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

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?

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.

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

eLearning Industry

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

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

Want Good E-learning Translations, Quickly, at Low Cost? Here’s How You Can

CommLab India

CAT software come with built-in memory tools that help ensure consistency in the translation and go a long way in reducing costs. How can you get good translations of your e-learning courses?

Low Cost LMSs – Yes, u can find one for under 10K

eLearning 24-7

In my experience, small businesses (500 or less users) are the ideal audience for a low cost system. This does not mean that anyone who has more than 5,000 users should be a system in the low cost mode, but rather these systems are definitely suited to this business size. Are there low cost systems for the education market? Low cost systems are typically SaaS based (then again, the LMS industry as a whole is more SaaS based than hosted on your servers).

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.

Tips for Recording Audio in Learning Content on a Budget

Thought Industries

Audio Recording eLearning Tips Low-Cost Audio

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eLearning eSeminar: Low Cost – High Quality Avatar Animation 4 Scenarios

Adobe Captivate

The eSeminar on Avatar Animation for eLearning with low to no cost tools is now available and of course free as always on demand. You’ll find the eSeminar here: [link] Creating scenario based training presents us with both a wonderful opportunity and a significant challenge when it comes to asset generation. In this eSeminar you’ll [.]. Conferences and events eLearning Suite eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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!

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?

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.

Moodle Pros and Cons

eLearning Blender

Tags: Moodle LMS eLearning Low Cost eLearning

Why Moodle?

eLearning Blender

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.

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.

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Moodle 1.9 eLearning Course Development by William Rice

eLearning Blender

Tags: Moodle LMS eLearning Low Cost eLearning

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. In my research I came across a website called Quia that I think will be a perfect fit for helping us get our feet wet in eLearning.

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.

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Amazing Ways to Develop Accessible E-learning Courses[Infographic]

CommLab India

Check our infographic to know the tips to develop accessible e-learning courses at low cost and time. eLearning Design Accessible Learning

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.

Characters for eLearning

eLearning Blender

I am working on an eLearning project where I will be using a character that will be the learners tutor throughout the module.

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Software Implementation Training Plan

eLearning Blender

Tags: Wiki Software Implementation Low Cost eLearning

Moodle Frustrations

eLearning Blender

I referred the Teacher to Moodle.com for outsourced support but I wasn't able to give him any kind of cost estimate. I am seriously considering bringing on Moodle as our company's first LMS but I am a little nervous about setup and support.

Proving ROI in Training

eLearning Blender

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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Managing Users in Moodle

eLearning Blender

This week I was able to overcome what I thought would be one of the most difficult hurdles in a Moodle implementation. I was having nightmares about setting up and maintaining over 1000 user accounts. I knew that Moodle had some options to make this easier but didn't realize just how easy it would be. Moodle provides a couple of different options for managing users in bulk (at least I am only aware of 2).

Custom Reports in Moodle

eLearning Blender

This week I had some time to moodle around in Moodle. I really haven't dug too deep until now so this was definitely an eye opener. I didn't realize how easy it was to set up. One thing that did trip me up though is customizing reports. Moodle has some great standard reports but it doesn't appear to be too easy to customize them.

To Moodle or not to Moodle

eLearning Blender

To Moodle or not to Moodle, that is the question. I have come to a crossroads with a project that I have written about before. I am currently in the process of developing a series of eLearning courses that are part of a blended management training program. At this point, I have 3 of the 6 courses complete. Here is where it get's interesting, an associate installed Moodle to start playing around. It's up and running, just needs to be used.

Progress on Management Training Program

eLearning Blender

Months and Months ago I mentioned how I am starting my first larger scale eLearning project in a posting titled Manager Training Program. I am now knee deep in the project and learning a lot along the way. I designed and developed a prototype for the first course and it is under review now. I am expecting that there may be some barriers I have to overcome due to the fact that this is a big change in how we facilitate training programs, and nobody likes change.

Serious Games

eLearning Blender

If you have read my previous posts Proving ROI in Training and One small step for eLearning, a giant step for the company you know that we are focusing on improving product knowledge amongst our sales staff. One of the methods I decided to implement to improve this deficit in product knowledge is online games. Luckily I don't work for one of those organizations scared of the word “Game” so I did not have to overcome that objection.

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Rapid E-learning Development – The 5 Step Process

CommLab India

Check out this post to know about the 5 step process to develop good online courses quickly, at low cost. Learning Technology Rapid Elearning Development