Top 5 Free and Low-Cost Adobe Captivate 9 Alternatives

JoomlaLMS

Adobe Captivate 9 carries the Adobe name, giving it instant recognition. Like all products, however, even from Adobe, its popularity relies on its usefulness. Adobe Captivate 9 boasts a wide range of features: Blog articles

10 Low-Cost Ideas for Employee Training

The Training by Nelle Blog | Corporate Training and Consulting

So, What Will it Cost Me? In terms of pricing, Microsoft PowerPoint (standalone, not including full Microsoft Suite) will cost you about $109, for 1 user (both PC and Mac) in the Microsoft Store, but you can shop around and check out other vendors such as Amazon, Overstock or Office Max/Depot. If you're looking for free alternatives, check out Zoho Show or Google Slides. So, What Will it Cost Me? So, What Will it Cost Me? So, what will it cost me?

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How a Low Cost LMS for CME Costs You More in the Long Run

EthosCE

When it comes to software, however, the difference is that a low cost LMS platform rarely offers the kind of value that you need to support your organization’s goals. Bargain LMS platforms often provide value that matches their low, low price. From emails to transcript importing, low cost LMS platforms rarely provide task automation tools that allow your staff to focus on member services more than data entry and verification.

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

QuoDeck

As an alternative, I would also like to invite you to try QuoDeck to create a mobile learning platform. When you think of creating eLearning, you are thinking of SCORM modules or a full platform. If you are thinking of Scorm creation, I would recommend building on PowerPoint and using an add-in to convert to basic SCORM. If you can afford it though, Articulate and Captivate are spectacular for authoring.

Google+ Hangouts in Online Education: A Capable, Low-Cost Solution by Rebecca Bodrero

Learning Solutions Magazine

Google+ Hangouts is an accessible, capable, and low-cost alternative to other more established. Web- conferencing solutions. This service is deal for small group activities when group members are. geographically disparate. Learn how Hangouts worked effectively in one online graduate. environment and about ideas for additional applications for education and training. Design Strategies Emerging Topics Virtual Classroom & Events

eFront as a SumTotal alternative

eFront

The client was using SumTotal as its backbone LMS and was in need of a comprehensive and efficient alternative solution. Most importantly, big LMS players are indifferent when it comes to such customization projects as they do not justify the cost. Cost of ownership. It is not only the license that costs more, every interaction with Sumtotal whether for support or training is expensive. Low cost of ownership.

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. Our customers benefit from low-cost and self-management with no technical knowledge required. John -- by "bottled pilot" are you thinking more of a tactical implementation -- low point entry to LMS to test the waters?

Why You Should Pick A Community-Developed LMS

Adult Learning with Technology

Consider a community-developed LMS—the low-cost alternative to building a custom […]. Original Article: Why You Should Pick A Community-Developed LMS – eLearning Industry by Andy Schermuly If you’re in the market for a Learning Management System, you’re likely experiencing a familiar predicament: finding an LMS with the features you need using the limited budget you have. eLearning eLearning Tools eLearning Industry Learning Management System LMS Moodle

5 ways to ensure engagement in an online class

WizIQ Education & Technology

In addition to altering the landscape of education, live classes are also offering a low-cost alternative to having a. Live online classes in eLearning are changing the way we teach and learn[1]. This is a short summary of this post. Visit The WizIQ Blog for full content and links. Online Education Teaching Online Teaching Trends and Best Practices Collaborative Learning engagement in classroom online classroom engagement

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Using Teleseminars For Training

The eLearning Coach

Teleseminars offer a low-cost, low-tech alternative to synchronous training. Post from: The eLearning Coach Using Teleseminars For Training.

How to Raise the Price of Your Online Course

LearnDash

Low is not always better: raising your price could help you sell more courses. As they continue to lower the price of their course, they start down a never-ending spiral of high-effort and low returns. However, many online learners perceive low cost as low quality. Can you deliver the same value as more expensive alternatives? If your learners want to gain a skill, many of their alternatives are going to be priced in the hundreds of dollars.

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What's Better: eLearning or Classroom?

The Performance Improvement Blog

E-learning is not a low cost alternative, especially if it is not aligned with the organization's strategic goals. ( We need to examine the proliferation of Web-based education before it gets out of hand (It may be too late.). Online college courses are being promoted as the panacea for producing more college graduates and strengthening the workforce.

Getting Your Staff Excited About Learning: 5 Best Practices

ProProfs

Your employees need to participate in training, but it can’t cost so much as to skew your financial ratios. That’s why a lot of nonprofits shift the cost of training , including professional memberships, onto their workers. My brain hurts! .

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Deloitte Reimagines Future of Education with Degreed

Degreed

36 Degreed scores and validates both traditional and alternative education options to provide a credit score-like assessment of everything a student’s ever learned. While the average student pursuing alternative education paths today has already obtained a four-year degree, it is likely that alternatives will become a first stop for many students seeking career options in a shorter timeframe and with less of a financial commitment.

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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. Much better than a hollow chocolate bunny, my metaphorical Easter basket this year held a review copy of Connie Malamed’s wonderful new Visual Design Solutions: Principles and Creative Inspiration for Learning.

Dated best practices

Jay Cross

time to return on investment during new corporate cost-cutting. low-cost custom content in-house. Low-cost flight simulators? to extend reach and reduce cost. Consider custom LMS systems for low-cost. alternatives to commercial eLearning tools. This appeared on SRI-Business Consulting’s Learning on Demand page in April 2004. ELEARNING BEST PRACTICES SUMMARY.

Seven ways that video can transform learning at work

Clive on Learning

Whereas once video cameras cost many hundreds, if not tens of thousands of pounds, they are now integrated for no additional cost in computers, stills cameras and mobile phones. And where once video editing could only be carried out by skilled engineers in elaborate editing suites, it can now be accomplished, often with equivalent production values, with free or low cost software on PCs and even mobile devices. Video is very much the medium of the moment.

9 Biggest Myths About Digital Publishing Finally Debunked!

Kitaboo

Digital publishing has witnessed tremendous growth in terms of benefits such as low cost of production and the ability to reach out to a wider audience on a global scale. Publishers that have already chosen to go the digital publishing route, are reaping the benefits of an extended reach, ability to add interactivity, universal compatibility, better distribution, quicker conversion, and cost-efficiency. Myth #6 High Conversion Cost.

Future technologies now

Learning with 'e's

The latest virtual reality headsets were enjoyed by many who were fascinated by how low cost headsets, combined with iPhones or Android phones could create such rich and immersive experiences. Google Cardboard was on show, but so were other alternatives. In fact, it was surprising how inexpensive but robust some of the alternatives were in comparison to Cardboard.

Avoiding the LMS Overkill

QuoDeck

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. Leading with classroom sessions, most organizations typically look to add in eLearning to standardize the content and dissemination approach as well as reduce costs.

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Are MOOCs the Future of Online Education?

Your Training Edge

The promise of online education: • low costs. Low graduation rate: estimated at about 10%. something new in 2013 (an alternative to MOOCs): . Source: BestCollegesOnline.org. What’s at stake?: $400 400 billion: amount of money spent annually in U.S. on universities . The $400 billion represents: more than the annual revenues of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter combined. Every educational institution wants a piece of that pie.

Have you outgrown your MoodleCloud?

eThink Education

One way many users get started with Moodle is by using the free or low-cost hosting service provided at MoodleCloud.com. As an open-source Learning Management System (LMS), Moodle offers multiple hosting options to help institutions and organizations successfully manage their platform.

2014: The Year of the Corporate MOOC?

Your Training Edge

Faced with these challenges, a few pioneer companies started to turn to MOOCs as a way to train large numbers of learners in a short time and at a relatively low cost. And while much is made of the low completion rates associated with most MOOCs , this limitation doesn’t really apply to the corporate training environment. If you’ve been following the MOOC news, you’ll know that massive open online courses have had their ups and downs.

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.

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How Can You Start Your Own eLearning Business In 2021

Pinlearn

The growing cost of university education is driving learners to look for alternative online educational platforms where they can get a high-quality education at a comparatively low cost. . Overheads Are Low.

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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The 99 Percent Challenge

Training Industry

Think Local Take advantage of free or low-cost training provided by your local or regional Chamber of Commerce, the SBA, Small Business Development Centers and others. These groups exist solely to promote SMB success and will partner with you to provide training at low or no cost. Control What You Can and Can’t Optimize The old adage “cost is cost” applies to training expenditures.

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Video for Learning: Tips, Trends & Technology

Leo Learning

Are there any low-cost but good-quality ways to start out with video for learning? So it’s always worth stepping back a bit and if you ask the right questions, you can often come up with a perfectly viable low-cost alternative. Q: What would be your tips on estimating costs and budgeting based on high-level requirements (prior to creating a storyboard and defining what a video will include)? Video is everywhere.

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. Publishers can reduce their overall production costs by decreasing the warehouse, transport, printing expenses. Publishers have experienced a digital turbulence in recent times.

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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. . There are a couple of reasons for this: Cost of Self-Contained headset. Total cost with 128GB, close to $600 before tax. Be sure, that you are not in a place with low ceilings. Cost is unknown. And perhaps an alternative to MR. . Which again leads back to the problem of mass adoption – headset and cost. .

Giving Thanks for Built-in Templates

360 Training

Templates offer plentiful opportunity for fast, low risk, low cost experimentation—allowing you to deliver an optimal experience to your learners while still meeting deadlines and budgets. Activity templates can help you easily change the pace and alternate periods of passive absorption of information with periods of greater activity during which the learner gets to take concepts out for a spin.

Why MOOCs? Why Now?

Your Training Edge

MOOCs offer a way to decrease costs and (when done well) also improve learning. It is probably no coincidence that the exponential gains in the popularity of MOOCs have coincided with increased interest in competency-based education, alternative credentials, and other non-traditional models of learning. With McKinsey expecting that by 2020 a college education will confer a 300 percent salary advantage, this means a lot of people will be looking for low-cost options for education.

How to start an online tutoring business and make $10,000 per month?

Pinlearn

The combination of high convenience, accessibility, availability of technology, low cost, etc. Alternatively, you can also integrate a live streaming feature to your online classroom. What are the initial costs involved? Once you have a basic idea of how your business will operate its time to calculate your initial costs. Another good alternative is to build your own customized eLearning platforms which is the easiest way.

How Cloud Servers work and their Benefits?

Learnloft

When your website becomes popular and has used a major part of your hosting resources, you can choose an alternative. Low-cost infrastructure and maintenance: As a company, if you want a dedicated server for hosting you need proper infrastructure and a dedicated technical team for the smooth running. This decade has seen many changes and especially very quick changes in technology.

Best Open Source MOOC Platforms for Businesses

Pinlearn

Low cost. It was one of the top factors for introducing MOOCs as affordable alternatives. Depending on the platform and course owner, a good MOOC should be available to students in comparatively a much lower cost than the regular counterpart of the same. They are an alternative to classroom notes and books. The platform must provide an online alternative of the same. What is the MOOC platform? Dave Cormier coined the term MOOC in 2008.

mylearningworx - a reflection on the launch event

Learning Rocks

It seems to be pitching in two directions - it wants to be a site used by consumers ("create a course on flyfishing") and they want it to be a low-cost training system for businesses, albeit under a slightly different brand, "the Foundry". Facing restrictions like that it's inevitable that at least some of the education programmes will do the same as the corporate sector and look to elearning as a potentially low-cost alternative.

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.

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New thoughts on design thinking

Litmos

I was designing educational computer games at the time, and was struggling to find good guidance to choose between interface (and learning) alternatives. This included evaluating interface alternatives in terms of how their. There was as strong interaction between theoretical principles guiding design and practical exploration of alternatives. And the mechanisms experimented with were similarly eclectic, looking at low-cost representations to capture interim ideas.

10 Tips for Better Troubleshooting & Technical Support

Rapid eLearning

If you don’t use Articulate 360 yet, there are all sorts of other screencasting options that are free or low-cost. It’s easy to get pulled into fixing an issue that is better resolved with an alternative approach. I’m really proud of the e -learning heroes community. It’s active and filled with so many helpful people. I’m always amazed at how willing they are to answer questions and how quick they are to respond.

Why You Should Choose an Open Source eLearning Platform?

Pinlearn

4. Low cost over an extended period. At first, this recurring cost seems very low as compared with the higher upfront costs of premium open-source solutions. However, this cost accumulates to become too much over an extended period of time. You have to rely on open-source alternatives in such cases. On the surface, it might seem radical to implement eLearning in an organization.