Choosing an E-learning Vendor? Review this Checklist First

CommLab India

If you have decided to buy your e-learning course or outsource it to a customized e-learning solutions provider, the next step is to choose a reliable e-learning vendor. You have to choose carefully because there are many companies out there claiming to provide quality e-learning. Before choosing an outsourcing partner, it is important to check whether the vendor has a qualified team in place.

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

CommLab India

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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In-House or Outsourcing eLearning development

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Let’s face it, making the decision of in-house or outsourcing depends on several factors. Apart from that, it’s also worth noting that before outsourcing your e-learning development to a vendor, you also need to consider some factors.

6 Things To Consider When Outsourcing Custom e-Learning

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One of the benefits of outsourcing your custom e-learning to online training vendors is because it’s cost-effective and can guarantee you of higher ROI. Apart from that, e-learning vendors can also offer you top-notch content at a fast turnaround time.

6 Questions to Ask Before Choosing an E-learning Vendor [Infographic]

CommLab India

If you have decided to outsource your e-learning courses to a custom e-learning solutions provider, the next step is to choose a reliable vendor. But the problem is choosing the right vendor as there are many companies who claim to do justice to your investment in e-learning projects. In this context, you will be greatly confused about selecting the right e-learning outsourcing vendor.

How Do E-learning Vendors Price Their Services

CommLab India

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.

Advantages of Outsourcing E-learning Development

CommLab India

When it comes to developing online training modules for employees, organizations are left with the option of either building it in-house or outsourcing the work. To develop effective training modules, it is important they are customized to meet the distinct learning needs of the workforce. Creating and maintaining e-learning in-house can be an important investment for employee development and your brand’s future. eLearning Design eLearning Outsourcing

Deriving the Best out of E-learning Outsourcing: Creating Impactful Courseware

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With the growing popularity and success of e-learning in the corporate circles, the need for high-quality course-ware development is ever-increasing. G-Cube works with many organizations, assisting them to develop e-courses for their varying needs. Looking into our rich and varied experience, we bring forth some ways that the e-learning vendor can ensure content quality – considering large volumes and strict timelines. e-Learning

E-learning Outsourcing: 4 Criteria for Decision-making

CommLab India

Is your organization struggling to decide whether to develop e-learning courses in-house or outsource them? To create e-learning courses, you need to understand the phases of analysis, design & development, implementation and evaluation. If organizations know the process well, they can decide which components can be developed in-house and which pieces can be outsourced, based on the expertise and infrastructure they have.

Outsourcing E-learning: Benefits for Corporate Training

CommLab India

E-learning can prove to be the right training choice for any organization, if it is implemented correctly; however, that’s easier said than done. The reality is that training managers face innumerable challenges in e-learning implementation. “E-learning E-learning doesn’t just ‘happen’! Meeting the training demands of different sectors in the hospitality industry is only possible through a custom e-learning solution. Outsourcing.

Four Reasons to Outsource Your E-learning

CommLab India

However, with new business outlets come new employees who must learn about its existing customers and transactional processes. They must also learn/know what items the outlet sells and about the latest food products. They have a very strong in-house e-learning design team but lack the expertise to develop such large-scale courseware. Outsource e-learning development. An eLearning vendor works with numerous clients at a time.

Whom Should You Outsource Healthcare Product Training To?

CommLab India

“The important thing about outsourcing or global sourcing is that it becomes a very powerful tool to leverage talent, improve productivity and reduce work cycles.” Then, try to outsource your healthcare product training. Well, deciding to go for outsourcing is quite easy, but finding the right vendor to meet your training needs is a bit difficult. Nevertheless, it’s not that complex, if you check for these competencies in training vendors.

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

CommLab India

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

CommLab India

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. Ample Scope for Customization. Want to know more about e-learning outsourcing?

LMS Nightmares

eLearning 24-7

In this scary version, the LMS vendor is holding off implementing the Tin Can API until they see how it plays out. This is the same fear mind you, of two years ago, when you asked vendors if they were going to focus on mobile learning with tablets. ” Here are some reasons I think why vendors are holding off: Time. Whether you see that as good, bad or indifferent, the reality is that you (vendor) has to listen and pay attention to what is happening in the space.

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Outsourcing E-learning Projects to India: 8 Points to Consider [Infographic]

CommLab India

Today, e-learning is being adopted by several organizations to train their staff. A few companies develop their online training programs in-house and host them on their LMS, while many others prefer to outsource these activities; and if you have made a decision to outsource your e-learning project to India, you have made the right choice. Indian e-learning vendors understand these aspects and provide cost effective e-learning solutions.

Checkpoints That’ll Keep Your Outsourcing Fears at Bay

CommLab India

Let’s say a company wants to outsource its e-learning project to a vendor but the shocking stories of outsourcing experiences gone sour compel them to think twice. They are taking baby steps in the outsourcing route and it is natural for them to have concerns. The first concern would be the expertise of the vendor in developing e-learning projects. It will give you an insight into the projects the vendor has handled earlier.

Latest Trends in E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Twice a year I will be providing some trends that I am seeing in the e-learning market. This one trend really is an irritation to me, because the term “training” is showing up rather than “learning”, which is the standard term as it relates to online learning (see it already?). 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.

Why Experience is Important When Choosing An E-learning Outsourcing Partner?

CommLab India

So, you have decided to outsource your e-learning project and are searching for the right vendor. There are more than 1000 vendors out there and making a choice is difficult. The choice of vendor will depend on many factors and you will select someone who will be able to provide you the expertise, has domain and industry knowledge and can provide strong references. Usually these parameters are met by a vendor who has considerable experience.

8 Crucial Points To Consider When Outsourcing E-Learning ProjectsTo India

CommLab India

Are you outsourcing your e-learning project to India? India, with its large number of English speaking professionals and ability to offer a better turnaround time has emerged the preferred destination for outsourcing e-learning projects. Your e-learning vendor has to understand these aspects while providing you access to experienced talent, quick turnaround, and cost savings. Indian vendors can provide this expertise.

LMS Stories – Fantasy or Reality?

eLearning 24-7

Dragons and knights aren’t heading down the e-learning path. As I have noted numerous times, if you listen to vendors, everyone loves their system, they have retention rates in the plus 90%, yet, somehow the number one thing they hear is that people are looking for a new system, they are unhappy with their current system. If everyone is content with your system, and there are 450-500 vendors out there, then how is it, people are leaving? E-Learning 24/7.

SharePoint – Social Learning Savior?

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In today’s corporate world, you can not toss a rock in any direction without someone mentioning SharePoint as the glorious solution for social learning and in many cases a LMS. The social learning savior or a hero waiting to save the learner in distress? It is a constant evolution of customization, plugins, coding language, etc. If not, and you are planning on implementing SharePoint for your social learning success, here are a few reminders, before you dive right in.

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

CommLab India

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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Emerging technologies & challenges in e-Learning content creation: Global resourcing to rescue

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The dynamics of e-Learning Industry have recently witnessed swift changes due to emergence of new technologies in recent past. Emerging Platforms - Pressure on e-Learning Development. The emergence of new technologies requires the organizations to quickly arrange for skilled workforce that can develop quality e-Learning content on the new platforms to satisfy the Learners’ needs. e-Learning Tools & Technologies

E-learning Project Management – Advice from an In-house Expert

CommLab India

We all know that good project management is the key to the success of an outsourced e-learning initiative. To find out, I talked to a project management expert at CommLab India, an organization that has been in the business of providing technology-enabled learning solutions since 2000. Rajesh is an e-learning veteran and has handled hundreds of online course development projects successfully. How should firms get started with an e-learning project?

14 Best Practices for Successful E-learning Implementation

CommLab India

E-learning is no exception. Here is our compilation of 14 best practices to ease your e-learning implementation efforts, gleaned from years of experience in the e-learning field. Identify your e-learning needs. As a first step, identify your training needs that can be met with e-learning. Have a formal process to collect and document e-learning needs. Assess e-learning readiness in your organization.

Challenges and Solutions of E-learning Implementation – Part 2

CommLab India

In Part 1 of this blog, we discussed the initial steps of e-learning implementation in large organizations such as managing employee resistance to this new mode of training, choosing appropriate topics for training, and sourcing content. Further steps for successful e-learning implementation will be discussed in this blog. Finding the Right Blend of E-learning. The other option is to buy courses from vendors. Choosing the Right E-learning Vendor.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

As we reach the first anniversary of this blog’s introduction, we thought we’d take stock and figure out how things are going by revisiting our list of predictions for enterprise mobile learning in 2010. Indeed, many traditional eLearning vendors ventured into the market though not in the volume or with the fanfare we had postulated twelve months ago. Others vendors will quickly follow/respond. A.K.A. How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out!