Should I Use an eLearning Vendor or a Freelancer?

ThinkingKap Solutions

A while back we wrote an article on finding the right eLearning partner. Among all the conversation that post generated, we’ve gotten a lot of questions about differentiating vendors from freelancers. We are a vendor, and we know (and have worked with) a lot of great freelancers. The question “which is better, eLearning vendor or a freelancer?” What’s the difference between an eLearning vendor and a freelancer? Consulting

Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team?

Illumen Group

Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team? Maybe what you really need isn’t a vendor, but rather a part-time strategic partner or developer who is there when you need them, and not when you don’t. It’s nearly impossible to staff for every role and depth of resource that a typical organization requires over the course of a few years when trying to successfully meet the eLearning demands of various internal clients.

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LMS Support: Top questions you’re not asking your LMS vendors — but should

Blue Sky eLearn

There are many important factors to consider when narrowing down the list of hundreds of vendors to your top three or four possible solutions. It’s important to ask questions that matter most to your eLearning success. Director of Business Development for Blue Sky eLearn.

Latest E-Learning News and Notes

eLearning 24-7

Each person who is working on the software, has no knowledge of the vendor’s software prior to. Email me with the subject “shootout&# and in the email write the name of the vendor. 124 vendors, inc. 1 of the 16 open source vendors that offers m-learning capabilities. 26/108 commercial vendors offer m-learning capabilities inc. Who do I like for LMS Vendors? That said, I went ahead and selected several vendors, that I like.

7 Tips To Evaluate Your Resources Before Outsourcing eLearning

Infopro Learning

Are you getting ready to outsource your eLearning? In this article, I’ll share 7 tips to evaluate your assets before you outsource eLearning. How To Evaluate Your Resources Before Outsourcing eLearning. Outsourcing eLearning can help you save time and make effective use of your resources. Thorough evaluations improve eLearning ROI and ensure a smooth collaboration. Form An Outsourcing eLearning Prep Team. Evaluate Your Current eLearning Strategy.

How Do We Find the Right eLearning Partner?

ThinkingKap Solutions

In case you’re just joining us, we started talking about whether you have the skills to create eLearning internally, in part 1. Then, whether creating eLearning internally is the right business strategy, was the focus of part 2. ” If you’ve made it this far in the series, it seems you’re still considering hiring an eLearning partner (impressive deductive reasoning, huh?). To that end, check out work samples from any prospective vendors.

Remote Instructional Design Jobs

Experiencing eLearning

Now that most of us are staying home, even more opportunities for remote instructional design and elearning work are available. As an independent consultant, I have worked from home full time since 2011. eLearning companies.

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5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

Web Courseworks

For some instructional designers the accessibility standards of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act can become a source of confusion, frustration, and anxiety during eLearning course design. However, designing and developing eLearning content that is accessible to individuals with hearing, vision, cognitive, or other disabilities doesn’t have to be a scary thing. 5) Consult Government Agency 508 Checklists.

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Tips for Working Successfully with an eLearning Partner

Association eLearning

Similarly, in eLearning, it takes a team to create a course. Three of the most common roles in any eLearning production are Project Manager (PM), Subject Matter Expert (SME), and Education Director. Sometimes these roles are filled by people outside of your associations, such as an eLearning vendor, an independent consultant, or a volunteer. Here are some best practices for managing your team and working successfully with an eLearning partner.

How will new digital accessibility regulations impact the eLearning sector?

Learning Pool

eLearning professionals who understand the benefits of creating products and services which are accessible for everyone, including people with permanent, temporary or situational impairments, have long been disappointed by the lack of engagement with digital accessibility in the eLearning sector. So, what is the new legislation and why do many people believe that it is a ‘game-changer’ for the eLearning industry? Are the regulations enough to engage the eLearning industry?

7 eLearning Experts Share Tips on How to Choose the Best Learning Management System

ProProfs

In an industry filled with so many eLearning vendors, it can be tricky to find the best deal. Nearly every solution provider you interact with will claim to have the perfect tool that can support all your eLearning needs. We asked 7 eLearning experts to share tips and best practices on how to choose the best LMS platform that would help business owners make the best eLearning decisions and simplify the procurement process.

Value from Using 3D Graphics in eLearning

PulseLearning

3D graphics, simulations, and virtual reality are starting to cross the threshold into the eLearning industry. In this article, Pulse Learning discusses how you can gain maximum value from using 3D graphics in eLearning. 3D Graphics In eLearning: Are They Really Worth Your Investment This Year? Here I discuss how you can gain maximum value from incorporating 3D graphics into your eLearning experiences. So, how to use 3D graphics in eLearning?

Professional Organizations and Career Options

Experiencing eLearning

The eLearning Guild. I have been a member of the eLearning Guild for many years. They are focused specifically on elearning. Larger companies are also more likely to have a budget to do more extensive elearning. Contract Work, Freelancing, and Consulting. I have been working as an independent consultant since 2011. Elearning Vendors. Elearning vendors hire instructional designers, often as subcontractors.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Market Differences in eLearning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, March 23, 2009 Market Differences in eLearning Im a fan of the number 42. Sreya Dutta (Instructional Design: On the road to learning ) responded to a thread in the comments about the eLearning market in India: Cammy, thanks for this interesting post. I agree with Rupa and Poonam on the elearning industry in India but there are variations too.

How to Create e-Learning Modules for Employees of Small, Medium and Large Enterprises 

Hurix Digital

Consult all relevant stakeholders and select a user-friendly interface hosted on a cloud-based training platform so that you can train, evaluate & report at the same time. Related: Top eLearning Development Companies for Enterprises & SMBs.

ASTD ICE 2009 -Impressions

Web Courseworks

I sensed some of the same vibrancy of those heady days when eLearning exhibits reached several stories high. Yes, the eLearning folks are getting their swagger back, especially newcomers like Citrix’s “ GoToTraining Beta.” I was a little disappointed that ASTD decision makers, whoever you are, did not put the eLearning vendors together. Elaine is a no-nonsense trainer, consultant, author and grandmother.

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The lost ancient art of the LMS evaluation

TalentLMS

eLearning is applicable to all kinds of industries , but individual training needs can vary a lot. To end up with the right eLearning management system, determine what your needs are. – How can eLearning help you achieve them? If you don’t have such expertise in your company, you might want to check with some corporate training consultants (though, finding a consulting firm you can trust is almost as difficult as doing the LMS evaluation yourself).

The Winners List: Learning Locker® Open Source Awards 2019

HT2 Labs

Best use of Learning Locker® for Education: Guroo Producer are an Elearning Consultancy based in Sydney, Australia focused on building immersive, self-paced and blended adaptive learning. CDSM are a large Elearning content provider and consultancy, in addition to offering Thinqi, a learner engagement platform.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Visions

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, August 01, 2007 Learning Visions Im Cammy Bean and this is my little corner of the world where I talk about instructional design and topics somewhat related to eLearning. Most of that time, Ive worked for eLearning vendors: companies that design and develop eLearning programs for a wide variety of corporate clients. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Wheres Your Center? Whos Your Master?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. eLearning vendors (those that design custom courseware) are often handed the course to be built. The sponsor says "we want this eLearning course." So the vendor scopes it out and does the design work, the storyboarding, the development work. But the bottom line is, the vendor needs to butter their bread and produce what the client has asked for.