In a globalized world, learning a language represents an advantage not only on a professional level but also on a personal one, meaning that being bilingual, or even trilingual, is an increasingly pursued goal. The drawback is that learning a new language usually requires dedication and time, but thanks to the flexibility of e-learning platforms, this gap has decreased significantly. Therefore, more and more people choose to learn languages through virtual platforms. In this context, it is becoming increasingly important to find a strategic partner as a content provider in SCORM format, especially effective in creating a greater commitment between students and the language training programs offered to them.
There are many online training options on the market. This diversity of offer means investing time in analyzing resources, methodology, content, etc., but this dedication makes the difference between offering your employees or students quality learning, or an inappropriate option. So how can you be sure of choosing the right course?
This article aims to help by outlining the characteristics that you should bear in mind when choosing a language content provider.
1. Content format
It is convenient to look for platforms and content that can be used easily and that provide flexibility, the ability to adapt to the needs that the educational project requires at all times.
The contents in SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) format allow users to create personalized contents that can be displayed within any LMS or LMCS learning platform. This offers the possibility of creating a design adapted to the training needs of any company and an improved experience for students.
Another of the most important advantages of this SCORM format is scalability. A course can be modified, grow or integrate new content and these platforms are fully adaptable to needs.
2. Experience and specialization
One of the most important characteristics is the experience of the chosen provider. A provider with demonstrable experience will always generate more confidence, since it will ensure that students have the guarantee of a comprehensive and high quality training.
At this point it is important to research the provider and analyze customer feedback.
Another point to take into account is specialization. Despite having experience, not all providers have developed a specialization. In this case, it is advisable to choose one with a greater specialization in language training content, as long as we do not lose experience. In other words, we must find a balance between experience and specialization.
3. Innovation in solutions
Currently, being innovative is key to personal and professional evolution. A permanently technologically updated supplier, which is constantly evolving and improving its products with adaptability to different platforms, will always be a great ally.
Having a distributor that simply sells you licenses and content will not contribute enough to your e-learning platform, so it is important to choose the one that is up to date with market trends.
4. Flexibility in content
Variety of contents ensures greater long-term success since having the possibility of adapting these contents to the needs of your educational project is a key point.
With this, we ensure a wide and varied offer to students, with structures oriented to real and effective learning objectives.
Compatibility may be an obvious issue, but that is precisely why many do not take it into account. We have to choose a provider that is not only compatible at the technological level, but also at the level of content typology, business culture and objectives.
Price is usually a decisive factor, and depending on the budget that we want to allocate to the content, we will choose one side or the other of the scale.
Keep in mind that the cheapest is often more expensive since it ends up being a waste of money if it does not suit what we are looking for as a company. But, the most expensive does not guarantee that it is the one that best suits our needs.
For this reason, it is very important to dedicate time to the analysis we are talking about in order to find a supplier that suits our needs and objectives with a good quality-price ratio.
If you are already working with a content provider, these points will help you reflect on your future with them. If you have not yet developed projects in the field of e-learning in languages, take some time to evaluate these and other factors to make the most appropriate decision. The most important thing is that when you select a supplier you are convinced that it will adapt to your present and future needs.