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5 Questions You Should Ask When Outsourcing eLearning

Sep 3, 2017 1:36:06 PM / by Jennifer Reed

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The vetting process is critical to the success of your e-learning programs. Looking for an e-learning vendor to partner with that will be a partner. A peripheral agent you simply acquire sources from is not conducive to the development of your e-learning program..

There are five main questions to ask an e-learning vendor with respect to vetting for a partner.

1. How many years have you been in the industry?

A well-developed website and clever marketing hides an e-learning company's inadequacies. Make certain the company you choose has learned from the difficulties associated with developing an e-learning environment from scratch.

2. What tools and resources do you use to develop an e-learning environment?

No two e-learning platforms are the same. However, there are basic tenets that are universal throughout the industry. The tools developed through trial and error, and experimentation determine the strength of an e-learning platform vendor.

3. Do you have a portfolio?

The e-learning vendor should have a portfolio of completed environments to share. The portfolio should include summaries of each project that outline the tools and resources which have led to student success.

4. What qualifies your front-end staff to work with you developing an e-learning environment?

An e-learning platform is the foundation of a quality e-learning environment. But, it is the vendor's staff that will determine the success of your collaboration with that company. Make certain the staff is qualified to handle your development needs.

5. How large and how qualified is your IT and development staff?

Course developers are critical to the success of an e-learning environment's development. However, the IT and software development staff must be properly equipped to deal with the load and pressure your e-learning environment. You will be adding substantial weight to their system. The front-end development will suffer if the IT department can not manage your volume of work.

Choosing an e-learning vendor is a simple process if you have all the information you need to make an educated decision. You will be on your way to choosing the right e-learning solutions vendor to partner with by asking these five questions.

Topics: outsourcing

Jennifer Reed

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