Should I Use an eLearning Vendor or a Freelancer?

ThinkingKap Solutions

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? The end product will only be as creative and effective as the skills in BOTH areas.

Tinder for Outsourcing Vendors

eLearning Brothers

To that end, selecting and building a relationship with your vendors is a lot like building a relationship in your personal life. More or less, you want the same things from your business vendors. Unfortunately, selecting a suitable vendor is a lot like using Tinder. Your only recourse is to flip through vendors until you find one attractive enough. However, choosing the wrong vendor could waste your valuable resources and threaten your business.

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Learn Amp Product Review

eLearning 24-7

If a vendor uses Zapier for example as their key integration (it has hundreds of connectors), yeah, they qualify here. A solid marketplace is one that offers free content (via the web or the vendor themselves) and fee-based (most 3rd party).

LinkedIn Learning Product Review

eLearning 24-7

Learning System vendors who have partnership agreements with LinkedIn Learning for its content, often see high usage (depending on the system, but, talk to vendors who do not have a LL partnership, and you will find the majority wanting one).

How to Choose an LMS Vendor?

AbaraLMS

Implementing an LMS is as much about your relations with the vendor as it is an investment in their product. There is more to selecting a vendor than one may initially think. Since the LMS is a system that [ ] The post How to Choose an LMS Vendor? LMS Factors to Consider When Choosing an LMS how to Choose an LMS Vendor how to select an LMS LMS Selection Checklist LMS Vendor Selection Selection of Best LMS Provider

Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team?

Illumen Group

Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team? Maybe what you really need isn’t a vendor, but rather a part-time strategic partner or developer who is there when you need them, and not when you don’t. Situations that can demand this type of immediate attention could include post-merger needs, an influx of new hires who need to be onboarded, and new products that need to be launched effectively to gain or keep a competitive edge.

Does your eLearning vendor eat their own dog food? | OttoLearn

OttoLearn

An eLearning vendor who believes in their product uses them to train their own employees. By using our microlearning platform, we're eating our own dog food

How to Write an RFP for LMS Vendors

Web Courseworks

An RFP, or Request for Proposal, allows you to outline what you are looking for in your ideal Learning Management System vendor and creates a standardized form or checklist for all would-be vendors to follow. When every organization or product you are considering follows the same guidelines, answers the same questions and provides the same materials, it is easier for you to compare them and determine which best suits your eLearning program goals.

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Product Review – Instilled LXP

eLearning 24-7

Writing a product review on a product that I use, well, I am about to use. I was planning on adding to my Findanlms.com (the web site part of it), a new section called vendor videos, and thus seeing the video aspect on the Instilled, I saw a perfect fit. For my review, I added a series of videos from the CrossKnowledge LMS (which is on the FindAnLMS learning system search engine platform and will be on the vendor video playlist). This is a first for me.

8 Tips To Find An Online Training Software Vendor That Suits Your Needs

Dan Keckan

But how do you find an online training software vendor that offers a top-notch product at a price you can afford? Learning Management Systems Free eLearning eBooks LMS Selection LMS Vendors Online Training SoftwareWith great online training software, you have a higher chance of improving your online training processes and performance rating. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

9 LMS Vendor Selection Criteria: What Really Matters?

Dan Keckan

Many organizations focus on the product and its unique selling points, but they overlook a crucial step in the LMS vendor selection process: vendor vetting. In this article, I share 9 criteria you should consider when choosing your next LMS vendor. Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS Selection LMS Vendors

Questions to ask Your Next LMS Vendor

Meridian

The eLearning industry has an abundance of LMS vendors, and it can make the task of finding the right LMS vendor for your organization an extremely challenging one. Who will be implementing the product? This can cause some disconnect between how you envisioned the software would function and what you thought the software was going to look like after the initial discovery calls with your vendor. Is your custom training developed in-house or by outside vendors?

How Cloud-Based Product Demos and POCs Increase Sales for Software Vendors

Cloudshare

Conventional sales thinking in regards to virtual product demonstrations ( demos ) and POCs ( Proof of Concepts ) is no longer fit for purpose. Even then, the rep is often not invited to face-to-face meetings, but rather to present a product demo or a POC online.

Reasons why you need to outsource the creative production process

Your Training Edge

Outsourcing their creative production process and partnering with a specialist production provider is enabling exactly this. There are a few very clear benefits of outsourcing your creative production process.

Ten Steps to a Successful Product Launch Training Implementation

Bottom-Line Performance

We often support clients with complex products to bring to market. The training that supports these product launches is always a multi-faceted collection of learning solutions that must meet the needs of several different learner groups. For product launch training to drive desired knowledge and skills acquisition, it must be carefully designed and implemented. Characteristics of a Successful Product Launch Curriculum.

Product Review – Percipio by Skillsoft

eLearning 24-7

Certifications are doable from big name vendors such as Amazon, Google, Cisco, Microsoft and more. Share Link – I debated about listing this in poor, because I still see zero value in this – other vendors do it too, and I see zero value in that as well. 3rd party content is available within the platform, they continue to sign up vendors – so that is a plus. Believe it or not, a lot of vendors’ mobile apps are outdated or worse, buggy.

11 Smart Tips to Choose the Right eLearning Vendor

Hurix Digital

This blog will give you tips to choose the right eLearning vendor. Difficulties in Choosing the Right eLearning Vendor: There are a number of eLearning companies offering a range of solutions. However, not every vendor is the correct fit for your company. One must choose the right eLearning vendor with due diligence to ensure effective results. In this day and age of stiff competition, every vendor seems to promise best-in-class eLearning materials.

Does Your Custom E-learning Vendor Cater to Your Product Sales Training Needs?

CommLab India

Finding an eLearning vendor who can take care of your product training needs is a task in itself, because when you begin to explore the eLearning market, you will find dozens who will claim to know just what you need, but just a handful really know what you need and how to deliver it. First, let’s identify what I mean by Product Sales Training. In essence, Product Sales Training is the transfer of existing product knowledge to your sales team.

LMS Vendors: How to Select the Right Vendor for your Goals

Hurix Digital

Organizations generally prefer to outsource their LMS requirements to vendors or service providers, mainly because it saves them time and money and also because they do not have an in-house IT team to design, build and maintain a custom solution. This being said, how to choose the right LMS vendor for your organizational goals? These benefits will also help you shortlist the right vendor from your LMS vendors list: Some of the benefits of a LMS (Learning Management System) are: 1.

Choosing an E-learning Vendor? Review this Checklist First

CommLab India

If you have decided to buy your e-learning course or outsource it to a customized e-learning solutions provider, the next step is to choose a reliable e-learning vendor. The best way to do this is to focus on some key areas of e-learning development and ask the right questions from a potential e-learning vendor. Before choosing an outsourcing partner, it is important to check whether the vendor has a qualified team in place.

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. .

Independent Software Vendors and E-learning Companies: An Alliance That Spells Success

G-Cube

It also gives them the innovation edge, where they can learn from their partners and their products to provide their clients with higher satisfaction. In this type of an alliance, the partners can add value to the product of one another and sell the combined package. With the tremendous growth in the world of Information Technology, there are innumerable players in the industry – big as well as small.

Preparing to Work with a Content Development Vendor

Allencomm

Here are 5 Tips for a productive partnership. The post Preparing to Work with a Content Development Vendor appeared first on AllenComm. Working with a training content development partner, when done right, can be a great excellent strategy. Corporate Training content development training consultant

Product Vendor Blogs - Where are They?

Tony Karrer

and asked about innovation in eLearning, especially innovation that leads to products. One thing that just dawned on me is how few product vendor blogs there are in eLearning. In other industries, you see authentic conversation coming from vendors (from people inside the vendor) - where are they in eLearning Another thought just occurred to me based on my last post Innovation Geography Based and Innovation in eLearning.

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Healthcare LMS Vendors That Provide More Than Just Software

EthosCE

In this post, we’ll help you identify healthcare LMS vendors offering you more than just software. Know What Type of Vendor will be the Right Partner Before you Begin Your Search for a New Platform. So what does your organization really need from an LMS vendor? Your chosen LMS vendor should streamline your data management process while adding powerful analytics capabilities to your toolkit. Choose a vendor that seamlessly broadens your range of curriculum options.

Product Review: Totara

eLearning 24-7

Vendors in this space include Docebo, eFront, Litmos and of course Totara. Graphical progress bar – basically less text or funky icons that only the vendor knows what is – example, a recall one vendor using a floppy disk to represent an online course. Blog – This was on the trial and for a nice product like this – it should be removed for the trial. Remember when I said that some times vendors put funky icons to represent items?

Product Review: Knoodle

eLearning 24-7

Confusing once you dive into the product – see below. Problems abound within the product – not bugs mind you, just poor processes (IMO). One of the features I do love about the product is the ability to drag and drop – yet this is the only screen you can do it from. Ability to play on the screen, rather than click Preview to do so – which is how the product is set up. I love products that are fun to use and create.

From Three Phases to Four: The Toolkit Approach to Product Launch Training

Bottom-Line Performance

For a long time, product launch training has been conducted with an event-based model. They are planned and run by marketing folks who need reps to effectively position the new product but don’t have a realistic plan to make it happen. Product managers and sales trainers in complex, competitive industries have long known that the event-based model is not enough. Product launch training vendors have long encouraged clients to adopt a three-phase product launch model.

Product Review: BlueVolt

eLearning 24-7

Ability to offer ads for products or ads to specific sections for folks to visit – for each child (sub-portal) - yes – every child can be skinned to look a different way then the parent. Ability to e-mail a group of people or an individual within the product – ideal for classroom, webinars or even admin to send specific notifications without having to sent it to everyone. At one time BlueVolt was just a spark, a system among many other systems in the market.

Product Review: Litmos LMS

eLearning 24-7

Segment as a whole is growing in terms of vendors. LMSs Segment Breakout (By the percentage of total number of vendors in each segment). Vendor: Litmos. API E-Learn Info e-learning e-learning vendors elearning hosted Litmos LMS mobile learning Product Review SAAS SCORM Uncategorized craig weiss elearning vendors learning management system litmosSo what makes a Lite LMS different from a Standard LMS?

Make e-Learning work: Outcome learning (6): the vendors perspective

Challenge to Learn

I started working on the Outcome learning idea to give direction to the product development of easygenerator. Make e-Learning work: Outcome learning (6): The vendors perspective. And it did generate a whole bunch of new features, but the impact was different than expected. We always considered the e-Learning author and the subject matter expert (SME) as our target audience.

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The Benefits of Using a Customer-Oriented Learning Management System (LMS) Vendor

Gyrus

Part of Gyrus Systems’ customer focus is to gather feedback from our customers in our product community and to incorporate customer requested features into each release. You get an adaptable product that meets your business needs without the pain and expense of a customization. The post The Benefits of Using a Customer-Oriented Learning Management System (LMS) Vendor appeared first on Gyrus.

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Top 50 LMS Report for 2016 – What you need to know (criteria, approach, and yeah some vendors)

eLearning 24-7

And yeah there are vendors who will taut that they are in X list or Y rankings and thus should be included. This isn’t a beauty contest, nor a pay for play (I NEVER accept that, nor play that game, nor do I accept any referral fees or whatever some vendors offer for recommending them). These are vendors who have been around a long time, build share of the market and generally speaking had early name recognition which has helped them in build business.

Product Review: Saba Social

eLearning 24-7

Saba Social is a very solid product, that despite a few hiccups and “huh&# moments, achieves what it sets out to do, provide a user friendly social experience. Generally speaking, nothing innovative – there is so much potential there and it is wasted – I mean this can be a really awesome product, but they missed the boat. This part of the bio, is one of my “huh, what were they thinking&# and really does a massive disservice to an otherwise solid product.

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EL247?s Vendors 2 View Guide @ #ASTD2014

eLearning 24-7

” Seriously though, a lot of people ask me what vendors to see or what vendors I look at, etc. If I find the product interesting, I ask for more info, see a demo, ask for a separate meeting, etc. Tweets will be tied to anything – a product that I find interesting that is new or strikes me on the super wow scale, a product or products that I find missed the mark or are underwhelming, feedback from folks wallking the floor and from vendors.

mLevel Recognized for Best of Show Vendor Award at FocusOn Learning DemoFest 2016

mLevel

mLevel & Pearson Win Best of Show Vendor Award at FocusOn Learning DemoFest 2016 for Their Project: “Increasing Student Engagement in Business Education”. Chicago, IL – June 15, 2016 – mLevel has won the FocusOn Learning DemoFest 2016 award for “Best of Show Vendor” with Pearson’s innovative approach to mLevel’s microlearning platform.

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Product Review: Lectora Snap! Empower

eLearning 24-7

interfaces directly with the product (ribbon? is not the only product which has an issue with a 64 bit Windows computer but in combination with PPT 2010, I’m unaware of any other. Many products in the general market do not offer 64 bit but they still work in the 64 bit – by using the 32 bit driver. When I looked at the product, I immediately thought on the song by Snap – called Power! The product comes with.