eLearning: Developing Internally vs. Licensing Externally

Your Training Edge

eLearning is becoming an essential in learning and development, especially for organizations with diverse workforces. But with the advent of eLearning comes the decision about whether to develop eLearning programs internally or to outsource them to vendors or eLearning providers. First, let’s take a look at internal development. Most of these thoughts are true, and we will look at benefits and drawbacks of internal eLearning development next.

6 Key Factors For Outsourcing Custom eLearning Development On A Budget

Dan Keckan

If you are looking to outsource custom eLearning development on a stringent budget, there’s good news! There are 6 simple steps you can take—along with your vendor—to ensure the project stays within your budget and timelines. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. eLearning Design and Development Custom eLearning Custom eLearning Development eLearning Content Development Outsourcing Free eLearning eBooks

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How To Leverage Rapid eLearning Development To Maximize Training Budget

Dan Keckan

In this article, I show you how you can leverage rapid eLearning development to maximize your training budget. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Companies face the challenge of doing more with less.

7 Tips To Create A Realistic Budget For eLearning Companies Outsourcing

Dan Keckan

How can you keep costs under control and still reap the rewards of eLearning outsourcing? Here are 7 tips to create a realistic budget when hiring eLearning companies. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

5 Tips for Choosing an Awesome eLearning Development Partner

Dashe & Thomson

If you've ever had to augment your internal team's resources by bringing in a vendor to develop eLearning, you know that selecting the wrong partner can cost a lot -- in money, time, and sometimes a bit of your sanity. Finding an eLearning development partner that is highly skilled, cost-effective, and easy to work with can make or break your project.

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.

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: How Much Time Does It Take to Create eLearning?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

One of the more common questions that I get from new eLearning developers is how much time does will take to produce published content. For instance, which eLearning tool are you going to use?   Here's another factor: how many minutes of eLearning playtime are you looking to produce? In my experience, it will take you approximately 2 hours of labor to produce 1 minute of eLearning playtime if you use Captivate or Storyline.

Memorable eLearning on Budget

Upside Learning

Going through my feeds yesterday, I came across this great post by Cathy Moore titled – “ How to design eLearning thats memorable and budget friendly ”. In this, she has included a 5-part video series from her presentation at the UK eLearning Network earlier this month. The essence of what she says in these videos about doing eLearning on budget is: 1. I believe this approach could be really useful to design eLearning courses on budget.

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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. eLearnin

5 Timely Tips To Make The Most Of Your eLearning Translation Budget

Dan Keckan

Training managers can make the most of their eLearning translation budget by following the simple tips mentioned in this article. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. eLearning Design and Development eLearning Design Tips eLearning Development Best Practices eLearning Translation eLearning Translation Best Practices

ELearning Development Cost Drivers

LearnDash

While many people know that elearning often costs less than the traditional instructor-led training event , it can sometimes come as a shock that elearning development costs can also fluctuate quite a bit. Sure, the typical logistical expenses don’t apply to elearning, but there are other factors to that can drive up (or down) the price of elearning. That’s not to say that elearning can cost more than live-training.

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In-House or Outsourcing eLearning development

Wizcabin

These include your company’s budget, its available resources, time availability, your in-house team, and many more. Apart from that, it’s also worth noting that before outsourcing your e-learning development to a vendor, you also need to consider some factors.

Agile eLearning development (2): Culture

Challenge to Learn

I planned to write this second post on agile eLearning development about the backlog and estimations. ELearning. How does this apply to eLearning? For example with the goal ‘the course should run on all mobile devices’ the team could come back with the remark that given the time and financial restraints they can do it on IOS and Android only or they need more budget and time, or that they can do it if they have special software available.

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. If you’ve got the budget, hiring professional talent is the best way to go. Rest-assured that your voice is far better than you think and, it’s perfectly appropriate for eLearning.   Some of the top eLearning development tools include TTS for free. Worse, what if your eLearning tool doesn’t include TTS at all?

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. If you’ve got the budget, hiring professional talent is the best way to go. Rest-assured that your voice is far better than you think and, it’s perfectly appropriate for eLearning.   Some of the top eLearning development tools include TTS for free. Worse, what if your eLearning tool doesn’t include TTS at all?

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Agile eLearning development (5): Chatty Kidz

Challenge to Learn

One of the people who responded to my posts on agile development is Ken Taggert , He is developing an Ipad app (Chatty Kidz) which combines video conferencing with educational activities for kids. He just launched a kickstarter project to find funding for the further development of the app. He shared his experiences on agile development with me and I thought that that would add to my story, so here it is. Manage your budget better (i.e

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6 Great Project Management Tools for Custom eLearning Development

eLearning Brothers

We are often asked what project management tools we use for our Custom eLearning Development. DropBox – DropBox is where we collect and store project information, source files, development files, etc. This helps us to track our project hours and make sure we are staying on budget. This list of project management tools will definitely help your team create better custom eLearning development projects.

5 Questions to Ask a Custom Vendor: #3 Can You Keep My Project On Budget?

eLearning Brothers

If you’re looking into custom eLearning development, you may be experiencing one of these challenges: You don’t have the time to develop the training you need in-house.

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7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

As an Education Director, you see the writing on the wall, and have decided that eLearning is the answer your association’s needs. But wait…How will you explain eLearning to your Executive Director? If you’re part of a corporation, maybe you’ve decided that training and employee development would be more efficient if it were all online. It’d save time and resources, and you could standardize training, but how do you explain eLearning to the CEO?

7 Obstacles That Can Compromise Your eLearning Development Timeline

eFront

In this article, we’ll highlight 7 challenges that may compromise your eLearning development timeline. I’ll also offer tips to keep your next eLearning project on track. How To Overcome 7 Obstacles That Compromise Your eLearning Development Timeline. Your eLearning team must clearly define the learning objectives , desired outcomes, and expectations beforehand. Either way, you run the risk of going over deadline and budget.

Estimating ELearning Development Time

LearnDash

When it comes to elearning development, one of the first things people want to know is how long it will take. This is true for both consulting projects where you are performing the development for a client and internal company projects. What key stakeholders often overlook is that quality elearning course development takes a significant amount of time. Job aids, technical documents, and other relevant assets are often considered as part of elearning.

How to create eLearning courses at zero budget

Your Training Edge

Requiring no budget to use, the tool is a reasonable choice for eLearning beginners and those who need to test if digital courses would work for their project before launching eLearning at its full capacity. Let’s have a closer look at the revamped tool and see how it can help eLearning developers. iSpring Free allows eLearners to create courses from PowerPoint slides, enhance them with tests, webpages, and YouTube videos, and upload them to an LMS.

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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.

Four Tips for Cutting Costs on eLearning Development

Raptivity

In a slow economy, where training budgets are often slashed, instructional designers must develop training on a limited budget. Education Software eLearning eLearning Course Creation Toolkit eLearning tools But how do you cut costs without sacrificing quality? Here are four cost-saving tips to help you save money and time. [.].

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5 Practical Tips to Minimize Your Online Training Outsourcing Budgets

CommLab India

Budget will always come in the way of employee training. Though a major chunk of training has moved online, learning and development teams still face a major crunch in their budgets. Training Managers are asked to make the best use of the budgets available to deliver training. Here are five practical tips to reduce your online training outsourcing budget. Every topic doesn’t need an eLearning course, for some, simple job-aids are enough.

Should You Outsource Or Develop In-House?

Dan Keckan

While in-house eLearning design and development gives you full control of the process, it comes at a cost of time and money. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Learning Management Systems and You

Association eLearning

Online training programs are often called eLearning. People always want to know how their association could benefit from a Learning Management System (LMS). To help explain, let me present a little scenario. Johnson!” Your boss calls to you. Assuming your last name is Johnson, otherwise insert your name here). “I’ve I’ve got some great news! The board loved all the courses we offered at the conference last week. Detailed and informative, they said.”

Getting Started with Online Member Education

Association eLearning

Way back when I was just a marketing minion working in development at a nonprofit, I used to attend workshops and classes that would help me learn more about my industry. The education director will probably need to address technical planning and develop a deployment strategy. Choose an LMS that allows for branding and marketing integration with your AMS for the smoothest transition into eLearning.

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career by Jon on November 15, 2010 in budgeting , eLearning Brandon Hall , in partnership with Chapman Alliance , recently published the results of its latest survey about eLearning development ratios. The client engaged a vendor with development resources in India.

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Creativity within Constraints: When Cost, Resource Scarcity, or Deadlines Make Effective Elearning Seem Out of Reach

The Learning Dispatch

Budget limits. An interaction catalog can help you develop effective elearning under constraints. Developing Effective Custom Training While Respecting Resource Limitations. Learning development is a paradox. And this is a greater challenge when it comes to elearning (and other forms of online training). There’s no time to build engaging, exciting, effective elearning. Use an Elearning Interaction Catalog for Quicker Development and Lower Costs.

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. If you’ve got the budget, hiring professional talent is the best way to go. Rest-assured that your voice is far better than you think and, it’s perfectly appropriate for eLearning.   Some of the top eLearning development tools include TTS for free. Worse, what if your eLearning tool doesn’t include TTS at all?

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Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career by Jon on November 15, 2010 in budgeting , eLearning Brandon Hall , in partnership with Chapman Alliance , recently published the results of its latest survey about eLearning development ratios. The client engaged a vendor with development resources in India.

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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. 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. In terms of time, developing internally may take less time once your process is up and running.

LMS For Workforce Development: 6 Vital Budgeting Tips To Bear In Mind

Dan Keckan

This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems eLearning Development Best Practices eLearning eBooks Learning Management System Implementation LMS Use Cases Workforce Development

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?

7 Surprising Profit-Boosting Perks Of Investing In Rapid eLearning Software For SMBs

Dan Keckan

Can rapid eLearning software stretch your budget and help you launch ahead of schedule? This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Rapid eLearning eLearning Authoring Tools eLearning Content Development eLearning eBooks Rapid eLearning Development

Tools for Building Branching Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

I personally probably wouldn’t use it otherwise, since I have other tools available, but it’s a good option for people with limited budgets or who are already using a lot of Google tools (like many teachers and higher ed instructors).

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Custom eLearning Graphic Design on a Budget

eLearning Company

Custom eLearning Development enables companies to create world-class learning experiences that offer interactive and engaging learning products to the employees. One of the most prominent advantages of choosing custom eLearning over off-the-shelf eLearning courses is a more significant performance increase when using the former. This is the main reason why an increasing number of businesses … Continue reading "Custom eLearning Graphic Design on a Budget".

6 Facts About Rapid eLearning Development That Will Impress Your Boss

Adobe Captivate

In today’s world, time is at premium and Learning and Development professionals have to balance the quality of eLearning courses within shorter time spans to go-live and within budgets that are shrinking every year. All of these factors have led to increased use of rapid eLearning development as a necessity vis-a-vis traditional eLearning. In this article, I will outline what rapid eLearning is, as well as its advantages and disadvantages.

The Client’s Critical Role in Custom Elearning Development

The Learning Dispatch

Recently I was asked about common issues for our clients to be aware of when contracting for custom elearning. As elearning project manager , I’m going to provide an overview of the stages involved in developing custom training, and what you can do to keep the project on track and within budget as we go through those stages. Three Stages All Custom Elearning Projects Go Through. At its most basic level, creating custom elearning involves three stages: 1.