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Globalizing Your Online Employee Training Programs

Globalizing Your Online Employee Training Programs

by Translation Guy on February 15, 2017
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There’s no country like in-country when it comes to growing markets. After all, opportunities in new countries and cultures can open millions of new doors and many new revenue streams. That means training must go global too. But what you may not know is that existing English-only online employee training programs may not be right for this job, even if your multicultural employees speak English. Globalizing your online employee training programs can be an effective way to ensure that your global employees do their jobs correctly and achieve lasting success within your company. What do I mean by globalize? Depending on your company's goals, target languages, target cultures and budget, there are different ways that you can attain globalization, but here are four of the most common methods.  

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How to Create Elearning Content for Multiple Languages

How to Create Elearning Content for Multiple Languages

by Translation Guy on February 8, 2017
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Have you ever seen elearning courses that were created in English and then translated into other languages as an afterthought? Chances are the results weren't altogether pleasing or effective for learners, and psychometrics be damned. The good news is that if you know your company's elearning course will need to serve multiple audiences in multiple languages, you're already ahead of the game. You can produce an elearning course that best serves everyone by keeping the following tips in mind.  

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The Advantages of Using Educational Technology for Tests

The Advantages of Using Educational Technology for Tests

by Translation Guy on February 1, 2017
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Tests are an important learning tool for both students and teachers. They help diagnose what students have already learned and what they still need to learn. Computerized testing has fewer limitations than its pen and paper counterparts though. I believe the use of educational technology can improve the testing experience for all. Here are some of the benefits of using educational technology for tests.  

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Trends in the World’s K-12 Test and Assessment Market

Trends in the World’s K-12 Test and Assessment Market

by Translation Guy on December 8, 2016
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Education represents an important investment around the globe for students, teachers, parents and government. But how do you know what students have learned and more importantly, what they haven't? K-12 tests and assessments help educators answer those mission-critical questions. The regular administration of tests and assessments is currently recognized as an important part of education. It provides benchmarks for student performance as well as opportunities for improvement. What are other factors likely to come up in the next five years or so?  

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How Adaptation Is Used in Cross-Cultural Testing

How Adaptation Is Used in Cross-Cultural Testing

by Translation Guy on September 21, 2016
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assessment optin Fair and balanced. A test that serves both test takers and test administrators contains a careful combination of properties for adequate balance and validity. Making sure that translations do the same is not always possible. However, when it comes to cross-cultural testing and the need to effectively express an instrument in another language for another culture, adaptation is often the most valuable course of action. Adaptation is a tool that helps maintain a test’s psychometric properties when assessing different linguistic and cultural populations. Here I will discuss some of the specific problems that adaptation can solve, in addition to some of the steps an adaptation plan often includes.  

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The Value of ITC Guidelines

The Value of ITC Guidelines

by Translation Guy on August 24, 2016
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Appropriate test translation and adaptation is a powerful practice. It allows educational and psychological tests to be meaningful for, and made available to, linguistic and/or cultural groups different than those the original test was designed to serve. But how? How should test translation and adaptation be done? How can an adequate process be guaranteed?  

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Hambleton’s Four Myths of Test Adaptation

Hambleton’s Four Myths of Test Adaptation

by Translation Guy on August 3, 2016
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assessment optin Are you thinking about adapting a test? Ronald K. Hambleton believes that some common myths have a detrimental effect on test adaptation efforts.  

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Proven Techniques for Test and Assessment Translation and Adaptation!

by Translation Guy on August 2, 2016
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Learn about best practices for the translation and adaptation of tests and assessments with this brief presentation. http://www.slideshare.net/translationguy/proven-techniques-for-test-and-assessment-translation-and-adaptation   What do you think?

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The Ready Reading List for Test Adaptation

The Ready Reading List for Test Adaptation

by Translation Guy on July 21, 2016
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assessment optin What do you do when you want a test to serve a whole new audience in a different language? Adapting tests and instruments for different linguistic and/or cultural groups for the purposes of educational and psychological testing is a complex undertaking. Fortunately, recent research and best practice means lots of good reference documentation for planning. Here is a short list of our favorites.  

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Improve Your Cross-Cultural Testing Outcomes Through Adaptation

Improve Your Cross-Cultural Testing Outcomes Through Adaptation

by Translation Guy on June 1, 2016
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assessment optin In cross-cultural testing, translation is typically not enough to create a valid instrument destined for different linguistic and cultural populations. The best way to maintain a test’s psychometric properties and comparability, which are absolutely vital for both test integrity and defensibility, is through adequate adaptation of the instrument for each target population. But what is adaptation and how does it improve testing outcomes?  

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