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.

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

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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. the stated supported video formats for smartphones are simply wrong to anyone who is actually delivering video files to Apple iPhones and Windows Mobile devices).

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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.

Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

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Geared toward e-learning developers and instructional designers. The biggest problem facing the industry in the past few years are the lack of course authoring tools for e-learning developers and instructional designers. elearning maker - another product form e-doceo; screenwriting, storyboards, media inserts, selection and moving of elements plus more; a beginner could use some of the features, but a developer has some additional capabilities and flexibilities.

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.

LMS Ecosystems – The next big thing

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When you think of a learning management system you immediately focus on the features, ease of use (ideally) and more importantly how it ties directly to what you want to do in the short and long term as related to learning or learning/performance management. Maybe you see it as a component within a blended learning environment. As a result, numerous businesses started to copy its format. E-Learning 24/7.

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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Product Review: Totara

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Vendors in this space include Docebo, eFront, Litmos and of course Totara. My Learning tab – shows alerts, recent learning, upcoming events. Graphical progress bar – basically less text or funky icons that only the vendor knows what is – example, a recall one vendor using a floppy disk to represent an online course. My Learning. Recent Learning – Course title, progress bar. Learning Plans. E-Learning 24/7.

Product Review: BlueVolt

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Ability to e-mail a group of people or an individual within the product – ideal for classroom, webinars or even admin to send specific notifications without having to sent it to everyone. E-mail notifications and reminders. Mobile Learning – yes you can view it on tablets and smartphones. Social Learning – No. Offers e-commerce module: Yes. 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.

Open Source Web Conferencing Solutions – FREE

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I have a real issue with vendors who charge extra – via a license with their “partner&# or otherwise for a web conferencing – and thus ability to offer webinars, in their solution. Very very impressive, with mega features including desktop sharing, audio/video, whiteboards, along with remote administration tools, a moderating system, and a tool for importing documents in 32 different formats, integrates well with Moodle, but you do not need to have Moodle.

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

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It was within these comments, that afterwords, I decided to expand a bit plus identify other areas that I see, LMS vendors must explore – which they have not yet done so, to re-energize themselves. Thus, the LMS vendors are creating a Bogeyman – their own bogeyman, and it does not have to be that way. Majority of employees access a LMS or Learning Portal out of the workplace. Far too many LMS vendors are stuck in a rut. Social Learning.

Product Review: Mindflash.com

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E-mail specific slides to subject matter experts for review. Extensive acceptance of video formats including.mov,mp4. Quiz formats (M/C: single or multiple answer, sequencing, true/false, labeling, pics, etc.). E-Mail notifications and reminders. Terms “trainer” and “trainee” – these are instructor led terms, not e-learning. E-mail notification options – the default is off, but a quick click and then turn on.

Product Review Raptivity

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Interaction views and selections include “Bloom Taxonomy, Gagne Nine Events, Kellers ARCS model, Experimental Learning. Saving to Favorites is easy, but my Learning theories – while interesting – i.e. you can create your own learning theory – really serves no purpose. Essentials pack – comes with two Glossaries options and two FAQ – when did those become full interactive experiences that stimulate learning. Experimental Learning.

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

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As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches. While some view themselves as “social learning&# savvy, incorporating various components, others seem to see themselves as just sitting on the sidelines. LMS/LCMS vendors are following one of three approaches when it comes to social learning. Dip their feet in it – just a bit, a little here, a little there – oh and call it a full social learning platform.

E-learning News September 2010

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911 E-Learning Webinar Series Kicks Off. EST. Social Learning – C the New, the Possible, the Evolution – to register, click Social Learning Webinar. There will never be a charge to the 911 E-Learning Webinar Series, and questions are encouraged. Unison allows e-learning developers to build, test, review and publish Flash-based courses in minutes, from any computer connected to the internet. Social Learning – Collection.

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. 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. Break it Down – DATA (based on my directory of vendors).

LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

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LMS Vendors. 30% vendors offer at least one type of social media – from my latest LMS directory. Dozens of LMS vendors, had typos on their web pages, zero screens of the system, links that went nowhere and two kicked up my Firewall warning of possible privacy collection and one had a Trojan Horse (I use a hardcore firewall and A/V). Over 90% of LMS vendors had their sites available only in English; so the potential customer could not view it in any other language.

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

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Unfortunately, too many vendors in the e-learning space have failed to see the power and potential of this capability, and have decided to ignore them. However there are vendors who sell their API solution wrapped in a piece of software. SCORM Player communicating with your vendor’s solution, for example, if you were creating your own LMS and Rapid Intake’s rapid e-learning authoring tool, it includes a SCORM Player API. LMS Vendors.

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

It was within these comments, that afterwords, I decided to expand a bit plus identify other areas that I see, LMS vendors must explore – which they have not yet done so, to re-energize themselves. Thus, the LMS vendors are creating a Bogeyman – their own bogeyman, and it does not have to be that way. Majority of employees access a LMS or Learning Portal out of the workplace. Far too many LMS vendors are stuck in a rut. Social Learning.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

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LMS Vendors and Tablets Update. That said, why is this happening: A significant (over 90%) of vendors are holding off this year and at least part of next year from optimizing their solution to the iPad. But with LMS vendors jumping into the mobile learning sector, at least in some cases, it may be a tad misleading, especially with smartphones. Two years ago, lots of LMS vendors were saying their systems were browser agnostic. LMS/LCMS/CMS Vendors.

HTML5 – Let the Games Begin!

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Every month, I will providing an emerging technology that I believe will be a game changer in the e-learning industry. I call it ELGC (E-learning game changer). Improves video and audio quality – extensively – thus your Social Learning/Social Media experience has just increased infinitely; Vivemo, Blip.tv Works in the Ipad Tablet and will work in other manufacture tablets, smartphones too – M-Learning to the next level. E-Learning 24/7.

HTML5 – Let the Games Begin!

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Every month, I will providing an emerging technology that I believe will be a game changer in the e-learning industry. I call it ELGC (E-learning game changer). Improves video and audio quality – extensively – thus your Social Learning/Social Media experience has just increased infinitely; Vivemo, Blip.tv Works in the Ipad Tablet and will work in other manufacture tablets, smartphones too – M-Learning to the next level. E-Learning 24/7.

Don’t let your elearning module get lost in translation?

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These are the various problems faced while doing e-learning localization: Animations not matching voice-overs in the native language: ?Although Hence, there is a faster production of the translated version of the e-learning module.

The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

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E-Learning and all forms within are normally taken via your desktop computer and either hitting your company’s server with your browser or going to a hosted LMS vendor’s solution. If you wanted to work on creating content, for many people, the route would be and still is creating courses via a desktop based rapid e-learning authoring tool, or via your LMS/LCMS vendor’s tool (hosted or not) or via Dreamweaver or some other type of solution.

Why is HTML5 migration considered to be a wiser perspective?

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SWF refers to a small web format that is generally not compatible with the rarely-used browsers. It is a universal format free browser and platform. Enhanced online learning, including animation, multimedia content etc. E-learning is simple and easy to use and understand.

Product Review: SoftChalk 6 – Rapid Content Authoring Tool

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Easy to insert and delete learning objects. Format, Table. When you use the quiz popper, you wouldn’t use quiz group, because within the quiz group you can import quizzes or create a new batch of quizzes following the popper format. So, even if the second learning object or text has nothing to do with the activity it is connected. Image formats are.bmp.jpg,gif,png and.jpeg. Thus, the first time you see the formats is in the popup window.

E-learning Outsourcing: The 5-step Development Process

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As a training manager or somebody responsible for the training initiativesin your organization, you need to have an idea of the e-learning design and development process, when it’s outsourced to an external e-learning vendor. Having clarity on the process will yield optimum results.But dont’ worry if you have no idea of what outsourcing e-learning involves. Here is the five step e-learning development process involved in outsourcing.

Benefits of e-Learning Part 4 – Easy to update Training Content

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e-Learning Refreshes Information Instantly. e-Learning to Rescue. On the contrary, if an organization relies on e-Learning, it can not only quickly refresh the information but also dissipate it throughout the organization. Quickly refresh content: An e-Learning course which is in electronic format can be refreshed at any time without much effort by your e-Learning vendors. e-Learning Research

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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. 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. HTML5: What’s in it for E-learning. Let’s admit it!

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.

A Simple Way to Get the Most Out of Your E-Learning Tools

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E-Learning Tools from a Different Perspective. Here’s the deal, e-learning vendors make products and those products have a purpose. I always tell people to look at the e-learning applications as a means to create multimedia content and not just to create e-learning courses. In fact, years ago, I used to use PowerPoint to create posters that I’d print on large format printers. Find ideas outside of e-learning.

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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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. While I am sure that occurred at WOLC, the ones I gazed at, which were presented by vendors, had no sales pitch whatsoever, rather it was all about a specific subject tied to e-learning. Heck, one vendor I know even landed a massive deal right there at the show.

How to make compliance training effective & human-centric

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Compliance training online, as classroom training or as blended learning is essential to mitigating the risk of non-compliance. A good compliance training program and compliance learning solutions are essential tools for practitioners to build capacity in the organization.

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.

Know All about The Players in the E-learning Outsourcing Process

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The success of outsourcing in e-learning depends on the quality of people management on both sides, especially the vendor side. This blog explores the roles and responsibilities of each individual involved in e-learning outsourcing. If they provide a clear direction to the team members, their outsourced e-learning project will take off without hindrances. Trainers or Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) play a crucial role in e-learning outsourcing.

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. These factors help to choose the instructional strategy to be adopted for the course, the lesson planning, content and delivery formats.

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Less Time? Less Money? Think ELearning Authoring Tools

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In this case, it is e-learning or online training. In other words, e-learning authoring tools provide you a framework to collate all your learning objects – text, graphics, videos, and other multimedia elements into an instructionally sound format that is interactive and engaging to learners. All these form the raw material for developing your e-learning course. Investing in authoring tools or outsourcing to an e-learning vendor costs money.

Show Me the Money: Building a Rock-Solid Business Case for E-Learning

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By now hopefully your company’s leadership team has bought off on the concept of e-learning as a cost-saver. We know it reduces time spent off the job, eliminates costly travel costs to attend instructor-led training, and allows us to learn the same amount of content in a shorter amount of time. But what do you do if you’re still not getting the financial and personnel resources you need to make your e-learning projects come to life? Nano-learning or gaming?

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