs.

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Training Delivery Methods: 7 Tips to Get Started

KMI Learning

Online training, computer –based training, eLearning or whatever you wish to name it has many advantages. It provides simultaneous delivery across business units and regions. Here are 7 simple steps to beginning the process: Business and learning objectives: define why your organization needs to develop an online learning program. What business objectives are driving this initiative? You may need outside resources for any custom content development.

Going the Whole Nine Yards with Aptara's On-Demand Learning Professionals

Aptara

Businesses are now more unpredictable and vulnerable than ever. Aptara’s array of temporary and permanent market professionals assist you with your interim project needs and help you meet your business goals. Instructional Developers. Organizational Development Consultants.

A guide to the essential skills and experience for a modern elearning team

Elucidat

Learning managers often ask us what skills they need in their elearning production teams, to make them a success. It will help you hire new people, contract-in or develop your current team’s capabilities. 4 key elearning team roles and the skills to look for. Below, we’ve listed four key roles you’re likely to need to create and manage successful, modern elearning for large audiences. We’ve shared ideas on how to structure your elearning team here.

Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS? Train Your Client On Training.

Dashe & Thomson

Train Your Client On Training by Paul on January 31, 2011 in Instructional Design , Training Development In the enterprise learning industry, when you sit down with a client to discuss an opportunity, oftentimes the client has a good idea what they want. Differing notions of how training should be developed have been analyzed and batted around their office for some time, whether for a new ERP system or a change in operational procedures.

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Is Elucidat an alternative to Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate?

Elucidat

Since the birth of elearning, a pair of innovative software giants have carved out their place as industry favorites: Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate. With each of these authoring tools, you can: Create SCORM-compliant elearning content. Include multi-media content. Each tool clearly has the core features required to create great elearning content (as do Articulate Rise, GomoLearning and others that we’ve reviewed here ).

The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

From the business perspective, however, networking isn’t only helpful, it is mandatory. Business networking not only brings new business and new talent, but it supports collaboration – whether it’s collaborating with internal team members or making connections outside of the organization. Once you’ve established a business connection, you’ve set the foundation for sharing a multitude of resources ranging from best practices to collaborating on joint ventures and projects.

Is Elucidat an alternative to Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate?

Elucidat

Since the birth of elearning, a pair of innovative software giants have carved out their place as industry favorites: Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate. With each of these authoring tools, you can: Create SCORM-compliant elearning content. Include multi-media content. Each tool clearly has the core features required to create great elearning content. Your content development workflow (who is involved across the department or organization).

5 warning signs you need to update your content

TalentLMS

Your eLearning content must be updated to fit your employees’ needs, or your training attempts won’t make much of a difference. When do you need to refresh eLearning content? Staff training and development is a dynamic process. So, you should reevaluate your training strategy often and update eLearning content regularly. But how can you tell if your training content is approaching its expiration date? Your business is evolving.

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. The content has already been written for the classroom. It needs to be repurposed for eLearning. Online Course Development: What Does It Cost?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. I primarily focus on the content, the writing, and the schmoozing with the client. (My My experience is mainly in development of self-paced eLearning for the corporate market.) Atleast in India, as far as I know an elearning division has graphic designers, programmers and Instructional Designers where each of them have their own role to play.