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.

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

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.

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. Our previous blogs spoke about the training initiatives to carry over from 2019, new initiatives for 2020, and how to plan them.

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.

LMS Low-Cost Webinars Hosted eCommerce Subscriptions

Tony Karrer

They are early stage, so low-cost would be good. What’s hurting the LMS market 2010 LMS Products of the Year LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers Low Cost LMS - Help Needed Why it’s hard to find an LMS LMS Spotlight: Topyx LMS vendors: R u hearing us? I was talking with a startup that has an existing audience and now want to provide a monthly subscription for access to training to this audience. They will only convert a portion of the audience to the new service.

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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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

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?

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? Here is how you can create custom e-learning content on a budget-. When you are on a budget, there is no scope for mistakes. These tools won’t stretch your budget much since most of them are low-cost.

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? Here is how you can create custom e-learning content on a budget-. When you are on a budget, there is no scope for mistakes. These tools won’t stretch your budget much since most of them are low-cost.

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!

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?

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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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 […].

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.

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

Pract.us

Five Budget-Friendly Employee Development Ideas. This short piece is packed with practical, low-cost ways to help your folks learn and grow in their jobs. At Pract.us, we’re dedicated to giving you the easiest way to effective, low-cost training. This week’s best articles for no-nonsense employee training. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development.

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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Thinking Outside the Course: Free Tools for Making E-learning Better

Mike Taylor

Come check out these great sessions that will give you new ideas for stretching your budget much farther than you ever dreamed was possible. 101 Tools and Techniques for Creating Your Own Low-Cost, High-Quality Images. It is *CRAZY* cold around here today but that won´t stop us from exploring a mountain of great free tools that can make your elearning better. Later today, I´ll be part of the eLearning Guild Spotlight event, ¨ Get the Best Free Tools to Make Great eLearning ¨.

How to Use Online Learning to Grow Employee Engagement

LearnDash

Online learning is a low-cost way to build employee engagement and satisfaction. The costs of low productivity and employee churn will slowly drive any business into the ground. On the other hand, giving employees the support to improve their skillset and the resources in both time and budget to do so are a relatively low-cost investment with the potential for huge returns.

Tracy Parish: Actual Rockstar

bozarthzone

In that time I've watched her emerge as a leader in our industry, offering practical-real world help for those working on limited budgets through her dazzling aggregation of low-cost tools and products, to helping to lead the Toronto Storyline user community , to helping run the Canadian eLearning Conference. I'm just home from DevLearn , always a fun, exciting event.