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

LOW-COST, HIGH-IMPACT LEARNING

AthenaOnline

Unfortunately budgets are tighte r than ever in many organizations. This is why many organizations are searching for lost-cost, high-impact learning solutions. Something quick, cost-effective, and oriented toward implementation.

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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.

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.

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.

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

Learning Solutions Magazine

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

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.

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

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.

Tips for Recording Audio in Learning Content on a Budget

Thought Industries

Audio Recording eLearning Tips Low-Cost Audio

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Articulate Storyline – 9 Practical Ways To Make A Great Course Within Your Budget

Spark Your Interest

And while anyone with enough time, knowledge, and money can make an outstanding online course, can you do it on a budget? So, most importantly, we also give you 9 practical ways to make a great course within your budget using Articulate Storyline.

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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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

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.

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?

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?

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

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.

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?

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?

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.

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.

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?

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!

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.

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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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.

5 Ways Elearning Can Influence Your Business KPIs

Elucidat

It’s a ‘low-cost, high-return’ solution that addresses skills and knowledge gaps across your organization. Likewise, the comparatively low cost of elearning makes the return even greater. Good training and elearning does more than simply upskill employees.

Smart eLearning Content Development: What You Should Know

Infopro Learning

Find an eLearning authoring tool fitting your budget and requirements. The best part is that they are low costing hence you won’t have to compromise with your budget. Just stick to your planning and budget during the content development process.

Driving Business Advantages with Training Outsourcing

Infopro Learning

Training outsourcing helps companies improve scalability, deliver high-quality learning experiences, cut training costs and deliver the desired results. In addition, pricing models are different to provide additional benefits on training budgets. This will also help reduce travel costs.

Why is Custom eLearning Development the Right Choice?

Infopro Learning

Using different kinds of digital formats for workers with varying levels of familiarity with technology allows you to train them effectively without worrying about low levels of engagement and poor delivery. It is cost-effective in the long run.

L&D Procurement to Facilitate Workforce Transformation

Infopro Learning

Outsourcing leadership and development training is more cost-effective than designing and building Learning Management Systems with an in-house team. Some employees may be doing so, but generally, the count is comparatively low. Increased Leadership and Development Impact at A Low Cost.

Changing Landscape in E-Learning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

During the Thought Leadership Webinar on “ Interactive Courses on a ShoeString Budget ” in November, 2011, I had a good discussion with Jim Hanlin, President and Founder of Best Training Resources. They face a lot of cost pressure on eLearning programs. From the Producer’s standpoint – we have to focus on reducing the cost of producing eLearning programs and increase the level of interactivity and graphic rich content.

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Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

I am sure that the most of us work with tight budgets and limited resources. On the other hand, you can alwways get a license without watermark for as low as $4.95, not to mention subscriptions downloads. News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/24/2010 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning As an e-Learning developer I had to invest a lot of time to find images for my e-Learning projects.

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