7 Best Practices To Ensure Success When Outsourcing Custom Course Development

by ELB Learning

Are you considering working with a custom content development shop to help frame your learning strategy, create a curriculum, convert existing training, or more? Follow these seven best practices to ensure your project and partnership are a success!

Key Chapters

  1. Uncover Your Learning Objectives, Goals, & Success Criteria

    A Needs Analysis is a fundamental prerequisite to designing any learning program and must involve a specific set of steps.

  2. Align with a Partner Who Can Help Realize Your Goals

    The right custom vendor will be a gateway to a pool of talent and help you achieve your organization’s goals.

  3. Architect the Right Learning Solutions for Your Unique Needs

    Custom partners have the expertise to transform learning into an exciting experience, by using modern tools, strategies, and technologies that work best for your audience.

  4. Choose the Right Learning Technology that Enables Architecture

    If there is a pre-existing LMS or LXP in your organization, understand its capabilities and get acquainted with its limitations before proceeding.

  5. Unleash a Learner-Centered Design

    User interface (UI) and user experience (UX) can propel your custom solutions to star status.

  6. Encourage Continuous Learning

    A comprehensive learning solution for the organization should engage learners, drive behavior change, and foster a culture of learning.

  7. Evaluate the Learning Experience

    The deployed custom solution should enable measurement for both admins and users. The metrics uncovered should mirror your learning objectives and show progress towards goals.

Whether learners are in a hybrid or remote workplace, great training content is the stepping stone to creating an engaged learning culture in the organization. Thoroughly understand the demographic and training needs before choosing the ideal learning solution.

This eBook has actionable tips to help you get the most from outsourcing course development. You'll discover the key ingredients to analyze your needs, find the right partner, and personalize L&D experiences.

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Christopher Pappas
Founder of eLearning Industry, Inc.