E-Learning Localization – It’s All About the Details


One of the keys to boost your e-learning courses, regardless of whether they are part of a company training or meant for college students, is to localize them. It means to adapt it to the target audience by taking into account the locale specifications.

Localization: Training & Development in Norway

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

More analytical than emotional, Norwegians tend to view outside information cautiously, and they are often slow to make decisions. And if you love Jen's articles, check out her new  Localization mini courses. Documentation e-learning eLearning Localization Technical Communications Technical Writing

Localization & eLearning: The Translation Process

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Localization Engineering/Desktop publishing. Localization engineers/desktop publishers will ensure all components of the project have been fully localized. Localization engineers will sync audio files to the animations, ensuring all files are running properly. Delivery of final file (Java, XML, HTML, other formats), tested to ensure all localized components are in working order (audio is synced with animation, etc). by Jen Weaver.

Localization: Training & Development in Canada

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Quick Tips for Training & Development in Canada 1 : Facts are given precedence over feelings, and objective information is preferred over subjective. Localization TechComm Technical Communications Technology training by Jen Weaver    While close in proximity, Canada--our neighbor to the north--is quite different from the U.S. Let's explore some common cultural facts about Canadians and their expectations when it comes to training and development. 

ELearning Association Local Chapters


In either case, below are some elearning organizations that are likely to have local chapters near you. I should also note that joining the parent organization does not enroll you into the local chapters. You will need to pay separate dues to the local group should you decide to join.

7 Crucial Mistakes to Avoid In E-Learning Localization


E-learning has established itself as the right platform for both students and employees to access new information at a global level. Below is a list of 7 of the most common oversights to keep in mind when preparing an e-learning course for localization.

The Ultimate Guide to E-Learning and Its Localization


The globalization of the market and the attempt to present the best content in the mother language of the learner made e-learning localization a service often associated with online learning. | Localization is a key step towards making your course successful!

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3 Differences between Translation and Localization You Must Know

CommLab India

The terms Translation and Localization are used interchangeably in the Training industry. If you want to expand your business and make it global, you have to add local color and flavor. Translation and localization do that effectively. Definitions of Translation and Localization.

6 Ways to Knockout the Challenges in E-learning Localization

CommLab India

Want to provide localized training for sales teams in order to better position your products and services in extended markets? You’ve got to rely on the translation and localization of training. If you are localizing it for Swiss employees, convert dollars to Swiss Francs.

The Vital Role of Culture in Training Localization

CommLab India

This process is best known as training localization. But, with changing times, employees are expecting more localization in their training programs to reflect their preferences. The Importance of Culture in Training Localization.

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How to Achieve Cost-Effective Localization of Online Courses

CommLab India

Localization of an e-learning course is essentially making the course local. Localization is the process by which information is not just translated from one language to another; it is adapted to convey the same meaning in the target culture.

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How to Localize Your E-Learning Training (and Get Ahead of the Competition)


Since you are dealing with staff located in various countries and speaking different languages, the best thing to do is have the training course not only translated but properly optimized through localization. Is localization really necessary or is translation enough?

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Informal learning is effective because it is personal.

Looking for information on eLearning? Here are my favorite 8 places

Challenge to Learn

Places that get you started in eLearning or will give you more detailed information. Websites that have independent information on eLearning, tools, communities, things like that. Not because they don’t give great information but because you have to become a paying member to benefit from their services. They also have local chapters all over the world, this will give you an opportunity to connect to people in your area! e-Learning elearning information

Localization Made Easy


What is localization? It’s the process of adapting a product or content to a specific locale or content. percent of consumers say that the ability to obtain information in their own language is more important than price. Convert to local currencies and units of measure.

Bob Mosher Workshop on Informal Learning

Learning Visions

To all of my local Massachusetts colleagues and readers, be sure to put this event on your calendar and then get yourself there! Hope to see you there! ** Mass ISPI Fall 2010 Workshop, O ctober 21 Informal Learning: Are We Missing a HUGE Opportunity? Bob Mosher Global Chief Learning Strategy and Evangelism LearningGuide Solutions Thursday, October 21 7:30 AM-11:30 AM Some research suggests that up to 80 percent of learning in the workplace occurs on an informal basis.

Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning. So as you read this, keep in mind that Stephen was primarily talking about technology that can support a Formal Learning Event that heavily leverages Informal / Social Learning as it's primary mechanism. In some ways, you could say that this might be an interesting model to experiment with as a formal/informal hybrid at the start of some new project.

Why localized content matters, and how to get started

Visual Lounge

You probably already know you need localized content. Simply being a global company isn’t enough to make your consumers happy and grow your business – localization is key. Localization has gone beyond merely modifying a translation to make it sound local.

Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

Again, I'll be curious to see if people find patterns in this information. Mel Aclaro - Business Casual Mel has a lot of interesting topics, but clearly a lot around social topics ( Social Media , Social Networks , LinkedIn , Twitter , RSS , Social Network , Facebook ), but keep him in mind for Streaming , Privacy , and Internationalization. David Fair - Learning Journeys Talk to him about graphics ( PNG , JPG ) and staying organized ( Tagging , Information Overload ).

10 Informal Learning Activities to Boost Employee Engagement


You might be able to guess some of the formal learning characteristics since you’ve experienced them all in the classroom: A teacher offers the information to the student(s). The Informal learning theory describes learning that is unstructured and encourages self-directed education, which we can continue long beyond our high school and university years without ever setting foot in a classroom again. Flows with Daily Life : Many informal learning activities are a part of daily life.

LUC Recap: Multimedia Localization for eLearning Content


At this year’s Lectora® User Conference in Nashville, Marlon Oneid ( YouAchieve ) and Richard Sikes ( Text&Form ) talked about using multimedia localization to address the global world that we live in. Multilingual multimedia localization operates in four different dimensions: 1.

e-learning for local governments with eFrontPro


Local government is one of them. Local government, that is public administration within a given state — prefectures, municipalities, communities and so on, is no easy task. So let’s go through what e-learning can offer to a local government: Employee orientation.

So Far to Go: A Local School Board Candidate Armed with Mis-Information

Kapp Notes

I live in central Pennsylvania so I guess this is to be expected but.please. Our school board was approving its budget for the next year and there was a line item of $327,000 for the purchasing of nine mobile laptop labs each having close to 30 computers.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Informal/DIY Learning: Montessori School for Adults?

Learning Visions

Tuesday, March 06, 2007 Informal/DIY Learning: Montessori School for Adults? Weve been exploring the notion of sending our son to a local Montessori school come this fall. This informal style is the rule, even at the middle school level.

Informal learning patterns

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Learnscaping describes a dozen learning patterns, e.g. processes that organizations are using to improve performance through networked informal learning. Relevant data is stored locally at many devices, so it matters which device(s) the user has access to.

Are You Sharing Global Information?

CLO Magazine

Organizational silos often inhibit employees from easily accessing global intelligence, and the larger the organization, the more likely it is that critical information is not being shared. For instance, someone working in the office of regulatory affairs in Japan may be a local subject matter expert, but a colleague in another office who needs such information doesn’t know that expertise exists.

5 Steps for an Easy to Translate E-Learning Course


Certain training programs should be translated and localized in order to guarantee the same level of accuracy and comprehension. Here are some of the reasons why localization of e-learning is a good idea and how to achieve it in the best way. Reasons for E-Learning Localization.

They’re not like us

E-Learning Provocateur

As learning in the workplace becomes increasingly informal, the motivation of employees to drive their own development becomes increasingly pivotal to their performance. We tinker with software, experiment with new ideas, attend conferences, and join local meetups.

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Adobe Announces Technical Communication Suite 5

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  More information. Acrobat Adobe Captivate Adobe FrameMaker Adobe Illustrator Adobe Presenter Adobe RoboHelp Adobe''s Technical Communication Suite Captivate Documentation eLearning ePub FrameMaker Help Authoring Help Systems HTML5 Instructional Design Kindle Localization mLearning Photoshop PowerPoint Print Publishing/Desktop Publishing Responsive Layout RoboHelp TechComm Technical Communications Technology User Assistance

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Video Can Make or Break Your E-Learning Course


Yet another benefit is that it makes the video easier to translate and localize in other languages. Make sure that the content is fresh and current and that the video is properly localized along with the entire e-learning course, so that it can reach a broader audience.

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Where is L&D heading?

E-Learning Provocateur

I prefer to see MOOCs through the lens of informal learning which values the learning over its bureaucracy. As for big data, there is clearly a lot of potential in using it to inform our practice – if we can access it. Informal first.

“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?


Connecting the global with the local: This generation has grown up with a uniquely global perspective. The digital era requires the ability to switch context between the global and the local and to understand how each impact the other.

The Secret of Just-in-Time Learning 


Now, with the rise of the e-learning and the possibilities of its localization , we have access to a multitude of online training developed by experts all over the world. . I t makes learning faster – people have access to the information they need at the moment they need it.

Jay Cross – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Jay is the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. A champion of informal learning and systems thinking, Jay’s calling is to create happier, more productive workplaces. He literally wrote the book on Informal Learning. Jay is the author of Informal Learning: Rediscovering the Natural Pathways that Inspire Innovation and Performance , Working Smarter Fieldbook , Implementing eLearning , and Real Learning. Most learning about how to do a job is informal.

Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development


And one cannot ignore the power of SoLoMo, i.e., social, local and mobile coming together. Analyse the existing gaps/silos as well as the formal and informal channels of communication.

2018 International E-Learning Events to Mark on Your Calendar 


There is no better way to realize the importance of e-learning localization , for example, than emerging in the local culture of the country you are targeting. The site allows you to find information about conferences on various topics.



Learnnovators’ core competencies are in the areas of Custom E-Learning , Rapid E-Learning , Mobile Learning , Gamified Learning , Blended Learning , and Localization. Chennai (India).