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.

Schools turn to eBooks for low cost, convenience and engagement

Aptara

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. To accommodate the "handful" of students without Internet access at home, Marian College provides PDF versions of the materials. Benefits of eLearning resources Digital educational content offers a number of advantages for schools: Reduced costs.

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

CommLab India

Create the “English” template and send it to the translator: Once the English version of the course is developed, prepare a template which contains the text of the course and send it to the translator. CAT software come with built-in memory tools that help ensure consistency in the translation and go a long way in reducing costs. Send the updated version of the translated course for approval : You now need to send the updated course to the proofreader for his approval.

Converting ELearning To Tablet Learning: Cost-effective Solutions

Upside Learning

Tablet Learning, however, can be viewed as a separate category that serves as an effective stepping stone in the transition from eLearning to mLearning. 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. Captivate Version 6 offers the option to publish output in HTML, thus providing good support for Tablet devices.

What I Learned at LSCon18

Experiencing eLearning

Ann Rollins and Myra Roldan: Low-Cost, High-Impact AR Experiences. The simplified version is Prepare – Learn – Practice – Reflect. 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.

9 Biggest Myths about Digital Publishing finally debunked!

Kitaboo

Digital publishing has witnessed tremendous growth in terms of benefits such as low cost of production and the ability to reach out to a wider audience on a global scale. The content may not look identical to its printed version and digital publishing will deplete its visual appeal.

Elearning applications

eFront

Traditional instructor led training is expensive and, in some cases, difficult to track its effectiveness. This is why I created the following list with the Top 10 open source e-Learning projects for 2011 that will help you implement a low cost e-Learning solution. Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning ► September (1) 5 things you (perhaps) don't know about eFront ► August (2) From version 3.6 to version 3.6.6

AI Powered Cloud Based One Touch Conversion for Fast, Accurate Digital Publishing

Magic EdTech

Some may also wish to enrich the digital versions with videos, sound, and other multimedia features. The most effective, cost-efficient option for turning complex print publications into identical digital publications is through the use of AI (artificial intelligence). AI offers a relatively low-cost tool for optimizing content rapidly, reproducing print materials with great accuracy. SMARTouch AI for Fast, Accurate ePublishing and Distribution.

9 Biggest Myths About Digital Publishing Finally Debunked!

Kitaboo

Digital publishing has witnessed tremendous growth in terms of benefits such as low cost of production and the ability to reach out to a wider audience on a global scale. Publishers that have already chosen to go the digital publishing route, are reaping the benefits of an extended reach, ability to add interactivity, universal compatibility, better distribution, quicker conversion, and cost-efficiency. Myth #6 High Conversion Cost.

Top 5 Benefits of SCORM in eLearning

ProProfs

Learning is more effective when it is active rather than passive. With benefits like cost-effectiveness , environment-friendliness, improved retention, and flexibility, the trend of eLearning has taken over the entire world of learning in just a matter of a decade. Many improved SCORM versions came up since then, with SCORM version 1.2

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Part III : Where Are You with Your Blended Learning Strategy?

CraneMorley

The classroom experience was thought to be the only effective environment for skills training. Along came the internet and duplication, packaging and shipping costs gave way to low-cost digital delivery on the internet. For many companies developing simple “page-turner” eLearning courses, the loss of Flash and the addition of authoring tools only lowered costs and shortened development time. Replacing the classic LMS with a more capable version.

Part III : Where Are You with Your Blended Learning Strategy?

CraneMorley

The classroom experience was thought to be the only effective environment for skills training. Along came the internet and duplication, packaging and shipping costs gave way to low-cost digital delivery on the internet. For many companies developing simple “page-turner” eLearning courses, the loss of Flash and the addition of authoring tools only lowered costs and shortened development time. Replacing the classic LMS with a more capable version.

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

Upside Learning

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. The hard reality is that organizations are not implementing effective eLearning as much as we think. This post reveals some secret formulas for effective eLearning.

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How to Attract a Loyal Learning Audience, Even on a Tight Budget

Talented Learning

You can design training courses that are highly effective at developing skills and competencies. 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. Here are some of the no/low-cost techniques that work for us. It doesn’t need to be overly complicated or costly. “If you build it, they will come.”

E-Learning Advice: How to Get Started

Ashley Chiasson

However, I’ll give you the short version of my story here: I didn’t know Instructional Design was a profession, and I studied Psychology and Linguistics in school, hoping to become a Speech-Language Pathologist. Instructional Design for Effective Learning. Education (Free or Low-Cost).

Duolingo: The Smartest Business Model in Education Technology

Pinlearn

Value Propositions: The Duolingo provides its services with no cost high-quality language learning resources with no advertisement. It also provides crowdsourced translation services at a relatively low cost. However, there are alternative cost-effective ways to create a website like Duolingo. The company would identify pages on the internet with inadequate or non-existent translated versions; say an English Wikipedia page without a Spanish equivalent.

The Future of Learning: How to Deliver Tomorrow’s Great Learning Experiences Today

Instilled

As we move to bite-size learning, it’s our role to make sure that subject matter experts can create learning nuggets rapidly and at low cost , and ensure learners have these resources at their fingertips. They must then be able to use data to analyze the effectiveness of the training and the difference the solution has made to business outcomes. A version of this post originally appeared on the LEO Learning blog.

e-Learning Glossaries

eFront

It is important that e-Learning professionals, researchers, experts, and learners have a common basis in order to communicate effectively. ► September (1) 5 things you (perhaps) don't know about eFront ► August (2) From version 3.6 to version 3.6.6 News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/05/2010 e-Learning Glossaries Think about e-Learning.

8 Reasons to Create Interactive Textbooks for Engaging K-12 Students

Kitaboo on EdTech

Low Cost of Production. Unlike the traditional printing business, digital publishing helps publishers to reduce their cost of production by eliminating many aspects that are not required. You can provide an option for them to access the audio version of the book. Students are grappling with the rising costs of textbooks. So, by reducing their expenses you can ensure that students are interested in buying your etextbooks for its interactivity and cost factor.

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Classroom vs LMS: the battle for the future of education

eFront

The certification business for example has largely moved to e-learning solutions, enabling it to offer its courses at low cost to a worldwide market, and to easily adapt to the changes in curriculum that inevitably come with each new product version. Perhaps a more interesting question is whether e-learning will effectively replace brick-and-mortar learning. The lower cost of e-learning will be the main driving factor.

A Free Tool & Free Graphics to Simplify Your E-Learning Course Design

Rapid eLearning

Considering this, the goal is to find as many free or low cost graphic design solutions as possible. There’s a free version and an inexpensive paid version ($19). The paid version includes extra libraries, assets and more features. Whether you use the free or pay versions of the application, it is a handy little tool. Most people I talk to have limited graphic design skills and they don’t usually have access to a graphic designer.

7 Popular Email Marketing Services Compared

LearnDash

Even if your courses are free, you need an effective way to communicate to those who are enrolled. The super-premium version even offers social media integrations, which is important for small businesses building brand awareness. There is no free version, but the basic version starts at only $9 per month, with the mid-grade and premium versions available for a trial subscription. Pros: Low-cost plans, which for a small business is eminently approachable.

LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

Docebo could improve and streamline self-service onboarding options, tutorials and guides to make the early-stage customer experience more effective. Docebo offers a low-cost option, but it tightens breadth and depth of functionality at this level. That translates into higher total cost of ownership (TCO). It supports both formal and informal learning effectively. License Model/Cost. A separate “course” is required for each language version.

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. Others believe that online training is only effective when it’s delivered with a trainer in a classroom setting. Take advantage of “ freemium &# versions of paid web-based services or sign-up to be a beta tester for new software that supports greater training efficiency.

Building an advanced eFront theme using CSS3 elements

eFront

Before CSS3 we would need to work with images or javascript to produce a round box effect. Actually, there are dozens of wide spread techniques to produce the round corner effect (for example, check [link] ) – which by its turn is a clear signal that there is no perfect solution. ► September (1) 5 things you (perhaps) don't know about eFront ► August (2) From version 3.6 to version 3.6.6

Perceptions and Factoids (LMS)

eLearning 24-7

I didn’t get to see the mobile piece, but I surmise it will be similar in many ways to MCs version which was always slick. The Low Price Scale Box. Some of the solutions that use this model start at a low number of users. It is designed to focus first on small business or small organizations, in other words, low user bases. T he solutions that go this route of bundling low user bases are using the numbers to their advantage.

How to Be Successful at Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Rapid elearning is attractive because you can create effective elearning courses with little or no programming required. There are a dozens of stock image sites where you can buy low cost images. I usually buy the $1-$3 versions and they work fine. However, these by themselves don’t build effective elearning. If you pick the right tools, get access to some low cost assets, and predetermine some of your course structure, you’ll be on your way to success.

Course-instances on eFront 3.6.3

eFront

We anticipate that the transition will be completed on the next few incremental versions. Previously you had to create 4 different courses to achieve this effect. ► September (1) 5 things you (perhaps) don't know about eFront ► August (2) From version 3.6 to version 3.6.6 News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 6/01/2010 Course-instances on eFront 3.6.3 eFront 3.6.3

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

We talked about some of these tools in two of our previous blog posts, 5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads and Converting ELearning To Tablet Learning: Cost-effective Solutions , but I have now put together a wider list of authoring tools that can both help you convert your legacy content and which can also be used to develop new, mEnabled content for delivery to iPads and tablets. Captivate Version 6. Impatica for PowerPoint Version 5.

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Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

Some of them are your learners and they know how to use Facebook effectively! ► September (1) 5 things you (perhaps) don't know about eFront ► August (2) From version 3.6 to version 3.6.6 News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/07/2010 Facebook for e-Learning Facebook objective is " to help you connect and share with the people in your life ".

8 Top Priorities For Your LMS Needs Assessment

Petra Mayer

In this article I will review what needs to be considered for a thorough Needs Analysis with the effect that as an organization you are able to make the most educated choice when selecting your new Learning Platform. 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.

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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Remember the 3 E’s When Marketing Educational Programs

WBT Systems

An effective online learning marketing plan has three phases. Bring your target rapidly into view by accumulating understanding as quickly as possible through a series of low-cost, fast-paced market incursions. Effective marketing requires research. You’re selling members a better version of themselves that results from participating in your program—that’s what they want to buy.

Confused with learning technologies? Choose your best option

CommLab India

Open-source application: Now a day most organizations both corporate and non-corporate are looking for open-source applications because of onetime cost, quick setup, low cost, user-friendly, and highly customizable. Outsource: You can outsource eLearning development to experts to create high quality courses in lesser time which can save development costs. Lectora provides both desktop and online versions.

With a little help from our friends: the services we use to build our business

TalentLMS

It worked fine but started getting too costly. We opted for S3 due to its combination of low cost, security and flexibility. S3 and Cloudfront are not that easy to work with, compared to Rackspace’s Cloud Files solution, but they are much more flexible and cost-effective. If you have worked on support then you understand what it means to have a client saying that your app does not work on some old version of an obsolete browser.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

> Resources Down-and-dirty Guidelines for Effective Discussions in Online Courses Joanna C. Dunlap Improving the Odds of Effective Collaborative Work in Online Courses Joanna C. The latest version of the course manual includes several minor corrections and is dedicated to the memory of our co-author Jeanne Smuts who died on 28th July 2009. ► September (1) 5 things you (perhaps) don't know about eFront ► August (2) From version 3.6 to version 3.6.6

You Need to Know These Seven Tips If You Build Graphics for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

In a previous post I mentioned a few free (or low cost ) graphic editors if you don’t already have one. Older versions of PowerPoint have a simple feature that lets you make a single color transparent. Create a 3D room effect. If you’re building elearning courses, then you should expect to have a graphics editing program as part of your tool chest. 5 Free Desktop Image Editors. 5 Free Online Image Editors.