What are the possible challenges before elearning companies?
There is an unprecedented demand for elearning now, due to the Covid19 pandemic.
Elearning companies are facing a surge in work but there are also challenges before these companies.
How to get original content?
Businesses are focusing on providing elearning training because employees are working remotely. They can’t be signed on for bespoke courses. But there are problems such as how to create the content needed for such elearning purposes.
Although, there are graphic designers and developers available with elearning companies, when a client wants human characters in the footage it becomes a problem. However, it can’t be a problem if a client is willing to provide the content or the elearning company relies on online content. But the online content has to be used carefully because copyright restrictions are there.
So, the graphic designers in elearning companies have a lot of work on their hands now which includes editing online images and creating new images if possible.
Shooting raster images is not possible because of lockdown. Graphic designers need creative ideas on how to change an already existing image.
A better solution to this problem is to get the material from photo libraries. But make sure that even if you purchase photos without any cost, you can make use of them on a commercial basis.
Lack of full-time employees:
Another problem with the small elearning companies is that they don’t have employees permanently. They have freelancers allotted for different purposes. Contracts should be signed by freelancers for having no ownership of the work created by them and delegating such rights to the elearning company after payment. Without a written agreement in place, a freelancer will retain ownership of his work and ask for more money later on claiming that he has the copyright.
When payments are delayed by clients:
The developers can also feel agitated once their payments are dependent on reaching milestones. This is not an encouraging situation for developers because they have committed a lot of time and money to develop the elearning module.
Hence when the clients refuse to release payments because of certain issues, the elearning provider must still be willing to release payments.
The elearning provider has to pay the developers for the extra time devoted to a last-minute change in the client’s requirements. The developers must have a rate card prepared for any such extra time.
This is how elearning companies can tackle the various challenges faced by them.