Using Contractors to develope modules
I have an interesting dilemma and hope the Community can offer me up some advice. Due to the increased demand to develop eLearning modules to support our products, we are thinking about hiring a contractor to assist us.
Our thought is we would provide the storyboard (content/voice script) and media (images, video). The Contractor would develop the actual module layout/flow, voice, and published files. Due to the type of products we manufacture, limited SMEs, and past lessons from working with an outside vendor to create the storyboards from our ‘bulk’ content dump, we are not comfortable having someone do the storyboarding from scratch.
Is this a feasible idea or is there a better way to do find a resource to develop multiple modules fast?
If this is a feasible idea:
1. What would be a average rate for this type of project?
2. Would we have to provide a license for Storyline to the contractor? Are there contractors out there who have their own software?
3. Would it better to post the job here or a site like http://jobs.freelanceswitch.com/?
Any advice you have is welcome! Cheryl