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. Start with these questions: Why are you creating course content?

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.

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. In an ever-changing world, the field of learning and development is in constant transformation.

7 Warning Signs That Your eLearning Outsourcing Project Is Off Track

eLearning Industry

Corporate eLearning eLearning Content Development Outsourcing eLearning Outsourcing eLearning Project Management TipsYou’ve entrusted your eLearning project to a third-party provider, but how do you know if everything is going according to plan?

A Step-By-Step Outsourcing Guide For eLearning Content Development

EI Design

In this article, I will share a step-by-step outsourcing guide based on my 14 year experience of providing offshore eLearning content development services to customers worldwide. eLearning Content Development: A Step-By-Step Outsourcing Guide.

Is Your Outsourced Training Project Going Off Track?

eLearning Industry

Discover the warning signs for when your project is about to go off the rails, and how you can get it back on track. eLearning Project Management eLearning Content Development eLearning Content Development Outsourcing eLearning Outsourcing eLearning Project Management TipsTurning your project over to the third-party vendor requires trust and focus.

Effective Elearning Content Development Gets Players in the Zone

Designing Digitally

They have lost all track of time and may not even remember where they are Most people know the feeling of being so immersed in an activity that they aren’t even aware what’s happening around them.

7 Tips to Keep Your eLearning Project on Track


Here are some tips on how to do an amazing job setting and explaining the right expectations to keep your project on track: 1) Set up a project kick-off call or meeting: In this meeting, explain the entire process and clearly define tasks, responsible parties and timelines.

Using analytics to improve e-learning content development

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Amongst all of the excitement, and with so much data to take in, it’s easy to lose sight of what we can do with the numbers to benefit future learning initiatives, strategy and e-learning content development.

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. However, there are several challenges that are inherent to outsourcing eLearning content development. Here is how to evaluate the right partner to outsource your eLearning content development.

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. Content is created in one of two ways.

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.

Another TICE Announcement…the Agenda!

AXIOM Learning Solutions

There are 6 tracks to explore, 7 if you could the pre-conference classes you can register for now. You can stay in one track the whole time or mix and match. Plan your schedule according to these tracks: Content Development. Leadership Development. AXIOM Updates News agenda analytics content Development leadership learning management strategy TICE TICE 2019The agenda has been announced!

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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. Increasing the number of clicks required to view the content does not make it more interactive.

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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. Content Delivery Options.

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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. You wouldn’t buy a car without test driving it first, would you?

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.

Stop Hovering over Learners

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

What will help teens develop decision-making skills? Excessive guidance and tracking can actually shut down communication, depriving us of a key goal of interactivity. Tags: interactivity e-learning custom content development Learning 2.0

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.

Personalization for Knowledge Workers


In our virtual workplace, we assume our employees to be self-starters, who take upon themselves the responsibility for their personal learning and development. Perpetual Content Improvement . Personalization is only as good as the content that is available.

Put the elements of viral videos in eLearning story design

Vignettes Learning

This blog will show how elearning developers can learn from viral videos so that they can improve the appeal of their interactive story design. In creating story-based design, the developers should allow the learners to discover of the solution of the conflict.

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Podcasting for E-Learning – Tour of Audacity’s User Interface

The E-Learning Curve

Figure 3 The Audacity Timeline [Click to enlarge] The label track enables you to insert information about events on the timeline. The track controls allow you to control the characteristics of an individual track on the timeline. Audacity always records to a new track.

Vague Stories Help Learners to Discover

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: Uncovering parallel tracks is essential in contextual learning – where the need is to help learners find applications of an idea in a story or feedback. instructional design" content development Interactivity e-Learning 2.0

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Podcasting for E-Learning: Setting Audacity Preferences

The E-Learning Curve

Similarly, uncheck the "Play other tracks while recording new one” option (unless you’re Les Paul or Mary Ford ).

E-Learning Authoring Tools Characterized

The E-Learning Curve

E-Learning authoring tools are part of a larger organizational infrastructure and learning ecosystem which typically includes hardware, software, content delivery mechanisms, and processes that support the delivery and management of learning programs.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Benefits of Digital Audio

The E-Learning Curve

As recently as five years ago, the cheapest digital multi-track on the market was over $10,000 - analog reel-to-reel machines could be had for a fraction of that price. The first principle of digital audio is: Digital audio is the study of discrete values.

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Podcasting for E-Learning: Editing and Producing Podcasts

The E-Learning Curve

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.

Why is podcasting so successful if 93 percent of communication is nonverbal?

The E-Learning Curve

In a sense, content delivery works independently of content; some people, as the saying goes, can make the phone book sound interesting. When a podcast has a lack of pace, it is often down to another, subtler fault: a lack of organization in the underlying form of a podcast's content.

In-house, out-house, that old question

Clive on Learning

In this case, the organisation needs to ensure it is adequately skilled at defining the requirements, working with external developers to get the job done, and then ensuring successful implementation (none of which are trivial). So, am I on the right track or have I missed something I've had a number of discussions recently with large corporate clients about the e-learning skills that they need to maintain in-house.

Benefits of a Tin Can API Compliant Learning Management System


Referring to the definition cited by Wikipedia : Tin Can xAPI “is an e-learning software specification that allows learning content and learning systems to speak to each other in a manner that records and tracks all types of learning experiences. Are you familiar with Tin Can API?

7-Steps to Creating an Effective E-learning Program Part 3: Online Learning Systems

Your Training Edge

Your existing content has been converted and your new content is ready to be delivered. An in-house development team knows the organization, its growth, and its audience. Do you want the system to track completion and record grades?


The Logical Blog by IconLogic

    Here are the primary roles necessary for any LMS implementation team: LMS Administrator, Project Manager, Authors/Content Developers, and IT/Web Integrators.       Authors grapple with another immense component of the implementation: content. Often

What is xAPI?


While the SCORM standard isn’t going anywhere soon, xAPI has redefined some of the fundamental practices of tracking learning experiences. And why do so many experts believe it will soon become the default standard for eLearning content? Course Content Technical Help LRS Tin Can API

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4 Ways to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Web Courseworks

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. Should you have your content developed before looking for the right technology?

The e-learning revolution is finally there

Challenge to Learn

Content creation by the learning department (or by third parties) is limited to high-risk compliance and security courses. For the rest, centralized content development is too expensive, too slow and not scalable. I believe we are on track.