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?

Finding a Good Fit in Instructional Design

Experiencing eLearning

Generalist or specialist. This is pretty common in instructional design and elearning roles, especially in smaller organizations. Specialists have deep skills in one or two areas, but tend to have a weaker base of other related skills. 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. Sophie O’Kelley in Generalist versus specialist?

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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. By passing on some of the responsibility to specialist designers, I was able to take on more of the storyboarding and development work myself. 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.

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. As new departments and teams get added, there arises a demand for specialist learning for onboarding, skill upgradation and smooth assimilation with the company. With an eLearning platform, you can custom-develop and deliver digital courses to employees across time zones and geographies.

Evolving side by side – the team and culture at eCoach

eCoach

Flexibility, support, lifestyle and a preference towards team achievement over simple task completion have been paramount to the culture and growth of eLearning specialists, eCoach. Attending worldwide eLearning vendor convention DevLearn in the US for the second straight year, eCoach facilitated online training boot-camps for over 30 companies (including beverage giants Coca-Cola) and as a result, are now on boarding 30 new clients.

NEWS: eLearning Will Be The Industry For Learning By 2020 Says Weiss

Unicorn Training

Meanwhile most major authoring tool vendors will keep moving towards Apps.He In 20 years eLearning has transformed the learning space, but there are still professionals stuck on the methodology of F2F being the most effective way of learning. For full analysis of ‘eLearning 2020’ see the December/January edition of eLearning Age, published early in January 2014

In case you missed it – 2012 according to Clive on Learning

Clive on Learning

Blame it on the dog food * January A welcome to Elearnity Vendor Perspectives Digital Learning Content: A Designer's Guide iBooks Author: Any relevance for learning in the workplace? 2012: A time for highly connected learning specialists Before I take a break for Christmas, I thought I'd provide you with this summary of all my posts on Clive on Learning in 2012. I've marked with asterisks a few posts that were particularly signifiant from my point of view.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

Vendors don’t make money from informal learning. eLearning vendors look at another set of economics. First-generation eLearning had blending all wrong. The eLearning Forum conducts a monthly educational meeting. Looking back to Geoffrey Moore’s concept that core activities create greater shareholder value than context, many of these informal learning add-ons will probably be provided by third party specialist firms.