eLearning Convert: the quick solution with years of know-how
Behind this conversion “engine” is intelligent learning design – provided by Laragh people with over 25 years of e-learning development experience, designing courses for corporates such as Skillsoft, HP, and MSD; and for colleges such as Carnegie Mellon, Wharton and Berkeley.
“You are not wrong!” Tom O’Neill says. “Ever since I entered the e-learning field in 1993, ‘quick conversion’ of your existing learning materials, was little more than a lead generation offer by high-end custom e-learning vendors. Likewise, ‘quick build’ DIY software still sells widely against this need, but usually gets left aside. That’s the illusion of the universal tool – once it arrives, you realize you still need a pro for anything more than changing a spark plug. And you realize that it’s a misuse of your own expertise to try to double up as an e-learning developer, teaching yourself the accessibility and LMS integration standards to boot.”
Marian Oliver, with 20 years directing Laragh’s diverse corporate e-learning development capacity, adds, “Next, the customer who just wants their existing content directly converted, often turns to a chop-shop developer offering a cheap conversion that turns into a saga of miscommunications, project management overheads and scope arguments. At this point, customers usually resign themselves to having only high-end training converted into custom e-learning by companies like Laragh – leaving the bulk of their work-critical procedural information in dense non-interactive documents…and hoping for the best, having no way of knowing whether anyone actually reads them.”
Lorna Rhode, with more than two decades managing learning design teams says, “We agree. There ought to be a way to convert the bulk of existing DOCs, PDFs, and PowerPoints into standards-compliant e-learning, quickly, cheaply, and with content integrity! You are the expert in your content. You should not have to pay a lot for an elaborate development process when you already have perfectly good content that you merely want to make more engaging, testable, and trackable.”
We set up e-learning convert as a separate workshop window to provide that service. It’s for the 80% of your content that can indeed be converted with little fuss or drama. Meanwhile, for anything more complex, you know there’s still an experienced development team keeping an eye on things!