How Much Should eLearning Cost?

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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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Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013


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.

FREE Online Meeting Program


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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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.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

training data, you’d have had to pay a variable fee, with the potential for spiraling costs as your business. The Guardian (2013), ‘How is cloud computing enhancing our ability to work anywhere?’ sound complex and potentially costly but. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

BLP Wins Best Game-Based Solution at 2013 DevLearn DemoFest

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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.

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.

Selling Storytelling in Learning

Experiencing eLearning

“Well, I have a classroom training program I’d like to convert to online. If we can do it online, we can cut those travel costs, and our trainers don’t have to spend so much time on this one course.”

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.

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

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.

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.

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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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.

Long Live Your Education Sessions: How To Repurpose, Repackage and Reuse your Training Materials

Association eLearning

This program sat dormant for 2 years with none sold. What if we also gave an option for members to take the course online and call it the Qualified Furnace Operator Program?

Characteristics of a Virtual Classroom


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.

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

Advantages of GreenLearning

Association eLearning

Here at Digitec, we have a recycling program for all those lunch time soup cans and plastic bottles. It reduces classroom time, materials, and travel costs, which are significant benefits. This contributes to the carbon footprint, while the cost subtracts from the bottom line.

Transform Learning into Profits for Your Association

Association eLearning

For years, associations have relied on annual sponsorships, conference and meeting fees and internet advertising to generate cash and offset higher operating costs. Offer a certificate or credentialing program.

300 Years of Distance Learning Evolution [INFOGRAPHIC]


In fact, the first distance learning program on record took place in 1728, when a local teacher by the name of Caleb Phillips advertised shorthand correspondence lessons offered by mail! If you thought that distance learning was a product of today, then you would be mistaken.

Elearning’s Latest Trends and What it Means for You


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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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.

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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10 Random ELearning Facts You Should Know


40% of all training costs are spent on travel, elearning decreases this to nearly 0%. Corporation save 50-70% in costs when they replace instructor-based training with elearning programs.

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.

3 Major Misconceptions about ELearning


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.

Why Every Company Must Hire an Instructional Designer


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.

7 Key Steps to Successful ELearning Implementations


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.

Student Memberships: How Associations Can Fill Skills Gaps for Grads

Association eLearning

Think about it as a recent graduate; a certification is a lower-cost way to enhance my resume and compliment my existing education while providing the immediate knowledge needed in a specific field.

5 Reasons Elearning is Good for Sales People


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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Training Magazine Case Study: How eLearningArt reduced training costs & increased revenue using ProProfs


Training Magazine, a reputed professional development magazine , recently featured a case study on how eLeanringArt created comprehensive employee training programs, using ProProfs, and improved product development as well as saved significant amounts of time and money.

ELearning and WordPress: Critical Success Factors


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.

5 Simple and Effective eLearning Interactions

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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?