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Tips to Reduce Translation Costs of E-learning Courses

  1. 1. TIPS TO REDUCE TRANSLATION COSTS OF E- LEARNING COURSES CommLab India
  2. 2. " LANGUAGE MANAGEMENT SHOULD BE AN INTEGRAL PART OF ORGANIZATIONS’ KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY... …AS IMPORTANT AS ENGLISH IS FOR GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS, IT IS INSUFFICIENT FOR THE MANY COMMUNICATION NEEDS AT THE LOCAL LEVEL.“ CommLab India Ref: Thomas, C. A. (1981). Language Policy in Multilingual Organizations. Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, 104, 2007
  3. 3. E-LEARNING IS ONE OF WAYS KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER TAKES PLACE IN MULTI-NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS. CommLab India
  4. 4. COURSES DEVELOPED IN ENGLISH MAY NOT BE EFFECTIVE IN SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES WHERE ENGLISH IS NOT THE PRIMARY LANGUAGE OF COMMUNICATION. CommLab India
  5. 5. TRANSLATION REMOVES SCOPE FOR MISINTERPRETATION AND MISCOMMUNICATION. CommLab India
  6. 6. CONTENT IN NATIVE LANGUAGE RESULTS IN GREATER ACCEPTANCE AND HIGHER IMPACT LEARNING. CommLab India
  7. 7. TRANSLATION OF ELEARNING COURSES IS AND EFFECTIVE OPTION. CommLab India
  8. 8. DO TRANSLATION S INCUR HUGE COSTS? CommLab India
  9. 9. DO TRANSLATION S INCUR HUGE COSTS? IF PLANNED WELL AND HANDLED PROFESSIONALLY, TRANSLATIONS MAY PROVE TO BE COST- EFFECTIVE. CommLab India
  10. 10. TIPS FOR LOWERING TRANSLATION COSTS CommLab India
  11. 11. Tips for Lowering Translation Costs  Internationalize the Content CommLab India
  12. 12. Tips for Lowering Translation Costs  Make the Content Simple CommLab India
  13. 13. Tips for Lowering Translation Costs  Cut Down on Audio CommLab India
  14. 14. Tips for Lowering Translation Costs  Use Videos Prudently CommLab India
  15. 15. Tips for Lowering Translation Costs  Avoid Textual Content on Images CommLab India
  16. 16. Tips for Lowering Translation Costs  Navigational elements need to be translated only once.  Where ever possible just include images instead of words. CommLab India
  17. 17. Tips for Lowering Translation Costs  Ensure your LMS supports multi-lingual courses CommLab India
  18. 18. Tips for Lowering Translation Costs  Accurately identify the languages into which courses need to be translated CommLab India
  19. 19. Tips for Lowering Translation Costs  Let professionals handle the entire translation of the course CommLab India
  20. 20. Tips for Lowering Translation Costs  Ensure that the translation provider follows the standard documented process. CommLab India
  21. 21. Tips for Lowering Translation Costs  Make sure right authoring tools and translation memory tools are used for translation. CommLab India
  22. 22. Tips for Lowering Translation Costs  Save original source files so that it would be easier when translating into multiple languages. CommLab India
  23. 23. COURSES THAT NEED TO BE TRANSLATED CommLab India
  24. 24. Courses That Need to be Translated  Ethics training CommLab India
  25. 25. Courses That Need to be Translated  Work place harassment/sexual harassment prevention training CommLab India
  26. 26. Courses That Need to be Translated  Sustainability training CommLab India
  27. 27. Courses That Need to be Translated  Compliance training CommLab India
  28. 28. Courses That Need to be Translated  Safety training CommLab India
  29. 29. Courses That Need to be Translated  Product training  Process training  Health care training CommLab India
  30. 30. Conclusion  De-centralized training may not have consistent quality  Translation ensure accuracy of content and consistency of quality  Simple measures taken during development of eLearning courses can reduce translation costs. CommLab India
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