The Real Cost of Bad eLearning

Upside Learning

As one of the comments there suggested training is seen as a cost-center in most organizations it is only natural to look for something cheapest. Do you know the cost of bad eLearning? Let’s look at some examples: Cost of bad health and safety training for the workforce?

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Top 100 Tools For Learning 2010 – C4LPT Survey

Upside Learning

The final list of top 100 tools for learning for 2010 is now out on Jane Hart’s website. We have seen clients choosing rapid development tools over custom Flash built solutions purely for cost reasons. Top100 Tools for Learning 2010.

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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!” It can be pretty fast to do that and really doesn’t cost much.

The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS!

Upside Learning

Though they may be free at a tangible expense level, they do carry a cost which the organization implementing the LMS should be aware and careful of. So what is a real cost of a free (open source) LMS? To understand let’s find the elements that have a cost associated with them.

Custom eLearning Development Costs – Results From Chapman Alliance Study

Upside Learning

Bryan Chapman from the Chapman Alliance informed me this morning about the completion of a study they started last month to collect data about the time and cost of custom elearning development. I do believe there is room for them to explore a cost saving of 25-50%. 2010).

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The World in Figures 2010

Clive on Learning

I was pleased to receive a complimentary copy the other day of the Economist’s Pocket World in Figures for 2010. Highest cost of living is Japan; lowest is Pakistan. As someone who revels in statistics, this was an irresistible read. There’s lots of great stuff in there, but I’ve pulled out a few which are of relevance to learning and technology (excuse my UK focus): Of the world’s top 10 universities, four are British and the rest American.

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.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

LMS Products of the Year 2010. Extended Enterprise 2010 System of the Year. Cost/Budget Allocation. A lot of great products out there this year, new updates and latest versions; new companies, new services and just some real innovation. These standout to me. I include Learning Portals, LCMSs, as part of the mix. Categories. Big Dog (Saba, SumTotal, Plateau, Cornerstone OnDemand, Learn.com). Open Source Systems – That have to be 100% free to be considered.

Text-to-Speech Costs – Licensing and Pricing

Tony Karrer

Text-to-Speech Examples In this post, we will look more closely at costs of Text-to-Speech and issues around TTS Voice Licensing and Pricing. The subject of TTS voice licensing and pricing is important because it helps e-learning practitioners understand which TTS tools they are legally allowed to use for their specific applications as well as letting them estimate the costs and pricing models of using these TTS tools.

Low-Cost Test and Quiz Tool Comparison

Tony Karrer

I’ve recently been working with Sameer Bhatia the CEO of ProProfs as I was going through an evaluation of various online tools that support easy, fast, low-cost testing and quiz tools. Evaluation Criteria For the specific need I was looking at, I was looking for the following out of a solution: Cost : Is the tool free or very-low cost to use? It has a free and a low-cost version. Classmarker Quia ProProfs Cost Free (some features require purchase) $24.95 - $49.95

September 2010 Monthly Roundup: 7 Most Popular Posts

Upside Learning

Custom eLearning Development Costs – Results From Chapman Alliance Study. Reveals the results on the time and cost of custom eLearning development as per the Chapman Alliance Study by Bryan Chapman.

Total Cost of Ownership for Learning Management System

G-Cube

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

Hidden costs of an LMS: What to expect

Matrix

If you’re involved in getting a new LMS for your company, read on to learn about some of the most common hidden costs that usually — but not always — creep into the acquisition process. Hidden costs of getting an LMS. Should all hidden costs of an LMS be a turn-off?

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Wordcamp 2010

Jay Cross

It costs about $250/head; the difference is made up by sponsors. Conference hosts should take a lesson or two from Matt Mullenweg. Today’s Wordcamp San Francisco was simply great. Great line-up of speakers. Glorious weather.

Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/26/2010 Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010 Getting new ideas and tips concerning e-Learning is important to me. Based on my favorite e-Learning blogs I created the following list with my Top 10 e-Learning blog posts for 2010. > Which is your favorite e-Learning blog post for 2010? Susan Nash December 27, 2010 5:14 PM Christoforos Online said.

Top 60 eLearning Posts for October 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

October 2010 did not disappoint! 4 Free Tools to Help Get Your PowerPoint from Good to Great , October 21, 2010 Continuing the recent trend of PowerPoint in the news , I stumbled upon an article in USA Today that provided some tips and advice for designing more engaging presentations. Open Source eLearning Tools , October 13, 2010 I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. October 25, 2010 Open for use?

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. Examples and Samples of Game Design Documents - Kapp Notes , September 15, 2010 Here is a collection of several game design documents and information about game design documents. 10 Unusual Sources Of Inspiration for eLearning - The eLearning Coach , September 29, 2010 We all need inspiration at times. Presentation: “Twitter in Education, what next?” - Dont Waste Your Time , September 10, 2010 As a follow-up to my (successful?)

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

May 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) - Social Enterprise Blog , May 12, 2010 For some time now, I’ve seen a growing negativity toward LMS solutions by a pretty wide group folks in our space. LMS Resources - aLearning , May 8, 2010 I know, I know.

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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The Cost of E-Learning Development – Time & Money

ICDTranslation

o r How much does it cost? Despite the fact that both surveys were carried out a few years ago the data contained in them is still reliable and can be used for a basis when determining the time and cost of an e-learning module. How Much Does One Hour of E-Learning Cost?

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Low-cost LMSs with e-commerce

Janet Clarey

I had someone contact for advice on finding (really) low-cost LMSs with e-commerce capability. Tags: Uncategorized e-commerce LMS low-cost Can you help this small training group find a solution? Initially I mentioned Moodle for this small training group of three people but they had already determined it wasn’t going to fit their needs. Here are their needs: Hosted solution. Merchant interface. Easy administration. Ability to launch e-learning courses only (video).

ASTD TechKnowledge® 2010 - Going Green

Take an e-Learning Break

I am going to ASTD TechKnowledge® 2010 in Las Vegas next week. If you can't make the conference, ASTD is offering a "virtual" version at a reasonable cost. This year, ASTD is "going green" with paperless session materials (handouts) for concurrent education sessions. Options were PDF, Kindle, iPhone and other mobile devices. I used the Kindle option - mobi file loaded easily. Very cool. Check it out: [link

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

In addition, she indicates if they are free or cost money – which is not quite the same thing as open source. 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?

eLearning Outsourcing: 5 Keys To Make It Work

Upside Learning

If these come in late in the development cycle costs will escalate and timelines are sure to be affected. Skipping an earlier stage comes at cost – the quality or delivery dates suffer due to endless modifications and rework.

Elearning! Summit Virtual Event - Free! November 4, 2010

Take an e-Learning Break

No cost. Join 1,600+ government, corporate and learning executives to hear the experts share their case studies, technology implementations and best practices at this live virtual event. The summit is free of charge to industry professionals. No travel. Check it out: [link

LMS Low-Cost Webinars Hosted eCommerce Subscriptions

Tony Karrer

They are early stage, so low-cost would be good. What’s hurting the LMS market 2010 LMS Products of the Year LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers Low Cost LMS - Help Needed Why it’s hard to find an LMS LMS Spotlight: Topyx LMS vendors: R u hearing us? I was talking with a startup that has an existing audience and now want to provide a monthly subscription for access to training to this audience. They will only convert a portion of the audience to the new service.

The True Cost of Informal Learning

Big Dog, Little Dog

To get a more accurate cost we need to add the learner' wages to formal learning's cost. As we start to get the truer cost of informal learning, we discover that rather than being this highly efficient learning machine, it is probably just about as efficient as formal learning.

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Creative and Cost-effective Ways to Approach Corporate Training

OpenSesame

For companies that have reached levels of significant expansion and growth, corporate training may be a necessity that can prove beneficial to your productivity.

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On the Road with Internet Time Alliance, December 2010

Jay Cross

Over the course of 18 days in December 2010, I took part in learning events in seven countries. Her focus was winning at all costs. Here are some of the things I learned. Brussels, Belgium. Jane Hart and I keynoted “Learning Day” for senior training managers of the European Commission.

Overview Video of UpsideLMS – The Best Value LMS

Upside Learning

Tags: Learning Management Best Value LMS Cost Effective LMS eLearning software Learning Platform LMS

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UL Fun-e-toons: Is More The Better?

Upside Learning

Tags: Humor Cost of Bad Sales Training Is Training Really Necessary Is Training Really Needed Sales People And Training Training Sales People

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John Chambers talks with Public Services Summit 2010

Jay Cross

Key to innovate, keep labor costs down. John Chambers was beamed in to chat with the Public Services Summit in Stockholm yesterday afternoon. My notes follow. The economy? Parts of Asia doing very well. Europe okay but fragile. ?With With government leaders, share, don’t tell.

Five Barriers to Effective Learning in Organisations

Performance Learning Productivity

Identify the cost of doing nothing. What is the cost of doing nothing? Very few of us would argue with the proposition that a lot of organisational learning and development activity is sub-optimal to the extent that it provides little value to participants and their organisations.

eLearning Outsourcing: Why Consider It?

Upside Learning

Significant cost advantages. Outsourcing arrangements enable you to reduce fixed costs and leverage the scalability of the service providers.

Acrobat: CreatePDF Service in the Cloud

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The cost to use this service with unlimited conversions is only $9.99 by David R. Mankin    There are many ways to create PDFs.

Contest: Test Your 3D Instructional Design Skills and Win Some Money

Kapp Notes

The Serious Games Challenge will be launched from Caspian Learning’s ‘Experience Lounge’ exhibition stand at the Game Based Learning conference on 28 th March 2010.

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Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality

Tony Karrer

Bottom Line You may be thinking that some of the cost savings that you get from using TTS as compared to human voice talent is lost in this effort and that’s true. This post is part of the series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me.