How well does your company training developer know the ins and outs of the latest technology and how to create learning experiences that use them? If answering anything other than “they are experts!” it may be time to consider outsourced training developers.
Outsourced training developers can jump into an organization, support a specific training initiative, and then step away – freeing your team of the time and money that would be necessary to upskill someone on any one of these elements.
On the Edge of Technology and Application
Contracted training developers sit on the edge of modern technology and company IT applications. They know how to custom code and how to get that code to work in an often-dated learning management system. Outsourced learning developers can develop responsive training experiences across mobile and desktop devices and troubleshoot when company devices no longer support specific browser configurations.
Build It and They Will Come
Company learning programs often get a bad rap due to development challenges. Training programs can be difficult to access, challenging to navigate, or faulty in ability to complete. However, if built using modern tools that mimic cutting edge web design techniques, company training programs can become not only more valuable, but more enjoyable. As the expertise of training development increases, the frustration of company training decreases.
Rented Training Development
A top HR trend in 2021 is to “rent” versus “build” talent. In the learning industry, this trend can be seen most in training development. Without the overhead costs associated with an employee, contracted training developers can be experts in many training development software and tools along with how best to make them work within various company platforms and configurations.
Outsourced Training Developer Skillset
Specifically, outsourced training developers are experts in:
- Training software, such as Lectora and the Articulate suite of products, including Storyline and Rise 360
- Training requirements, such as xAPI, HTML5, SCORM, and AICC
- File types and compression methods
- Gaming methods and techniques
- Virtual and augmented reality
- Video development
- Animation development
- Audio integrations
- Content and image dimension display
- Website design, including use of parallax and other display mechanisms
- User experience best practices
- Translation implementation and application of non-English translations
- IT department and LMS provider settings and configurations
- Internet browser settings
- Mobile and responsive learning design
- Knowledge retention platforms
- Learning analytics
Outsourced Training Developers Jump in and Do the Work
These skillsets can be beneficial to organizations with specific development needs, or to a those who still need to understand how development resources impact the ability of their training to produce meaningful business results.
Outsourced learning developers can be used to supplement existing company resources. They have the ability to quickly jump into an organization, support a specific training initiative, and then step away – freeing your team of the time and money that would be necessary to upskill someone on any one of these elements.