Do Low-Cost, All-Inclusive LMS Packages Exist?


LMS training tools allow companies to replace in-person training with online training, which is generally more effective, less expensive and preferred by learners. An LMS with mobile capabilities enables a user to access company information (which is stored securely in an online location), including training-related resources like online courses and quizzes. Thankfully, Software as a Service (SaaS) LMSs are making these all ­inclusive packages available at unbelievably low costs.

10 Low-Cost Ideas for Employee Training

The Training by Nelle Blog | Corporate Training and Consulting

Before you fire up your computer and get to work, just remember: the key to creating effective training with presentation software is to avoid drowning your learner in a sea of text, poor images, and a clunky layout. So, What Will it Cost Me? 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. So, What Will it Cost Me?


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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 is good at supporting accessibility with its one question per page to make the use of a screen reader more effective.

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. I tried to find information from the eLearningGuild, but had a hard time finding anything.

Schools turn to eBooks for low cost, convenience and engagement


Schools turn to eBooks for low cost, convenience and engagement. The advancement of eBook technology offers school systems exciting opportunities to engage their students in a convenient, cost-effective way. Interactive books, such as those produced by Articulate Storyline , provide a media-rich experience that presents information in a memorable way for students.

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

CommLab India

To know more about selecting the right translator, check out the informative post 6 Questions to Zero in on the Right E-learning Translator. CAT software come with built-in memory tools that help ensure consistency in the translation and go a long way in reducing costs. To translate your online course effectively, you need to follow a well-defined process comprising the following steps. How can you get good translations of your e-learning courses?

Lean times call for creative solutions

Bottom-Line Performance

They also head outdoors for lower cost and healthier entertainment such as hiking. As Lisa pointed out in her post Leveraging Learning , informal learning is gaining popularity at least in part due to the economic crunch as some organizations can’t or won’t pay for a formal learning solution. Implementing Moodle as an LMS or social networking as a tool for sharing knowledge still has a learning curve and costs associated with them.

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?

5 Ways Social Learning Can Lead to an Effective Remote Onboarding Process

Obsidian Learning

Fast forward to more recent history, and we’ve gone from gleaning survival skills from our social group to trying to figure out the most effective means of transmitting skills to individuals new to our organizations and integrating them into our workplace cultures.

Guided Informal Learning: a Hands-on, Bottom-up Approach that Delivers Results for Small Businesses

And the free or low-cost online programs don’t always address your needs. Maybe it’s time to turn the whole thing on its head by using a hands-on, bottom up learning method, like Guided Informal Learning. What is Guided Informal Learning? Guided Informal Learning (GIL) starts with what your employees do everyday. This “ informal learning ” constitutes the primary way your employees learn their jobs. How does Guided Informal Learning work?

Using Assessments Effectively in eLearning

JCA Solutions

An assessment is a device we use to gather information about our eLearning effectiveness. They vary based on complexity as well as the investment required to carry them off effectively. Most everyone does this, however, because it is extremely low cost to implement and gather data. Retention finalizes when we move information from short-term to long-term memory. The post Using Assessments Effectively in eLearning appeared first on JCA Solutions.

Serious Games

eLearning Blender

They loved the fact that they didn't have to read the same thing over and over in an effort to memorize the information, to only find out that they didn't retain much come test time. The process of thinking it through and coming up with questions is sure to help them memorize the information. Being that they are commission driven sales people it may be most effective to compensate them somehow.

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Building Informal Learning Habits

CLO Magazine

Short but disciplined upfront planning can help employees identify opportunities for informal skill development throughout their normal work day. Technology and the business environment are changing so quickly, structured training has by necessity taken a back seat to informal learning as the dominant approach to workplace development. Self-Directed Informal Learning Experience alone can be an inefficient instructor.

We Need a Wiki in a Wiki

eLearning Blender

The problem is that our SharePoint intranet has grown so immensely that it is now difficult to find information you need in a pinch. The search features are weak and there is now so much information available that we need a quicker way to get an answer in a pinch. I believe a Wiki would be a great addition to our systems so that it is easier to access commonly needed information quickly. Now I just need to figure out how I am going to measure its effectiveness.

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Get the Benefits of Employee Training with Lower Costs

You can save money on a robust employee training program by using informal learning techniques. You can use informal on-the-job training to improve performance and save money. 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. It’s effective because.

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Be an HR Superstar: Secrets to Effective Workplace Learning

eThink Education

With all this emphasis on workplace learning, the question arises: How do companies and organizations make learning more effective? Open-source products are relatively low-cost or free , the original code is given freely, and they may be modified and redistributed at pleasure. As mentioned w ith closed-source solutions, there is often proprietary support included, which typically isn’t very effective or timely. Effective learning happens with accountability. .

Informal Learning and New Managers - Nothing?

Tony Karrer

Someone asked how informal learning might apply to new managers. Does that mean that informal learning doesn't apply to new manager training? Or are we powerless to help make informal learning happen? Maybe we just need to visit Ray Sims - What To Do On Behalf of Informal Learning? that suggests lots of informal learning approaches and think about how these might apply to new managers. How does informal learning apply to new managers?

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

Do you feel morale is low or maybe that excitement from the last big win is waning? Here are some fast, easy and low-cost ways to help people feel happier at work. At, we help you get the most of your training dollar by making formal and informal learning stick. News development effective training techniques Employee engagement learning and development management staff development

Powerful Employee Learning for Small Businesses on a Budget

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. News Save Money budget business results informal learning small business

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20 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 13

Upside Learning

As people increasingly embrace social media and new technologies with open arms, social learning, informal learning and blended learning continue to gain a strong foothold in an organization’s learning palette. Online learning, cheap access devices, open content, and broadband will soon provide low cost universal access to quality high school learning and building a bridge to post secondary and job opportunities for the next billion youth.

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

This short piece is packed with practical, low-cost ways to help your folks learn and grow in their jobs. Tips for Training Your Employees More Effectively. Whether you’re pulling the team into a classroom for a day or informally showing the “new folks” what they need to do, these tips will help you get the point across and ensure successful learning. At, we’re dedicated to giving you the easiest way to effective, low-cost training.

Presenting The Current Trends In eLearning


Low Cost. While the cost of traveling is taken into. These can be effective only if they present. eLearning is the modern education system which copes with the busy lifestyles of the current generation. It has also a huge impact on our lives. This article discusses the current trends of eLearning including its pros and cons. The Most Prevailing Trends In eLearning. eLearning is a new era in the learning industry.

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. By cutting out effects and fancy transitions, you can rely on a few key tricks to produce informational and compelling videos. 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.

How to Use Online Learning to Grow Employee Engagement


Yet one of the most effective ways to grow engagement comes from a much simpler source: ongoing education. There’s only so much a new employee can learn from a course before they have to put it to practice, and they are bound to forget some of that information after a few months if they haven’t had a chance to use it on the job yet. Online learning is a low-cost way to build employee engagement and satisfaction.

Ignore This Post If You Don’t Care About Effective Learning

Rapid eLearning

It’s a continual process of taking in information, making decisions, and getting feedback. Building Effective Learning. Assuming a ballpark figure of about $100 an hour, here are some rough estimates of what an elearning course can cost. Most of the cost for elearning goes into the development and implementation of the course and leaves little for follow-up.

5 Ways to Stretch Your Training Budget


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. Others believe that online training is only effective when it’s delivered with a trainer in a classroom setting. Embrace Informal Learning practices – especially mentoring and coaching. Source: Jay Cross, Informal Learning, Pfeiffer, 2006.

How To Motivate Students Using Videos


A study, conducted recently, examined the effect of video material when used to motivate students. It became clear that the use of videos (even low-cost self-produced videos) can have a vast, positive effect on students’ motivation to learn.

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What is VR's impact on education? - Technology meets Education

This is usually achieved by isolating the user from the real world, thus creating the immersion effect, giving the feeling of being present in a virtual world instead of the one they’re actually in. Maximum Safety / low cost. A research by Ozkan (2017) showed that the VR tools in classrooms may have significant positive effects on class motivation, improving students’ engagement with the simulated concept or scenario. Information Visualization.

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

Just-in-time training is a new way to think about training as small bites of information shared with employees over multiple channels and key points during the work day. At, 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.

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

This article from the Harvard Business Review has several practical tips on writing negative feedback effectively. If you provide any formal training, you are a de facto instructional designer, which means you organize and present information for your team to learn. So even if you’re not a full-time trainer, you’ll be able to use these great tips on ways to make information easier to understand and digest. Five Golden Rules for Effective Mentoring.

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. Low Budget Means Less Reviewers and Smes. Low Budget Means Straightforward Content.

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Low-end tools: QR codes and SMS text messaging

Bottom-Line Performance

This is part 6: Low-end tools: QR codes and SMS text messaging. By scanning the code with the reader, you can quickly link to information. could take them to a robust website that gives more information. Text messaging is another simple, low-cost solution that has possibilities. Two of these include: • (not free; costs on a per-text basis). (We have created an 8-part comprehensive report containing a series of two-to-three page “briefs.”

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Micro-Learning: Why Aren’t You on the Bandwagon?

eLearning Brothers

Traditional learning practices that require lengthy classroom training sessions are not as effective as they used to be. It enables learners to digest the information they need when they need it, without having to learn additional information through traditional education and training. That’s because micro-learning breaks down complicated information, allowing learners to absorb and remember the material more easily.

CourseMill vs Docebo LMS: Find out which tool is better?


The low cost and flexible features appeal to all SMEs. CourseMill LMS is a cloud based LMS that offers microlearning support with more effective & convenient training strategies. To get more information about LMS and its pricing strategy, click here.

What I Learned at LSCon18

Experiencing eLearning

Ann Rollins and Myra Roldan: Low-Cost, High-Impact AR Experiences. Simple things like showing a video or a little information to explain features is very doable. Bethany Vogel & Cara Halter: cMOOCs can be Effective. Last month, I attended the Learning Solutions 2018 Conference in Orlando. Once again, it was a great experience.

5 Tips for Better Online Course Management


To effectively manage an online course, you must choose your battles. This means reducing the time you put into tedious, low-value work, and increasing the time you devote to high-value work. Effective automation is at the heart of good online course management, but you do need to be sure you automate the right things. But participating in your own forum discussions is relatively low-cost, and the energy it brings to your online community is well worth the effort.

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

Fun workplaces help employees build rapport and improve communication which in turn improves crucial informal learning. At, we’re dedicated to giving you the easiest way to implement effective, low-cost training. Read on for this week’s best articles from human resources and employee training experts. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development.