About this free eLearning RFP Download
Creating your own custom eLearning for your organization can be fun – and challenging! Sometimes you need a little outside help. Before you engage an eLearning vendor, consider issuing an eLearning RFP (Request for Proposal) to several eLearning vendors in order to get the best quality and value.
When to Hire an eLearning Company
A quality, engaging eLearning course is a collaborative process and usually requires the knowledge, time and efforts of several people. In general, the roles that are needed for this project may include an instructional designer, an eLearning designer, a subject matter expert, a graphic artist, a programmer, and a professional voice talent. It can be a real challenge trying to fill some of these roles with people within your organization, and even harder to assemble all the needed talent onto one team.
Consider the following scenario: you’ve identified a training need within your organization and after discussing it with your manager, you’ve both decided that the training could be best accomplished through a custom eLearning course. You are to spearhead the project and you earnestly get started on building a team to help. Things start off well and everyone has their assignment. However, the project soon loses steam because the team members are busy with their daily tasks and other projects, and roadblocks pop up that no one seems to know how to fix. The development stalls for several months until finally, you just throw up your hands, put together a PowerPoint (or even just a job aid), distribute it to the department via email, and call it day.
Many people find that outsourcing their eLearning project to a team of eLearning professionals is a better option than trying to tackle the whole thing themselves. Are you considering outsourcing part or all of your next custom eLearning development project but not sure where to start? You’ve come to the right place! The eLearning Network offers a free Request for Proposal (RFP) template that you can use to compare and evaluate vendors who are anxious to compete for your business.