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 graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a bachelor's degree in English and Writing. When she's not writing about e-Learning, Christie enjoys traveling or playing piano and guitar.

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