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.

5 Must have Qualities of an E-learning Vendor [Infographic]

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However, 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? Well, here is an infographic on the 5 must have qualities of an e-learning vendor.

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Working With E-Learning Vendors: Evaluating Responses to Your RFP

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Now, let’s look at some tips on how to sift through all of the information you will get back from the vendors. The best time to think about how you want to evaluate vendors is when you are creating the RFP, so you don’t forget to ask the vendors for something you need. It can seem overwhelming to decide which vendor best meets your needs. This tells you which criteria is most important and can help you find the vendor that best meets needs. Vendor A.

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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.

Effective Ways to Evaluate and Decide an E-learning Vendor Outsourcing [Infographic]

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Many organizations want to outsource their e-learning projects. But, selecting the right e-learning services provider from hundreds of vendors is the most important concern. Organizations are also worried about the quality of output, expertise of the provider, their confidentiality procedures, commitment in meeting timelines, etc. Related Posts Why Experience is Important When Choosing An E-learning Outsourcing Partner?

Latest Trends in E-Learning

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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.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

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They involved talent management, “hello and goodbye” with vendors, social learning, upswing in mobile learning, new feature sets in the authoring tool space, flat lining in web conferencing and standalone platforms. LMSs/LCMS/CMS/learning platforms in commercial and open space continued their presence. For the mobile learning space – it is a necessity. GestureTek develops motion control for tablets, e-readers, smartphones and televisions.

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. Ekiga – VOIP and Web Conferencing, HD Quality – nice! some ppl love it, others say the quality is fair. Tags: Open Source Uncategorized e-learning e-learning vendors elearning web conferencing webinars web meetings

Web Conferencing 101 – The Basics

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Web conferercing continues to be hot, but it is not as easy as just selecting vendor x or y, rather to find the best solution, it is important to identify certain items and features before moving forward. . event management, e-commerce (if available), audio conferencing and how it works with web conferencing vendors, who is in the tablet space, and my personal picks. For the vendors who offer this option, they go about it in a couple of ways. E-Learning 24/7.

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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.

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.

Web Conferencing: Features U must Have and Nice Options

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It used to be that every WC vendor went the seats route. Typically with licenses - a lot of vendors do not enable you to have the multiple rooms at the same time – i.e. the multiple seminars going on at the same time offer. Really it comes down to what else does your vendor provide, what type of agreement you are seeking, features, what do you want to do with your webinar – web conferencing solution. Number of frames, Quality. E nd of story.

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In-House or Outsourcing eLearning development

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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. You need to opt for a vendor that is reliable and proficient enough to meet the training needs of your company.

The Lesser-known Benefits of Outsourcing E-learning to India

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If you are planning to implement e-learning in your organization and decide to outsource its design and development work, then your first preference must be India. You can find the answer from some of the following lesser-known benefits that Indian e-learning partners offer to overseas organizations. However, it is simply not the numbers, but more importantly the quality of talent is quite remarkable. High-Quality in Quick Time.

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. But the quintessential question that they have to ask themselves is how will it impact the quality of the course-ware? G-Cube works with many organizations, assisting them to develop e-courses for their varying needs. For any e-learning vendor, interaction with SMEs is often the first and most crucial step.

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.

5 Practical Tips to Minimize Your Online Training Outsourcing Budgets

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Though a major chunk of training has moved online, learning and development teams still face a major crunch in their budgets. E-learning outsourcing in hard dollar terms. Outsourcing your eLearning requirements to the vendor who follows systematic processes, will decrease your online training budgets. Confining your learning design for the definite learning outcomes will set the scope, thereby reducing unnecessary costs.

Product Review: SoftChalk 6 – Rapid Content Authoring Tool

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Easy to insert and delete learning objects. So, even if the second learning object or text has nothing to do with the activity it is connected. One of the irritants with RCATs and frankly many e-learning vendors in assessment and other groups, is that you have no idea what image format is acceptable, until you go into the select image function. Why.bmp is higher quality its downside is kbs, which can impact speed to view the page. E-Learning 24/7.

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.

Tips to Efficiently Manage Outsourced E-learning Projects

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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? Clearly spell out your quality expectations .

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

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

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e-Learning Refreshes Information Instantly. But the impact of this on the quality training can be observed by supervisors in operational areas because employees are sent to work with insufficient knowledge, causing loss of productivity and quality. 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.

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. Quality Check and Analysis.

Outsourcing the translation of your e-learning courses? Get the prep work right

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Are you considering translating your e-learning courses? As an e-learning vendor with 15 years of experience and translation expertise, we at CommLab suggest you outsource your translation services to a vendor who has the required expertise to produce multiple language versions of e-learning courses. The vendors will have set processes in place that ensure quality. Advantages of outsourcing to Indian e-learning partners.

The 5 Myths of Rapid E-Learning Revisited

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I came into rapid e-learning from the world of Authorware and Flash where building courses took a lot of time and cost a lot more money. As soon as I asked that question, I heard all of the bellyaching from our Flash developers and most of the custom e-learning vendors we hired. They felt threatened and raised all sorts of concerns about the future of the industry and the fate of e-learning. Myth 1: Rapid E-Learning Is Crapid E-Learning!

Outsourcing E-learning: Benefits for Corporate Training

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

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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.

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.

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

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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. Ideally, you should have a checklist of qualities that will help you make your choice. 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.

E-learning Outsourcing: 4 Criteria for Decision-making

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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. For e-learning development, you need the skill-sets of: subject matter expertise, instructional design, graphic design, content development, project management, testing, and quality assurance.

14 Best Practices for Successful E-learning Implementation

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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.

Overcoming 4 Common Concerns of Outsourcing Training

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Even though the market for learning and training outsourcing is doing quite well, organizations still hesitate to outsource their training requirements due to various reasons such as concerns on: The quality of work. Uncertainty about the Vendor’s Expertise and Quality. Objection: You may have concerns about the vendor’s expertise in learning design. You may also be concerned about the real-time experience of the vendor in corporate training.

5 Aspects That Make Outsourcing E-learning to India a Big Hit

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The secret of Kevin’s success – outsourcing his e-learning project to a reputed firm in India. How Does Outsourcing E-learning Projects to India Help Get Good Courses,Cheap? E-learning Development Costs are Low. A study by McKinsey and Company showed that organizations can save up to 35% to 45% on the development of a 60-minute online course, by outsourcing their e-learning development projects to the South Asian country.

The Fantastic Four – Factors That Help Keep your E-learning Outsourcing Costs Under Control

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You wanted to reduce your e-learning development cost, that’s why you thought of outsourcing. E-learning companies that use the agile e-learning development process, develop short courses, offer translation services, and work with rapid authoring tools can keep online learning development costs under control. Let’s check how these four aspects play a key role in saving e-learning outsourcing costs.

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.

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.

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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Video, Mobile: E-Learning consumers respond

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Thus if you sent out 100 surveys/questionnaires, anything less than 93 being returned was not of scientific quality. The E-Learning 24/7 latest survey is all about e-learning and more importantly learning management systems. 484 respondents who completed every question, 40% corporate, 30% education, 8% non-profit, o% from association and 22% e-learning vendors (those were extracted from the below results and will be seen in a future blog).

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. Typically, they take the responsibility of coordinating with the e-learning provider.

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.