How to Write a Winning RFP to Hire the Best E-learning Vendor

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Have you, as a training manager or L&D professional, shortlisted e-learning vendors to develop customized learning solutions for your organization? A training manager followed certain e-learning vendor selection criteria and received the following proposals from two different e-learning vendors. The second vendor proposed simulations, videos, and a gamified assessment at a staggering cost of $250,000.

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Does Your Custom E-learning Vendor Cater to Your Product Sales Training Needs?

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Finding an eLearning vendor who can take care of your product training needs is a task in itself, because when you begin to explore the eLearning market, you will find dozens who will claim to know just what you need, but just a handful really know what you need and how to deliver it. In this scenario, how can you identify genuine, experienced learning partners? If you already have an eLearning vendor for product sales training, does his training provide all of the above?

5 Must have Qualities of an E-learning Vendor [Infographic]

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However, not many organizations specialize in developing online training; they look for a vendor who can convert their classroom training to e-learning. But a good e-learning vendor is not an easy find. Are you looking for a reliable vendor who can meet your training requirements and convert your classroom training material to e-learning? Well, here is an infographic on the 5 must have qualities of an e-learning vendor.

How Do E-learning Vendors Price Their Services

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You have heard about e-learning and are looking to contact vendors for a quote. But before doing that, it is a good idea to understand the typical services e-learning vendors provide and how they price those services. Services provided by e-learning vendors and how they are priced. Established e-learning companies typically provide the following services: 1. E-learning design and development.

Partner with the Best to Convert PPTs To SCORM Compliant E-Learning

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Discover the many benefits of partnering with an experienced e-learning vendor to convert your PPTs to an e-learning course. Learning Technology scorm

New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools

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best products that work under water (summer time) and from the e-learning prospective – the best authoring tools. Vendors can move up, down or out of the rankings – after all it is on-going. I’m not a lead gen for the vendors listed – rather the goal is to provide you with vendors that meet numerous criteria including UI, features, support/service, mobile, feedback from current and past clients and future game plans. E-Learning 24/7.

E-Learning Screen recording and video solutions – Should b simple, so why isn’t it?

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There are more vendors who do not offer the ability to post – i.e. add audio afterwards it is quite amazing. Again, simple and yet again arguably with many vendors difficult to do. There are dozens of free audio plugins available on the net, so why aren’t screen capturing/recording vendors offering the ability for the end user to add them? Ability to convert various types of video formats to other video formats. E-Learning 24/7.

E-Learning Takeaways

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For the rest of us, it isn’t, unless you see the latest takeaways as examples of what is to come or more importantly what hasn’t – which is really a could be doomsday to many vendors – unless they wake up! In my newest directory, I have 138 vendors. 37 support m-learning. 4 desktop authoring tool vendors work with Windows 8. Desktop authoring tool vendors who realized this thing was fast approaching are: Articulate. E-Learning Apps.

Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

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What always stuns me are vendors who state they know what their learners want, but in reality have no clue, because they themselves do not see the technology and its usage among the masses. E-Mail. The growing number of businesses leaving Microsoft Outlook to Internet e-mail is amazing. I see this as one of the most important features for any learning management system, open source or commercial. Innovation drives the market (regardless if it is e-learning or not).

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Articulate, Captivate and Lectora – Do they deserve your praise?

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What I found was an extensive group of people hungry for anything e-learning. Hungry to learn as much as they could and hungry to see what was in the space. My sense of it all, was that regardless of the location the buzz is all e-learning. I wasn’t surprised on the e-learning excitement. It is easy to use and once you learn it, easy to push out content. Screen capture – more and more vendors are adding it.

May Edition: E-Learning News and Notes

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The partner approach works this way: vendor A integrates Vendor B’s solution into their product. Some times, it is nothing more than a link – hidden from the end user – the screen shows a popup or goes to the “page” but in reality the end user is now in the other vendor’s solution. Other vendors are exploring the addition of avatars that can communicate with one another. I believe a new sub-genre of e-learning is upon us.

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Product Review: Lectora Snap! Empower

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When you move over a video MP4 file onto your page, it converts to FLV video – but when you decide to publish and select video – you can output the entire project as a MP4. E-Learning 24/7. authoring tools e-learning e-learning vendors Lectora Product Review Snap! Initially this review was going to cover both Snap! and Snap! Empower, but I ran into a major issue with Snap! What was it?

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

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I am still surprised on how vendors who are offering assessment only tools are staying in the game. This will become one of the biggest features in 2012 – especially with people wanting to create simulations without being an e-learning developer. Some vendors push heavily on PPT, implying that a great WBT is really a PPT converted to Flash. One vendor focuses only on Blackberry (not just Playbook but their smartphone like product).

4 Tips to Effectively Convert Adobe Flash E-learning to HTML5

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Organizations have been converting all their Flash-based e-learning material to HTML5 so that employees do not face any issues while accessing training courses. However, it’s not just a click-and-convert process. The first thing you must do in the conversion process is to identify the courses that are being converted from Flash or legacy formats to HTML5 and bring together all their source files. Chunk them to Short and Specific Learning Nuggets.

E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

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I especially love it when it happens in the e-learning industry. Innovators and Risk Takers – emerging technology integrated, new ideas, pushing the envelope in what is possible in e-learning/social learning/m-learning, coming up with something that has never been done before – risk takers. When they hit stride, other vendors take notice and soon, the lemming revolution begins. An e-learning marketplace. E-Learning 24/7.

Product Review: Mindflash.com

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E-mail specific slides to subject matter experts for review. E-Mail notifications and reminders. Terms “trainer” and “trainee” – these are instructor led terms, not e-learning. Requirement for the “trainer” to have their e-mail address before course is launched – why? E-mail notification options – the default is off, but a quick click and then turn on. Send someone via e-mail the preview.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

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As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit. This is a growing market with new vendors showing up, but at the same time, others disappearing. Is it PowerPoint converted to Flash? Microsoft Word converted to Flash? Templates with some learning objects? A robust learning solution of multiple capabilities and outputs? It was difficult to say the least and learning it wasn’t much easier.

Is Your Vendor Qualified to Convert ILT Material to E-learning?

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But not many organizations specialize in developing online training; they look for a vendor who can convert their classroom training to e-learning. But a good e-learning vendor is not an easy find. Are you looking for a reliable vendor who can meet your training requirements and convert your classroom training material to e-learning? I’ve listed the 5 must-have qualities such an e-learning vendor must possess.

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Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

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2010 E-Learning 24/7 Awards (No official icon logo handed out to winners, rather just a “WHOO-HOO&# – uh, you can make that sound to yourself.thank you). Sure, other vendors will say you can do that too, but you have to open each object file to get it. iPod, mobile phones, YouTube, message boards, e-mail. Import and convert PPT to the web, add rich media. Clever and logical features, especially when it comes to emerging technology with e-learning.

Product Review: Mindflash.com

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What I found was a solution that is a rapid e-learning authoring tool that offers easy to use functions as uploading learners and basic tracking results. Once you launch the course – the system automatically converts your course into a Flash. The program had three areas of real concern to me, okay – really bothered me and from an e-learning perspective it is just hard to figure out why they would want to do this. Name and e-mail address is not.

Product Review: SoftChalk 6 – Rapid Content Authoring Tool

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Easy to insert and delete learning objects. So, even if the second learning object or text has nothing to do with the activity it is connected. One of the irritants with RCATs and frankly many e-learning vendors in assessment and other groups, is that you have no idea what image format is acceptable, until you go into the select image function. Incorporated some lesson properties including the ability to e-mail the results. E-Learning 24/7.

ILT to E-learning Conversion – How to Get Started?

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In 1999, IBM managed to save a whopping $200 million in their training budget when they delivered five times the learning at one-third of the previous cost. With a 25% conversion rate to e-learning, Rockwell Collins reduced training expenditure by 40%. There are many more such success stories attributed to effective ILT to e-learning conversion. A need analysis will help you list the tangible benefits of moving to e-learning, as compared to ILT.

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Lectora Online: 5 Reasons to Use the Online Tool

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If you have text-heavy content which you want to convert into an e-learning course, there’s no better tool than Lectora Inspire. It’s a preferred, favorite choice for most learning and development (L&D) professionals. Lectora Online , on the other hand, is a web-based/cloud-based authoring tool that allows you to craft e-learning courses in the cloud. In this blog, I will give five reasons why you should use this cloud-based e-learning authoring tool.

Build In-house or Outsource E-learning? Assess Your Resources First

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In my earlier blog, I discussed the points you need to consider before deciding to buy or build your e-learning courses. The decision also hinges on whether you have the required resources to build an e-learning course. For this, you need to make a proper assessment because the development of e-learning requires the involvement of a large and diverse group of people with unique skill sets. They understand the importance of e-learning.

4 Reasons Articulate Storyline is the Preferred Choice for Rapid E-Learning Outsourcing

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Is your organization looking to convert legacy courses into effective online trainings? Do you need extensive customization, quick results, courses that reflect your branding, and shorter turnaround times in e-learning course development? Here are four concrete reasons to ask your e-learning outsourcing partner to develop courses using Articulate Storyline. Building multiple interactive elements is the key to learner engagement in online learning.

5 Translation Trends to Watch Out for in 2017

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When e-learning can break the barriers of time and space for training, why should language be a hurdle? This has helped promote the translation of e-learning courses. E-learning vendors are going beyond creating customized courses to provide courses translated in multiple languages. Translation of e-learning courses is a one-time investment; a course when translated into multiple languages, can train a multilingual workforce.

2014 E-Learning Awards

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Scott are two exceptions, but when it comes to e-learning, winning an award brings excitement across the board. With that in mind, I’d like to present my e-learning awards for 2014. Top three nominees for E-Learning Conference of 2014. Since, I walk around and look at the vendor booths, etc. World of Learning Conference – Birmingham, UK – Lots of potential here. It will convert your video into SCORM 1.2

How Much Does an E-learning Course Cost?

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We are often asked “How much does an e-learning course cost?” Yet, it is a fact that the cost of e-learning course development depends on many factors. . So, when you are seeking a quotation for e-learning course development, be prepared to answer a few questions. When developing e-learning courses, another factor we need to consider is the expected performance outcome from the learners.

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Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

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Best of eLearning Learning. Key Social Learning Roles - Daretoshare , April 4, 2010 Premise : Learning communities or networks thrive because its members possess certain skills and capabilities. The road ahead : I am presently developing detailed role descriptions, community guidelines, role assessment tools, and the identification of appropriate learning products and offerings. Can You Learn from a Recording? How useful is strategic planning for e-learning?