What are some free, open source, or low-cost authoring tools to create e-learning modules?

QuoDeck

If you can afford it though, Articulate and Captivate are spectacular for authoring. As an alternative, I would also like to invite you to try QuoDeck to create a mobile learning platform. You can use your existing PPTs, PDFs, and Videos to create the content and layer it with quizzes and games without requiring a separate authoring tool. When you think of creating eLearning, you are thinking of SCORM modules or a full platform.

10 Low-Cost Ideas for Employee Training

The Training by Nelle Blog | Corporate Training and Consulting

Before you fire up your computer and get to work, just remember: the key to creating effective training with presentation software is to avoid drowning your learner in a sea of text, poor images, and a clunky layout. The entire premise of presentation software is to present a story (or concept) in a compelling and interactive way that inspires, educates, and draws in the learner (or viewer). So, What Will it Cost Me? So, What Will it Cost Me? So, What Will it Cost Me?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

A ‘low-cost’ LMS starts at an average of $58K. That’s the low price. Because it’s open source, there are no licensing costs. Kineo has recently worked on creating a classroom management add-on for a corporate client and has a fabulous Moodle reporting tool. If you want to do testing, use something that already links to a tool that feeds your Oracle or SAP behemoth. Moodle is an awesome tool.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/16/2011 Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning Open source software can be used as we wish, without long-term commitments and with a community of professionals that extend and support them. This post is a post of the series "Free e-Learning Resources" and I am going to talk about free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Callidus Software acquired Learning Heroes and Learning Seat. Instead, these are precision tools, aimed at customers who are grappling with well-defined issues. Decades of expensive LMS solutions gave way to a pricing revolution over the last 10 years, as cloud computing paved the way for low-cost LMS competitors that drove the overall price point down. Decreased new store/dealer onboarding costs. 8 Custom Learning Experiences Offer Flexible Alternatives.

Giving Thanks for Built-in Templates

360 Training

If you have never used activity and game templates before, you might think that having templates available in your course authoring tool might make things “a little bit better”—but in reality, the net effect can be transformational both for you and for your students. With easy-to-use built-in tools, that barrier no longer exists. Shazia Wajid and the 360 Authoring Team. Strategies authoring business elearning ideas LCMS Shazia templates training

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Corporate Extended Enterprise Systems

Talented Learning

Certainly, other learning software categories deserve awards, including employee talent management, compliance, academic ed tech, learning experience platforms, content management and authoring. This voluntary learning mindset is why successful extended enterprise solutions often include tools that blend marketing, business strategy, content development and promotion, social engagement, customer relationship management, ecommerce and more.

A Spring Treat: Connie Malamed's New "Visual Design Solutions"

bozarthzone

As a career-long government employee I’m always interested in low-cost solutions so appreciate Connie’s attention to the idea that good design is not necessarily about money or software. It is hard, looking at an authoring tool, to refrain from wanting to start loading content and searching for templates and images.

How Can K-12 Publishers Adapt in the Digital Era

Kitaboo

Especially a reader base that’s fickle and low on attention span — school students. Pearson will now offer eBooks at an average cost of $40. And with the planned decrease in printing, it definitely expects to save more by reducing costs for warehousing of large amounts of inventory. Students can access more than 20,000 course materials— courseware, eBooks, online homework and study tools, across more than 70 disciplines and 675 courses.

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Video’s Role in Your Learning Strategy

KZO Innovations

It Cuts Costs. Video can help your organization save significantly on training costs. By serving as an alternative to classroom training (or other in-person events such as seminars and conferences), video eliminates travel expenses. And with the proliferation of low-cost, professional-quality video technology, creating and editing video doesn’t require a huge investment of resources. The right video platform gives you tools to track how effective the videos are.

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VR is it on Life Support for L&D?

eLearning 24-7

One company I know who creates VR custom content, charges over 60,000 pounds (around 80K US) for a low tier version. . VR – Immersive Learning with Other Tools. Authoring Tools with VR. Some of the other “authoring tool” companies that were designed 100% VR were a mixed bag. And other authoring tools in the market – including the big names? There are a couple of reasons for this: Cost of Self-Contained headset.

What is eBook DRM and Why Do Publishers Need it?

Kitaboo

Therefore, there was an urgent need to find an alternate route to protecting the copyright of digital content. First, publishers gain from reduced costs of publishing. It is relatively simple to publish an interactive eBook, and once published, you can make any number of copies you want at no additional, or minimal, overhead costs. As a digital publisher, you can also take advantage of low-cost online sales and marketing initiatives, and thereby, save on the marketing cost.

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Avoiding the LMS Overkill

QuoDeck

“The world is full of people who will help you manufacture tornados in order to blow out a match” Shaun Hick, Author. Alternatively, you could create a course on a MOOC like Coursera or Udemy to host and share your content. In the Startup Stage, the requirement is for a low-cost system that can be handled by the manager himself. Ideally, the focus should ideally be on creating high-quality interactive content on tools like Articulate and Captivate.

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Video’s Critical Role in Your Digital Learning Strategy

KZO Innovations

It Cuts Costs. Video can help your organization save significantly on training costs. By serving as an alternative to classroom training (or other in-person events such as seminars and conferences), video eliminates travel expenses. And with the proliferation of low-cost, professional-quality video technology, creating and editing video doesn’t require a huge investment of resources. The right video platform gives you tools to track how effective the videos are.

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mylearningworx - a reflection on the launch event

Learning Rocks

There are a couple of players - Lynda.com is a video based elearning platform focusing largely on software and programming, and there are quite a few in languages (I even wrote about one, JapanesePod101.com for e.learning age some years ago - not much in that in itself but the editor of that magazine is one of the directors of mylearningworx!) Will I be authoring a course and selling it?

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Twitter is Much Better than I Thought for Learning I used to say during presentations that I wasn’t quite sure about twitter as a learning tool. During 2010, I’ve been ramping up my use of twitter as a learning tool. Text-to-Speech Examples Text-to-Speech Costs – Licensing and Pricing But what I learned from this was that it was a fantastic way to learn about a topic where I was interested but didn’t have the time to spend researching it.

Best Open Source MOOC Platforms for Businesses

Pinlearn

Before delving into the details of best open-source eLearning software and MOOC platforms, let me mention a few stats that would help you have a chuckle: To launch edX, Harvard and MIT invested a whopping $60 million. Many people perceive them as open source eLearning software , but the concept remains the same despite changing and swinging the meaning. Low cost. It was one of the top factors for introducing MOOCs as affordable alternatives.

Free L&D webinars for May 2020

Limestone Learning

We’re getting creative about how we communicate, sourcing new tools and strategies, and more than ever now, leveraging online learning. Friday, May 1, 2020, 11AM – 12PM PT: Coaching for Behaviour Change (Free for ATD members) Coaching’s an effective tool for developing people and producing positive behaviour change because it aligns with almost any learning theory or learning principle. “ Nature, dandelion, macro, close up ” by David Reed is licensed by Pixabay.

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Small Businesses: How to Get Started with E-Learning (Without Blowing Your Budget)

Mindflash

While it’s notable that the response pool was larger for the 2011 survey (and we’re all more cost-conscious these days), I still find it remarkable that E-Learning implementation costs are such a big (and growing) concern. How is it that in our age of democratized content , flexible tools, and cloud-based solutions , E-Learning is being seen by many as a costly luxury rather than an affordable alternative?

12 eLearning Predictions for 2009

Tony Karrer

tools. Strategies will move much slower than organizations who adopt easy to use tools and make tactical use of these tools. How can you improve performance quickly and at low cost? 6 - Greater Domination by Leading Tool Vendors - Captivate, Articulate, Lectora, Camtasia Captivate 4 is going to be a great tool. Articulate has a great tool set. It's going to be tough for me-too tools to push out these players in the corporate market.

8 Top Priorities For Your LMS Needs Assessment

Petra Mayer

Imagine going through a lengthy needs assessment, only to find out at the very end that an LMS is not what you need and that there are low cost alternatives that will do the job for you. Alternatively, you may want to provide this in an external resource, such as a Social Media Group environment or even a mobile app. Other technical requirements that often result in increased implementation costs are: Single-Sign-On (SSO). Calendar tools.

Australian Online Training Best Practice Guide for Regulators and RTO’s

ENROLO

This white paper is intended to provide, policy writers, authors of units of competency, regulators and online training providers with integrity measures that must be in place to ensure the integrity of online learning outcomes. High integrity online training costs. In some cases this is leading to low cost and low quality, online learning outcomes as well as giving online training a poor reputation. High integrity online training costs.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

tools. Strategies will move much slower than organizations who adopt easy to use tools and make tactical use of these tools. This has a dramatic impact on the Business of Learning and perceptions around value and cost. How can you improve performance quickly and at low cost? Grade: A #6 - Greater Domination by Leading Tool Vendors - Captivate, Articulate, Lectora, Camtasia Captivate 4 is going to be a great tool.

eFront Contests

eFront

Create a theme for eFront embodying but no limited to: a consistent colour coded background, alternate layouts and a variety of font settings of your choice. Modules can integrate eFront with various third party software systems or extend its functionality. Create a video or animation highlighting and describing the eFront software and post it on Youtube, Metacafe or Vimeo. Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learnin.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

Back on December 30 2011, I scoped eight predictions ranging from hardware/software to content types and authoring tools to macro-level mobility trends our team felt would influence the market for mLearning products and services for the year and I wasn’t disappointed (or much surprised) about how it all played out. And being the low cost provider in this sector hasn’t proved to make much of a difference in what an enterprise will purchase for their mobile workers.

Free L&D webinars for April 2018

Limestone Learning

You'll get a simple introduction to the software—aimed at helping you get started making great eLearning content. In this webcast, we’ll examine five serious pitfalls that make YouTube a poor choice for hosting your company’s training videos, then look at the pros and cons of six alternatives to find smarter places for your business to keep its video safe. What employees and employers agree is the biggest challenge when it comes to corporate learning tools and solutions.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

It should provide access to courses when those are relevant, resources/job aids, and eCommunity tools too. Without trust, employees become what Judy Bardwick, in her article titled “The High Cost of Mistrust,&# calls actively disengaged. These 12 Tutorials Teach You How to Build an Interactive E-Learning Course - Rapid eLearning Blog , May 4, 2010 It’s a fact that you CAN build effective elearning with rapid elearning tools. Best of eLearning Learning. May 2010.

Video Statistics, Habits, and Trends You Need To Know [New Research]

TechSmith Camtasia

The vast majority of businesses have embraced video as a marketing, training, and communication tool. The latest video marketing statistics from Wyzowl shows that 87% of businesses now use video as a marketing tool, up from 63% in 2017 and 81% in 2018. Aim for a minimum of 200 characters and include keywords and alternative wording. Incorporate alternative terms and wordings into your description and video tags.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

It’s a five-phase framework that instructional designers use; a guideline for building effective training and learning support tools. Authoring Tool. Often paired with an LMS, this software is used to develop content for online learning and training programs. An eLearning content authoring tool is a software package which content developers use to create and package eLearning course content using SCORM or xAPI standards. Open Source Software.