Should I Use an eLearning Vendor or a Freelancer?

ThinkingKap Solutions

A while back we wrote an article on finding the right eLearning partner. Among all the conversation that post generated, we’ve gotten a lot of questions about differentiating vendors from freelancers. We are a vendor, and we know (and have worked with) a lot of great freelancers. The question “which is better, eLearning vendor or a freelancer?” What’s the difference between an eLearning vendor and a freelancer?

Tips to Create Better eLearning Development Content

G-Cube

Content for eLearning is only useful if the learner remains engaged. Here we have discussed how these major points are the most essential for eLearning Development : Set Objectives. But in eLearning Development the assessments can be used in creative ways.

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Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team?

Illumen Group

Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team? Maybe what you really need isn’t a vendor, but rather a part-time strategic partner or developer who is there when you need them, and not when you don’t. It’s nearly impossible to staff for every role and depth of resource that a typical organization requires over the course of a few years when trying to successfully meet the eLearning demands of various internal clients.

How To Work Effectively With eLearning Vendors

Dan Keckan

eLearning vendors are organizations that create digital learning for other corporate organizations professionally. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

11 Smart Tips to Choose the Right eLearning Vendor

Hurix Digital

eLearning is one of the top choices of enterprises all over the world to meet their training needs. What makes eLearning stand out is its virtual one-to-one model, allowing employees to progress rapidly while ensuring reduced consumption in terms of trainers, travel, etc. This blog will give you tips to choose the right eLearning vendor. Difficulties in Choosing the Right eLearning Vendor: There are a number of eLearning companies offering a range of solutions.

Tips on Writing a Great RFP for eLearning Vendors

Designing Digitally

Organizations request RFPs from several vendors who are bidding for the job. In the eLearning sector, RFPs basically outline the scope of the project, timeline, budget, and so on. It is not necessary to create RFPs for every project. The better written your RFP is, the more vendors it will attract A request for proposal (RFP) is a document that lists out the requirements of a particular job or service.

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eLearning: About External Licensing

Your Training Edge

When your organization needs eLearning programs but doesn’t have an internal program in place, external licensing of eLearning may be a good choice. Many eLearning and LMS providers offer external training that you can use as part of your organization’s learning and development program. Let’s take a basic look at external licensing, as well as discuss what you’ll need to create your eLearning program using this approach.

How to Get the Most out of Your LMS Demo

Association eLearning

If you’re in the beginning stages of selecting a learning management system (LMS) for your association, you might be feeling overwhelmed by all the choices and information from various vendors. If you and the vendor can spare an additional half an hour or more, great! Create scenarios to help guide the demo. Before your demo, provide your LMS vendor with this scenario (and any others you and your team come up with) and ask them to demonstrate these steps within the system.

Latest Trends in E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

We call online learning, e-learning, not e-training, but some vendors will have you believe that “training” is the appropriate term, rather than learning. I know this one word is creating a stir among the instructor led crew and some educators, but in education we use the term “learning”, not “training” when we are teaching students. Custom Development and LMS vendors. LMS vendors – read below.

LMS Identify

eLearning 24-7

What about a payment gateway – does the LMS vendor assist you with this or do you have to find your own? Drilling down, will provide you with additional information you need to ask and know, and as a result, even when looking at a potential vendor’s site, you will be able to see what they offer in this area. These are reports that are created by you, based on filters that you set, and are different than canned reports (come pre-set in the system).

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Latest E-Learning News and Notes

eLearning 24-7

Each person who is working on the software, has no knowledge of the vendor’s software prior to. They will need to create the best course possible and a 10 question quiz. The premise of these tools is that anyone regardless of their tech skill set can create a course. We both agree that they will have no knowledge of the software they will use to create their course. Email me with the subject “shootout&# and in the email write the name of the vendor.

7 Tips to Create Custom E-Learning Content on a Budget

Hurix Digital

However, many feel that creating custom e-learning content is an extravagant exercise and therefore, stick to the material that is readily available. You can create a custom course within your budget. Learn more about The Best eLearning Course to Fit Custom Requirements.

Product Review: Litmos LMS

eLearning 24-7

Less functionality and features than their standard counterparts, but these features may be “social learning&# , or “ability to tie a user to a course&# or “creating learning paths for each user&# or “assessment tools&# , etc. Segment as a whole is growing in terms of vendors. LMSs Segment Breakout (By the percentage of total number of vendors in each segment). Vendor: Litmos. Create a new course (built in course authoring tool).

Customer Complaints, How to Avoid the Traps

eLearning 24-7

Sometimes it is a result of the vendor, other times it is a failure of due diligence on the part of the soon to be customer. The vendor’s salesperson tells you want you want to hear. I expect nothing less from the vendor. If the vendor offers a couple of solutions, not all of those clients are going to be using the same solution – so who is using the solution like me? At one time, vendors were honest, stating “white papers&# as marketing materials.

LMS Contracts – What U Must Have, Need 2 Know

eLearning 24-7

Ahh, you have found your vendor, everything in the world is at peace. stuff): There are some very detailed information in regards to LMS contracts and this blog is not a legal representation of contracts, rather it is based on personal experience with LMS vendors. If they make changes to the contract, send it back to the vendor and have the vendor make those changes in the contract before they send it back to you.

LMS and Learning Portal Directory Plus HTML5 Course

eLearning 24-7

Latest: 303 LMS & Learning Portal Vendors. 28 free open source vendors – on 2nd tab. Vendors are listed from all over the world. List includes Lite LMSs – which is a new trend and LMS vendors who enable you only to upload their course content i.e. content created in their products into their system. They do not allow you to use any other 3rd party rapid content authoring tool vendor.

How to measure effectiveness of an eLearning Program? Here is a checklist!

Adobe Captivate

It is a challenge for training managers to ensure quality of eLearning programs that are developed by internal teams or external eLearning vendors. In this blog, we will equip training / Learning and Development managers with a benchmark checklist that helps them test effectiveness of an eLearning program. Here is the list of essential engaging techniques – an effective eLearning course should feature each or most of these techniques.

LMS Contracts – What U Must Have, Need 2 Know

eLearning 24-7

Ahh, you have found your vendor, everything in the world is at peace. stuff): There are some very detailed information in regards to LMS contracts and this blog is not a legal representation of contracts, rather it is based on personal experience with LMS vendors. If they make changes to the contract, send it back to the vendor and have the vendor make those changes in the contract before they send it back to you.

LMS Customization

eLearning 24-7

Ask and see what can be done by the vendor – Customize it! Plus many vendors will include special “customized&# options for you – and then tell you what they are – during your discussions or upon your final negotiations. Some vendors will charge you per customization. Yes I can Do it OR Maybe not… Depending on what you are seeking in a customization, some vendors will tell you that it is either doable or not.

When Misused Buzzwords Attack

Association eLearning

It’s important to realize that these can mean one thing to you and your association and something different to an eLearning vendor or instructional designer. With that said, let’s look at some common eLearning buzzwords. This is the ultimate goal of all eLearning. Is not : A combination of a bunch of good things that automatically add up to create an awesome course. Interactive. Immersive. Innovative/ Creative/ Different. Effective. All of the above.

What’s the Big Deal About Prototypes in ELearning Course Development?

CommLab India

Looking for an eLearning vendor who can meet your expectations and create an effective course within the given time and budget? Consider their prototype before you select them. Learning Technology Prototypes

"Don't Touch/Wet Paint!" - "E"-Learning Vendors Try to Go "M"

mLearning Trends

I had a good chuckle today after receiving my latest emailed copy of the eLearning Guild 's eLearningInsider update. A linked feature story in the update that immediately caught my eye was titled " Best Practices for Creating Mobile Learning Content " and clicking that link shuttled me over to SumTotal's corporate web site where I registered to download their latest mobile-related white paper.

How to Create e-Learning Modules for Employees of Small, Medium and Large Enterprises 

Hurix Digital

In this blog we talk about How to Create e-Learning Modules for Employees of Small, Medium and Large Enterprises. Creating e-Learning modules for small & medium enterprises. Creating flexible, inclusive and personalized modules.

Finding a Good Fit in Instructional Design

Experiencing eLearning

This is pretty common in instructional design and elearning roles, especially in smaller organizations. Many elearning developers are specialists; they work best when someone else provides them with a storyboard or script that they can be creative in building. An elearning developer might have deep skills in Storyline, plus moderate skills in UX, graphic design, and a little Javascript, along with a foundation of instructional design principles.

Remote Instructional Design Jobs

Experiencing eLearning

Now that most of us are staying home, even more opportunities for remote instructional design and elearning work are available. eLearning companies. Search online for “elearning vendor” or “elearning company” to start a search.

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LMS-Agnostic eLearning Should Be Your New Strategy

JCA Solutions

LMS-Agnostic eLearning Should Be Your New Strategy. Training content providers who are eager to grow revenue and expand their opportunities are embracing LMS-agnostic eLearning. That’s often a mistake. Many eLearning vendors create content that is not LMS-agnostic.

Very Impressed with the work TechSmith (i.e. Camtasia) is doing on iPad

mLearning Revolution

I a recent post, I shared 6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012 and one of those trends I listed was the need for rapid eLearning tools vendors to have a presence on mobile app stores. After all, these powerful devices are not longer just about content-consumption but some recent apps have shown we can now do amazing things around creating content, too. eLearning Mobile Learning featured

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5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

Web Courseworks

For some instructional designers the accessibility standards of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act can become a source of confusion, frustration, and anxiety during eLearning course design. However, designing and developing eLearning content that is accessible to individuals with hearing, vision, cognitive, or other disabilities doesn’t have to be a scary thing. But you can still create cool template designs, eye-catching graphics, and interesting activities for learners.

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Finding the Right Elearning Company

Learnkit

Whether you are partnering with an elearning company for the first time, or have experience working with elearning vendors for years, there are a few questions you can ask to ensure you select the right elearning company for your needs. A good elearning content vendor should feel like a natural extension of your team. Asking these 4 questions will help you navigate the waters of selecting the right elearning company for your goals.

7 Tips To Evaluate Your Resources Before Outsourcing eLearning

Infopro Learning

Are you getting ready to outsource your eLearning? In this article, I’ll share 7 tips to evaluate your assets before you outsource eLearning. How To Evaluate Your Resources Before Outsourcing eLearning. Outsourcing eLearning can help you save time and make effective use of your resources. Thorough evaluations improve eLearning ROI and ensure a smooth collaboration. Form An Outsourcing eLearning Prep Team. Evaluate Your Current eLearning Strategy.

Instructional Design vs. Instructional Development: What’s the Difference?

eLearningMind

Whether you’re working with an eLearning vendor or creating training in-house, understanding the difference between design and development helps you see the big picture. Think of the instructional designer as the lead writer for your eLearning project. Share on facebook.

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Boost Your ROI with a Better eLearning RFP

dVinci Interactive

Establishing a new eLearning vendor relationship is a complicated process. How will eLearning help your organization succeed? With an eLearning RFP, you can clearly communicate requirements, explain your priorities and list your criteria. We’ve created a simple eLearning RFP template to help you get started. DOWNLOAD ELEARNING RFP TEMPLATE . The post Boost Your ROI with a Better eLearning RFP appeared first on JPL Learning Solutions.

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The 8 Top Reasons to Opt for Custom eLearning

Infopro Learning

Custom eLearning is personalized to meet the needs of your organization. In this article, I’ll highlight 8 top advantages of custom eLearning. The 8 Top Advantages of Custom eLearning. There’s no doubt about it, custom eLearning can cost a pretty penny. You’re paying for customized eLearning content that aligns with your brand image and gives corporate learners the personalized online training they require.

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10 Reasons Every University Must Invest in Online Program Development

Hurix Digital

By investing in online program development , universities can create a distinctive brand identity, maintain financial stability, further their reach and achieve academic excellence. Online program development helps to create a next-gen digital experience.

How can elearning get easier through adaptive learning?

Creativ Technologies

There have been many advances made in the world of elearning over the years. This kind of learning involves the use of artificial intelligence and computer algorithms are used to create perfect learning materials for the learners. Blogpost eLearning adaptive learning

5 Factors to Consider in eLearning Outsourcing

Tesseract Learning

We know that today’s learners are looking for mobile, self-paced, and personalized content which can only be delivered through eLearning. You might be looking to outsource your eLearning and identifying the right partner. Factors to Consider in eLearning Outsourcing.

Professional Organizations and Career Options

Experiencing eLearning

The eLearning Guild. I have been a member of the eLearning Guild for many years. They are focused specifically on elearning. Larger companies are also more likely to have a budget to do more extensive elearning. They tend to focus on supporting faculty and coaching them to create better courses. Elearning Vendors. Elearning vendors hire instructional designers, often as subcontractors.