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? Though they may be free at a tangible expense level, they do carry a cost which the organization implementing the LMS should be aware and careful of. So what is a real cost of a free (open source) LMS? That’s the only thing that’s free.

Getting Started with Online Member Education

Association eLearning

Although I didn’t join the associations that put these things on, I voraciously ate up the content they were offering, as often as my employer would allow me to attend. I have since moved on, from marketing minion to marketing maven, but have never forgotten the associations that taught me a thing or two. In short, associations, I was your target audience. How much will it cost? Try different scenarios and see if online learning is right for your association.

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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. Still, whether your organization is not-for-profit (or what I prefer to call “for purpose”) or not, it’s important to understand where your eLearning investment is most impactful and how it has helped your association meet its goals. What’s your association’s potential?

Top 3 Questions to Ask Before Choosing eLearning for Your Association

Association eLearning

For years, associations have played a critical role in addressing the skills gap problem by providing professional and continuing education for their members. In the past, highly-specialized, industry education was provided through association annual meetings and educational sessions. But due to increased travel costs, many associations are seeing lower attendance at their annual meetings. Does your association offer the only certification for this type of instruction?

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.

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.

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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The Costs Associated With An Open Source LMS

Dan Keckan

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.

Valuing Your Association’s eLearning: Tips for Pricing Membership Education

Association eLearning

How do you decide what is a fair price for your association’s eLearning? The first consideration you should make when pricing your association’s online learning is how much value it offers your members. When content is interactive and audience specific, it helps drive the perceived value to learners and can yield a higher return for the association. Look to see if another association, university or training provider offers a similar course.

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 generation of young professionals needs the bridge skills your association provides. This can result in free exposure. As an association you probably take pictures of your events, certificates, and members.

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. I found out several months ago, when I hosted a roundtable with leaders from two prominent member-based organizations – Kevin Pierce , Manager of Digital Learning at The American Academy of Dermatology and Jake Gold , Director of Education at The Community Associations Institute. In 1970, there were only 10,000 associations representing 2 million residents.

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. Now, with many associations getting into the “education business,” they are finding that they, too, can profit from selling education and training to both members and nonmembers.

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. But pricing is too essential to leave to guesswork. In this session, we look at why you should eschew “downside pricing” (e.g.,

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. Not surprisingly, a 2018 survey of more than 1000 association members confirmed that career development is now the primary reason why most people join associations. However, only 53% relied on their association for those educational experiences. How can associations reverse this trend? What does this mean for associations?

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 should adult learners concerned with career development consider Association eLearning programs as providing superior value and career opportunities?

2020 LMS pricing guide: Here’s what makes up the cost ??

Docebo

When you look at what an LMS costs at the forefront, it can look more intimidating than it should. All this to say, once you have a more tangible cost associated with your problem, the cost that comes with a solution will feel reasonable and, for your boss, more justified (no sweat needed).

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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?

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.

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. I learned an important lesson from owning that home: Low cost of purchase. Low cost of maintenance. Calculating the Total Cost of a Learning Management System. They then experience significant cost savings.

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. In fact, by 2016, subscription income averaged only 45% for trade associations and 30% for professional associations. Currently, learning programs contribute nearly 25% of average non-dues association revenue, according to a 2017 Association Adviser poll.

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. We both help associations find software that meets their strategic needs, right? And why do you specialize in association software? So, what are the major technology components associations rely upon today?

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. You’re also increasing ROI by increasing employee engagement and giving them more reason to stay (less chance of losing an employee and the cost of that). Companies are spending more and more each year on training costs.

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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. Once the only place to go for continuing education , associations now face serious competition from for-profit learning providers. This new landscape affects the status and influence of every association in its respective profession.

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. An LMS that offers social learning, reporting tools, single sign­on options, e­commerce capabilities, mobile accessibility, and language localization is a complete package, and in some cases, costs a lot of money.

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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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. The most common false positive we hear in the association world arises from the question, “How do we get more members?” It’s tempting to focus on membership count to the exclusion of what’s really important: your association’s mission.

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.

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. I learned an important lesson from owning that home: Low cost of purchase Low cost of maintenance Low level of effort It’s pretty hard to get all three. After a while, though, they realize that their overall costs are rising.

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.

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. They’re free: how can you beat that price? The term free is usually a misnomer; there is almost always a cost associated with using open source LMSs.

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. But since then innovation has erupted all around and leading-edge associations are now embracing a full “tech stack” approach to differentiate and comparatively sell more content. The Modern Association LMS: Why Here And Now?

Training on a budget: Cost-effective ways to grow your employees’ skills

TalentLMS

You’ve probably heard it during tough budget conversations: “ employee training is a luxury and we need to cut training costs. Not training employees can yield much higher costs in the long run. Compliance and safety costs. Invest in a cost-effective LMS.

The Cost of NOT Doing Onboarding

Digitec Interactive

In this blog post, we’re going to look at a video by Jack McGrath on the cost of not doing onboarding and how it affects your bottom line. So, what are the costs associated with that kind of turnover? And the costs of onboarding aren’t only financial.

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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. Members are increasingly tech savvy, cost conscious, and eager to eliminate unnecessary time wasters. Less costly for the association. Easier to manage for the association.

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. And to be honest, most focus on relatively vague and unhelpful ideas or obvious ‘linear’ ways to reduce costs; They talk around the edges. In this post I will indicate whether each cost-saving idea is a tangible, or intangible cost. Paper and Printing Related Costs. COST TYPE: TANGIBLE.

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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. Association membership brings together people with shared professional interests, providing a community in which members support, network, and share experience within their industry.

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. Free online courses. Cost savings. takes less than two days to create at a cost of $520, including the time to find and vet content, create assessments, and assemble/test the course.

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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. Think of it as all direct and indirect costs associated with courses and materials needed to analyze, design, develop, implement, evaluate, and maintain employee training or retraining.

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. Almost every association hosts conferences for their members and for many associations these events comprise the majority of their training.

Free learning & development webinars for June 2021

Limestone Learning

If you’re in self-analysis mode, you might benefit from checking out a free webinar or two. PT: Elevating Women and Diverse Talent: The One Critical Strategy Most Companies Miss (Free for ATD members) One in four women are now considering leaving the workforce.

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