Should you outsource your content development?


The quality of course content is critical to the success of Learning and Development programs. Effective content will keep learners engaged, support successful outcomes, and help your team to reach its goals. The best way to deliver that content will depend on what you want to achieve and the resources you can draw on. In general, you’ll choose from two main options: Creating content in-house or outsourcing content development to external experts.

Learning Content Development: The Agile Way With Xyleme

Infopro Learning

Content is king.” Considering the dynamic business environment, content is one of the biggest assets that many companies strive to manage. With continuously evolving technology, we have a fleet of powerful content authoring and publishing tools at our disposal. These powerful tools help us to manage, reuse, and repurpose content in an Agile way. Xyleme not only eases the pace for content development, but also reduces the development time and effort.

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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. Focus on custom eLearning development.

SweetRush Named a Top Content Development Company by Training Industry


May 17, 2018 — SweetRush has received top honors again, having been included in Training Industry’s prestigious list of Top 20 Content Development Companies for 2018. Training Industry’s list, which was recently announced, acknowledges and celebrates the leaders in the development of learning content for training and performance improvement. In an ever-changing world, the field of learning and development is in constant transformation.

The 5-step elearning content development process


Want a foolproof elearning content development process that delivers great results, every time? The 5 essential steps for a successful elearning development process are: Set clear goals ( Capture ). Develop a design vision ( Conceptualize ). Create your content ( Create ). This is at the very heart of the people-centered approach to developing elearning. The idea is to set out the data you’ll track and look for correlations with your elearning.

My Favorite Things: Tools and Tips to Facilitate Content Development

Dashe & Thomson

It provides free collaboration tools and automatic revision tracking that make sharing your work a snap. 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.

Is Outsourcing Content Development The Best Way To Go?

Designing Digitally

The success of Learning and Development programs is highly reliant on its course content. The content needs to be engaging and interactive, because only then will learners learn effectively. The entire purpose of any learning and development program is to improve the behavior of its attendees. Thus, the best way to deliver course content is by first defining the desired result and then creating content that will help reach the desired results. .

What is the SPPICE Model for Simulation learning?

Infopro Learning

The SPPICE model, developed by Infopro Learning, is a learning model for creating simulation-based learning that increases business performance. Developing the SPPICE Model. After months of research and development, we came up with a learning model for learning simulations that’s targeted at driving business performance. Define the business situation to be simulated and gather information on the audience. Content Development Leadership Development

Content Marketing: What Every Learning Practitioner Needs to Know

Talented Learning

Where Does Content Marketing End and Instructional Marketing Begin? And the overlap continues to spread, as digital content channels, strategies and tools weave themselves more deeply into the fabric of modern educational experiences. And I would add that, in this brave new world of instructional marketing, the common denominator is content. Here’s why… For both disciplines, creating high-quality educational content is essential. How much content is enough?

Guy Kawasaki on the Future of Business in the Midst of a Pandemic


Worlds of Learning 2020 (WOL 2020) was our biggest and most successful virtual summit so far, in the sense that: It attracted 10,000 attendees from the entrepreneurial, business and online teaching spaces. 10 principles of the Future of Online Business from Guy Kawasaki.

A Time Saving Assessment

Upside Learning

In my last post ‘ 5 Tips for Proofreading Your Own eLearning Content ’ I requested you to get into the Proofreaders shoes. As the learner submits his choice of answer for each question, the selected options are tracked via the LMS and recorded in the database. eLearning eLearning Business eLearning Content eLearning Content Development Time Saving Assessment

Need to Calculate LMS ROI? Here’s How Business Leaders Do The Math

Talented Learning

Ajay is an award-winning blogger, author and LinkedIn online course instructor who helps learning practitioners develop the financial acumen they need to align training initiatives with key business objectives. Find a way to reduce elearning development costs by $4,000.

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5 Ways Training Content Depreciates (and how to stop it)

Infopro Learning

Here at Infopro Learning, we’re no strangers to content development ( Top 20 content development company 6 times running ). We’re also no strangers to content depreciation. We’ve been developing mobile learning, elearning, virtual instructor led training, and such for over 20 years, and a lot has changed. Don’t ignore content depreciation. New content hot off the press (or ePress). Year 1 – Content Inaccuracies.

How to Choose the Right LMS for a Small Business

Hurix Digital

More and more organizations, including small businesses, are looking for suitable LMS solutions to support the training needs of their employees. An LMS provides the perfect learning platform to manage, deliver and track training and development for employees. With an LMS you can develop personalized training, deploy it on a large scale, and diagnose areas for potential improvement. As a start-up or a small business, you may have limited budget to invest in an LMS.

Podcast 29: Growing an Online Training Business – With the Co-Founder of DataCamp

Talented Learning

Martijn’s story is instructive for multiple reasons: He knows first-hand what it takes to grow a successful online training business. He’s committed to a broader mission – empowering people from all walks of life to develop data fluency. In a fast-moving market like data science, online training providers can gain a competitive advantage by accelerating their content development speed. Interest in developing innovative technology.

Modernize your training business from public to private courses

Arlo Training & Events Software

This style of learning targeted employees who had a personal development budget that they were able to spend as they saw fit. In recent years, there’s been a shift in how companies approach professional development. Companies are realizing that having entire teams learn and develop the skills they need to thrive in their jobs is more beneficial than just having one person in a department (or the whole company) attend a training. Business Insights

Silver Win for Learning Pool’s Marketing Team at the 2019 Business Brilliance Awards

Learning Pool

Learning Pool is delighted to announce that its in-house marketing team, based across offices in Derry, Nottingham, and Oxford, were awarded Silver for ‘Innovative Team of the Year’ at the Business Brilliance Awards 2019. . The Business Brilliance Awards celebrate the success of internationally leading companies and highlight a commitment to excellence among practitioners and consultants in a range of fields.

Introducing.the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive!

TechSmith Camtasia

We're excited to introduce a fun new project we're working on this month--the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive! Starting last week, we challenged four small businesses in the Lansing, Michigan area to "test drive" Camtasia Studio and/or Camtasia for Mac in their business setting for four weeks. For our first week, we asked each business to give us some insight into who they are, what they do, and how screencasting might fit in with some of their goals for the year.

Top Online Learning Development and Delivery Tools

Hurix Digital

As Online learning development goes digital, it becomes imperative for organizations and educational institutions to digitalize their learning and development content. Here, in this article, we talk about online learning development and delivery tools.

Silver Win for Learning Pool’s Marketing Team at the 2019 Business Brilliance Awards

HT2 Labs

Learning Pool is delighted to announce that its in-house marketing team, based across offices in Derry, Nottingham, and Oxford, were awarded Silver for ‘Innovative Team of the Year’ at the Business Brilliance Awards 2019. The Business Brilliance Awards celebrate the success of internationally leading companies and highlight a commitment to excellence among practitioners and consultants in a range of fields.

How to apply interactive technical training to business eLearning


A client, who had recently moved to an online sales system, asked to review an interactive technical training course that they had developed to train employees on the new tool. As a result of thorough analysis, what was found was an eye-opener about interactive technical training program development and some of the things that instructional designers should NOT do when designing technical training courses for business applications.

10 LMS Customization Options To Look For In Your Next Learning Management System

KMI Learning

Corporate learners know that you stand behind the online training content, as it bears your mark. For example, online training content is only delivered to certain individuals who are part of the group. Likewise, collaborators are only able to view and update online training content that centers on their expertise. Content Delivery Options. This applies to learner dashboards and the user interface your L&D team uses to develop and deploy online training resources.

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My Favorite Things: Tools and Tips to Facilitate Content.

Dashe & Thomson

It provides free collaboration tools and automatic revision tracking that make sharing your work a snap. 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.

Dilemma of author-educators migrating to story-based eLearning design

Vignettes Learning

Developing story-based elearning design requires a different or new set of skills and competencies. Possessing good writing, education and training backgrounds would certainly help anyone who aspires to become an elearning story-based curriculum developer. Here are the main dilemmas that author-educators migrating to elearning development usually experience: The linear versus the modular method. 100% Content versus 10% key performance content.

2020 Awards: The Year in Review


These awards are proof that we are on track with our mission to provide premier custom training solutions to meet your goals. eLearning Industry is the leading publishing platform that delivers inspiring, industry-specific content to eLearning professionals.

LMS Demo: How to Make it Painless and Productive


Administrators, content developers and facilitators could be valuable in identifying a problem, or a potential opportunity, that could easily be overlooked by a user with a different role. 5) Stay on Track. Related Article: 5 Reasons Why Your Small Business Should Invest in an LMS. Learning Management learning management software Learning Management System LMS demo selecting an LMS training tracking software

Personalization for Knowledge Workers


The 2013 high-skill knowledge worker is connected, mobile, global, dispersed and relies the new breed of communication, and collaboration technologies to do business. When the bubble popped, it caused creative destruction and spurned a new, and sustainable business model: one built from the ground up to be distributed and virtual. The objective is to help the employee cut through the corporate knowledge repository and match the content with the unique needs of each employee.

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

The proliferation of so-called rapid authoring tools over the last few years has coincided with an explosion in the number of online courses developed in-house. In the bad old days, technically challenged L&D professionals had to pay exorbitant fees to development houses to produce simple modules. Increasing the number of clicks required to view the content does not make it more interactive. In my view it should manage assessment, not content.

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4 Ways to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Web Courseworks

There are steps you can take to make sure you have the appropriate assets and knowledge base to make your eLearning Business a success. Here are the four main components that make an eLearning business thrive or dive. If you want a healthy eLearning curriculum for your learners you will want to focus your research and development on: Where is your eLearning content coming from? Content. Where is your content coming from?

Content for businesses and consumers drawing closer together


Content for businesses and consumers drawing closer together. Creating an informative and valuable piece of content can be a key branding move for any company trying to get the attention of potential customers, whether the organization specializes in selling to individuals or to other businesses. Johansson singled out one particular lesson that comes from treating B2B buyers as consumers: Any company using content as marketing must prioritize improving its efforts.

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Extended Enterprise Learning: Can You Get There From Here?

Talented Learning

Think of “ extended enterprise learning ” as any training effort targeted at non-employee “external” audiences — customers, prospects, channel partners and others outside of your organization’s walls, but within your business value chain. They are fluent in strategies and technologies related to employee training, performance and development. To get started, you need only three elements: 1) Appropriate content.

Double Your eLearning Return on Investment

eLearning Architect

Well it turns out, two years down the line I am facing very different challenges in my day-to-day business. And the focus of this seminar was to provide five simple and effective techniques that any organisation can implement to increase levels of adoption of eLearning within their business. This advice stayed with me for a long time and proved to be an excellent way to think about my responsibility within the business. BUSINESS OF ELEARNING

Podcasting for E-Learning: Editing and Producing Podcasts

The E-Learning Curve

So far in this series of posts about Podcasting for E-Learning from the E-Learning Curve Blog , I've covered a lot of material, including: A Brief History of Audio in Education The Four 'P's' of narration Introduction to Audio Production Digital Audio Basics Now, it's time to look in some depth at editing and producing podcast content. Audacity is an open source, easy-to-use multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems.

Beyond The MBA

CLO Magazine

In 2016, a team of professors at Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University spent months converting a series of classroom-based executive education classes into a digital badge program. It was an unusual move for a business school that caters to MBA students, admitted Dan Stotz, executive director of executive education programs at the Georgia-based university. Shaun Walker is one of those busy executives.

Franchise Training Realities: Learning to Slice the Bloomin’ Onion

Talented Learning

In addition, another 1000 Bloomin’ Brands corporate employees are involved in centralized operations and executive management, finance and human resources, sales and marketing and other business functions. Franchises like Bloomin’ Brands must train their corporate employees and also ensure that individual franchise units receive the education and support they need to run a successful business. In short, effective training is a franchise business imperative.

Continuing Education: Will You Sell More CEUs With an LMS?

Talented Learning

Continuing education is a big business. Thanks to a surge in learning technology innovation and greater demand for a workforce with proven professional skills , the business of selling continuing education units ( CEUs ) is growing bigger each day. If you offer continuing education programs , should you invest in a modern learning platform to sell, deliver and manage CEU content? Sometimes the quality of formal CE content is designed to be weak.

How Does Learning Affect Franchise Success? Measuring What Matters

Talented Learning

If training is so vital for franchise success , how do you know which efforts are actually making a tangible business difference, and which are missing the mark? Tying learning initiatives to business performance has long been a challenge for organizations in every industry. However, technology now makes it possible to measure the business impact of learning programs, even across a network of hundreds or thousands of independently-owned franchisees, distributors or affiliates.