Podcast 181 — Lost in translation

For many organisations, the workplace is no longer local. Technology has helped create a global talent market, where the primary job requirements are a computer and a stable internet connection.

Written by Ross Dickie
Published 11 February 2020
Podcast 181 — Lost in translation

There are obvious benefits to this, but what does it mean for L&D? How do you deliver a consistent experience to a multilingual, multicultural workforce, spread across different regions?

This week on the Good Practice Podcast, Ross Dickie and Gemma Towersey are joined by Emily Decker from Comtec Translations to discuss: 

In this episode we discuss: 

  • The specific challenges of translating e-learning content
  • The benefits of working with a translation agency
  • When and when not to use machine translation


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Ross Dickie

Ross Dickie

Learning Experience Designer
Ross has been working in L&D since 2015 and is a key member of the instructional design team at Emerald Works. Most of his time is dedicated to writing articles, scoping infographics and contributing to video projects.

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