6 Tips for a Successful Offshore E-learning Partnership

CommLab India

Many of them are opting to outsource their e-learning design and development requirements to an offshore vendor. An offshore company with expertise in e-learning development will give you instant access to a panel of experts who will help your e-learning initiative. Since an offshore company will be working closely with you, it is important to build rapport and develop a successful partnership. Experience plays a crucial role when choosing an offshore partner.

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6 Best Practices for an Effective Offshore E-learning Partnership [Infographic]

CommLab India

Many organizations are opting to outsource their e-learning projects to offshore vendors. An offshore company with expertise in e-learning development will give you instant access to a panel of experts who will help your e-learning initiative. It is important to build rapport with the vendor and develop a successful partnership. Hope it helps you build a healthy relationship with your vendor.

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Outsourcing of Learning – Good, Bad, Challenges & Opportunities

Learning Cafe

The basic idea behind outsourcing parts non core business processes is that it can be done better and more cost effectively by outside vendors or suppliers, allowing the organisation to focus on what is important (core competence). Off-shoring happens when the outsourced work is done by workforce is a different country due to cost differential or better capabilities.

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career.

Dashe & Thomson

After much wrangling, we came up with a number that knocked our client off his chair. So, what to do when a “boutique vendor” (our client’s label for us) gives you a number that sounds outrageously high? Simple: Off-shore it! The client engaged a vendor with development resources in India. Our off-shore competitor, whose development rate we later learned an thrifty-sounding $20/hour, came in with a surprising bid: $2 million.

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Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career

Dashe & Thomson

After much wrangling, we came up with a number that knocked our client off his chair. So, what to do when a “boutique vendor” (our client’s label for us) gives you a number that sounds outrageously high? Simple: Off-shore it! The client engaged a vendor with development resources in India. Our off-shore competitor, whose development rate we later learned an thrifty-sounding $20/hour, came in with a surprising bid: $2 million.

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Outsourcing the translation of your e-learning courses? Get the prep work right

CommLab India

As an e-learning vendor with 15 years of experience and translation expertise, we at CommLab suggest you outsource your translation services to a vendor who has the required expertise to produce multiple language versions of e-learning courses. The vendors will have set processes in place that ensure quality. Resources are available with the vendor to meet tight deadlines. Once the client approves the storyboard the sign-off is done.

Emerging technologies & challenges in e-Learning content creation: Global resourcing to rescue

G-Cube

Off-the-Shelf e-Learning content publishers, technology-driven training providers, and everybody in the e-Learning space is under pressure to maintain the pace of content design & development on the new platforms at the same cost. While outsourcing and off-shoring have been a buzz word for more than a decade, they are now hot in the list of e-Learning honchos as well.

Advantages of Outsourcing to Indian E-learning Partners [Infographic]

CommLab India

The answer is, when you outsource your needs to reputed off-shore e-learning organizations in India, you benefit in many ways. Checklist to Select an E-learning Vendor in India. Do you intend to outsource your e-learning project? Then India is the right choice. You can add value to your business by choosing the right Indian e-learning partner. So, what makes India the preferred destination for outsourcing e-learning projects?

eLearning Outsourcing: Why Consider It?

Upside Learning

With over 100 clients in 12 countries, Upside Learning has been offering offshore based eLearning outsourcing development services and solutions for 6 years. In this and next few posts I intend to cover why to outsource; how to find a vendor; some best practices etc. This study by Bersin Associates – Offshore eLearning: What Works , estimates savings between 20-40% by outsourcing to India.

How a Large Financial Firm Benefited from Automated Presentations

Zunos

and also had an offshore team because it was more cost-effective. Despite the offshore team’s productivity, it was hard for the company to maintain a level of control that met their needs.

How to Reduce eLearning Costs?

eFront

With this book you will be able to: Discover cost-saving tips in the following eight areas: eLearning Courses Design & Development Tools Project Management Learning Management Systems Staffing / Vendors Offshoring Professional Development ?If Would you like to reduce eLearning costs?

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7 Factors to Consider While Outsourcing Publishing Services

Hurix Digital

Why should companies in the publishing business outsource their projects wholly or partially to offshore firms that offer publishing services ? And what is the best way to find the right offshore publishing services provider? Reduced Costs : Outsourcing to an offshore publishing services provider can drastically reduce the costs involved. 7 Pointers to Choosing the Right Offshore Publishing Services Provider. Different vendors offer various sets of services.

Integrating Social Learning in the Workplace

ID Reflections

Nor can one be sent off to attend a class on social learning. The history of outsourcing to off-shoring to automation is now well known. Organizations fell prey to the vendors of social platforms believing that technology could solve the problem. I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now.

A Conversation with Stephanie Nadda

Kapp Notes

Nadda: In my work I have always appreciated good vendors who partnered with me to deliver excellent customer service and innovative solutions. Over the years, I have used Exult as a preferred vendor to build custom learning solutions and to build proof of concepts (mobile, learning portal). I will also get a deeper understanding into how an offshore company based in Pune, India really works. The other day I caught up with Stephanie Nadda.

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

Nor can one be sent off to attend a class on social learning. The history of outsourcing to off-shoring to automation is now well known. Organizations fell prey to the vendors of social platforms believing that technology could solve the problem. I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now.

INTEGRATING SOCIAL LEARNING IN THE WORKPLACE

Learnnovators

Nor can one be sent off to attend a class on social learning. The history of outsourcing to off-shoring to automation is now well known. Organizations fell prey to the vendors of social platforms believing that technology could solve the problem. I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now.

How to Select the Right Corporate Training Company for E-learning Development

CommLab India

What do you do when you wish to outsource your e-learning project to an offshore online corporate training company? But you need a vendor who will be able to provide the right solution to your training need and how do you identify this vendor? Proper communication between you and the vendor’s team plays a key role in the development of the right e-learning solution that meets your needs.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Interestingly, it's Xyleme - an LCMS vendor that is sponsoring the site. Closely related will be outsourced, especially off-shore content creation. Prediction #7 => Video Takes Off It's been amazing to see how the bandwidth in most organizations finally reaching a point where video can be pushed out as part of our solutions. Put this all together and video is going to really take off as part of learning solutions.

Lost in Translation

Big Dog, Little Dog

Although this article, Lost in Translation , from CIO magazine is about outsourcing, it has plenty of lessons for the succeful transfer of knowlege within an organization The successful transfer of knowledge to an offshore vendor everything from programming expertise to what users expect from a system can make or break a project. "Total knowledge transfer is impossible, in large part because knowledge is geographically sensitive."

Hosted vs. Behind-the-firewall LMS – How To Decide?

Upside Learning

LMS implementation, configuration and deployment cost - These costs are significantly lower in a hosted model as most of these activities are managed by an offshore team. It is good to get a clear idea from the vendor on these costs. Purchasing and implementing an LMS for your organization is a business-critical activity. And the wide number of choices available all around doesn’t make it any easier to decide which LMS fits your needs and of course, the bill.

Why are there so few eLearning millionaires?

Unicorn Training

Over the past ten years or so, better communications have exposed US and European providers to global competition, most notably from a well-educated, highly competitive workforce in India, resulting in further downward pressure on prices.Many UK and US bespoke companies have tried to use this to their advantage, setting up offshore development centres.

Why You Should Outsource E-learning to India

CommLab India

By utilizing the time-zone difference between your country and the offshore e-learning vendor, you can significantly reduce the development time, resulting in quicker turnarounds. E-learning vendors in India can offer you the best course development packages at budget-friendly rates. Related Posts Four Reasons to Outsource Your E-learning 10 Point Checklist to Choose an E-learning Vendor – An Infographic 5 Challenges Faced by E-learning Development Managers.

3rd Party Contractors – Course Builds and Costs

eLearning 24-7

3rd party contractors/vendors – Creating a Course 4 U. And no, you do not have to go offshore to locate them. Key Point : Always search around to find the 3rd party vendor that will design, develop to your specific requirements and not to theirs. After all, wouldn’t you want to look over the final product, before signing off? Some vendors will charge you extra if you are a day late with the turnaround. after the course sign off.

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3rd Party Contractors – Course Builds and Costs

eLearning 24-7

3rd party contractors/vendors – Creating a Course 4 U. And no, you do not have to go offshore to locate them. Key Point : Always search around to find the 3rd party vendor that will design, develop to your specific requirements and not to theirs. After all, wouldn’t you want to look over the final product, before signing off? Some vendors will charge you extra if you are a day late with the turnaround. after the course sign off.

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LearnUpon – The best LMS in Australia

LearnUpon

LearnUpon had just set off on their journey to be the best Learning Management System (LMS) in Australia when I first spoke with the CEO, Brendan Noud. “I’m So, with so many LMS vendors on the market, it can be difficult to choose which one is best for your organization. As an example, let’s say you’re an Australian company based in the Northern Territories, your LMS vendor is US based and their support is also US based (let’s say – New York).

Back to the Future

The Learning Circuits

The trends towards off-shoring, outsourcing, downsizing and capsizing indicate that by 2008 there will be about 45,000 of us left. As an outside vendor, our influence and impact upon corporate decision making, with regard to education and training, will be minimized.

The CLO’s Critical Role: Nine Areas for Action

CLO Magazine

This strategy involves a significant use of outsourcing, offshoring, temporary contract employees and sometimes hiring fully competent individuals so that no additional training and development is needed. Performance consultants must be able to hand off non-learning solutions to others or develop the capability to deliver them. Finally, the use of suppliers and vendors often is combined with internal resources to develop some programs internally and outsource others.

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8 Tips to Build a Blended Learning Solution on a Budget

Obsidian Learning

TIP: If you offshore anything, make it production work, not strategic upfront work like needs assessment, asset inventory, and program design. Coming up in our next article: how to vet vendors to get your money’s worth Building blended learning solutions on a budget is not a hard choice to understand, but it can be hard to do.