How Much Should eLearning Cost?

Bottom-Line Performance

Ian’s course costs $12,000 … and Stephanie’s course costs $52,500. Cost for a single eLearning course will vary widely depending on the state of the content being presented, number of reviewers and stakeholders involved, and your multimedia expectations.

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BLP Wins Best Game-Based Solution at 2013 DevLearn DemoFest

Bottom-Line Performance

The award was given as part of Demofest at the 2013 DevLearn conference. With 2,200 attendees in 2013 and 26% growth from the previous year, the Aria in Las Vegas buzzing with eLearning trends and technologies from October 23-25th.

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FREE Online Meeting Program

LearnDash

When working with a team to create elearning programs (or even to deliver training), there is likely a chance that you have attended an online meeting. For many people, the de facto online meeting program is GoToMeeting – if for nothing else than they have a solid marketing program.

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ScreencastCamp 2013 Session Content

TechSmith Camtasia

Mike explains the benefits of both programs and how people are using them to complete projects. In the presentation you’ll find out about cost, security and service involved with Wistia. The post ScreencastCamp 2013 Session Content appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013

Learnnovators

In the e-learning scenario, Big Data is the data produced by learners interacting with the learning content and collected through Learning Management Systems (LMS), Content Management Systems (CMS) and other media, including social networks via which the learners interact with our learning programs.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] January 2013 January 2-5, 2013 The Association for Science Education Annual Conference, University of Reading, Berkshire, UK. link] January 3-4, 2013 New Presidents Program, sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Palm Harbor, Florida, USA. Clayton R.

Beyond Cost-Savings: Advantages of MOOCs for Corporate Training

Your Training Edge

Although the mere idea of using MOOCs requires a shift in how organizations think about their training programs, much of the infrastructure already exists: more than 70% of companies have a learning management system (LMS) in place, and as of 2011 77% of corporations were already using online learning in their training programs. In the same vein, companies can easily collect data about their training programs and employees. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson.

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Best of Training Industry's 2013 findings

Training Industry

In 2013, Training Industry’s studies focused on a variety of topics, ranging from onboarding and knowledge transfer to the use of virtual environments in leadership development. designing learning programs that align with business objectives) as critical for exceptional training organizations. ACTION ITEM: Look for ways to strategically align your learning programs with business objectives. ACTION ITEM: Look for ways to retain sales people with effective onboarding programs.

Characteristics of a Virtual Classroom

LearnDash

MOOC programs like Coursera are a great example of this concept in action. The low costs of virtual classrooms are considered to be a major advantage. The ed tech landscape is full of various buzzwords that sometimes it can be hard to really grasp the concepts that are being discussed.

5 Simple and Effective eLearning Interactions

Bottom-Line Performance

Besides the obvious benefits of reduced costs and a virtual training environment, eLearning allows learners to practice new skills and concepts safely through a variety of interactions. Why invest in eLearning courses instead of “flat” media like powerpoints and webinars?

TOP 11 DISRUPTIVE E-LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES FOR 2013

Learnnovators

In the e-learning scenario, Big Data is the data produced by learners interacting with the learning content and collected through Learning Management Systems (LMS), Content Management Systems (CMS) and other media, including social networks via which the learners interact with our learning programs.

8 Things To Follow While Implementing Blended Learning Via An LMS

Upside Learning

Whether you have been managing disparate training programs via an LMS or have been doing it the traditional way and are now looking at adopting an LMS for managing blended learning, the 8 things mentioned below will help you to smoothly bring in blended learning in your L&D plan.

10 Advantages Of Leveraging LMS For Blended Learning

Upside Learning

So here are the 10 advantages of leveraging an LMS for blended learning, justifiably segregated for administrators and learners – both who will be a part of your blended learning program. Overall, it centralizes your training function and reduces your time and cost expenditures.

Why Every Company Must Hire an Instructional Designer

LearnDash

Ultimately though, the consultants leave, and with them so does their knowledge of the training program design, development, and implementation. This person should be working in the trenches with the consultants, learning everything about the program through every phase of the project.

3 Major Misconceptions about ELearning

LearnDash

Don’t get me wrong, elearning is an absolute fantastic tool that every company should utilize for employee development and training (at the very least for the natural cost benefits). I can recall a project where we were tasked with creating an elearning program for a new software system.

MOOCs: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Headed

Your Training Edge

The huge response to these courses ignited a fire under the entire education community – many people praised MOOCs for their ability to offer unprecedented access to education at a low cost, while many others criticized them for unsound pedagogy and lack of student accountability.

5 Reasons Elearning is Good for Sales People

LearnDash

It is efficient, cost-effective, and accessible. Setting up a robust elearning program will not only lead to an increase in sales and satisfied customers, but it also is a great way to motivate a sales team, and other facets of business.

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Learning In Practice Awards 2013

CLO Magazine

million through internal development program activities. SuccessFactors'' data-driven approach to sales training yeilded a return 44 times the cost of investment. Since the launch of Iron Mountain''s revamped training program, turnover has declined from 40 percent to about 15 percent. GOLD: Kate Day, Global Director, Business Development, Cisco Sales Associates Program, Partner Sales Academy, Cisco Systems. Cisco Systems cut training costs by 24.6

High Impact Blended Learning on a Tight Budget: How We Did It

Bottom-Line Performance

Large companies may be able to devote resources to a dedicated on-boarding program that spans weeks… but small companies don’t have this luxury. The curriculum we designed would cost six figures to develop were we doing 100% of the work ourselves.

Elearning’s Latest Trends and What it Means for You

LearnDash

Their study has shown that over the past year, the most important training programs are as follows: Compliance. Number one doesn’t surprise me much as it is often the easiest to create elearning for (and ultimately the most cost effective given that they are pretty change adverse).

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MOOCs to Bridge the Workplace Skills Gap

Your Training Edge

If part of the reason for the skills gap is that businesses are investing less in their training programs, then it’s time to make better training available for less money. MOOCs are comparatively low-cost ways to deliver top-quality workplace skills training to a large number of employees all at once. Using these courses as part of a training program would be one way for companies to train their employees essentially for free. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson.

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Virtual Classrooms: More Than a Trend

LearnDash

For instance, a study by Innosight Institute has shown that in the year 2000 there were roughly 45,000 K-12 education programs indicating that their students engaged in some form of elearning.

7 Key Steps to Successful ELearning Implementations

LearnDash

Implementing any type of elearning program can appear daunting, no matter what the size of the organization. I have worked on a variety of implementations, ranging from international programs to very centralized, but each still came with their unique a set of challenges.

When to Use Rapid eLearning

Bottom-Line Performance

The term “Rapid e-Learning” is fairly self-explanatory: Rapid eLearning is creating an eLearning course quickly and effectively , often with the aid of authoring tools that do the programming work for you.

Best of Training Industry 2013 findings

Training Industry

In 2013, Training Industry’s studies focused on a variety of topics, ranging from onboarding and knowledge transfer to the use of virtual environments in leadership development. designing learning programs that align with business objectives) as critical for exceptional training organizations. ACTION ITEM: Look for ways to strategically align your learning programs with business objectives. ACTION ITEM: Look for ways to retain sales people with effective onboarding programs.

The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program. An authoritative whitepaper on how to plan, implement, and evaluate an e-learning program for your business. Like any corporate initiative, the training program should have a stated mission and a set of business objectives that are well defined. The plan will also need to include a business analysis that identifies the costs and benefits of the training program.

Elearning or Live Training – Which Should You Use?

LearnDash

When it comes down to the bottom line (costs), the reusable nature of elearning is by far and away the best solution for the price conscientious. The cost of a live training session quickly reaches four (sometimes five) figures given the associated costs with logistics.

What Bothers Chief Learning Officers?

The Performance Improvement Blog

Lack of organization-wide understanding of the purpose and intended results of a program. Managers not preparing learners and not following-up after the program is over. They consider training to be a cost, not an investment. Inadequate design and delivery of learning programs.

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Surprising ELearning Survey Results

LearnDash

There are many ways to go about implementing a corporate elearning program, so you will want to make sure that you do it properly to maximize its effectiveness. In their study, 4500 resources were polled about various components of their elearning program.

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ELearning and WordPress: Critical Success Factors

LearnDash

That said, as with anything in life you have to put in your due diligence if you want to maximize the chances of your elearning program’s success on WordPress. Without a solid foundation , your program will be doomed from the start.

This Week on #TalkTech: Games As Art, Always-On Lifestyles, and Charging Employees for Training

Bottom-Line Performance

We’re shaking things up in 2013 here at #TalkTech! Or well, a training program hosted by the Disney Institute in Orlando, Florida. Others say it’s just another example of “of corporations downloading costs to the employees to increase corporate profits.”

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Training and Education for Millennials through Gamification

Your Training Edge

The employer sees increased socialization and personal satisfaction from the employee all as a result of the gamification program. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson.

Gaps in the ADDIE Instructional Design Model

LearnDash

The better approach is to diversify, and the same can be said when you go through the process of creating a training program. Learning programs are designed to meet criteria that are measured (schedule, cost, throughput) and fail to focus on identifying behavioral changes.

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What Can You Expect in 2013?

CLO Magazine

Several trends will drive performance and development in 2013, and learning leaders will need to strategize for mobility. The video trend will continue in 2013 as video is embedded into Web courses, attached to learning databases and appears on self-generated YouTube sites, Skype and video-enabled webcasting. ” The classroom isn’t going away: A few years ago, risks and costs associated with learning travel led to diminished instructor-led training.

Scaling My Certification Program

Training Industry

What does it mean to you when you say you need to make your program scalable? By this definition then, most certification programs are not designed to be scalable as many are not able to withstand much strain. So what are the variables that cause strain on a program? What works best for scaling your certification program and what advice would you give others

The Total Cost of Your Training Portfolio

InfoPro Learning

A portfolio of training programs represents a significant investment in company resources, including the annual training budgets of years past and the time and effort of training personnel, subject matter experts, and training vendors.

UNINETT Spreads New Technologies Across Norway With eCampus Program

TechSmith Camtasia

The eCampus program within UNINETT was officially launched in 2012 due to demand from institutions and as an effort to better manage resources for both the Ministry of Education and the schools it supported. The program was influenced by demand from Norwegian institutions.