Outsourcing of Learning – Good, Bad, Challenges & Opportunities

Learning Cafe

The basic idea behind outsourcing parts non core business processes is that it can be done better and more cost effectively by outside vendors or suppliers, allowing the organisation to focus on what is important (core competence). Off-shoring happens when the outsourced work is done by workforce is a different country due to cost differential or better capabilities. As with all technology based business processes e-Learning has lent itself to outsourcing.

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career.

Dashe & Thomson

After much wrangling, we came up with a number that knocked our client off his chair. So, what to do when a “boutique vendor” (our client’s label for us) gives you a number that sounds outrageously high? Simple: Off-shore it!

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eLearning Outsourcing: Why Consider It?

Upside Learning

With over 100 clients in 12 countries, Upside Learning has been offering offshore based eLearning outsourcing development services and solutions for 6 years. In this and next few posts I intend to cover why to outsource; how to find a vendor; some best practices etc.

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career

Dashe & Thomson

After much wrangling, we came up with a number that knocked our client off his chair. So, what to do when a “boutique vendor” (our client’s label for us) gives you a number that sounds outrageously high? Simple: Off-shore it!

Ratio 160

Outsourcing the translation of your e-learning courses? Get the prep work right

CommLab India

As an e-learning vendor with 15 years of experience and translation expertise, we at CommLab suggest you outsource your translation services to a vendor who has the required expertise to produce multiple language versions of e-learning courses. The vendors will have set processes in place that ensure quality. Resources are available with the vendor to meet tight deadlines. This can have an impact on your business.

Let Go Through BPO for eLearning

Web Courseworks

However, many associations are starting to recognize that while members are central to their functions, the deployment of professional development is not an association’s core business. As such, associations are beginning to look outside their own organization for help with service management , or outsourcing the business process (BPO). Which processes of eLearning, therefore, can and should be handed off to the experts to worry about?

Advantages of Outsourcing to Indian E-learning Partners [Infographic]

CommLab India

You can add value to your business by choosing the right Indian e-learning partner. The answer is, when you outsource your needs to reputed off-shore e-learning organizations in India, you benefit in many ways. Checklist to Select an E-learning Vendor in India. Do you intend to outsource your e-learning project? Then India is the right choice. So, what makes India the preferred destination for outsourcing e-learning projects?

7 Factors to Consider While Outsourcing Publishing Services

Hurix Digital

Why should companies in the publishing business outsource their projects wholly or partially to offshore firms that offer publishing services ? And what is the best way to find the right offshore publishing services provider? In this post, we will discuss these aspects of publishing and outsourcing, so you can make a sound professional decision that will benefit your business financially and otherwise. Different vendors offer various sets of services.

Integrating Social Learning in the Workplace

ID Reflections

Nor can one be sent off to attend a class on social learning. The history of outsourcing to off-shoring to automation is now well known. New words and concepts have cropped up – crowdsourcing, collaboration, digital skills, personal learning network, social learning, social business. Organizations fell prey to the vendors of social platforms believing that technology could solve the problem.

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

Nor can one be sent off to attend a class on social learning. The history of outsourcing to off-shoring to automation is now well known. New words and concepts have cropped up – crowdsourcing, collaboration, digital skills, personal learning network, social learning, social business. Organizations fell prey to the vendors of social platforms believing that technology could solve the problem.

A Conversation with Stephanie Nadda

Kapp Notes

Nadda: In my work I have always appreciated good vendors who partnered with me to deliver excellent customer service and innovative solutions. Over the years, I have used Exult as a preferred vendor to build custom learning solutions and to build proof of concepts (mobile, learning portal). I will also get a deeper understanding into how an offshore company based in Pune, India really works. The other day I caught up with Stephanie Nadda.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Interestingly, it's Xyleme - an LCMS vendor that is sponsoring the site. In the Business of Learning , publishers clearly needed to think about how they might go after specialized tools and content that meet particular industry or audience needs games and simulations web 2.0

INTEGRATING SOCIAL LEARNING IN THE WORKPLACE

Learnnovators

Nor can one be sent off to attend a class on social learning. The history of outsourcing to off-shoring to automation is now well known. New words and concepts have cropped up – crowdsourcing, collaboration, digital skills, personal learning network, social learning, social business. Organizations fell prey to the vendors of social platforms believing that technology could solve the problem.

Hosted vs. Behind-the-firewall LMS – How To Decide?

Upside Learning

Purchasing and implementing an LMS for your organization is a business-critical activity. Does the LMS need to talk to other business systems – ERP, HRMS, Performance Systems, Authentication systems? It is good to get a clear idea from the vendor on these costs.

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 strategy involves a significant use of outsourcing, offshoring, temporary contract employees and sometimes hiring fully competent individuals so that no additional training and development is needed. Aligning Learning With the Business. Managing Learning as a Business.

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Why are there so few eLearning millionaires?

Unicorn Training

Courses, like books, were mostly purchased for individual study, or for company “learning centres” – usually a spare PC in the corner.Unicorn’s first courseware for example, an introduction to business finance, was delivered on five floppy disks in a box.There were very few barriers to entry in those early days.

LearnUpon – The best LMS in Australia

LearnUpon

LearnUpon had just set off on their journey to be the best Learning Management System (LMS) in Australia when I first spoke with the CEO, Brendan Noud. “I’m Other popular industries such as business consulting often incorporate eLearning to scale their revenue. The main advantage of this approach is you can move to higher plans as your business scales. So, with so many LMS vendors on the market, it can be difficult to choose which one is best for your organization.

Why You Should Outsource E-learning to India

CommLab India

It requires a lot of dedication, so much so that it can take your focus away from your core business. By utilizing the time-zone difference between your country and the offshore e-learning vendor, you can significantly reduce the development time, resulting in quicker turnarounds. E-learning vendors in India can offer you the best course development packages at budget-friendly rates. Developing your e-learning course in-house might seem like a good idea.

3rd Party Contractors – Course Builds and Costs

eLearning 24-7

3rd party contractors/vendors – Creating a Course 4 U. And no, you do not have to go offshore to locate them. Key Point : Always search around to find the 3rd party vendor that will design, develop to your specific requirements and not to theirs. Have them give you 5 business days to review it (if they offer more take it). Many will say 1-2 days, but in the business world that is unrealistic. after the course sign off.

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3rd Party Contractors – Course Builds and Costs

eLearning 24-7

3rd party contractors/vendors – Creating a Course 4 U. And no, you do not have to go offshore to locate them. Key Point : Always search around to find the 3rd party vendor that will design, develop to your specific requirements and not to theirs. Have them give you 5 business days to review it (if they offer more take it). Many will say 1-2 days, but in the business world that is unrealistic. after the course sign off.

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Back to the Future

The Learning Circuits

As I understood the post, the purpose was to start a dialogue, to try and build a business case and discover a migration path from what Sam called "Snake Oil” - training that had been proven NOT to work - to new approaches that DO work (e.g.