Choosing an E-learning Vendor? Review this Checklist First

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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. The best way to do this is to focus on some key areas of e-learning development and ask the right questions from a potential e-learning vendor.

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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Learning System Buyer’s Guide

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The problem today is when you surf the web, you see all these guides written by content marketers, not experts in L&D or training or learning systems or even e-learning. Always check out the learning system, ask the right questions (which is in this guide), drill them.

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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.

Y R Some Vendors confused about e-learning?

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Are there vendors in the e-learning space who lack basic understanding around e-learning? Lastly, if the vendors, organizations and firms whose whole background, expertise and existence is tied to e-learning and they themselves are not fully understanding it, does this bode well for the industry as a whole? (I’ll E-Learning is E-Learning and not some magical dust. Hello, it fits under e-learning.

Best of the Best – Extended Enterprise or multi-tenant LMSs

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Just because a system lists itself as an extended enterprise does not mean it comes with multiple domains (which with some vendors includes customized) nor with multiple portals or my preferable term – “multi-tenant” You may see an “extended enterprise” which not only refers to the company’s employees, but also their customers and channel partners. It goes to Number 11 (Spinal Tap reference). E-commerce included. E-Learning 24/7.

Social Learning – What’s the Point? Time to turn the tables on the naysayers

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That is what one senior exec said to me, the other day when it came to social learning. For vendors, they could make it happen and generate revenue. Even with slideshare, you can actually post e-books and other documents, so it follows suit in a system. Expand it, so that e-books, documents, audio files can be viewed on e-book readers, if it is ePub (the most used format, and recognized with every e-reader, sans Kindle) it will work. E-Learning 24/7.

Product Review: Saba Social

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So, when I went and checked out Saba Social, Saba’s new social learning platform, I had very low expectations. Bookmark feature is interesting, but with this one item – Saba’s past UI issues appear – too bad, it has an spin on the bookmark concept.epub file upload that worked, which is rarely seen in any file acceptance of other social learning systems and even the majority of e-learning solutions to begin with. Learning. Learning.

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E-Learning Early Indicators

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That smartphones were the answer to mobile learning. Vendors were saying, lets “wait on those&# or “our customers are not requesting them, so we are holding off&#. Social learning? Apparently, the potential customers and even clients are speaking and those vendors are listening. Not just a few vendors, the industry as a whole. A significant number of vendors, reported higher revenue and sales numbers in 2010, then in 2009. 2 Mobile Learning.

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E-learning Implementation: Major Hurdles and Possible Solutions

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Gone are the days of micromanaging how employees learn and work. Today’s workforce appreciates learning at its pace and time. So, you decide that e-learning implementation is the answer to effective training. Unfortunately, it is impossible to turn into an e-learning hero overnight, just by championing its cause. There are a lot of challenges faced by corporate training teams when it comes to successful e-learning implementation.

Why You Should Outsource E-learning to India

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Developing your e-learning course in-house might seem like a good idea. Outsourcing the development of e-learning courses is the way to go for most organizations. You gain the benefit of the immense skill and experience of the e-learning development company. By utilizing the time-zone difference between your country and the offshore e-learning vendor, you can significantly reduce the development time, resulting in quicker turnarounds.

World of Learning Conference Review

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There is a saying here in the United States, in reference to the days of miners seeking fame – “There is gold in them (sic) hills” For a few such miners a fortune soon came, while others received only rocks, bad tasting beverages and doctors who used whiskey as an antiseptic. Because those who were fortunate to attend the World of Learning Conference, everywhere they looked was a nugget of gold, especially those who used the dynamite technique of e-learning.

6 Tips for a Successful Offshore E-learning Partnership

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Organizations the world over are adopting e-learning to train their workforce. 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. An offshore company with expertise in e-learning development will give you instant access to a panel of experts who will help your e-learning initiative.

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Checkpoints That’ll Keep Your Outsourcing Fears at Bay

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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. The first concern would be the expertise of the vendor in developing e-learning projects. Ask for samples: Address this concern by asking the vendor to develop a sample prototype based on your requirements. This legally binds the vendor to ensure confidentiality is maintained.