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?

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.

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How To Access Virtual Reality Without A Headset: 3 Alternative Options

Roundtable Learning

VR training opens up a world of possibilities for learners, but what if they aren’t comfortable wearing a standard VR headset? This article breaks down three VR headset alternatives that allow all of your learners to have similar user experiences while remaining comfortable and safe. .

Best Open Source MOOC Platforms for Businesses

Pinlearn

MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses. 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. They are an alternative to classroom notes and books.

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.

Why You Should Choose an Open Source eLearning Platform?

Pinlearn

However, here, I am aiming to drive a little deeper and explain why you should choose an open-source eLearning software for your company. In short, we will see how an open-source eLearning platform can make thing easier and implement cutting-edge training and development programs in an organization. What is an open-source learning management system? To understand open source eLearning software, let’s take the example of Android.

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. I’m a recent convert, perhaps on the path to open source evangelism.) Because it’s open source, there are no licensing costs. Moodle and other open source products have huge communities behind them. Talented individuals who can program like hell and believe in the open source philosophy. But the beauty of open source is you can customize it.

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.

Another Stake in Ground for Blackboard: Two New Investments in the Open-source E-learning Market

Janet Clarey

Blackboard’s statement of principles about open source says it is. committed to supporting the growth, development and use of open source technologies in education worldwide.”. expects to make significant contributions to the community to help ensure that open source options remain strong, reliable and sustainable for all.” . To that end, Blackboard has launched a new business called Blackboard Education Open Source Services – a good thing, right?

A Moving Landscape

CLO Magazine

Is the more traditional, face-to-face model being threatened by alternate offerings? If you go back 10 years or more, one of the most popular courses offered by business schools in their open enrollment executive education portfolios was something that went under the title of Finance for Nonfinancial Managers. It’s a format and accessibility and opportunity cost issue, if we’re talking about technology-facilitated training.

Choose your own Adventure Path

eLearning 24-7

That’s the way I feel, with a return of an injury on my right hand, the challenges of writing as a result and some alternatives to presenting the information for this blog. Do you choose to be the vendor who wants to make a deal or the one, who must win at all costs? What a week.

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. Tools such as Mozilla’s Open Badges platform and Degreed’s credit score system can help employers gain a more holistic understanding of a prospective employee’s educational background, which may include everything from a traditional degree to MOOCs.

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Getting Your Staff Excited About Learning: 5 Best Practices

ProProfs

For example, if your doors open officially at 9 AM, people notice if you’re not there by 8:30. Your employees need to participate in training, but it can’t cost so much as to skew your financial ratios. Interesting Read: Looking for the Best Mindflash LMS Alternative?

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Are MOOCs the Future of Online Education?

Your Training Edge

The promise of online education: • low costs. 1985: Dave Cormier “coins” the term MOOC, for Massive Open Online Courses. Also MIT’s Open Courseware. Yale Free Courses –The school offers “free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University.”. Low graduation rate: estimated at about 10%. something new in 2013 (an alternative to MOOCs): . Source: BestCollegesOnline.org.

2014: The Year of the Corporate MOOC?

Your Training Edge

If you’ve been following the MOOC news, you’ll know that massive open online courses have had their ups and downs. First, companies were having even more difficulty finding qualified candidates to fill job openings—recent college and university graduates simply didn’t have the skills the companies required. 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.

Have you outgrown your MoodleCloud?

eThink Education

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

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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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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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.

VR is it on Life Support for L&D?

eLearning 24-7

I remember presenting a seminar at ATD, I think it was 2017 on immersive learning tied around AR, VR and MR. Then in 2018 the floodgates opened at ATD started to have quite a few sessions on VR. 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. Cost is unknown.

mylearningworx - a reflection on the launch event

Learning Rocks

They are working on integration with Mozilla's Popcorn Maker video tool and that genuinely has the capacity to amplify the value of video, as well as possibly put something of a "seal" on some of the added value in the educators courses and not leave them open for use on somewhere like YouTube. 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.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

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. Open Content Potential But There are Challenges This year I spent quite a bit of time looking at where and how open content could get leveraged in different ways. Flash may Die and HTML 5 is Going to be Big 2010 opened my eyes are Flash and HTML 5.

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.

How Much Does It Cost to Develop an Online Course?

learnWorlds

But, how much would it cost? Creating and selling online courses is a highly profitable business with the potential to open up a passive stream of income. But, how much does it cost to create one? Knowing all about the course creation and development costs upfront can help you come up with the right plan to create a course, and deciding on the best price tag for your courses. These categories are: Course Creation Costs. Business Costs. Marketing Costs.

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Customer Training Pricing and Packaging: What’s the Best Strategy?

Talented Learning

Even if you offer customer training upfront at no additional charge, the cost of content development, delivery and administration must be included somewhere in the price of your product or service. This initial exposure is intended to open the door to incremental paid training up-sells. 2) Alternative Product Strategy. While you may not want training costs to inhibit product adoption, it’s equally important not to devalue customer education at the outset.

Is Your LMS License Model Misaligned? How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Talented Learning

An LMS license model depends on two key elements: 1) How a vendor calculates usage and 2) The related costs for that level of usage. This model is a low risk/low cost way to get started with an LMS but it tends to become expensive as organizations grow and learning programs must scale accordingly. The cost remains the same for each active learner whether she interacts once or a thousand times. Compare terms carefully with traditional alternatives.

5 Reasons Why Associations and Training Companies Should Use an eLearning Platform

eThink Education

In the midst of COVID-19 , many associations are seeking alternative options for member collaboration with the cancellation or postponement of important conferences and meet-ups. Leverage Flexible and Configurable Open-Source Technology. Whether you decide to utilize an open-source or a closed-source LMS will largely determine the functionality and capabilities of your platform. The benefits of open-source platforms include: Accessibility. Low cost.

7 Popular Email Marketing Services Compared

LearnDash

Instead, users need to manually integrate with the third-party applications, which may mean that they incur an extra cost. An alternative rules builder helps users create custom automations and various form types. Campaigns can be developed to be triggered by clicks, website visits, and opening emails. Pros: Low-cost plans, which for a small business is eminently approachable. Email is the backbone to your online course business.

With a little help from our friends: the services we use to build our business

TalentLMS

It worked fine but started getting too costly. We opted for S3 due to its combination of low cost, security and flexibility. S3 and Cloudfront are not that easy to work with, compared to Rackspace’s Cloud Files solution, but they are much more flexible and cost-effective. However, after the Mandrill fiasco , we had to look for an alternative solution. We are not yet fully committed on Slack, but seems like a nice alternative to Skype’s informational chaos.

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LMS for Small Business: Is It Worth the Cost?

KnowledgeAnywhere

There are many SaaS learning management systems out there that can provide a scalable and affordable solution for companies with less than 500 employees that provide a much better alternative to free systems like Moodle. If you’re a small business looking for an online training solution, you probably already do some training already and are looking for a more efficient, cost-effective, and consistent way to deliver training to your workforce. Open source learning management system.

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Free Learning

Tony Karrer

Big publishers are having problems as the cost of distribution goes towards zero and as that brings along a ton of competition from the low end. that have paid, professional editors, writers are better quality than alternatives for the specific content that they cover. But all major publications have limitations in that because of the cost, they have to go after large audiences and they need to stay at higher level topics. Total cost: zero.

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9 Ways to Develop Talent for Tomorrow’s Economy

General Assembly

New Models Emerge In the last five years, an array of non-accredited education and training providers has surfaced to address these challenges, including General Assembly , as well as on-demand learning platforms, ultra-low-cost course providers (like StraighterLine or Coursera), and new approaches to “education as an employee benefit” (pioneered by companies like Chipotle , in partnership with Guild Education).

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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?

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

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. This has opened the door for small and medium-sized buyers to invest learning platforms to support education programs for employees, channel partners, customers and other external audiences. Decreased new store/dealer onboarding costs.

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

ENROLO

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. Whilst examples of industry best practice guidelines for online training do exist, many training providers are either not aware of them or, in some cases, are deliberately not implementing them to cut costs and compete with the lowest cost providers in the market.

Free L&D webinars for May 2020

Limestone Learning

Because coaching’s a just-in-time, customized approach to development, it’s far more cost-effective than more prevalent one-size-fits-all approaches to learning. Learn to turn any content into professional graphics using PowerPoint, free and low-cost tools, and a few tricks the pros use. As the technology advances and device costs comes down, we’re seeing the learning industry finally begin to capitalize on the applications and benefits of VR and AR.

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eFront Contests

eFront

We will simultaneously host four contests with the same opening, closing and judging dates. Contest Dates Opening date for receiving entries – 1st June 2010 Closing date for receiving entries – 31st August 2010 Dates for judging winning entries – 1st-16th September 2010 Announcement of winning entries – 17th September 2010 For more information or any queries regarding these contests, contact us on contest@efrontlearning.net.