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. Organizations can benefit from crowdsourcing at two levels: To outline the goal of a learning program.

3 Ways to Avoid Low-Cost LMS Challenges

EthosCE

That’s why you may be considering a low-cost LMS. IT has been engineered to anticipate the needs of a growing program and help you scale effortlessly. A low-cost LMS will likely provide limited (if any) data collection tools or analytics services.

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Avoiding Risks of Low Cost LMS Systems for Healthcare CE

EthosCE

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.

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. Your LMS is the engine of your program’s success. Low or No Support for Learners or Your Organization.

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? ProProfs ProProfs Quiz Maker is an easy to use quiz program with a good variety of question types and options.

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?

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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Get the Benefits of Employee Training with Lower Costs

Pract.us

You can save money on a robust employee training program by using informal learning techniques. Formal training, which includes highly structured classes, courses, videos or games often come in expensive packages with high costs for development and instruction.

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Converting ELearning To Tablet Learning: Cost-effective Solutions

Upside Learning

More and more organizations with eLearning programs in place are feeling the need to move towards mLearning, and we believe that Tablet Learning can be a smooth and easy way to initiate this shift. We’ve presented some cost-effective options below to help you get started.

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

TalentLMS

Here are 8 ways to cut costs on compliance online training courses. How To Cut Costs On Your Next Compliance Online Training Course. Evaluate your current compliance online training program. Outsource time-consuming or costly tasks.

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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. Talented individuals who can program like hell and believe in the open source philosophy. Time will tell whether the software had anything to to with the program and learners' success. Our customers benefit from low-cost and self-management with no technical knowledge required.

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 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. 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.

Growing Your Business With Online Programs

Petra Mayer

Many turn to the possibility to offer Online Programs. Offering Online Courses and Group Programs can help you achieve the growth and at the same time provide you with more time in your business. Time consuming creation of the program. Revenue Generation With Online Programs.

4 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Developing A Blended Learning Program

eLearning Industry

Effectively combine the low cost of online training and the hands-on experience of on-the-job training by asking yourself these questions before getting started with developing a blended learning program. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Blended Learning Blended Learning Benefits Blended Learning Best Practices Blended Learning Solutions Corporate Learning Best Practices

Software Implementation Training Plan

eLearning Blender

The project involves training approximately 180 users on a ERP software program in a chain of retail stores. The eLearning classes will help the learners to gain pre requisite knowledge while the ILT course will help them achieve fluency in the program. Tags: Wiki Software Implementation Low Cost eLearning I've been working on what I consider a large project and I am hoping to use this post as a sounding board for my plan.

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.

Managing Users in Moodle

eLearning Blender

Problem solved for now but after talking with my software developer friend it sounds like it might not be too difficult to connect Moodle to an existing database for an HR program with all of the needed user information. This way Moodle would automatically be updated when information is updated in the HR program. This week I was able to overcome what I thought would be one of the most difficult hurdles in a Moodle implementation.

To Moodle or not to Moodle

eLearning Blender

I am currently in the process of developing a series of eLearning courses that are part of a blended management training program. 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. 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.

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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Employee Education ?May Cost Too Much

CLO Magazine

To ensure organizations and employees benefit from tuition assistance programs, learning leaders need to examine how they are being used, and how much employees know about their options. 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. The important figure is the cost of the degree, not the cost of tuition.

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We Need a Wiki in a Wiki

eLearning Blender

Our tech support staff tracks all of their tickets through a program called Bridge Track which should make this easy. It's obvious that a Wiki would be a great help in my organization. A few years ago we started using SharePoint and now we are SharePoint junkies. The problem is that our SharePoint intranet has grown so immensely that it is now difficult to find information you need in a pinch.

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Surprising & Strange: State-Sponsored Online Training Programs You Never Thought Existed

Mindflash

Online training courses have surged in popularity over the last few years due to their accessibility, efficiency, and low cost. So much so that even the government has turned to the Internet to offoer training programs to the masses.

UNINETT Spreads New Technologies Across Norway With eCampus Program

TechSmith Camtasia

The eCampus program within UNINETT was officially launched in 2012 due to demand from institutions and as an effort to better manage resources for both the Ministry of Education and the schools it supported. The program was influenced by demand from Norwegian institutions.

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.

Trend Towards Open Educational Resources and Publishing

Gutenberg Technology

Colleges and universities all over the US are participating in programs that give their students access to open educational resources (OER) in the form of free or very low-cost course materials and tools.

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Instructional Design Portfolio Resources

Experiencing eLearning

Free and Low Cost Hosting Options. Mike Taylor lists several free or low-cost options for hosting in this post (although a few, like Dropbox, are no longer options. Everyone working in instructional design, learning experience design, or elearning should have a portfolio.

MOOCs to Bridge the Workplace Skills Gap

Your Training Edge

If part of the reason for the skills gap is that businesses are investing less in their training programs, then it’s time to make better training available for less money. MOOCs are comparatively low-cost ways to deliver top-quality workplace skills training to a large number of employees all at once. Using these courses as part of a training program would be one way for companies to train their employees essentially for free.

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Trend Towards Open Educational Resources and Publishing OER

Gutenberg Technology

Colleges and universities all over the US are participating in programs that give their students access to open educational resources (OER) in the form of free or very low-cost course materials and tools. eLearning OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES online learning metadata courseware Publishing

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Remember the 3 E’s When Marketing Educational Programs

WBT Systems

First, create awareness in your target audiences—their awareness of the need for pursuing professional development and their awareness of the educational programs your association offers. The three E’s of marketing educational programs will help you succeed with each of these three phases of marketing. You don’t often hear about expeditionary marketing but in times of change, this bold approach could take your online educational programs—and non-dues revenue—to new heights.

Updated Competency-Based Microlearning Series

AthenaOnline

One year after the successful launch of our low-cost, competency-based microlearning video series (Lunch&Learn) we have launched a new version with more precurated competencies and improved mobile support. An Exciting Update to Our Bite-Sized Learning Series.

How to Use Online Learning to Grow Employee Engagement

LearnDash

However, these are often viewed as “once and done” programs that new hires take when they first join an organization and never see thereafter. But sometimes it’s difficult to draw an A-to-B connection from a program and its relevance.

3 Reasons to Use Serious Games in Training to Increase Workforce Engagement

Coreaxis

Cost effectiveness. Serious games are cost effective in that they can be used over and over again. There is an upfront cost in obtaining or designing them, but they are scalable after that and can be distributed throughout the entire organization to be used ad nauseam. The more they do that, the more knowledgeable and productive they’ll become, at a low cost. Serious games are one of the fastest growing trends in corporate training.

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8 Top Priorities For Your LMS Needs Assessment

Petra Mayer

Imagine going through a lengthy needs assessment, only to find out at the very end that an LMS is not what you need and that there are low cost alternatives that will do the job for you. A user-friendly interface that guides your learner through the program is a must.

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.

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.