Going Global with E-Learning
viaLearning, a provider of global e-Learning solutions, announced today its Global E-Learning Programs. Designed to meet the training needs of multinational companies, the new services help companies carry out training programs across multiple markets and cultures.
Web-based training offers flexible, round-the-clock online access to any number of courses—making it especially attractive to multinational companies. However to reap the benefits across the globe, companies must overcome differences in cultural learning styles, language and localization issues. “Learners have different needs, styles, expectations, and preferences,” said Chanin Ballance, CEO of viaLearning. “Our skilled global team identifies these individual qualities and requirements, building programs based on the unique needs and aims of your global organization.”
Companies that want to offer courses in several languages usually turn to translators. But viaLearning brings together decades of experience in e-Learning development, cultural instructional design, localization and translation; a one-of-a-kind offering.
Global E-Learning Program Highlights
viaLearning’s globalized programs are organic and created in conjunction with the company’s internal team to deliver measurable results. To ensure e-Learning goals are successfully met, viaLearning courses incorporate the following features into every program:
-Active learning elements
-Culturally adapted instructional design
-Localization and translation
-In-country collaboration and review
-Worldwide 24/7 support
The Importance of Regional Customization - Images, scenarios, activities, colors―each of these subjects is treated and interpreted differently in different cultures. Just as with language, incidentals of this kind must be adapted to the culture to create a truly effective eLearning program.
viaLearning customizes e-Learning training materials to accommodate the particular region in which it will be used - ensuring that course elements are both appropriate and engaging for the audience in that regional market.
Localization and Translation - A critical step in the process, translation and localization begin once the e-Learning content has been culturally adapted for target markets and the technical and design infrastructures have been internationalized. viaLearning works with in-country translators in addition to bringing a localization background and experience with the specific subject matter. Additionally, to help minimize costs for translation and localization, viaLearning leverages translation memory software, which captures all translated content so that it can be reused. This can cut translation costs by as much as 30 percent.
For more information on the Global E-Learning Programs go to: www.vialearning.com/globalprograms.php.
viaLearning is a leading provider of e-Learning services for global companies. Fortune 500 companies rely on viaLearning to develop rapid e-Learning and custom learning programs on-time and within budget. viaLearning’s expertise in localization coupled with an experienced, process-oriented team ensures the right course is developed to meet the dynamic needs of a global workforce, partners and customers. Clients include: Barclays, Right Management, Kraft Foods via The Ken Blanchard Companies, Yahoo!, Nike, BlueTech, St Jude Medical, Cisco, CitiGroup and Microsoft. Corporate Headquarters are located at 700 SW Taylor Street, Suite 310 Portland, OR 97205-3016. For more information, visit www.vialearning.com or call us at 800.737.8481.
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