Thinking of launching an online programme for your company?
How was the process in the company of getting approval?
We’re well aware of how these things can take time, but ultimately, when management buy into the fact that learning via mobile, tablet or at a PC is important and that online learning can be a valid way to support staff development, approval and budget tends to be allocated pretty quickly. The twin wins of cost saving and staff development are persuasive approaches in boardrooms up and down the country.
So now that you’re looking to get going you’re faced with some big decisions as you try and navigate around the options. With over 1,000 EdTech (education technology) companies in Britain and another 2,000+ across Europe, there really is every type of offer on offer.
You’d be forgiven for thinking along the lines of, well... the reason there are so many companies out there is because everybody wants their own learning system developed especially for them. So, we might as well join the crowd and build something ourselves.'
Fair point. You probably could.
But keep in mind the sentiment of Nigel Owens, the Welsh rugby referee who will be in charge of the Rugby World Cup Final on Saturday 31 Oct when he said to a player, ‘I'll never make a scrum-half and you'll never make a referee - keep to your job.’
So before you head off to sit in front of a shiny new development machine, bear in mind that there is a correlation between successful projects and benefiting from the expertise and experience of professionals.
Working with a specialised provider will mean some cost, but the cost is unlikely to spiral; they are unlikely to get distracted and tapping into their experience could save you the cost of their fee in added value to your project.