E-learning Translation – Should You Localize or Internationalize?

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So, instead of trying to localize the e-learning courses, internationalize them. What is Localization? Localization, which is sometimes written as l10n , refers to the process of making a product specific to a region. What is Internationalization?

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

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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.

6 Best Practices of E-learning Content Localization

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As the Internet becomes increasingly multilingual, companies are compelled to translate and localize their online content, and web-based learning materials are no exception. Have a clear idea of the target audiences of your localized e-learning courses.

Localization: Training & Development in Chile

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It's highly recommended to translate and localize your training materials to make the greatest impact on Chilean learners. Localization TechComm Technical Communications Technology training

Localization: Training & Development in Australia

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When looking for every-day examples and scenarios, use sports and local sights rather than political or religious examples. While translation is not necessarily needed for training materials going to Australia, localization of key phrases and images may be beneficial. Localization training by Jen Weaver.

Localization: Training & Development in Norway

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And if you love Jen's articles, check out her new  Localization mini courses. Documentation e-learning eLearning Localization Technical Communications Technical Writing by Jen Weaver      As we make our way towards Scandinavia, let's explore some common cultural facts about Norwegians and their expectations when it comes to Training & Development.    Test your knowledge of Norwegian Culture. True or False?

Localization: Training & Development in Belgium

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Localization Technical Communications training by Jen Weaver    Did you know that Belgium is the European country with the most complex language legislation? But what does complex language legislation mean, and how does it impact training and development?    Belgium is comprised of four linguistic regions but only has three national languages (the Brussels-Capital region is bilingual).

Localization & eLearning: The Translation Process

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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 Argentina

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Localization Technical Communications training by Jen Weaver. In a previous article I discussed the importance of knowing your target market--their culture, customs, and expectations. This week I'll explore the cultural nuances of the Latin American culture, specifically in Argentina. Test your general knowledge of Argentinean culture with the Fun-Fact questions below. The _ is the national dance obsession in Argentina.

Localization: Training and Development in China

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While many business executives are fluent in English, give careful consideration to the benefits of localizing and translating your materials. Localization training

Localization: Training & Development in Brazil

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Localization TechComm Technical Communications training by Jen Weaver    In honor of the recent holidays, in this week's article we visit with Papai Noel who leaves his home in Greenland and brings us to the warm climate of Brazil. Brazil's Santa Claus sometimes dons a red silk suit to survive the heat of a summer Christmas and came through the front door on Christmas Eve since fireplaces are rare in this country.

Localization: Training & Development in Canada

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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.    Test Your Knowledge of Canadian Culture. English and French are the official languages of Canada. What is the third most common language? German. Chinese.

Take Your Training Global with Effective Translation and Localization

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Discover the many translation and localization strategies that can help your e-learning course go truly global. Training Translations translation and localization

Localization: Training and Development in New Zealand

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And if you love Jen's articles, check out her new Localization mini courses. Localization TechComm Technical Communications Technical Writing training by Jen Weaver. As cold weather looms in the United States, our friends in New Zealand are preparing for the summer season. Let's take a warm excursion to the Southern Hemisphere to explore some common cultural facts about New Zealanders and their expectations when it comes to training and development.

Localization & eLearning: What Languages Should You Use?

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eLearning ePub Help Authoring Localization mLearning Technical Communications by Jen Weaver. Congratulations! Your English eLearning course has achieved such tremendous success that your company is ready to produce the materials in additional languages. Often this request flows from a grand vision--your products and services spanning the globe with clients and students in every continent and every country.

Localization: Training & Development in the Netherlands

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While it's difficult as a perceived outsider to form relationships with the Dutch, you'll find friendship and mutual respect go a long way in gaining buy-in from your students and local contacts. And if you love Jen's articles, check out her new  Localization mini courses. Localization training UA User Assistance User Experience UX by Jen Weaver      Ah, the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Localization: Training and Development in Mexico

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And if you love Jen's articles, check out her new  Localization mini courses. Documentation e-learning eLearning Localization Technical Communications UA User Assistance User Experience by Jen Weaver    Because Mexico is  our neighbor to the south, Mexican culture may be familiar to most Americans.

Localization: Training and Development in Japan

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And if you love Jen's articles, check out her new, live and online  Localization mini courses. Localization TCS5 TechComm Technical Communications training UA User Assistance User Experience UX by Jen Weaver      This week, let's explore some common cultural facts about the Japanese and their expectations when it comes to training and development.

Localization: Training and Development in Italy

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  If you like Jen's articles, you'll love her live, online  Localization classes. Localization TechComm Technical Communications training UA User Assistance User Experience UX by Jen Weaver      We love their wine, culture, and food. But what do we know about Italians and their expectations when it comes to training and development? If your answer is "not much," keep reading! Test Your Knowledge of Italian Culture.

Localization: Training and Development in Poland

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A local Polish advocate will go far when establishing new business relationships. And if you love Jen's articles, check out her new  Localization mini courses. Documentation e-learning Localization TechComm Technical Communications Technical Writing by Jen Weaver    As we continue our journey around the world, let's explore some common cultural facts about Poles and their expectations when it comes to training and development.

Localization: Training and Development in Panama

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And if you love Jen's articles, check out her new  Localization mini courses. Localization by Jen Weaver      This week let's explore some common cultural facts about Panamanians and their expectations when it comes to Training and Development. Test Your Knowledge of Panamanian Culture. Is Panama part of Central America or Northern America? True or False?

Localization: Training & Development in the Czech Republic

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Localization Technical Communications Technical Writing training by Jen Weaver    Frequently ruled by outsiders in its history, the Czech Republic now faces happier times. Let's take a jaunt over to Central Europe and explore some common cultural facts about the Czech people and their expectations when it comes to T&D. Test Your Knowledge of Czech Culture: True or False. Bohemia is another name for a section of the Czech Republic.

Localization: Training and Development in Ireland

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Localization TechComm Technical Communications Technical Writing training UA User Assistance User Experience by Jen Weaver      Most of us have limited awareness of Irish culture beyond Saint Patrick's Day and leprechauns. Never fear! Today's article explores some common cultural facts about the Irish and their expectations when it comes to training and development. Test Your Knowledge of Irish Culture. True or False. Ireland has one official language: Irish.

Localization: Training and Development in Greece

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Localization Technical Communications training by Jen Weaver    Ah, Greece. Financial troubles aside, this country is known for fantastic food and beautiful Mediterranean beaches. Kick back at your desk with some fresh olives and feta as we explore common cultural facts about the Greeks and their expectations when it comes to training and development. Test Your Knowledge of Greek Culture. What board game is considered a national pastime? True or False.

Localization: Training and Development in India

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Localization training by Jen Weaver      While it failed to be renewed for another season, the 2010 NBC show "Outsourced" shed a comical light on some of the cultural nuances to doing business in India. Miss the show? Never fear. In this article we'll explore some common cultural facts about Indians and their expectations when it comes to training and development.   Test your Knowledge of Indian Culture.

Localization: Training & Development in Costa Rica

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Spanish is the official language, but a small percentage of people also speak Caribbean Creole English and a handful of local dialects. Localization TechComm Technical Communications Technology training User Assistance User Experience by Jen Weaver    Take a few minutes over this morning's café con leche to learn about the beautiful country of Costa Rica.

Localization: Training and Development in Ecuador

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Localization TCS5 TechComm Technical Communications Technical Writing training UA User Assistance User Experience by Jen Weaver    ¡Hola! Let's journey down to South America and explore some common cultural facts about Ecuadorians and their expectations when it comes to training and development.    Test Your Knowledge of Ecuadorian Culture: True or False. Ecuador is South America's second largest producer of oil. What is the official language of Ecuador?

Localization: Training and Development in Egypt

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Localization TechComm Technical Communications UA UX by Jen Weaver    Many events in Egypt's history have had an impact on tourism, but your business needs may still require training and development in Egypt. Let's explore some common cultural facts about Egyptians and their expectations when it comes to training and development.    Test Your Knowledge of Egyptian Culture: Is Arabic read from right to left or left to right? True or False?

Localization: Training and Development in Denmark

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Localization Technical Communications training UA User Assistance User Experience UX by Jen Weaver    Today's foray into cultural insights takes us to the Scandinavian nation of Denmark. Let's explore some common cultural facts about this kingdom (Hint, hint!) and its citizens' expectations when it comes to training and development. Test your knowledge of Denmark's culture: True or False. Denmark is considered one of the least-corrupt countries in the world.

Localization: Training & Development in the Czech Republic

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Localization training UA User Assistance User Experience UX by Jen Weaver    Frequently ruled by outsiders in its history, the Czech Republic now faces happier times. Let's take a jaunt over to Central Europe and explore some common cultural facts about the Czech people and their expectations when it comes to training and development. Test Your Knowledge of Czech Culture: True or False. Bohemia is another name for a section of the Czech Republic.

Localization: Is There Value Above and Beyond Translation?

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In a previous article , I defined localization as the process of adapting a product (in the context of translation, usually software) to a specific locale (i.e. Localization includes, but is not limited to, translation of the screen texts and help files. You may be thinking, "Isn't translation enough; why do I need to localize too?" " Localizing a translation personalizes your product or service to your intended audience. by Jen Weaver.

Localization & eLearning: Taking Dialect Into Account When Translating Content

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eLearning Localization mLearning Technology training by Jen Weaver. Everyone has a dialect. Sometimes we think of dialect as an accent; however, an accent is merely how words are pronounced. A dialect has its own grammar, vocabulary, syntax, slang, and pronunciation rules that make it distinct from other dialects of the same language. The United State alone has more than 30 different English dialects. Sometimes the application of a dialect is intentional as we acclimate to a new community.

Localization & Training: The Logistics of On-Site Interpretation

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Localization Technical Communications Technology training by Jen Weaver. Sun Tzu is credited with saying "The line between disorder and order lies in logistics." " As professional trainers, you know this truth all too well. The most well written curriculum can become futile if logistics get in the way, and few logistical tasks will impact your class more hazardously than the need for an on-site interpreter.

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Effective Translation and Localization Strategies for Globally Consistent E-learning [Infographic]

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Check our infographic to know about the translation and localization strategies to deliver globally consistent e-learning courses. Training Translations Online Translations and Localization

Screening of an Innovative Film Locally

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If you are in or around the Bloomsburg area… You might be interested in what is below: I’m happy to announce our screening of a new documentary that takes audiences into three innovative public schools where students are taught HOW to think rather than WHAT to think.

7 Secrets of Successful E-learning Localization

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Check this post to get 7 proven tips to localize the content of your online courses in an effective manner. Training Translations Translations & Localization

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Top 4 Differences Between Translation and Localization You Must Know [Infographic]

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In this context, translation and localization help you add local color and flavor. To know the differences between translation and localization, check out our infographic below. Training Translations translation and localization

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