Top 5 Free and Low-Cost Adobe Captivate 9 Alternatives

JoomlaLMS

Adobe Captivate 9 carries the Adobe name, giving it instant recognition. Like all products, however, even from Adobe, its popularity relies on its usefulness. Adobe Captivate 9 boasts a wide range of features: Blog articles

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. Per-User Fees Raise the Cost of a Learning Management System.

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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.

Low-Cost Test and Quiz Tool Comparison

Tony Karrer

I’ve recently been working with Sameer Bhatia the CEO of ProProfs as I was going through an evaluation of various online tools that support easy, fast, low-cost testing and quiz tools. Evaluation Criteria For the specific need I was looking at, I was looking for the following out of a solution: Cost : Is the tool free or very-low cost to use? It has a free and a low-cost version. Low cost.

Google+ Hangouts in Online Education: A Capable, Low-Cost Solution by Rebecca Bodrero

Learning Solutions Magazine

Google+ Hangouts is an accessible, capable, and low-cost alternative to other more established. Web- conferencing solutions. This service is deal for small group activities when group members are. geographically disparate. Learn how Hangouts worked effectively in one online graduate.

Tips for Recording Audio in Learning Content on a Budget

Thought Industries

Audio Recording eLearning Tips Low-Cost Audio

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Crowdsourcing Curriculum Development – The Low-Cost Option for Building Content within Organizations

Origin Learning

Crowdsourcing capitalizes on this basic functionality of the internet so beautifully to tap into the knowledge and experience at a fraction of the cost that would be incurred otherwise. What is crowdsourcing?

Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning Projects to Watch for 2012

eFront

This is why I created the following list with the Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning projects for 2012 that will help you implement a low cost eLearning solutions => Please leave a comment if you would like me to include another Free or Open Source eLearning project that needs to be mentioned!

Does a Low-Cost, Rapid E-learning Course Mean Low Quality?

CommLab India

Low costs are associated with inferior quality – is this true of rapid eLearning development as well? We don’t think so - and here’s why. Learning Technology Rapid eLearning

Converting ELearning To Tablet Learning: Cost-effective Solutions

Upside Learning

We’ve presented some cost-effective options below to help you get started. This method allows the previously developed Flash animations to be reutilized, leading to sizeable cost-savings. But overall, this tool offers you great functionality and is another cost-saving option.

Low Cost LMS - Help Needed

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about the need for a low cost LMS solution and I've not had time to help this person with answers. Also, my guess is that looking at License costs is probably a bad idea here since quite often there are services, hosting, etc. costs that can exceed license costs. So, help on effective all-in low cost LMS solutions would be good.

Get the Benefits of Employee Training with Lower Costs

Pract.us

Formal training, which includes highly structured classes, courses, videos or games often come in expensive packages with high costs for development and instruction. And that high cost-to-benefit ratio may keep many businesses from developing any form of training.

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Moodle Pros and Cons Update

eLearning Blender

if teachers can look past the fact that there are a lot of choices, working with Moodle to build content is easy - Joseph Thibault ( MM - GC ) The Real Cost - Upside Learning wrote a good post highlighting some important factors to take into consideration before implementing Moodle.

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

Absorb LMS

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.

Low-cost LMSs with e-commerce

Janet Clarey

I had someone contact for advice on finding (really) low-cost LMSs with e-commerce capability. Tags: Uncategorized e-commerce LMS low-cost Can you help this small training group find a solution? Initially I mentioned Moodle for this small training group of three people but they had already determined it wasn’t going to fit their needs. Here are their needs: Hosted solution. Merchant interface. Easy administration.

LMS for Small Business: Is It Worth the Cost?

KnowledgeAnywhere

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. It won’t cost your organization anything to download the software. Keep reading to learn why an LMS is worth the cost. Why an LMS IS worth the cost.

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

Is Your LMS License Model Misaligned? How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Talented Learning

An LMS license model depends on two key elements: 1) How a vendor calculates usage and 2) The related costs for that level of usage. The cost remains the same for each active learner whether she interacts once or a thousand times. Making Sense of LMS License Models.

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?

Games Pose Unique Accessibility Challenges by Pamela S. Hogle

Learning Solutions Magazine

Some changes, when incorporated early in the development process, greatly enhance inclusivity at relatively low cost. Designing accessible, inclusive games poses challenges that developers don’t encounter in more conventional eLearning content. Development Strategies Games & Learning Interface Design

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

LMS License Models: What in the World is Going On?

Talented Learning

“How much does an LMS cost?” The license cost can be front loaded in year 1, grow with you or be contractually consistent over time. Most vendors think they are priced too high or too low and they are right. A perpetual license is a capitalized cost and paid up front.

Feedback is Essential in the L&D Process Playbook

Clarity Consultants

It's often high value, actionable, and comes at a low cost of acquisition. Feedback is arguably the holy grail within the world of corporate training and development.

HCCS Announces Low-Cost LMS for Healthcare by Learning Solutions Staff

Learning Solutions Magazine

SimPL is a low-cost hosted Learning Management System (LMS) for delivering internally. developed and vendor-provided online training, distance learning, and e-Learning content.

The Elusive ROI for Learning Through Technology by Jack Phillips and Patti Phillips

Learning Solutions Magazine

Few would dispute the convenience, low cost, and high efficiency of eLearning. However, dozens of. ROI studies show the results, in terms of transfer to the job and impact on business results, are. usually less than facilitator-led versions. It does not have to be this way.

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

Absorb LMS

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. They then experience significant cost savings.

On-Demand Webinar: Seizing the Online Learning Revenue Opportunity

Thought Industries

Thought Industries' CEO Barry Kelly recently participated in a 60-minute webinar to discuss topics ranging from online learning revenue models to best practices around successful marketing and promotions for online learning.

MOOCs to Bridge the Workplace Skills Gap

Your Training Edge

MOOCs are comparatively low-cost ways to deliver top-quality workplace skills training to a large number of employees all at once. For companies that want to develop their own MOOC, there are several learning management system platforms available either free or at a low cost. Although there may be a substantial initial outlay to develop a MOOC, the marginal cost of training additional employees approaches zero.

Marc My Words: Five Reasons to Use Performance Support by Marc J. Rosenberg

Learning Solutions Magazine

Performance support—simple tools that guide and support people as they carry out tasks—is an effective, low-cost complement to instruction.

Lean times call for creative solutions

Bottom-Line Performance

They also head outdoors for lower cost and healthier entertainment such as hiking. Implementing Moodle as an LMS or social networking as a tool for sharing knowledge still has a learning curve and costs associated with them. The folks on the project learned a lot along the way and at the end of the day we have quite a nice tool for a relatively low cost. However, you gain a cost effective and useful tool.

Seven ways that video can transform learning at work

Clive on Learning

Whereas once video cameras cost many hundreds, if not tens of thousands of pounds, they are now integrated for no additional cost in computers, stills cameras and mobile phones. And where once video editing could only be carried out by skilled engineers in elaborate editing suites, it can now be accomplished, often with equivalent production values, with free or low cost software on PCs and even mobile devices. Video is very much the medium of the moment.

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

Learning Solutions Magazine

It’s easy to create engaging, quality videos quickly and at low cost. Many instructional content creators believe that in order to create professional-quality videos, they need a large budget or movie-style production. 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! Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Learning Media Training Strategies

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

Pract.us

This week, we learn how to get people to collaborate better, engage employees with social learning and the arts, and calculate turnover cost. How Much Does Employee Turnover Really Cost. You’ve probably read different estimates about the cost of turnover.