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?

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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A welcome to Elearnity Vendor Perspectives

Clive on Learning

UK-based learning and talent analysts Elearnity have come up with a new service geared specifically to the UK and European e-learning market. Called Vendor Perspectives (slightly ironic as 'vendor' is very much a US expression, where we tend to say 'supplier') the service provides intelligence about available solutions to potential buyers in all the usual product and service categories, including custom content providers, authoring tools, learning management platforms, etc.

3 Points To Keep In Mind When Outsourcing Flash To HTML5 Conversion

Dan Keckan

Flash is all but dead, and HTML5 is the new gold standard of eLearning courses. In order to convert their legacy Flash course, an organization needs to either hire an in-house team or outsource it to an eLearning vendor. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Finding the Right Elearning Company

Learnkit

Whether you are partnering with an elearning company for the first time, or have experience working with elearning vendors for years, there are a few questions you can ask to ensure you select the right elearning company for your needs. A good elearning content vendor should feel like a natural extension of your team. Asking these 4 questions will help you navigate the waters of selecting the right elearning company for your goals.

10 Course Management Tools

Ed App

Managing your online course materials is a lot easier now than it ever has been, thanks to the continuous advancement of course management tools. Here, we’ve handpicked some of the best course management tools to consider for your next employee training.

Planning to Switch to eLearning? Here are Your Options!

Adobe Captivate

You have decided to switch to eLearning to meet the ever-growing training needs in your organization. eLearning Suite eLearning this week "Elearning authoring tools" eLearning Options eLearning vendors ILT to eLearning Off-the-shelf courses PowerPoint Rapid Authoring rapid elearning rapid elearning authoring toolsThat’s good, but what are the options available in that case.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). In recent years, with the inclusion of various features in Flash and the vast installation base of Flash Player amongst internet users, Flash has become be first choice for eLearning development and delivery over web. Should you be using rapid authoring tools?

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). In recent years, with the inclusion of various features in Flash and the vast installation base of Flash Player amongst internet users, Flash has become be first choice for eLearning development and delivery over web.

Why companies need elearning solutions?

Creativ Technologies

Elearning was although a valuable tool for companies earlier, after the Covid-19 it took unprecedented importance. The companies can implement the following kinds of elearning solutions for employees and customers: Software training : Elearning solutions are of great usage in companies.

Do smart business to find new elearning clients 

Creativ Technologies

Elearning companies in USA need a lot of focus on their existing clients also. As a vendor, it’s your prime most duty to know where you are lacking. There are so many eLearning authoring tools getting invented all the time that you can’t deny a client the latest software services.

How can elearning get easier through adaptive learning?

Creativ Technologies

There have been many advances made in the world of elearning over the years. There was a use of educational technology tools all across the world. However, just implementing the elearning methods was not sufficient. The post How can elearning get easier through adaptive learning?

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). In recent years, with the inclusion of various features in Flash and the vast installation base of Flash Player amongst internet users, Flash has become be first choice for eLearning development and delivery over web. Should you be using rapid authoring tools?

Enabling Global eLearning Across Cultures and Languages

Bottom-Line Performance

Our eLearning Challenges blog series explores the common situations our clients face when deploying learning solutions. Most of our clients are global companies who deliver eLearning to learners around the globe. If you need to deliver learning solutions across the globe, have your eLearning provider do the following: Avoid contractions. Use a rapid authoring tool such as Lectora, that offers a Import/Export feature of course text.

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Latest E-Learning News and Notes

eLearning 24-7

So that a more constant date is set each week for this blog, the topic “Latest Content Authoring Tools Trends&# will be posted Tuesday morning, July 19th. This month’s news and notes includes details on the E-Learning 24/7 Course Authoring Tool Shootut, A new Content Authoring Tool Directory along with interesting data points, LMS Info and final tidbits. E-Learning 24/7 and E-Learning TV presents: Rapid Course Authoring Tool Shootout. 124 vendors, inc.

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. Analyze The Effectiveness Of Existing Tools.

What is the Market Size of Corporate eLearning?

eLearningMind

Corporate eLearning Market Size in North America. the eLearning market is uniquely poised to take the lead in the corporate training space, thanks to the following conditions and characteristics. The post What is the Market Size of Corporate eLearning? Share on facebook.

How to Write a Winning RFP to Hire the Best E-learning Vendor

CommLab India

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 first vendor proposed a simple e-learning solution with a set of multiple choice questions for assessments, at a cost of $20,000. Specific questions about the vendor.

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The 8 Top Reasons to Opt for Custom eLearning

Infopro Learning

Custom eLearning is personalized to meet the needs of your organization. In this article, I’ll highlight 8 top advantages of custom eLearning. The 8 Top Advantages of Custom eLearning. There’s no doubt about it, custom eLearning can cost a pretty penny. You’re paying for customized eLearning content that aligns with your brand image and gives corporate learners the personalized online training they require.

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SWOT Analysis for Instructional Design + eLearning

eLearningMind

SWOT Analysis is the perfect tool for assessing the S trengths, W eaknesses, O pportunities, and T hreats in your current eLearning strategy. . These days, it’s clear that mLearning, BYOD, social learning, and PLNs are the next trends to leverage in eLearning. Share on facebook.

8 Questions to ask your eLearning Outsourcing Partner to Improve ROI

Infopro Learning

How can your eLearning outsourcing partner demonstrate that they will bring higher returns to your company? What Should you ask your eLearning Outsourcing Partner to Improve ROI. When vetting an eLearning outsourcing partner , the discussion around ROI is a top priority. If there are areas where the eLearning outsourcing vendor is weak, you should ask serious questions. But how do you frame your discussion with your eLearning outsourcing partner to improve ROI?

LMS-Agnostic eLearning Should Be Your New Strategy

JCA Solutions

LMS-Agnostic eLearning Should Be Your New Strategy. Training content providers who are eager to grow revenue and expand their opportunities are embracing LMS-agnostic eLearning. That’s often a mistake. Many eLearning vendors create content that is not LMS-agnostic.

Top 7 Factors to Consider While Choosing An eLearning Service Provider

Hurix Digital

To navigate this effectively, enterprises are adopting digital technologies such as eLearning platforms to educate and train their workforce. However, with more than 100s of eLearning providers available in the market, choosing the right one can be challenging.

Toolkit: News from the Tools Front by Joe Ganci

Learning Solutions Magazine

The first seven weeks of 2012 have already brought many changes in the world of eLearning vendors and tools. Joe tries to keep you caught up on the trends, and the tools to keep an eye on as the year progresses. Management Strategies Tools

8 Top Advantages of Custom eLearning

Infopro Learning

There’s no doubt about it, custom eLearning can cost a pretty penny. You’re paying for customized eLearning content that aligns with your brand image and gives corporate learners the personalized online training they require. Here are 8 of the most notable advantages of opting for custom over off-the-shelf eLearning for your organization. Allows For Full eLearning Customization. Many eLearning tools come with up-front costs or monthly licensing fees.

7 Tips To Stay Ahead Of eLearning Trends And Adapt To Changes

Infopro Learning

Are you up to date with the latest eLearning technologies and methodologies? In this article, I’ll share 7 tips to adapt to changes and stay ahead of eLearning trends. How To Stay Ahead OF eLearning Trends And Adapt To Changes. Part of the eLearning job description is identifying top eLearning trends and then using them to our advantage. Here are 7 insider tips to stay one step ahead of eLearning trends and adapt to our ever-evolving industry.

Picking a focus for our eLearning agency

eLearning Architect

In this article, I will explain why choosing a focus is the next logical step in developing our eLearning business. I began to work with another eLearning developer who shared the responsibility of creating the content. Before I knew it, within two or three projects, I was running a small eLearning development agency. Today I am running a small, lean, eLearning development agency. Or more importantly, it may simply just not be the best tool for the job.

Latest Trends in E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

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. It can be seen in systems that dub themselves “training management” systems, HCMs that state “training” as a component, authoring tools that describe their product geared towards “training lessons or courses”, etc. Custom Development and LMS vendors.

7 Tips To Stay Ahead Of eLearning Trends And Adapt To Changes

Infopro Learning

Are you up to date with the latest eLearning technologies and methodologies? In this article, I’ll share 7 tips to adapt to changes and stay ahead of eLearning trends. How To Stay Ahead OF eLearning Trends And Adapt To Changes. Part of the eLearning job description is identifying top eLearning trends and then using them to our advantage. Here are 7 insider tips to stay one step ahead of eLearning trends and adapt to our ever-evolving industry.

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.

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8 Reasons Why Your Business Requires an eLearning Platform

Hurix Digital

The more a business grows, the greater is its need for streamlined professional skills and knowledge development across all functions and roles with elearning platforms and other kinds of tools. Why you should invest in an eLearning platform for training your employees?

LMS Identify

eLearning 24-7

What about a payment gateway – does the LMS vendor assist you with this or do you have to find your own? Drilling down, will provide you with additional information you need to ask and know, and as a result, even when looking at a potential vendor’s site, you will be able to see what they offer in this area. Course Authoring Tool . A friend of mine, got a RFP template from a LMS vendor’s web site. Welcome, Welcome. How are you today?

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Product Review: Litmos LMS

eLearning 24-7

Less functionality and features than their standard counterparts, but these features may be “social learning&# , or “ability to tie a user to a course&# or “creating learning paths for each user&# or “assessment tools&# , etc. Segment as a whole is growing in terms of vendors. LMSs Segment Breakout (By the percentage of total number of vendors in each segment). Vendor: Litmos. Course Authoring Tool.

4 Key Benefits of Custom eLearning Solutions

Obsidian Learning

So what does my laundry have to do with custom eLearning? From vision to design and execution, the story of my shirt is a metaphor for the ins and outs of custom eLearning production, and the dilemmas contemporary executives face when trying to decide whether to create custom eLearning or purchase off-the-shelf learning products. Custom eLearning solutions allow you to: 1. The micro-eLearnings were released one by one over a period of 8 weeks.

Customer Complaints, How to Avoid the Traps

eLearning 24-7

Sometimes it is a result of the vendor, other times it is a failure of due diligence on the part of the soon to be customer. The vendor’s salesperson tells you want you want to hear. Integration with 3rd party tools – “Yeah, typically we haven’t had a problem. I expect nothing less from the vendor. At one time, vendors were honest, stating “white papers&# as marketing materials. A white paper is a marketing tool.

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 Heres his brief description: The particular course in question is approximately 2 hours of classroom soft skills training that needs to be delivered in an eLearning format. It needs to be repurposed for eLearning. Also, often times a client does not give the vendor enough concrete details so vendors have to make assumptions about content.

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Very Impressed with the work TechSmith (i.e. Camtasia) is doing on iPad

mLearning Revolution

I a recent post, I shared 6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012 and one of those trends I listed was the need for rapid eLearning tools vendors to have a presence on mobile app stores. Since my focus is on vendors who develop eLearning tools, almost every day I’m going to the Apple App store on my iPad looking for apps from these companies. eLearning Mobile Learning featured

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ILT vs. VILT vs. eLearning vs. Video Learning: Traditional or Digital Learning

Roundtable Learning

Then there’s a host of impactful digitally powered solutions, like virtual instructor-led training (VILT) , eLearning , and video learning. READ MORE: eLearning vs. ILT: What’s Better For Me? . Tools to Engage Learners. eLearning. Pros of eLearning.

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How to Put Together an Amazing Custom eLearning Experience

Ed App

Custom eLearning courses are all globally the rage right now for one simple reason. Learning and development professionals all over the world have understood that they need to build eLearning around the learner, rather than building eLearning first and then expecting the learner to acclimatize to it. How do you create that perfect custom eLearning experience for your employees? However, remember to use this method only if your eLearning course is sequential.

LMS and Learning Portal Directory Plus HTML5 Course

eLearning 24-7

Latest: 303 LMS & Learning Portal Vendors. 28 free open source vendors – on 2nd tab. Vendors are listed from all over the world. List includes Lite LMSs – which is a new trend and LMS vendors who enable you only to upload their course content i.e. content created in their products into their system. They do not allow you to use any other 3rd party rapid content authoring tool vendor.