Thursday’s Trending e-Learning Topic: Localization

Localization - 2014 Jan 27

Localization involves taking something—like an e-Learning course—and making it linguistically and culturally appropriate to the target locale (country/region and language), where it will be used or sold, according to LISA, the Localization Industry Standards Association.

The world has a growing need for localization. 65% of multinational enterprises believe localization is important to increase revenues, according to research by Common Sense Advisory: “Evolution and Revolution in Translation Management.” If you haven’t already, consider localization for your e-Learning. Translating content for your learners—and making sure it’s culturally appropriate—is important!

And since Lectora® is Your Everything for e-Learning Place, we’ve collected these free resources to help you localize your e-Learning course:

  1. Read this whitepaper to get answers to a few of your questions on localization:
    What is e-Learning Localization?
  2. Check out this blog post with tips to help you write content that’s ready to be translated:
    4 Tips for Translating and Publishing e-Learning Courses
  3. Localization requires more than just translating your content. You also need to be aware of cultural differences between countries and people from backgrounds.
    Here’s a blog post to help:
    How Cultural Differences Can Change the Meaning of Your e-Learning Content
  4. Here’s another helpful blog post to read on designing a course that’s ready for translation:
    4 Things to Consider When Translating Your e-Learning Content

Lectora Inspire V11.3 e-Learning software supports 7 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Chinese and Brazilian Portuguese. Plus, you can develop and publish content with Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other double-byte language text. Sign up for a free 30-day trial today!

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Christie Wroten writes for the Lectora e-Learning Blog, sharing Lectora tips and researching the latest industry trends. You can also find her articles on eLearning Industry, Learning Solutions Magazine, Learning Technologies Blog and HR.com. Christie graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University, where she studied English and Writing. When Christie’s not writing blog posts and e-Learning news, she enjoys piano, guitar, interior design and sushi.

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