Extend the Reach of Your eLearning Program
A successful eLearning course is learner-centered. That means that each element of the course—the vocabulary used, the images chosen, and even the font—needs to be selected with the target learner in mind.
In order to ensure that your localized eLearning content is effective for your target audience, you need a localization provider capable of addressing all of these challenges and more.
Benefits of eLearning Localization
Ensure that knowledge is shared—and understood—wherever your audience is.
eLearning localization benefits your business in two major ways:
Specific Challenges of eLearning Localization
One hundred words of text in English might turn into 130 in Spanish—or only 30 characters in Chinese. You need to make sure your interface can accommodate different text lengths.
Date, time, currency, address inconsistencies
Using the local format for this information will help learners focus on the message, rather than getting stuck on unfamiliar elements.
Differences between local versions of the same language
A technician in Mexico may use vastly different terminology from their counterpart in Spain. Therefore, localized eLearning content needs to use the terms that are relevant to the target audience.
To ensure that learners can relate to the material—and to avoid causing offense—content such as multimedia assets or storytelling elements need to be adapted for the target culture.
Ensuring shared vocabulary across all components of a module
The assessments that learners take should use the same language as the instructional material, and the same goes for multimedia content. Otherwise, students may struggle unduly with assessments.
eLearning courses often cover complex, granular material. They need to sound like the work of an expert, and that means involving a translator with expertise in the subject.
Why Choose Art One Translations
We have years of experience working with clients with complex needs to deliver a product that meets their needs—and wows end users, who feel like it was originally written in their own language.
We use market-leading translation technology to build glossaries, term bases, and translation memories so that our entire team works with the same terminology.
An existing pool of linguists means that we can work with your time constraints and avoid cost overruns.
We select translators who are native speakers and subject matter experts, pair them with similarly skilled editors, and put their work through a multi-phase quality control process.
Tackling the eLearning localization process in-house means developing a workflow, identifying qualified linguists, handling change management, and dealing with other logistical challenges. Art One already has a framework in place to address each of these challenges from day one.
What Our Clients Say
Art One Translations’ consistently reliable translations enabled Copperleaf’s global business expansion into high-value international markets and add revenue worth millions of dollars.
Art One’s reliable localization service has enabled Thoughtexchange to meet and possibly even exceed our goals for growth in targeted sectors.
Components of eLearning Localization
Art One is skilled at translating and localizing all of the elements of a complex eLearning system, including:
Multilingual eLearning Localization
We localize content into most of the world’s major languages
We build each project team to suit your needs, starting with in-country translators and editors, each of whom fulfills two key criteria: they’re native speakers of the target language, and they’re subject-matter experts.
We also include graphic designers to handle the desktop publishing elements. The team is coordinated by a project manager, who’s responsible for managing workflows and communicating with your team.
Our team is familiar with the challenges presented by right-to-left languages (Arabic and Hebrew), double-byte character sets (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean), word growth, and geographical variations in languages. Our established best practices help us efficiently manage them within an eLearning context.
We Work with Your Platform
Art One localizes content to suit a variety of eLearning platforms, among them:
We can adapt to work with your preferred learning management system (LMS), whether that means translating within the interface itself, working with exported files, or a combination of both.
We use market-leading computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools—such as SDL Trados Studio and memoQ—which maximize consistency, reduce turnaround time and cost when content is updated, and allow for exacting quality assurance procedures.
And by the way, if you are wondering about the correct spelling of eLearning, e-Learning, ELearning or elearning, here is some food for thought.