The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS!

Upside Learning

Add to it the fact that its open source which makes it free to use, has made it very popular. But is Moodle or any other open source LMS (there are a few good ones like the ones mentioned here ) really free? So what is a real cost of a free (open source) LMS?

Cloud Cost Optimization: 6 Best Practices for Cloud Cost Optimization

Hurix Digital

The concept of the cloud came with the promise of lower IT costs and unlimited storage. This conundrum of resources used vis-à-vis resources ordered opens up a possibility of cloud cost optimization to free up more working capital. What is Cloud Cost Optimization?

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Measuring Your Association’s eLearning ROI

Association eLearning

There is a lot of talk about the return on investment (ROI) of eLearning within the corporate training and development world, but less emphasis is put on this performance indicator in the association space. For many associations, eLearning has proven to be a great source of non-dues revenue.

Top 10 Association LMS Features – 2020 Edition

Talented Learning

Prior to 2020, many associations relied heavily on in-person tradeshows, seminars and on-site training because they were historically popular offerings for both the association and the member. Many associations are discovering they are now behind their for-profit competitors.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

to associate that content with the pre-existing schema in their brains, helping them to. for a free trial so that your team can test how easy it is. world • Huge savings on IT resources (freeing up budget. sound complex and potentially costly but. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

How Do Associations Drive Lifelong Learning? It Depends

Talented Learning

According to the most recent IRS reports, nearly 64,000 professional and trade associations are based in the U.S. JAKE SAYS: Over the past few decades, community associations (homeowners associations and cooperatives) have experienced explosive growth.

Marketing Your Association to Millennials: Make it Social

Association eLearning

Yet associations and organizations are slow to capitalize on these advertising venues assuming them to be unprofessional and lacking in their target audiences. So here are the facts, if you want to market your association to millennials, make it social. This can result in free exposure.

How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

In this environment, you’d think associations would be bursting at the seams with participants in member education programs. However, only 53% relied on their association for those educational experiences. How can associations reverse this trend?

The Costs Associated With An Open Source LMS

eLearning Industry

Learning Management Systems eLearning Cost Free eLearning eBooks LMS Features Open Source LMSBuyers spend time looking for the LMS features that they want, but rarely stop to think about the aspects under the surface, like training or support. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Transform Learning into Profits for Your Association

Association eLearning

It’s a new year and a new opportunity to explore other means of non-dues revenue for your association. For years, associations have relied on annual sponsorships, conference and meeting fees and internet advertising to generate cash and offset higher operating costs.

Free Webinar: How to Price Education Products

Association eLearning

cost-based approaches) and embrace “upside pricing” that looks at the value you deliver to the buyers. Note: This session is designed specifically for trade and professional associations. Pricing for education products is all over the map.

Association eLearning vs Free Online Courses

WBT Systems

There are a multitude of blogs and articles outlining the benefits of taking free online courses for professional development to advance your career, but do these courses actually deliver the value and opportunity they profess to provide to adult learners?

Why the Real Cost of Your Learning Management System is Higher Than You Think

Absorb LMS

With two young children and associated desire to have a back yard, a swing, and a tree house, I left the core of a major city and headed to the suburbs. Nothing serious, and these were tasks I could take on myself so the costs would be minimal. Low cost of maintenance.

Association Learning Systems: Why and How to Invest in a Specialized LMS

Talented Learning

Way back in 1953, when the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) first reported industry financial benchmarks, membership dues represented a whopping 96% of the typical organization’s revenues. These findings support what smart associations already recognize.

The Cost of an Ineffective Training Program

ej4 eLearning

According to a study by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the average cost of losing an employee is six months of their base salary. The average employee salary is $53,000, so the average cost of losing an employee would be $26,500.

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Podcast: Selecting Association Software – With Chad Stewart of SmartThoughts

Talented Learning

I invite you to join Chad and me, as we compare notes about key technology trends and their implications for association software buyers. In particular, the center-of-gravity for association software has shifted from all-in-one AMS platforms to diverse ecosystems.

Association LMS eCommerce: How to Lift Online Learning Sales

Talented Learning

I genuinely love helping associations select learning management systems (LMS). Here’s why: As non-profit entities with a mission, associations aim to improve the world in countless ways by advancing ideas, people and professions. RSVP FOR THIS FREE WEBINAR NOW!

6 Reasons Why Associations & Nonprofits Need a Digital Archive

Kitaboo

And a majority of these organizations are the nonprofit associations. In this blog we will focus on why nonprofit associations and societies must have a digital archive of their documents. Here are 7 effective guidelines to create an e-Report for associations. Cost-Effective.

Do Low-Cost, All-Inclusive LMS Packages Exist?

TOPYX LMS

Over the course of the past decade, learning management systems (LMSs) have been adopted by companies in most industry sectors, including business, healthcare, nonprofit, association, multinational, and public sector. Per-User Fees Raise the Cost of a Learning Management System.

ROI Calculator for Association eLearning Now Available

Association eLearning

Many associations have discovered that eLearning is a valuable member benefit and a more efficient and flexible way for members to learn on their schedule. But before an association commits to producing and marketing an eLearning course, it’s important to explore the business case and potential return-on-investment. Associations should ask these questions: •Is there a market for the course? Is the eLearning cost-effective for your association?

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Are You Asking the Right Questions at Your Association?

Association eLearning

Both are well known veterans to the association industry. They have extensive knowledge and experience on what it means to look at big data in order to make association decisions.

When to Bring Your Association’s Continuing Education Online

Association eLearning

She is knowledgeable in associations’ use of continuing education and strategic application of technology implementation. When developing continuing education, you typically look to provide high value to your members while keeping costs as low as possible. If your association is known for a particular topic, this can be a key area to focus. The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the guardian of the Code of Ethics for Nurses.

How Much Does It Cost to Develop an Online Course?

learnWorlds

But, how much would it cost? 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. Business Costs.

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Why the Real Cost of Your Learning Management System is Probably Higher Than You Think

Absorb LMS

With two young children and associated desire to have a back yard, a swing, and a tree house, I left the core of a major city and headed to the suburbs. Nothing serious, and these were tasks I could take on myself so the costs would be minimal.

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

While following these stories of digital transformation, we’ve discovered many valuable tools and services that are available at no cost in response to Covid-19. So we’ve compiled a list of free tools and resources in 7 categories: 1) Learning Technology Offers.

The Hidden Cost of Open Source LMS

Gyrus

The availability of free software has increased over the years with the development and release of programming kits for apps and software, community and support forums, and freemium software that offers limited use for free, but requires paying to get all software features unlocked.

Associations: Should You Move to a New LMS for Continuing Education?

Talented Learning

For example, consider the association segment of the LMS industry. Only a few years ago I was writing about how smart associations were adopting LMS technology as a foundation for continuing education programs. The Modern Association LMS: Why Here And Now?

How to Seriously Reduce Compliance Training Costs

Nvolve

How to Seriously Reduce Compliance Training Costs. Looking for the Training Cost Checklist? I see many articles on the subject of reducing training costs. In this post I will indicate whether each cost-saving idea is a tangible, or intangible cost.

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10 Reasons to Convert Your Credentialing and Certification Programs to eLearning

Association eLearning

As technology continues to innovate and become easier to implement, the business case for associations to move their classroom-based courses online is strengthening. 10 years ago, the idea of offering online certification and credentialing programs at your association would have been crazy.

Wal-Mart Offers Free Diploma and Career Training to Associates’ Families

CLO Magazine

Retail giant Wal-Mart announced it is extending the benefits for its continuous education and career development program to associates’ family members as well. Bravetta Hassell is a Chief Learning Officer associate editor.

How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

Absorb LMS

The most amazing metric, though, comes from the American Library Association which says that by 2020, information on the Internet will be doubling every 15 minutes. Research indicates that the time, effort, and cost to create e-learning courses using authoring tools is exorbitant.

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OpenBadges: Increasing Visibility of Association Education

WBT Systems

There has been much discussion lately about the value of digital badges for both association education and certification programs. The social connectivity offered by digital badges aligns perfectly with the nature of association membership and education programs in particular.

Training Budget 101: How to effectively manage your training costs

eFront

But while cutting your training budget can seem like the logical thing to do, stop and think about its long-term implications, as they can far outweigh the immediate costs saved. The average training cost per employee 2016 comes to $1,041.

Managing Learning at your Association Annual Conference

WBT Systems

All of these different types of training have varying costs and levels of accessibility for members to attend, yet the most infrequently offered and (usually) most expensive to attend, the association annual conference remains perennially popular among members.

6 Reasons Why Associations and Nonprofits Need a Digital Archive

Kitaboo

And a majority of these organizations are the nonprofit associations. In this blog we will focus on why nonprofit associations and societies must have a digital archive of their documents. Creating a digital archive will help the associations to manage the information efficiently. Now let us see how associations and non-profit societies can benefit from creating a digital archive. All your files can be organized and managed in an absolutely clutter free manner.

Corporate Training Costs: Tips That Will Make Them Next to Zero

TalentLMS

What does a vacant position cost? And that’s excluding the lost corporate training costs when the previous employee moved over to the competitor. But there’s a catch: Corporate training costs can be high and off-putting. Cost-effective Assessments.

Don’t Undervalue Association Training Programs!

WBT Systems

When pricing your association’s training offerings, it is important to assess their value, and then price accordingly. Through an iterative process it’s important that you find the right price point so that costs are covered and you are making an adequate financial return.