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.

6 Tips To Use Your LMS Consulting Recommendation List To Find The Right LMS Vendor

eLearning Industry

So you’ve completed your free LMS consultation and are armed with a shortlist of viable LMS options. In this article, I share 6 top tips to use your LMS consulting recommendation list to find the right LMS vendor. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS Selection LMS VendorsWhat now?

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5 Ways To Vet LMS Vendors After Employing Free LMS Consulting Services

eLearning Industry

Free consultation is a beautiful thing, because it saves you money and gives you a game plan. In this article, I discuss 5 ways to vet LMS vendors after employing free LMS consulting services. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems LMS RFI LMS RFP LMS Selection LMS VendorsNow that you have a list of recommendations, how do you find the right people to work with?

How to Write an RFP for LMS Vendors

Web Courseworks

An RFP, or Request for Proposal, allows you to outline what you are looking for in your ideal Learning Management System vendor and creates a standardized form or checklist for all would-be vendors to follow.

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In Vendor Selection, See the Big Picture

InsiderHub

The vendor selection process is never as easy or as simple as it should be. Selecting the “right” business vendor starts with having a thorough understanding of your organization’s real business needs. What will this vendor selection mean for the next year?

7 Tips To Estimate The Ideal Number Of Users To Get A More Accurate LMS Consulting

eLearning Industry

Before you enlist the aid of a trained LMS consultant, you need to know how many users you must accommodate. This article features 7 top tips to estimate the ideal number of users and get a more accurate LMS consulting. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems LMS RFI LMS RFP LMS Selection LMS Vendors

6 Tips To Define Your Must-Have LMS Features Prior To Your Free LMS Consulting

eLearning Industry

This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS Features LMS Selection LMS VendorsIt’s easy to generate a list of mandatories for your LMS, and you’ll probably end up with hundreds. But how do you decide what goes on the list in the first place, and which LMS features can go by the wayside?

LMS Consulting Follow-Up: 8 Tips To Use An LMS Software Directory To Research Your Top LMS Choices

eLearning Industry

This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS Selection LMS VendorsYou have your personalized LMS recommendation list and you are ready to make your selection. Is there a way to use an online LMS directory to research your top LMS choices and find the LMS that offers the best value for money?

The 8-Step Guide To Successful LMS Vendor Selection

eLearning Industry

LMS consulting can help you find the right system for your budget and online training needs. This article features a step-by-step look at how to choose the best LMS vendor for your online training program. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS RFI LMS RFP LMS Selection

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.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Innovation was stagnant and most vendor effort was invested in stealing customers from one another. The cloud enables new LMS vendors to create and support one product that all customers use providing economies of scale in research, customer support and required investment capital.

EL247?s Vendors 2 View Guide @ #ASTD2014

eLearning 24-7

” Seriously though, a lot of people ask me what vendors to see or what vendors I look at, etc. Tweets will be tied to anything – a product that I find interesting that is new or strikes me on the super wow scale, a product or products that I find missed the mark or are underwhelming, feedback from folks wallking the floor and from vendors. The vendors that I list below in my guide, are across the board. If the vendor is not listed it could mean.

LMS: Further Due Diligence

Your Training Edge

You can probably take a deep breath after your selection of LMS vendors has been made. But you most certainly want to review the contracts yourself, especially if the legal counsel was not involved in vendor selection. Along those lines, request a project plan from your vendor, as well.

3 Major Misconceptions about ELearning

LearnDash

While many people (including myself) contest that elearning is a viable solution for organizations large and small, there are some unfortunate misconceptions regarding elearning that decrease its effectiveness. Elearning Development & Management is Part-Time Work.

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. What eLearning development tool will they use?

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

But the industry’s unbridled expansion started to lose steam a couple of years ago, when vendors began seeking growth through acquisition. And as vendors focus more heavily on gaining market share dominance, buyers should prepare for further M&A confusion, uncertainty and disruption.

April Big Question - Content Vendor Value

Tony Karrer

Since I'm likely not going to be blogging for about a week starting Friday, I thought I'd get an early jump on this month's Big Question from LCB - ILT and Off-the-Shelf Vendors - What Should They Do? As a content vendor providing training (Instructor Led or eLearning), you are naturally having to compete with each person's ability to find information via a Google search or through access to a service like Safari (which makes all of the O'Reilly books fully searchable).

Do We Have the Skills to Build eLearning Internally?

ThinkingKap Solutions

You have this same decision to make if you want to build eLearning. Now, considering that we’re a training vendor, you may think, “Obviously, you’re going to say I should outsource eLearning. You see, there’s a lot that goes into creating a great eLearning course.

eLearning: xAPI is Geek Free and Ready to Go

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Here's the evidence:  Four leading courseware development tools have adopted the specification, putting the creation of xAPI statements within reach of the average elearning instructional designer/developer. eLearning xAPI

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What Factors Are Shaping the LMS Market? 2018 Learning Systems FAQ

Talented Learning

As an independent learning systems consultant , I’m often asked to share my opinion about what’s happening in the LMS market. Of course, no vendor can innovate effectively in all areas at once, so each chooses matters most in its niche.

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You Just Selected a Shiny New LMS. Great! Now What?

Talented Learning

As learning systems consultants , we’ve seen our share of organizations abandon LMS platforms that once seemed like ideal solutions. You’ve likely endured heated internal discussions, unwelcomed vendor surprises during demos and unforeseen contractual confusion.

When Will You Go Live? 7 Tips To Calculate Your LMS Implementation Timeline

eLearning Industry

Are you getting a free LMS consultation, but aren’t sure of your LMS implementation schedule? This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems Learning Management System Implementation LMS Selection LMS VendorsIn this article, I share 7 tips to estimate how much time it’s going to take to implement your new LMS from start to finish.

Preparing for DevLearn09 - Part 4 - FREE Consulting

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

So why not get over 1000 eLearning pros to review your latest project and give you the BEST feedback? We also use it to screen out vendors who may see this as an opportunity to sell to you or "win" something that will help promote a product or service.

Finding a Good Fit in Instructional Design

Experiencing eLearning

This is pretty common in instructional design and elearning roles, especially in smaller organizations. Many elearning developers are specialists; they work best when someone else provides them with a storyboard or script that they can be creative in building.

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. Do you have a helpful story about working with an eLearning partner (no names please)?

Five Reasons to Apply for eLearning Awards

Web Courseworks

This managing eLearning blog’s mission is to inform managers about emerging topics and to impart advice concerning becoming a better leader and manager. As many of you know, I am a crossover corporate eLearning consultant and vendor.

eLearning too Expensive? A Solution for Every Budget

Bottom-Line Performance

Some companies think the cost of eLearning is ONLY driven by the quality of the images, audio, visual, and complex interactions. The more “fancy” multimedia eLearning has, the more expensive it will be. e-Learning ROI budgeting elearning roi scope change

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The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

This “Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning” provides practical steps for ensuring your online training fosters a welcoming experience for all of your learners, whether they are team members, clients, or the public. . What Is Elearning? What do we mean by “elearning”?

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)

Learnnovators

That’s why the instigators of the Serious eLearning Manifesto banded together; too few people were applying good formal learning principles! The eLearning community is headed for more collaboration and less formal instruction. The experiences of people who attended EDUC 689 – an informal course on ‘Designing for Informal Learning’ – before, during, and after the class in the form of 140-character tweets that they shared with the readers of eLearn Magazine. .

Must-Haves in Your eLearning Project Management Toolbox

eLearning Brothers

She was responsible for leading a core working team of about 12 people and consulted regularly with the ever-increasing group of stakeholders. She provided us with lists of deliverables and reminded us to submit documents and requirements to the vendor. Guest blog post by Liz Sheffield.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

This “Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning” provides practical steps for ensuring your online training fosters a welcoming experience for all of your learners, whether they are team members, clients, or the public. . What Is Elearning? What do we mean by “elearning”?

Let Go Through BPO for eLearning

Web Courseworks

BPO: Managing Services & Association eLearning. Companies such as Accenture , GP Strategies and Web Courseworks offer external consulting and implementation solutions to businesses with needs ranging from IT services , training, and recruitment.

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

Often, these posts have 287 or more responses from LMS vendors, each claiming they offer the best solution, given the overwhelming evidence provided in the original 2-sentence help request. They’ve hit a wall with features that don’t accomplish what a vendor promised.

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Successfully Implement Your Learning Management System (Includes Webinar Recording & Slides)

Adobe Captivate

On November 29, I presented a 60 minute session on how to efficiently implement an LMS, based on my experience during 30+ implementations I’ve led or consulted on for clients and former employers. If you’d like to get to know other professionals in e-learning and learning technology, create an account on the Adobe Elearning blog or join the 2,300 members of LinkedIn group Learning Management System (LMS) Administrators.

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A showdown between quality eLearning and rapid development? #ASTD2014

Web Courseworks

This week, Managing eLearning features another guest post from Andy Hicken, Web Courseworks’ Product Innovation Specialist. The free food is positioned in the back of the capacious expo hall to force the hungry throngs past the vendors’ booths.