Memorable eLearning on Budget

Upside Learning

Going through my feeds yesterday, I came across this great post by Cathy Moore titled – “ How to design eLearning thats memorable and budget friendly ”. The essence of what she says in these videos about doing eLearning on budget is: 1.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Before I start with any of my actual predictions, let me throw in an overall prediction that the year is going to start off slow for most people, but by the end of the year, we will all be thinking: “Wow, 2010 was a crazy year!” For example, Harold Jarche tells us 2010: Year of the CM.

A Few 2010 Training Industry Statistics

Kapp Notes

Here are a few highlights: Average training expenditures per learner in 2010=$1,041. 32% of training budgets decreased in 2010. The average expenditure for training outsourcing was $257,871 in 2010. Every year Training puts out a “state of the industry report&# well worth the read. Average hours of training per employee=40.1 (up up 9 from 2009). 61% of Mandatory or Compliance Training is delivered online. 23% of Executive Development is delivered online.

The big question: predictions for 2010

Clive on Learning

The Big Question for January in the Learning Circuits Blog is, rather predictably, what are your predictions for 2010? In 2010, the pressure will reduce in many areas of the private sector, as the economy starts to recover and fear ceases to drive decision making.

5 Ways to Stretch Your Training Budget


Despite ample evidence supporting the bottom-line value of training and professional development , training budgets are almost always the first place business leaders target for cost-cutting. Need more budget-friendly ideas?

Reflections on DevLearn 2010

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

In this case, I’ll recount what still seems important four days after DevLearn 2010. I just hate to see people spend their entire automation budget on bean-counting. “Evaluation sheets, be sure to hand in your evaluation sheets.&# I refuse to fill them out.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out! As we reach the first anniversary of this blog’s introduction, we thought we’d take stock and figure out how things are going by revisiting our list of predictions for enterprise mobile learning in 2010. A.K.A.

How to Design An Elearning Course on a Budget

Rapid eLearning

The main challenge is working on one or two-person teams with a budget of $12.37. Tidbits: Thanks to all who voted for the blog in the 2010 Edublogs Awards.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

July 2010. Educational Games for the Classroom - Kapp Notes , July 19, 2010 Here is a list of educational games that can be used to teach kids during the school year or over the summer break. Education As We Know It Is Finished - Lars is Learning , July 14, 2010 So says Clayton M.

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eLearning – Cut To Fit? (Cartoon)

Upside Learning

Tags: Humor Budget eLearning Custom eLearning eLearning eLearning Development

5 Ways to Stretch Your Training Budget


Despite ample evidence supporting the bottom-line value of training and professional development , training budgets are almost always the first place business leaders target for cost-cutting. Need more budget-friendly ideas?

My mLearning Predictions for 2010

mLearning Trends

After many years of sitting on the sidelines and reading the postings of others, I've decided to enter 2010 with this new mLearning Trends blog where I can post my own scattered thoughts and musing about all things "mobile learning" and begin sharing my own experiences in the design, development, deployment and support of mlearning solutions for the enterprise. I'll start things off by offerings my own list of mobile learning-related predictions for 2010.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Open Source LMS Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle - Learning Rocks , December 18, 2008 Open Source LMS - eLearning Technology , December 10, 2009 The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS! Upside Learning Blog , April 29, 2010 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools.

Data Point: How does your budget compare? by Temple Smolen

Learning Solutions Magazine

From 2009 to 2010, the average budget reported by managers who are members of The. eLearning Guild grew by 13.7%. How does yours compare to the average?

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning


I am sure that the most of us work with tight budgets and limited resources. This is great, thanks heaps for sharing it :) October 25, 2010 2:08 PM Christoforos Online said. Have a wonderful day, Christopher Pappas October 26, 2010 12:47 AM Neil Prior said.

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How to design elearning that’s memorable and budget-friendly

Making Change

Need to make an impact on a budget? You might find some ideas in this presentation. It shows five decisions you can make that will help you save money and create more memorable elearning. It’s split into five short videos for easy idea-snacking and to meet the restrictions of YouTube.

eLearning & mLearning: Everything You Need to Know About Graphics, Part IV

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Removing Stock Image Backgrounds If you have Microsoft Office 2010, you can use the new Background Removal feature found in PowerPoint, Word and Outlook to remove backgrounds easily. You don't need to have Microsoft Office 2010 to remove stock image backgrounds. by AJ George.

I Have Seen the Future of Conferences.and it is 3D!

Kapp Notes

Terrence Linden discussing the new Second Life browser at VWBPE conference. If you missed the Virtual Worlds' Best Practices in Education Conference , you missed not only a great conference with really good content and presentations, you missed a glimpse into the future of conferences.

eLearning & mLearning: Everything You Need to Know About Graphics, Part V

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

And what if you don't have the budget to pay for images? by AJ George.

When is a SME not a SME, but a MIRAGE…

Bottom-Line Performance

How you know: the Mirage “started out in this role (20 years ago”); the Mirage controls the budget for the project. A charming, eloquent, punctual, knowledge, available, eager SME is one of the working world’s greatest gifts.

Command-and-Control Leadership vs. People-Centered Leadership

The Peformance Improvement

number of sales calls), and budget (e.g., Command-and-control leadership remains pervasive throughout business, government, and nonprofit organizations. defines command-and-control as: …a style of leadership that uses standards, procedures, and output statistics to regulate the organization.

Don't Forget the Power of 3D Machinima

Kapp Notes

What it allows you to do without elaborate cinematic sets or budgets is to be able to tell a story cinematically. One creative element of 3D Virtual Immersive Environments that many people tend to forget is the power to create machinima.

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PowerPoint Presentations: The Right to Bear Slides

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

There are many free sites, but keep in mind that to save time and frustration (and improve on the selection and quality) you might want to set aside a budget to pay for images.

Education As We Know It Is Finished

Lars is Learning

There is a growing head of steam around changes to education systems around the world, largely driven by budget cuts. So says Clayton M. Christensen and Michael B. Horn in Forbes magazine. As authors of Disrupting Class, a useful manifesto on how innovation will change "the way the world learns". My hope is that the opportunity is grabbed to more deeply re-think how we use learning technology to.

Iterative Development Processes Don’t Always Work!

Web Courseworks

This is because, far too often, iterative development protocols are not managed for optimization of software quality, budget efficiency, or time-to-market. Of course it’s very trendy to proclaim our eLearning departments utilize an iterative process for developing eCourses or simulations.

Five Project Management Maxims We All Know (But Often Forget)

Dashe & Thomson

You need to know that deadlines are being met and budgets not exceeded, and your team needs to be able to air concerns and get help.

Five Project Management Maxims We All Know (But Often Forget.

Dashe & Thomson

You need to know that deadlines are being met and budgets not exceeded, and your team needs to be able to air concerns and get help.

Voice Over in e-Learning, Sometimes

eLearning Cyclops

If budget allows voice-over talent and a studio, great. September's Big Question over at the Learning Circuits Blog is regarding use of voice-over in e-learning. The question addresses numerous topics regarding the use of audio. So, I thought I would contribute my two cents.

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Contemporary E-Learning: Delivering Knowledge Or Dishing Out Information

Upside Learning

We take immense pride in meeting project deadlines and delivering courses within budgets; however, somewhere in our quest to showcase our potential, we may have forgotten about the core objective — Delivering Knowledge. Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? — Eliot.

Total Cost of Ownership for Learning Management System


Mostly when one budgets for a learning management system (LMS), major emphasis is only given on LMS license cost and annual maintenance cost.


Performance Learning Productivity

If this happens, CLOs should expect their budgets to be slashed, their scope to be limited, and for their departments to whither into oblivion. In the movies, the marshal steps out from behind the big rock, draws his Colt.45

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What Businesses Can Learn From Nonprofits

The Peformance Improvement

Instead, many companies, like BP, employ managers who are driven by the size of their budgets. “If only not-for-profit organizations were run like for-profit companies …”, so goes the common refrain. From my experience, it’s the other way around.

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

A Formula for Storytelling in eLearning - Integrated Learnings , April 6, 2010 When a client asked our team to develop a sales skills enhancement course, we opted to base the training on the methods of the most successful sales person in the department. Work Context: The New Classroom - Living in Learning , March 22, 2010 Fifteen of those years were spent living out of a suitcase as a roving sale trainer and then as a manager.

Five Tips on 3D eLearning and Training Courtesy of VenueGen

Kapp Notes

We have all watched low budget movies with poor and unconvincing graphics and sets. Here are 5 Tips On 3D eLearning and Training sent to me to share with my readers from the 3D virtual world vendor VenueGen. I think they make sense, let me know what you think.

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Bob Mosher Workshop on Informal Learning

Learning Visions

Hope to see you there! ** Mass ISPI Fall 2010 Workshop, O ctober 21 Informal Learning: Are We Missing a HUGE Opportunity? Even with this being the case, most corporations spend more than 80 percent of their training budget and effort on formal training. To all of my local Massachusetts colleagues and readers, be sure to put this event on your calendar and then get yourself there!

Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs

Experiencing eLearning

Bozarthzone is Jane Bozarth’s blog home for discussing corporate training and e-learning on a budget. Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. Since then, I’ve discovered a wealth of blogs by instructional designers, e-learning developers, and workplace learning specialists. These categories are somewhat loose; some people could be in multiple categories. Instructional Designers.

Hollywood or YouTube - What’s the right level of training video production?

Bottom-Line Performance

What’s the budget and timeline ? A couple of weeks I completed a video shoot for two short training videos. When I say “I&# , I mean I made sure there were snacks and supplies for my hard working video team.) I know that 90% of my job as project manager on shoot days is making sure that there is sugar around to get us through the afternoon! Today, I read a post from Clive Shepherd that got me thinking about the decisions we made at that shoot.