How to Give a Better Design Briefing to Your E-learning Vendor


This isn’t about getting to know a vendor’s capabilities in general. This is for when you’ve got a training problem or requirement on your hands and you’re about to speak to training vendors. Really, the same dynamic should apply when speaking to a training vendor.

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In Vendor Selection, See the Big Picture


The vendor selection process is never as easy or as simple as it should be. Selecting the “right” business vendor starts with having a thorough understanding of your organization’s real business needs. Approaching vendor selection from the standpoint of “we need a better solution that fits our values and vision as a company” allows one to view the big picture. What will this vendor selection mean for the next year?


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How must a VR training vendor be selected?  

Creativ Technologies

But there should be certain precautions exercised by a company before hiring a VR training vendor because it costs so much money. The companies should also check the portfolio of the vendors to see that they have the right graphic designers with them because they can create realistic images.

The Dos and Don’ts of Approaching Learning Solution Vendors


Is your organization ready to start looking for a learning solution vendor? If you decide to take things externally, shopping around for a vendor is not an easy task. You need to find a vendor who can provide exactly what you need, a solution tailored to your specifications.

Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Sales Enablement Vendor


Picture this: You’re VP of Sales at a large medical device manufacturer with a multinational sales force spread across five continents. Create a Request for Proposal (RFP) and send it to qualified vendors. Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Sales Enablement Vendor.

Before You Compare Learning Management System (LMS) Vendors, Consider These 7 Questions


To get a clear picture of the return on investment (ROI) for your learning program, it helps to make sure that its objectives are closely aligned with business-level KPIs.

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Y R Some Vendors confused about e-learning?

eLearning 24-7

Are there vendors in the e-learning space who lack basic understanding around e-learning? Lastly, if the vendors, organizations and firms whose whole background, expertise and existence is tied to e-learning and they themselves are not fully understanding it, does this bode well for the industry as a whole? (I’ll I always tell vendors that they are supposed to be the experts and not the people inquiring about the information. .

Grabbing Your Trainees with the Right Picture


It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand bullet points, and this is particularly true of training. Training designs are at their most engaging when words AND pictures work together to drive home the message. Hint: Think big picture and focus on one thing. Or, looking for ideas from other people who are using words and pictures to engage?

The Picture Is Bigger Than It Appears

CLO Magazine

” One of the most influential and shrewd statesmen of the 20th century, Der Alte — the old one, as he was nicknamed — was what we today would call a big-picture thinker. Systems thinking encourages people to step back and see the whole picture, rather than focusing on just its parts. This big-picture perspective was critical to opening up new horizons and seizing new opportunities for the country.

VIDEO BLOG: Weiss Paints Picture of eLearning in 2020

Unicorn Training

It is something that impacts on both eLearning vendors and buyers alike - eLearning in five years' time will be as unrecognisable from today as today is from five years' ago, if not even more so. eLearning guru, Craig Weiss, took some time out on his recent two-day visit to London to commit some of his thoughts and predictions as to what online learning will look like in 2020 to video.

From the Vendor: Degreed on the Evolution of E-learning

CLO Magazine

CLO: What problem do CLOs come to vendors like Degreed to solve? They don’t connect users to other people learning the same things in different places, and they … can’t give CLOs the whole picture. We integrate all of the things our clients and their people need for learning and development — internal systems, vendor content, free and open learning resources and people — so … CLOs can get more complete insights on their people and their learning activity.

Considerations for Choosing a Serious Games Vendor

Designing Digitally

In today’s growing market, it becomes even more critical to choose a serious games vendor wisely. Case studies are important because they provide a picture of actual customer results. . . Description: If a vendor has a gamification specialist, you can take that to mean that they are serious about putting out a good product. Find a serious games vendor with a unique perspective.

The Agile Software Vendor (Part 2 – Writing Good User Stories)


In our first post on agile development from January ([link] we discussed the basics of the Agile software development process and why it is good for software vendors and their customers. Easy to Understand – Uses short, succinct sentences and pictures to clarify things. So, we can put this all together, with a simple picture, to capture the essence of our new app.

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A welcome to Elearnity Vendor Perspectives

Clive on Learning

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. For this service to really take off it must first of all get buy-in from vendors.

5 Related Costs in Getting Any LMS System

eAbyas Info Solutions

Any proprietary LMS vendor like Talent LMS, Docebo, Adobe, etc., One important thing you need to note is that this acquiring cost changes from one LMS vendor to another with their different pricing models. Depending on an LMS vendor and their product, the LMS pricing models vary.

April Big Question - Content Vendor Value

Tony Karrer

Since I'm likely not going to be blogging for about a week starting Friday, I thought I'd get an early jump on this month's Big Question from LCB - ILT and Off-the-Shelf Vendors - What Should They Do? As a content vendor providing training (Instructor Led or eLearning), you are naturally having to compete with each person's ability to find information via a Google search or through access to a service like Safari (which makes all of the O'Reilly books fully searchable).

Breakthrough eLearning: Painting Your Value Picture

Breakthrough eLearning

Breakthrough eLearning Reflections on how to break through some of the barriers that prevent the achievement of excellence in eLearning.The 5-E Framework: Establish Value / Effect Change / Engage Stakeholders & Learners / Experiment / Evaluate Results Thursday, September 21, 2006 Painting Your Value Picture My colleague Michael Grant led an interesting webinar today titled Budgets Paint a Picture: How to Use the Budgeting Process to set Your eLearning Strategy.

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

No better time to step back and look at the big picture. But the industry’s unbridled expansion started to lose steam a couple of years ago, when vendors began seeking growth through acquisition. 3) Specialists and Cloud LMS Vendors Win the Extended Enterprise Race.

LMS RFP Tips: How to Find Your Best Learning Technology Fit

Talented Learning

RFPs help buyers get organized, formalize requirements, evaluate vendors logically, create a historical record and show vendors you are serious. It also includes instructions on how and when vendors should submit a response. There are nearly 700 vendors specializing in learning solutions for corporate, academic, association and continuing education needs. Excel is good at capturing binary answers, and it makes vendor comparison easy.

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Breakthrough eLearning: Dancing With Vendors

Breakthrough eLearning

Breakthrough eLearning Reflections on how to break through some of the barriers that prevent the achievement of excellence in eLearning.The 5-E Framework: Establish Value / Effect Change / Engage Stakeholders & Learners / Experiment / Evaluate Results Thursday, July 13, 2006 Dancing With Vendors I have written a lot lately about understanding your organizations core competencies with respect to producing eLearning, and knowing when to "contract in" needed help as necessary.

How to choose the right LMS

eLearning 24-7

The minus: vendors come out of the woodwork to tell you their system meets those needs. No vendor could say honestly that their system is the best for you, because they are missing a lot of information. Write vendors’ names on pencils and throw them at the ceiling. Whichever sticks – is your vendor. There is no one size fits all vendor. There is “no one size fits all” LMS vendor. So many choices out there.

When your LMS BFF is no longer

eLearning 24-7

The big elephant in the room that we hear so many times and vendors love to pitch (to get you to their system), but rarely the vendors themselves will admit to – many have only themselves to blame. Sometimes, it is the client’s fault and sometimes it is the vendor’s fault. I know, I know it is never your fault (client) – its those nasty LMS vendors, but as with the failure to recognize, often more than not it is duality, at least at some level.

When Misused Buzzwords Attack

Association eLearning

It’s important to realize that these can mean one thing to you and your association and something different to an eLearning vendor or instructional designer. Is not : Cheerful background music and flashy animations with sound effects and lots of pictures. Example : Someone goes to an eLearning vendor and asks for a course that’s interactive, immersive, innovative, effective, and fun. Interactive. Immersive. Innovative/ Creative/ Different. Effective. All of the above.

Five LMS Sins

eLearning 24-7

As a vendor though, whether you are based in the states or going into the states (from another country), the price wars await you. Next thing you know, the other vendor retorts, “I can beat that” and just like that, as a vendor you are in a war. . First off not every LMS vendor does what I’m about to tell you, but oh boy, plenty do – and it is not just the big players, it could be mid-size, heck even small size vendors. .

LMS Committees – Good idea? Or painful experience?

eLearning 24-7

I always have a detailed flowchart with pictures on it – relating to something that everyone uses or has. The reality is that some LMSs suffer down time – even though the vendor says it won’t. Bugs do arise and more often than not, the vendor will kick it up a notch to resolve it. I can’t tell you the number of times the issue was on the client’s side and not the LMS’s side, but the vendor is often blamed.

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Are Analytics and Business Intelligence the Same Thing?


Understanding the distinction between these two concepts proves critical, especially when considering vendors that offer analytics and BI tools. By the end of this article, you will understand how these tools show the bigger picture of how your company's data builds the story of your business.

Web Conferencing 101 – The Basics

eLearning 24-7

Web conferercing continues to be hot, but it is not as easy as just selecting vendor x or y, rather to find the best solution, it is important to identify certain items and features before moving forward. . event management, e-commerce (if available), audio conferencing and how it works with web conferencing vendors, who is in the tablet space, and my personal picks. For the vendors who offer this option, they go about it in a couple of ways.

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ASTD International trade show wrap up day 2

eLearning 24-7

In this amazing episode we find out that not all mobile devices are really mobile (according to a vendor), the new six letter word is Tin Can, mobile only products still exist, my game is your game and ASTD did not offer a breakfast for us. Let me paint you a picture. ASTD ASTD13 e-learning e-learning trade show e-learning vendors ASTD2013. Back for another installment of the ASTD international trade show.


Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

This is a growing market with new vendors showing up, but at the same time, others disappearing. If a RCAT vendor tells you they have been in business for over 10 years, they are somewhat misleading, since WBT courses really didn’t start to hit the mark until 2000 and then you have limited choices on how to build. Eventually, Macromedia Dreamweaver came into the picture. Break it Down – DATA (based on my directory of vendors). 43 Vendors do not have one.

Open Source Web Conferencing Solutions – FREE

eLearning 24-7

I have a real issue with vendors who charge extra – via a license with their “partner&# or otherwise for a web conferencing – and thus ability to offer webinars, in their solution. Xmeeting - video conferencing, offers built in PIP (Picture in Picture), address book – MAC only. Tags: Open Source Uncategorized e-learning e-learning vendors elearning web conferencing webinars web meetings

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

eLearning 24-7

As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches. LMS/LCMS vendors are following one of three approaches when it comes to social learning. In any other market, the goal is to be number one, yet for whatever reason, in this market when it comes to social learning, there are a significant number of vendors, who would rather just sit on the sidelines. Time for these vendors to wake up, or see your audience share disappear.

How to measure effectiveness of an eLearning Program? Here is a checklist!

Adobe Captivate

It is a challenge for training managers to ensure quality of eLearning programs that are developed by internal teams or external eLearning vendors. If we believe that ‘a picture is worth 1000 words’, then it is quite important to ensure they look beautiful and convey the intended meaning. Blog best eLearning companies in India eLearning course eLearning Program eLearning vendors Explainer videos gamification instructional designer responsive elearning design SCORM Tin Can

Product Review: Saba Social

eLearning 24-7

As noted on the left side of the bio, you have your picture, then underneath it which of the social media sites you belong to (but they give you only four choices). Lets take a quick glance of that impressions piece, which btw is visible when someone clicks your “picture, under the suggested connections or people you are already following and vice versa). I admit that in general I have been underwhelmed in the past with Saba.

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Instructional Design vs. Instructional Development: What’s the Difference?


While they work together, each has specific roles and expertise that ultimately result in putting a “big picture” in the movie theater. While it’s part of the overall development, instructional design isn’t the full picture, and often requires tweaking to get it just right.


8 Tips To Select The Right eLearning Content Provider For Social Learning

Dan Keckan

That’s where the right eLearning content provider enters the picture. This article will help you choose the best vendor for the task. Your team’s pressed for time or lacks the necessary know-how to develop social learning resources. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Social Learning eLearning Budget eLearning Outsourcing Free eLearning eBook Social Learning Tips

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How must elearning authoring tools be chosen to create stimulating games?

Creativ Technologies

However, businesses must choose the right vendor for getting the most entertaining yet effective games. Elearning authoring tools must contain gamification elements so that vendors can come up with good designs. Gaming has become an inevitable part of the eLearning content.

2017 Brandon Hall Awards Ceremony: An Elegant Evening

Web Courseworks

Pictured here are attendees from the National Basketball Association. Sonic Automotive group having fun at the picture taking stage. Attendees consisted of a who’s who of top eLearning vendors and Fortune 500 company Learning and Development managers. Pictured here are my friends from EdCast. Last night, I had the opportunity to attend the 2017 Brandon Hall Awards ceremony.