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? A million years ago, I was a one-man training department until I built up my team.

Harness Your Team’s Knowledge Before Building A Training Program

Dan Keckan

Thinking about working with a professional development vendor? Here are a few things to keep in mind before taking the leap. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. eLearning Design and Development eLearning Content Development eLearning Development Best Practices Subject Matter Experts

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Customize New Hire Training: 5 Reasons to Partner Up With a Vendor for Your Onboarding Program

Obsidian Learning

Your employees might not have the time or specialized skills to convert an existing inperson onboarding program to a virtual one, or to create such a program from scratch. Each organization has its quirks and specificities, and these should be reflected in the onboarding program.

3 Critical Questions To Ask A Learning Technology Vendor

Docebo

Presenting them to your executive team to gain executive buy-in? L2 and L3 support (this type of support is managed by the learning platform vendor). Regardless of the learning technology solution you implement, it’s important to ensure that your SaaS learning platform vendor can support integrations. Make sure your vendor provides a variety of out-of-the-box integrations with your business ecosystem.

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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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10 Must-Have LMS Features for Any Employee Training Program

KnowledgeCity

Introduction What to Do Before Implementing an Employee Training Program 10 Features Your LMS Should Have 1. A good training program also offers career development so they can look to the future. What to Do Before Implementing an Employee Training Program.

LMS Support: Top questions you’re not asking your LMS vendors — but should

Blue Sky eLearn

There are many important factors to consider when narrowing down the list of hundreds of vendors to your top three or four possible solutions. It’s so easy to ‘talk the talk’ – make your eLearning vendor ‘walk the walk’ with you. Do you have a full-time, dedicated admin support team?

How to Build an Employee Training Program That’s Right for Your Business

KnowledgeCity

Introduction The Benefits of Employee Training Programs What Training Do You Need? Not all training programs are the same. Some programs may teach hard skills, some may build leadership skills, and some may train for compliance. The Benefits of Employee Training Programs.

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.

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? An LMS allows you to easily add, delete or update online content, which is not easy or cheap when you talk in terms of paper courses and programs.

40+ of the World’s Best Sales Training Programs to Get Your Team Into Shape

Sales Hacker

If talent acquisition, development, and retention are top-of-mind for you as a sales leader, here are 40+ of the best sales training programs to check out! Only a team of superb talent can move your business ahead of the competition. The same calculus especially applies the sales team. In contrast, unleash a team of smart sales reps and success pours like rain. Salespeople who complete excellent training programs deliver 10% higher win rates. Programs include.

5 Reasons You May Need Staff Augmentation for Your L&D Team

Coreaxis

On the other hand, finding skilled professionals, new employees, or temporary talent can be the most effective way to fill talent gaps and increase the capabilities and productivity of your teams. Working with a staff augmentation vendor, you can have access to an enormous pool of talent.

Vendor Selection Tips for Corporate Sales Training

Training Industry

We are also seeing continued strength in the custom content development space as it pertains to salesforce development, so understanding what to look for in a vendor should be top of mind for training professionals. In a recent Training Industry research study, we explored several questions relating to both the propensity to include external vendors to support sales performance improvement initiatives and best practices to consider when moving through the selection process.

Tips for Preserving Your eLearning Programs

Blue Sky eLearn

To preserve the online education programs and processes I worked so hard to put in place! So, for the sake of your educational programs and all your hard work, start building your binder*! A general timeline or calendar of your program year. Your program’s SMAR goals or KPIs. Information about your team’s project management methods and tools being used – i.e. where to find project task lists or communication threads in Asana, Basecamp, Slack, etc.

6 Simple Tips To Personalize Sales Online Training Programs For External Partners

Dan Keckan

Remote sales teams, vendors, and call center staff require just as much L&D support as your in-house employees. Corporate eLearning Customer Service Training Distributed Teams eLearning eBooks Personalized Learning Sales Team

Healthcare LMS Vendors That Provide More Than Just Software

EthosCE

As a part of a growing organization, you know that the LMS software you select is key to your healthcare CE program’s successful development. 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?

Criteria To Choose The Ideal Vendor For Your Virtual Reality Training solution

CHRP-INDIA

Every business now is keen to grow their virtual environment; an ideal virtual training program can be beneficial for your business, as it will give faster results. The new-age technology for business is virtual reality and why do you need to choose the ideal vendor for VR training solution, what should be the criteria for this? In the end, the virtual training program is going to be a part of your company and is going to increase the profit, not a loss.

Implementation of Effective Blended Learning Program for Employee Onboarding

G-Cube

Induction programs are an integral part of the training calendar of any organization. However, it is a challenge to develop an effective induction program that covers distant geographies and conflicting learners’ schedules, and at the same time retaining the learners’ attention. G-Cube created an innovative induction program for one of the leading automobile companies in India. The boring 13-day classroom sessions reduced to 10-day blended program. •

7-Steps to Creating an Effective E-learning Program Part 3: Online Learning Systems

Your Training Edge

Your organization must have some type of delivery system for the online learning program, commonly referred to as a Learning Management System, or LMS. Will the organization choose a vendor to assist or will it go with internal expertise, namely the IT department? A vendor-purchased system is typically made-to-order by a group that specializes in just that. You can give the vendor your organization’s specifications and they can come back with a system design and price.

5 Criteria to Choose the Ideal Vendor for your Virtual Reality Training Program

Designing Digitally

Please note this article was originally published by our team on elearningindustry.com.

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How to Get What You Want from Vendors

CLO Magazine

Should technology malfunction or no longer serve its purpose, it would be seamlessly replaced with the help of an honest, easy-to-work-with vendor. CLOs and learning leaders who have strong relationships with learning technology vendors know, when substantial learning technology investments are at the center of the conversation, honest and thorough discussions are vital. AnnMarie Kuzel : How far in advance should the CLO start communicating with the vendor?

5 Critical Questions To Ask Potential LMS Vendors

KnowledgeAnywhere

An LMS can vastly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of a learning and development program, but it is important to choose a platform that will work best for your organization. There are the basic question of pricing and features that you will, of course, be asking potential vendors. However, there are some deeper questions that you should take the time to ask potential LMS vendors to help determine if they will be a good fit for a long term partnership with your business.

How to choose an external e-learning vendor ?

Ideaon

Interaction with a prospective vendor can show and shed more light than reading up about them or viewing their work online. What skills does the e-learning vendor offer? Are the skills that the vendor brings, something that is complementary to your team? There is comfort in knowing that a vendor can work on a particular skillset, but can also work with aligned skill sets? Cost vs Value proposition.Can the vendor work within your budget? Pick up the hints.

Corporate Onboarding Programs: What You Need to Know

Roundtable Learning

Amid such change, one thing is sure: employee onboarding programs will remain vital. The best employee onboarding programs account for them all. In this article, we’ll define onboarding programs, explain why they’re important, and discuss how to establish effective onboarding. .

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

CLO Magazine

Todd Tauber: For a lot of L&D teams, e-learning still means online courses, LMSs, virtual classes and maybe videos. CLO: What problem do CLOs come to vendors like Degreed to solve? Tauber: The single biggest problem CLOs and their teams come to us for is to help them integrate and simplify their employees’ learning experiences. Tauber: Online learning programs, formal education through online methods is evolving.

8 Soft Skills You Should Include in Your Workplace Training Program

Coggno

A matrix organizational structure means employees are separated into teams and assigned projects under different managers based on their abilities and skills. This brings us to the next important question: Why are soft skills so crucial for the success of your business and your team?

Customer Excellence Pledge

eLearning 24-7

Sure there are vendors who do an exceptional job, but the fact still remains that the number one reason, people leave one learning system vendor for another is support/service. What are those statements that a vendor has to adhere to, in the Customer Excellence Pledge?

LMS Vendor Relationships: Food for Thought

WBT Systems

The chefs are able to design and deliver interesting and attractive plates, because their suppliers work with them as part of the extended team to provide knowledge on seasonal availability and trends, quality produce, and pricing that works for the restaurant’s needs. What is your LMS vendor serving up for your Professional Learners? But how can a good relationship with your LMS vendor help you to deliver the best quality education for your learners?

Seven Simple Steps to Select the Right LMS Vendor

CommLab India

These software applications allow you to host, manage, and track training programs in a hassle-free manner. You need to follow a proven process to zero-in on the right vendor, who can meet your needs well. Select the vendors who score high, and contact them for the next step — a demonstration of their product. Step 3: Ask Vendors to Demonstrate Their LMSs. Step 4: Request LMS Vendors for a Free Trial of Their Products.

How Online Programs are Transforming Higher Education Learning

Hurix Digital

It’s no wonder that students are increasingly opting for online learning over face-to-face classroom programs. Many colleges and universities are now offering online programs for higher education learning, allowing ease of access and convenience.

5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

Web Courseworks

Unless you’ve worked for a Federal agency or an eLearning vendor contracted with one to provide deliverables that meet 508 technical and accessibility standards (or the related “equivalent facilitation” standard under 36 CFR 1194.5 , which focuses on functional outcomes that provide “substantially equivalent or greater access to and use of a product for people with disabilities”), designing courses to meet these requirements may feel a bit intimidating.

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3 Key Factors You Should Condsider in Choosing a Digital Learning Vendor

eLearningMind

When you’re on the hunt for a digital learning vendor to help you create, refine, and curate better training, you probably know some of the important things to look for: A robust portfolio of clients or an organization that will listen to you and create the learning you’ve envisioned. But while you’re turning over each proverbial stone to find the vendor best for you, you might be missing some of the key factors.

How to Mobilize Teams to Create and Upload Video Content

Instilled

In fact, over the last year, we’ve worked to mobilize our internal team to share knowledge through our Learning Experience Platform and have experienced positive results and benefits as an organization. When was the last time you asked your technology vendor if they use their own tools?

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LMS Vendor (what you have) vs. LMS Partner (what you want)

EthosCE

Perhaps you assumed that your LMS vendor knew that you needed less, not more, administrative tasks on your plate and that your LMS platform would have all of the features that you needed from day one. As your program grew, however, perhaps you found that your administrative duties multiplied along with your users’ support ticket requests. There’s a simple explanation for your predicament: you have an LMS vendor, not a CME management platform.

How to Choose the Best Game-Based Training Vendor

Lemonade

Finding the best vendor for the job. Choosing a game-based training vendor can feel overwhelming. Luckily, there are some general qualities most great game-based training vendors share. Here are 8 things to look for in a game-based training vendor. Take a look at what the vendor offers. Are their programs custom or SaaS? For example, are you able to integrate your branding, or are you stuck with the training vendor’s graphics?

So, We Talked to a Vendor About Learning Technology…

CLO Magazine

Those who aren’t embracing the ways technology can enable more effective development programs are going to be left behind. Today’s solutions know, empower and engage people to strengthen learning leaders’ programs and efforts by delivering a consumer-like experience, serving personal recommendations throughout work and creating tailored development plans that remove the guesswork. How important is it for vendors to listen to customers?

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. In essence, Product Sales Training is the transfer of existing product knowledge to your sales team. Rethink your vendor if the above needs are not met.