Save Your Budget: Curated Free & Low-Cost Tools, Resources

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Save Your Budget: Curated Free & Low-Cost Tools, Resources. bill-brandon. Fri, 01/31/2020 - 00:00

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

TOPYX LMS

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. Thankfully, Software as a Service (SaaS) LMSs are making these all ­inclusive packages available at unbelievably low costs. Per-User Fees Raise the Cost of a Learning Management System.

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9 Low-Cost Graphic Tools for Creating eLearning on a Budget

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9 Low-Cost Graphic Tools for Creating eLearning on a Budget. susan-jacobs. Mon, 12/10/2018 - 00:01

Plan Your eLearning Budgets for 2020

AbaraLMS

This article tries to outline a basic budgeting plan for the year 2020, while also defining the budget distribution towards a variety of available eLearning solutions, and finally help you plan the [ ] The post Plan Your eLearning Budgets for 2020 appeared first on Abara LMS.

Avoiding Risks of Low Cost LMS Systems for Healthcare CE

EthosCE

We get it, you want the best value for your organization’s budget when choosing an LMS. Low-cost LMS options are tempting at first glance, but a closer look will reveal hidden costs, reduced efficiency, and more work than benefits. Why Low-Cost LMS Systems are Rarely a Bargain. Low-cost LMS systems present the same dilemma a cheap used car might. The post Avoiding Risks of Low Cost LMS Systems for Healthcare CE appeared first on EthosCE.

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. So, What Will it Cost Me? ON-DEMAND WEBINARS On-demand webinars are a great and cost-effective way to train your employees - as they can access the content anytime, anyplace.

The Best Free And Low-Cost LMS Design & Content Resources

Dan Keckan

How can you build an engaging, interesting Learning Management System under budget? In this article, we’ll share our most favorite free resources to draw in your learners and cultivate a culture of learning. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems Corporate Learning Management Systems Free eLearning eBooks Free eLearning Resources

eLearning too Expensive? A Solution for Every Budget

Bottom-Line Performance

Some companies think the cost of eLearning is ONLY driven by the quality of the images, audio, visual, and complex interactions. Therefore, a stripped down course with minimal aesthetic value will be the most cost-effective. But while adding multimedia to an eLearning course will increase the cost, this is not the main contributor to eLearning cost. We frequently use this course as a sample of great graphic design, multimedia on a budget, and innovative course design.

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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. In this post, we’ll look at some steps to get the most value for your budget while making sure you have the features that your program needs to ensure success. Bargain LMS platforms often provide value that matches their low, low price. Low or No Support for Learners or Your Organization.

Preventing Expensive Risks of a Low-Cost LMS Software for CME

EthosCE

While cost is always a consideration when evaluating LMS software, there are unreasonable risks that require careful consideration when reviewing your options for CME. Low-cost LMS software doesn’t always mean “unusable” but can you afford the risk? A low-cost LMS may be able to give you just enough of an admin panel for you to launch a single course and manage it, but this won’t be valuable if your organization wants consistent sustainable growth.

Factors that Determine eLearning Costs

Enyota Learning

Several factors impact the overall eLearning costs of your project: Volume. The duration of courses and the number of course elements have a major role to play in determining the eLearning costs of your project. The size and type of your course can impact the overall cost in a large way. Hence always include only the essentials to keep your costs under control. A highly interactive course can cost almost two times as much as a basic eLearning course.

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Tips for Recording Audio in Learning Content on a Budget

Thought Industries

Audio Recording eLearning Tips Low-Cost Audio

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Powerful Employee Learning for Small Businesses on a Budget

Pract.us

Consider some low-cost training strategies. So what can you do that will effectively help employees learn without killing the budget? Even the most cost effective program wastes resources if you aren’t training people in skills that improve your business. Surprisingly, one of the most cost effective ways to develop employees is to train all the time. Small business owners know how to get things done on a limited budget. No much money to throw around?

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Lean times call for creative solutions

Bottom-Line Performance

They also head outdoors for lower cost and healthier entertainment such as hiking. Yesterday on the BLP LOL Live webinar about Moodle, we heard that quite a few organizations are interested in Moodle due to budget constraints. Implementing Moodle as an LMS or social networking as a tool for sharing knowledge still has a learning curve and costs associated with them. However, you gain a cost effective and useful tool.

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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How to Attract a Loyal Learning Audience, Even on a Tight Budget

Talented Learning

Several decades ago, software companies began offering no-cost access to products for a limited time (or with a limited feature set), hoping to drive more demand for the premium version in the long-run. Many low-cost marketing automation tools and marketing-savvy learning platforms now support specialized packaging, pre-scheduled content subscriptions, coupons, discounts, bundles, branded promotions and more. Here are some of the no/low-cost techniques that work for us.

Announcing New eBook: The Best Budget-Friendly L&D Tools by Kat Gore

Learning Solutions Magazine

This eBook, High Performance, Low Cost: The Best Budget-Friendly L&D Tools, shares tools and resources to help you create. affordable and effective content. Design & Development Tools Design Strategies Development Strategies Learning Media

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 Moodle?

eLearning Blender

A huge factor in my case is that I had zero budget to implement eLearning in my organization so I didn't have many options. However, when it comes down to it, Moodle met most of the requirements I had listed out and met those requirements at the lowest cost by a long shot. Going through these steps helped me come to the conclusion that Moodle would fit the needs of my organization at the lowest cost. Tags: Tools Moodle LMS Low Cost eLearning Why Moodle?

Small E-Learning Budgets? Create Your Own Training Videos

CommLab India

As a training manager, you are always faced with the conundrum of building an effective online course within a limited budget. You can even edit these videos using free and low-cost tools, on your phone, laptop, or tablet. YouTube can be a great resource when you want to include videos in your e-learning, but are on a budget. Creating training videos need not necessarily make a dent in your budget.

Invest in Your People Even with a Small Learning Budget

CLO Magazine

But budget can be an issue. In a March Forbes article , leadership development professional Rebecca Zucker offered 10 ways companies can develop people with little to no learning and development budget. Zucker, a partner at leadership development firm Next Step Partners, wrote that action learning projects, mentoring, job rotations and stretch assignments are low-cost ways to invest in employees’ professional growth.

Engaging eLearning on a Budget: Tools Roundup by Pamela S. Hogle

Learning Solutions Magazine

Free and low-cost tools are available to help eLearning developers create engaging content without breaking the bank. Here are some suggestions for budget-friendly video, animation, and polling tools. Design & Development Tools Getting Started

8 Ways to Cut Costs on your Next Compliance Online Training Course

TalentLMS

Are you trying to stretch your budget and improve online training ROI? Here are 8 ways to cut costs on compliance online training courses. How To Cut Costs On Your Next Compliance Online Training Course. Outsource time-consuming or costly tasks. Resources that still require regular upkeep and a sizable portion of your online training budget. Outsource time-consuming or costly tasks. Instructional Design Compliance Online Training Reduce Costs

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5 Ways to Stretch Your Training Budget

Mindflash

Despite ample evidence supporting the bottom-line value of training and professional development , training budgets are almost always the first place business leaders target for cost-cutting. But for those of us who are trainers or training designers faced with more pressing day-to-day challenges of operating on a limited budget, what can we do to stay budget-conscious and maintain our relevancy in the eyes of business leaders? Need more budget-friendly ideas?

Oil and Gas downsizing: Training on a budget

Obsidian Learning

New post Oil and Gas downsizing: Training on a budget on Obsidian Learning. While everybody likes a low price at the pump, those of us in oil and gas know only too well how important robust oil prices are to the health of our industry. Low cost per barrel means high anxiety for everyone, from the boardroom to the oil patch. If you work in oil and gas, you’ve probably seen the effects of low oil prices in your own workplace.

7 Tips to Create Custom E-Learning Content on a Budget

Hurix Digital

You can create a custom course within your budget. Cost-Efficient Learning: Creating a custom e-learning course costs more than off-the-shelf courses. How Can Enterprises Create Custom E-Learning Content on a Budget?

One small step for eLearning, a giant leap for the company

eLearning Blender

Now that I am on a shoestring budget I have been making more of an effort to find low cost solutions to implementing eLearning. I think that by using Quia assessments and games along with power point shows, reading assignments, and conference calls we can construct a low cost distance education course. If I can point to a dollar amount that I saved by converting this material to eLearning I am more likely to turn some heads and get more leeway in the budget.

7 Tips to Create Custom E-Learning Content on a Budget

Hurix Digital

You can create a custom course within your budget. Cost-Efficient Learning. Creating a custom e-learning course costs more than off-the-shelf courses. How Can Enterprises Create Custom E-Learning Content on a Budget?

Four Tips for High-quality, Not High-budget Videos: Make the Most of the Resources at Hand by Shane Lovellette

Learning Solutions Magazine

Many instructional content creators believe that in order to create professional-quality videos, they need a large budget or movie-style production. It’s easy to create engaging, quality videos quickly and at low cost. This is not always the case. By cutting out effects and fancy transitions, you can rely on a few key tricks to produce informational and compelling videos. Here are some basics!

LMS for Small Business: Is It Worth the Cost?

KnowledgeAnywhere

I think you’ll agree with me when I say: A learning management system for business can break the bank for a small company on a tight budget. 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. For some, there is merit in evaluating very low cost, or free LMS options. Why an LMS IS worth the cost.

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Proving ROI in Training

eLearning Blender

The company I work for has a tight grip on the training budget this year and if I want to make eLearning a priority in future budgets I need to make the ROI on eLearning obvious. By doing that I could easily point to the salary of the trainer and the cost of paying our employees to leave the store and sit through training. I'm sure the cost of eLearning would pale in comparison to rolling out an instructor led course.

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Chronically Underfunded E-Learning

eLearning Blender

Until recently I was working with a decent budget and the broad guidelines of getting us started on e-learning. As sales go down, so does the training dept's budget which is bad news for my e-learning project. I saw this coming but reality set in last week when I was told that not only has the e-learning budget been reduced, it has been eliminated until next year at this time.

5 Ways to Stretch Your Training Budget

Mindflash

Despite ample evidence supporting the bottom-line value of training and professional development , training budgets are almost always the first place business leaders target for cost-cutting. But for those of us who are trainers or training designers faced with more pressing day-to-day challenges of operating on a limited budget, what can we do to stay budget-conscious and maintain our relevancy in the eyes of business leaders? Need more budget-friendly ideas?

Why You Should Pick A Community-Developed LMS

Adult Learning with Technology

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. Consider a community-developed LMS—the low-cost alternative to building a custom […].

Employee Education ?May Cost Too Much

CLO Magazine

They were part of a company’s learning function, experts who could reduce tuition costs and evaluate curriculums and institutions offering degrees to support business objectives. Schools know this, which means those with the biggest marketing budgets attract more students. Without the expertise of an academic learning specialist on the CLO’s team, there exists a real “buyer beware” problem, which could cost a company and its employees too much.

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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? Rather, E-Learning may be one smart way to lower costs.

Low-end tools: QR codes and SMS text messaging

Bottom-Line Performance

This is part 6: Low-end tools: QR codes and SMS text messaging. mLearning does not have to involve an extensive budget. Text messaging is another simple, low-cost solution that has possibilities. The results of this low-cost solution were impressive as 80% of participants improved compliance with medication and 90% reported improvements in at least one health maintenance behavior.

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