eLearning Outsourcing: Why Consider It?

Upside Learning

Some months back I had posted (based on a research report by ValueNotes ) about eLearning outsourcing to India doing well and looking to grow handsomely in next 3-4 years. With over 100 clients in 12 countries, Upside Learning has been offering offshore based eLearning outsourcing development services and solutions for 6 years. Last year we were recognized as an emerging leader in training outsourcing. This post deals with the benefits of eLearning outsourcing.

eLearning Outsourcing: 5 Keys To Make It Work

Upside Learning

Some months back I wrote a couple of posts about elearning outsourcing focusing on why to outsource elearning and how to select a vendor. This post focuses on how to make outsourcing work for you. I list the elements that I feel require key focus to ensure outsourcing is delivering the goods for you now and in future. This applies to eLearning Outsourcing equally well. Use well defined Statements of Work when outsourcing eLearning projects.

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eLearning Outsourcing – How To Select A Vendor?

Upside Learning

In my last post on eLearning Outsourcing, I mentioned the various advantages of eLearning outsourcing. Most people get the benefits part pretty easily however, identifying whom to outsource to is not as easy. That experience could even turn them off to outsourcing itself, which, though logical, unfortunately is not the best for their own business. So, how to select a vendor for elearning outsourcing? Check work samples to evaluate the quality of their output.

Tips to Efficiently Manage Outsourced E-learning Projects

CommLab India

If you’ve made the decision to outsource your e-learning projects considering the benefits outsourcing provides and have made your choice of vendor after going through a checklist , you are well on the road to successful e-learning implementation. But before you pat yourself on the back, are you sure you can manage the e-learning projects successfully with your outsourcing partner? Study and understand the project scope document and the design document.

How to Outsource WordPress Development and Work with Remote Agencies

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

It documents the decided-upon scope of work and helps everyone stay on the same page. Once you sign off on this, the team draws up an ‘Effort and Estimate’ document. Our quality analysts test each module to sure everything is up to mark.

Overcoming 4 Common Concerns of Outsourcing Training

CommLab India

According to the 2015 Training Industry report , the year saw a slight increase in the average expenditure for training outsourcing: $306,683, up from $303,833 in 2014. The level of outsourcing was expected to stay relatively steady in 2016 – around 84% organizations said they expected to stay the same in the outsourcing area. Here are four objections you may face when outsourcing training and ways to overcome them. Uncertainty about the Vendor’s Expertise and Quality.

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

G-Cube

With the growing popularity and success of e-learning in the corporate circles, the need for high-quality course-ware development is ever-increasing. But the quintessential question that they have to ask themselves is how will it impact the quality of the course-ware? 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.

Proposals Second of the Seven Stages of Training Outsourcing

Training Industry

Conducting an organizational assessment prior to requesting a proposal from a training supplier is the best way to ensure success in a training outsourcing engagement and mitigate the risk of selecting the wrong partner. When you can clearly articulate what you want, you are ready to move to the second stage of the training outsourcing process- requesting quality information from a supplier. Remember, you are outsourcing processes.

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Let Go Through BPO for eLearning

Web Courseworks

As such, associations are beginning to look outside their own organization for help with service management , or outsourcing the business process (BPO). These companies help other organizations maximize processes in terms of efficiency and quality. What service management needs might an association “outsource” for eLearning? Associations that struggle, for various reasons, to provide high-quality, meaningful eLearning opportunities to their members may benefit from BPO.

Why You Should Outsource E-learning to India

CommLab India

Outsourcing the development of e-learning courses is the way to go for most organizations. With outsourcing, you don’t have to deal with staffing issues. It is tried and tested that outsourcing can make your training development a smoother process. In the last decade or so, India has emerged as the favorite destination for organizations to outsource their training needs. This allows businesses from the world over to outsource their work to India seamlessly.

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. These factors make India the preferred choice for outsourcing e-learning projects. Good communication is crucial for any outsourcing arrangement to succeed. Time zone differences are yet another challenge when outsourcing to India.

Why more businesses are outsourcing digital content creation

Aptara

Why more businesses are outsourcing digital content creation. Companies need to focus less on promotional materials and more on quality storytelling to engage and attract readers. As with any business function, rather than risk losing money and productivity, there are certain jobs that it makes more sense to outsource to a third-party vendor that are better equipped and more experienced in the field. Benefits of outsourcing content creation.

9 Reasons Why You Should Adopt Digital Content Testing

Hurix Digital

It also contributes to a better quality of work, thereby decreasing the need to fix glitches after release, leading to reduced project costs. Increased test coverage, in turn, leads to testing more features and a better quality of the application.

Tips to Choose the Ideal eLearning Content Provider for Online Training Program

Infopro Learning

High-quality online training resources are needed for the modern workforce. Sometimes outsourcing your eLearning content is the most cost-effective option. These eight tips can help you find the ideal content provider to outsource your corporate eLearning program. Evaluate their online portfolio to determine the quality of their work and the breadth of their experience. The most successful partnerships begin with documentation.

6 Tips for a Successful Offshore E-learning Partnership

CommLab India

Many of them are opting to outsource their e-learning design and development requirements to an offshore vendor. Outsourcing your e-learning requirements brings you many benefits. What qualities should you look for? A project scope document agreed and signed by both of you will be documented proof. Communication lines should be open to ensure that brainstorming and feedback leads to better quality of e-learning. eLearning Design eLearning Outsourcing

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Printing and its Impact on the Environment

Your Training Edge

A study in 2016 showed that 80% of UK businesses print documents only so they can be signed. Use electronic signing systems for your official documents. As mentioned earlier, lots of unnecessary printings in lots of businesses are caused by the printing of documents only so people can sign them. Nevertheless, there are many ways to electronically sign official documents with methods that are legally compliant. Businesses can avoid printing documents “in-house”.

What It Takes To Become A Top eLearning Content Development Company

Adobe Captivate

eBridge – our proprietary Project Management platform designed to meet corporate quality standards (we are a CMMI Level 3 certified organization) for communication and review. Implementation of standard organizational practices to develop the solutions and documentation. Creation of design specification documents. As a result, we offer one of the most effective Total Cost of Outsourcing (TCO). Significant achievements always trigger introspection for me.

Comparison Guide: Find the right type of course for your training needs

KnowledgeAnywhere

Purchasing outsourced custom courses. Sometimes the team member or members’ time is too valuable and it is better to outsource. Outsourced Custom Courses. Outsourcing custom course development will cost more than an internally produced course. What you get in return is peace of mind while an experienced team creates a quality course within your schedule. When an organization needs new courses for their online training, there are a couple of choices to consider.

4 CPD Best Practices to Improving Continuing Education Programs

EthosCE

In this article, we’ll look at best practices for improving your continuing education programs, and we also go over how you can deliver your CE through an outsourcing service. Recording documentation.

The Quickest Ways to Create Online Training Content Right Now

KnowledgeAnywhere

The world is going through rapid changes - with workers remote or long distance, it’s best to prioritize quality online training. Here are a few ideas: Upload PDFs, videos, and documents you’re already Using.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Accessibility advocate Karl Groves makes the argument that what website accessibility really boils down to is “quality of work.” An accessible website means a high-quality website. And each WCAG criterion possesses a section that documents techniques that are considered sufficient to meet it. and recognize that meeting the additional success criteria fall under the “quality of work” argument, rather than “required by law.”.

3 ways to reduce training costs while improving outcomes

Epilogue Systems

However, as a way to save money, some organizations attempt to reduce training costs by cutting training staff, decreasing the amount of training provided, or by outsourcing training efforts. Usually, these decisions result in diminished training outcomes, and/or an overall increase in organizational costs, since a lack of quality training reduces employee effectiveness. To overcome this, some companies purchase external training content, or outsource training activities.

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The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Accessibility advocate Karl Groves makes the argument that what website accessibility really boils down to is “quality of work.” An accessible website means a high-quality website. And each WCAG criterion possesses a section that documents techniques that are considered sufficient to meet it. and recognize that meeting the additional success criteria fall under the “quality of work” argument, rather than “required by law.”.

Elevate Your Management Skills: Quick Start Guide to Training Your Employees Yourself

Mindflash

The benefits of informal training include ramping up the number and quality of conversations surrounding improving performance, streamlining processes, and getting results. With such LMS’ it’s straightforward to convert an existing training document, job aid, slide deck or video into a compelling online training course with quizzes , tie-ins to social media , and other ways to engage the learner. And When it’s Time to Outsource Training….

Creativity within Constraints: When Cost, Resource Scarcity, or Deadlines Make Effective Elearning Seem Out of Reach

The Learning Dispatch

There’s a need to train employees in business processes; there’s a desire to create training that’s professional, high-quality, and engaging; there’s a push to train employees so organizations can achieve their goals. After all, even when in-person training is embodied in a mediocre presentation and poor-quality handouts, there’s always the chance it can be saved by a brilliant instructor. So Make Sure Your Interaction Catalog is a Living Document. Consider Outsourcing.

22-Point Checklist: Hire the Right WordPress Development Company

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

Their Github profile can give an insight into their quality of work. Discuss code quality and the testing process that they follow. Discuss documentation & briefing the internal team. Ensure that there’s a balance of expense and quality of work.

22-Point Checklist: Hire the Right WordPress Development Company

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

Their Github profile can give an insight into their quality of work. Discuss code quality and the testing process that they follow. Discuss documentation & briefing the internal team. Ensure that there’s a balance of expense and quality of work.

New Corporate Structure for New Economy

The Performance Improvement Blog

Much of the work that these companies used to do by being vertically integrated can now be done by outsourcing and using contingent workers. See the following table from a WordPress marketing document. This would be an organization that allows everyone to learn continuously and contribute, to the best of their ability, to the quality of the work environment and the success of the business.

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Top 5 eLearning Skills for 2011

eLearning Weekly

They will have a small budget to outsource some work, but even those dollars might be reallocated for new software or video equipment, which could make the elearning duties easier. I know managers include those references in job descriptions now simply because the last document did. What are the skills you need to land an elearning job? Working in elearning taps into many skill sets.

Maximizing Your Medical Continuing Ed Program with Limited Staff

EthosCE

What’s more, it can take time for the new employee to get up to speed in terms of productivity, factoring in errors and reduced work quality along the way. With these problems in mind, are you aware that your internal staff issues can be alleviated with a professional outsourcing service?

6 Key Benefits of Using Automated PDF to ePUB Converters

Kitaboo

PDF and ePUB (electronic-publishing) are the two main document formats supported by most devices. Gives more online selling opportunities along with quality eBook conversion in terms of formatting, design, and validation.

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Improving law firm performance through content technology

Aptara

As technology continues to accelerate companies' ability to deliver faster, higher quality services, customers' expectations are growing. Or they can limit internal support and risk creating a larger room for error, slower turnaround and lower quality. Document review technologies. Furthermore, nearly a quarter of upper-tier firms outsourced non-legal services to third-party providers. Saves time: Outsourcing ensures quick turnaround. . Document Processing.

Best Practices in Editorial Project Management for Publishers

Hurix Digital

In-house and external project managers: Traditionally, editorial project management was mainly done in-house, but given the complexities of the tasks involved, many companies are now outsourcing the entire project management or keeping certain aspects, for example, design and creating type specifications, in-house, and hiring external project managers to manage other tasks such as editing, proofreading, indexing and formatting. What is Editorial Project Management?

An Unfiltered Look at what goes into Building a Successful WordPress plugin

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

Development, debugging, quality analysis, working on plugin compatibility, etc. The team goes through its complete documentation to check the standards and requirements. And then it was sent in to do quality analysis. Quality analysis is done in stages.

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SME Interactions Simplified

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For instance, reviewing documents can take up long hours. Instead of the SME going through the entire length of a document, one can have a summary reviewed. Another way is to highlight only those portions in a document that require reviewing, keeping the rest of the document in grey – to make sure that a quick look into the highlighted portions is all that is required. When maintained well, it ensures the quality and effectiveness of any learning course.

How to make remote leadership development work for your business

CLO Magazine

Technology: Expand your technical support, not just with video call software or chat tools, but with learning-specific resources, like on-demand videos and easily accessible documents.

Go Global by Thinking Local: Delivering Online Training Courses in Multiple Languages

Mindflash

Fully immerse learning experiences may require any special objects integrated in the training—documents, video, audio, and graphics—to be localized, too. Or, go full tilt and outsource to a company that specializes in localization services. It makes most sense to outsource your project if it is large and complex (localizing in several languages simultaneously, creating localized graphics/audio/video, specialized work by software and QA engineers, etc.)