Directory of Elearning Services


Choose a service from our 729 suppliers to meet your elearning needs.

Authoring Tools221

Authoring Tools221

Course authoring tools are products designed for creating online courses. Most will be intended for use by people with limited or no technical skills, although some may also support customisation by software developers.

They are primarily used by content owners, subject matter experts and instructional designers to support in-house or out-sourced course development projects. They can be especially useful for rapid or agile development, and where you want to customise content for your audiences.

Some are products that you download, others are network installed or operate on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. Most will support team collaboration to some extent.

An important consideration is the support for different publishing models, with options ranging from stand-alone courses to standards-based integration with a Learning Management System.

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Bespoke Course Development377

Whilst there are many different libraries and sources of Off the Shelf Courses, there are times when you need content developed for your own unique needs. Typical reasons include training on company specific processes, products or policies.

Suppliers of course development services bring a whole range of professional skills together to realise your project needs. They can take existing content in many forms, or work with your own subject matter experts to deliver courses to your exact learning needs, budget and quality requirements.

They may use in-house technology, or work with third party Authoring Tools, which might be beneficial if you want to make changes yourself later.

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Consultancy320

Consultancy320

If you are just starting your elearning journey or looking for a change to your current strategy, then you may find it useful to have some consultancy or advice before you make any significant investment.

Consultants can help at almost any stage of an elearning program, either as stand-alone or bundled with other services.

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eReference Material50

We define eReference Materials as knowledge based content that does not follow a particular course structure or contain specific instructional elements. You might want to buy or licence content to use as is or build more instructional or testing materials around it.

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LCMS Software125

LCMS Software125

A Learning Content Management System (LCMS) is primarily designed to hold libraries of content and enable you to create courses from it, with a strong emphasis on the re-usability of the content objects. These might be documents, images, video and audio files.

Although there might be considerable overlap between an LCMS and a Learning Management System (LMS), the LCMS is more focussed on the creation and management of content, where the LMS is centred on delivery of courses to learners.

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Live Elearning Software177

Sometimes there is no substitution for real time interaction between an instructor and a group of learners, but this no longer requires bringing every one together physically in a classroom.

Live Elearning Software enables people to come together virtually from wherever they are, sharing course materials and working collaboratively.

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LMS Software341

LMS Software341

A Learning Management System (LMS) is the backbone of most enterprise elearning programmes. An LMS controls who has access to your courses, and keeps records of learner progress and test scores. Many LMS platforms include resource booking, collaboration and social networking functionality. LMS software will also often integrate with other human resource systems within a business.

Most LMS software will be designed to integrate courses from a range of different sources, often based on accepted standards.

Our Learning Management System suppliers may supply their own LMS software, operate as re-sellers or integrators of a range of LMS systems, or be capable of building one bespoke to your needs. LMS software can be installed on premise or offered on a cloud based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model.

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LXP Software8

LXP Software8

The Learning Experience Platform is something that has gained some momentum in recent years. In contrast to a Learning Management System (LMS), the LXP is more focussed towards on-demand learning. Often utilising AI techniques to promote content to learners, the LXP is more suited to a pull-based learning strategy rather than the push-based, HR led model of a more traditional LMS, even though the feature set might be quite similar.

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Microlearning25

Microlearning25

Microlearning is characterised by a just-in-time model for learning that is designed to deliver knowledge with minimal interruption to daily workflows. The emphasis can be on delivering content integrated with other work software or devices, as well as designing very small learning objects that can be completed quickly and as needed in order to complete specific tasks.

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Mobile Learning344

Mobile Learning344

More and more elearning is being designed for delivery on mobile devices, but this can present unique challenges beyond just the screen size. Considerations like being able to work off-line and privacy can be technical issues, whilst dealing with attention interuption can be a learning design issue.

Despite a maturing market, there are many reasons to choose a specialist, especially if mobile is going to be either the primary or only delivery platform.

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Off the Shelf Courses288

If you are looking to train people in standardised skills, products or areas of established knowledge, then there are wide variety of choices for ready made courses to choose from. This can be one of the most cost effective ways of introducing elearning to an organisation.

You can have courses you can plug into a standards based Learning Management System, or access them on the providers own portal.

Some of our suppliers will have libraries of hundreds of courses, whilst others will be more specialised in specific areas. Therefore you may consider if a single or multi-supplier approach will work best for your circumstances.

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Other Software151

Other Software151

Elearning services are increasingly offered as part of a wider suite of solutions, primarily for HR and employee development.

These suppliers offer a range of complementary products and services that sit naturally alongside core elearning offerings.

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Serious Games130

Serious Games130

Gamification has long been a feature of elearning solutions, and game play and gaming style graphics have made big leaps in recent years. However it is also easy to get wrong either by losing sight of the learning element or not being able to make the game engaging enough.

It therefore takes the right mix of learning design, gaming design and graphics to make a truly successful learning game experience. Learning games lend themselves well to re-usable objects that can be relatively easily customised, but can also be built totally bespoke to individual needs.

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Social Learning Software132

Social Learning software and services have grown, particularly in recent times, as organisations seek to bring more aspects of the classroom to the elearning experience. However the term covers much more than simply adding communication or social interaction to online courses.

Social Learning means putting social interaction at the heart of the process. It has a focus on encouraging and formalising sharing of knowledge and experience, and is often more focussed on coaching style approaches. It is also put to good use for team-based training and just in time learning.

Software for Social Learning can complement other elearning solutions or work as stand-alone solutions.

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Testing Software81

Testing Software81

Whilst most well designed learning incorporates some level of testing and feedback as an integral part of the learning journey, there are also many types of training that require learners to prove their competence through formal testing.

In these situations more specialised testing solutions may be needed. This may include both internal or third party certification, as well as formal exam proctoring with identity management and anti-fraud measures. Testing platforms provide these features alongside time limited testing, and random or semi-random selection of questions from managed question banks.

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Video Technology and Services193

High quality video has become ever easier and cheaper to produce, and that has helped it to become an integral technology for elearning. Many learners also respond better to video based learning than other media formats. This means that tools and services to help record, edit and enhance video, as well as integrate it into other forms of learning materials are more important than ever.

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Virtual and Augmented Reality141

The use of VR and AR in elearning is still relatively rare but growing as technology costs come down.

Virtual Reality refers to more immersive experiences that simulate entire environments, mostly real world but not always, and is particularly useful for training for hazardous situations, but has other uses as well.

Augmented Reality is about providing additional information layers on top of or in response to real world objects or surroundings, so it is well suited to situational and just-in-time learning delivery.

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Voice and Audio Services260

The use of audio, and particularly voice overs is integral to a rich media elearning experience. Professional voice actors can bring realism to spoken narrative content, and the use of audio as a dominant media over text, also allows for easier localisation into different languages when developing content for different international markets.

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