How to Choose an Elearning Solutions Provider
Elearning is an attractive option for workforce training since it often costs less than traditional classroom-based training—and it can deliver interactive, self-paced instruction directly to your employees, wherever they may be. But how do you choose an elearning provider from among the many in the field?
Criteria for Rating Elearning Providers
To winnow down the field of elearning providers, consider criteria such as these:
- Reliability and currency of content. Training your workforce with out-of-date content, or content with poor instructional design, is worse than no training at all. Can you trust the provider to deliver accurate and instructionally sound elearning content?
- Breadth and depth of content. Can the provider satisfy your full range of IT and soft-skill training needs, now and in the future?
- Intelligent content packaging. The amount of elearning resources can be overwhelming. Does the provider offer targeted content packages that specifically meet your needs? Does your provider supply elearning resources in "bite-sized" chunks that can be consumed in only a few minutes?
- Customizability. Does the provider enable you to customize its elearning content so that it can be tailored to your particular organization? Is it willing to create customized content for you?
- Integration. How difficult or how easy will it be to integrate the provider's elearning tools with your current learning resources and systems? Does the provider offer solutions and services to facilitate this integration?
- Support services. How well does the provider support its elearning solution? Does it provide experts to support your implementation and 24-by-7-by-365 live technical support?
Skillsoft Can Meet All Your Elearning Needs
Skillsoft is a premier provider of elearning solutions:
- Skillsoft is a trusted elearning provider for more than 3,000 organizations, including corporations large and small, academic and non-profit institutions, and government agencies. Our elearning content is relied on by over 10 million end users.
- Our courseware catalog includes over 6,000 courses, ranging from IT certification courses to regulatory compliance and business management courseware. Our elearning offerings also include searchable online reference collections as well as rich, media resources such as skill simulations, on-demand videos, and instructor-led virtual classrooms. Several of our offerings facilitate social learning, such as enabling learners and in-house experts to rate and comment on an online reference book.
- We make a vast array of elearning content manageable for you by offering integrated resource packages tailored toward specific subject areas such as IT security, project management, or finance/accounting. We make learning easy to fit into busy schedules, with one-hour courses and many resources that take only a few minutes to consume.
- Skillsoft can create custom elearning resources specifically for your organization, as well as provide you with tools that enable you to customize Skillsoft content on your own.
- You can deploy Skillsoft elearning resources on our Skillport® LMS, or we can help you integrate Skillsoft resources into a third-party LMS.
- Want high-quality customer service? Skillsoft has been rated number-one in customer satisfaction for the past three years. And our technical support is available 24-by-7-by-365 to support your organization's needs.
To learn more about how Skillsoft can meet your organization's training needs, please visit the Skillsoft home page now. From there you can find helpful resources including case studies, white papers, and free demos.