The process of localizing e-learning content can be used to make it available in a different region’s language and adapt it to the local culture. Using online tools for e-learning and creating online courses, we can easily harness the powerful effects of multimedia. A course can only be effective if it keeps the learners engaged. Getting your eLearning course localized goes beyond translating it into the target language. Besides culturally appropriate content, your course should also be relevant to your students. For instance, when creating course content, avoid culturally specific terms, idioms, and expressions because they will no longer be meaningful. Abbreviations and acronyms could also potentially confuse learners. Use as few examples as possible. Things that are culturally appropriate in your country may not be applicable in another country.
WHAT IS E-LEARNING LOCALIZATION?
E-learning was relatively new at the time, so creating educational courses was a laborious manual process that made them nearly impossible to localize. In today’s world, both educators and language partners have access to many tools to streamline this process. As a result, E-learning industry has seen an exponential growth. Localization of E-Learning courses involves adapting them to another language, culture, and demographic so they have the desired impact on the learners. Localizing ensures its relevance and makes it more accessible to all its users. Translation of E-Learning, or any other content, into a different language and adaptation for a particular region is called localization. In light of the fact that English isn’t the native language of more than 71 percent of internet users, it is becoming crucial to provide eLearning courses in a way that is understandable by all. Despite English being the global language, learners benefit most from learning in their native language.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO LOCALIZE E-LEARNING CONTENT?
- It is easier for people to understand quickly and efficiently when they are learning in their native language.
- Knowledge retention is greater when you learn in your mother tongue.
- A language other than one’s own is best suited to explaining practical courses.
In order to fully transfer knowledge from one language or culture into another, we need to localize it so that it can be Understood, Adopted, and Implemented properly. We at KeyPoint Technologies with the services provided by Transflow360, you can get your e-learning content localized. Our services include generating the content and translating it and voicing it, and then integrating the translated Original Soundtrack and Voice Over into the target language using various authoring tools, such as storyline, articulate, captivate. We have expertise in localization field that can improve the e-learning localization system.