10 Low-Cost Ideas for Employee Training

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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. I have not had much luck with open source LMS programs, mainly because of technical limitations on our part. Do you have any recommendations on which programs to consider? 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.

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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. Or you can contract with a company like Kineo that can host and support your Moodle for you (at the risk of sounding like a company shill!)

Instructional Design Portfolio Resources

Experiencing eLearning

Hosting your portfolio. These are both self-hosted sites now, although my blog was on WordPress.com for many years. You can use a free WordPress.com site as your portfolio as a job seeker, but you’ll have to host your samples somewhere else. I use DreamHost to host both of my websites. Shared hosting starts at $2.59/month , so it’s quite affordable to get your own site and have full control. Free and Low Cost Hosting Options.

We Need a Wiki in a Wiki

eLearning Blender

Hosted solution – This is what I am leaning towards at this point. There are a ton of free hosted solutions that will most likely get the job done for us. There are quite a few hosted solutions that specialize in Media Wiki and I have also been referred to PBWiki and Project Forum. At this point I am leaning towards a free hosted solution that will let us get started and prove the value of a Wiki. It's obvious that a Wiki would be a great help in my organization.

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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. Prior to the eCampus pilot program of Camtasia Relay, some institutions were already running their own licenses of Camtasia Relay while others were using Camtasia Studio.

Have you outgrown your MoodleCloud?

eThink Education

As an open-source Learning Management System (LMS), Moodle offers multiple hosting options to help institutions and organizations successfully manage their platform. One way many users get started with Moodle is by using the free or low-cost hosting service provided at MoodleCloud.com.

The 5 Best Open Source Learning Management Systems

Your Training Edge

With an open source Learning Management System (LMS), you can customize your experience and programs based on your business goals and department directives, allowing different groups of employees to access hundreds of learning modules. Moodle offers a free online learning management system that allows you to create your own programs with its scalable and secure tools. There are also certification programs, reporting tools, monitoring tools, and visual learning plugins.

Powerful Employee Learning for Small Businesses on a Budget

Pract.us

Consider some low-cost training strategies. 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. Here are some ideas for free and low-cost ways to support a learning culture: Look for free webinars or training events. No much money to throw around?

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Is a Learning Management System Really Worth the Investment?

TOPYX LMS

A learning management system is a computer program designed to train employees, volunteers, and members. An LMS Lowers Costs — Although an LMS does involve an initial investment, the right type of LMS will eventually lower a company’s costs of training. In How to Dramatically Reduce Corporate Training Costs , eLearning expert Christopher Pappas wrote, “There are a number of examples proving that eLearning is in fact lowering the cost of employee training.

Is a Learning Management System Really Worth the Investment?

TOPYX LMS

A learning management system is a computer program designed to train employees, volunteers, and members. An LMS Lowers Costs — Although an LMS does involve an initial investment, the right type of LMS will eventually lower a company’s costs of training. In How to Dramatically Reduce Corporate Training Costs , eLearning expert Christopher Pappas wrote, “There are a number of examples proving that eLearning is in fact lowering the cost of employee training.

eLearning: How to Pick an LMS

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Ashok Sharma    Picking a Learning Management System (LMS) to host your eLearning content is a crucial, but often overlooked, step in the eLearning development process. When pricing an LMS, keep in mind that the number of users who will access the LMS will likely affect your licensing costs. Some organizations already have training programs and background material; others need to start online course development from scratch.

The 50:50 learning model

CLO Magazine

According to our research, there are a variety of low-cost (or even free) and out-of-box training initiatives that startups can take advantage of and provide for their employees. People, roles and responsibilities tend to change fast, and a default training program is not agile enough to keep up. One of the best low-cost and easy-to-implement training solutions is social learning. Corporate L&D is a key component of any business’s overall strategy.

Motor City’s resourceful learning leader

CLO Magazine

After completing her masters, she landed a job with DaimlerChysler, where she was quickly selected for a fast-track leadership development program. She and her team rapidly created a program to help these employees find new jobs in the city. That spurred Ware’s team to create a 10-module competency-based supervisor training program focusing on the city’s core values, and the skills they needed to be successful.

How E-learning for Health Changed After Covid-19

Spark Your Interest

High and rising cost of healthcare. Also, a 2013 study by the Institute of Public Health at the University of Cambridge cited that “In response to these (healthcare) challenges, increasing numbers of medical education and CPD (Continued Professional Development) programs have adopted e-learning approaches, which have been shown to provide flexible, low-cost, user-centred, and easily updated learning.”. “…on It is quicker and more cost-effective to scale up.

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Elearning applications

eFront

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. App Inventor - (mLearning) App Inventor for Android allows people with minimal programming experience to create simple, personal apps for Android devices. The project is hosted at Google Code. Host them on your own blog, website or intranet!

Customer Training: Why User Knowledge is Essential to Success

eThink Education

It’s no secret that an effective employee training program can provide huge advantages for a company in terms of productivity, retention, and profitability. Both B2B and B2C businesses can develop effective customer training programs. Decreased costs.

Making new tech accessible in your company

Matrix

Continually training and educating your workforce has a huge host of benefits from reducing turnover to increasing efficiency and productivity. Employee education programs not only provide your company with boosts to productivity but are also attractive to employees as it shows that your business is willing to invest in them. Advancements and concepts like continuous delivery allow for incremental change that has low cost and risk.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

You don''t program Watson; you work with Watson". 3D-printed, low cost prosthetic limbs will bring the smile back on many faces. In July 2010, Rackspace Hosting and NASA jointly launched an open-source cloud-software initiative known as OpenStack. While Watson and Siri may seem far removed from our task of designing learning programs, the reality is they are not. I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future.

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70:20:10 and user generated learning: no way!

Challenge to Learn

But what about costs and return on investments? We do this at very low costs. We will co-host webinars, set up Q&A sessions, write blogs or participate in your program in any way that adds value. I’m talking to learning managers each day about the 20 in 70:20:10; about knowledge sharing and about user generated learning that can facilitate this. I see a lot of interest in this topic but a lot of reservations as well.

Moodle: the LMS for everyone

Course Index

For a single monthly fee, we do all the technical work to provide you with a fully hosted LMS portal based on Moodle. All the functionality of Moodle at a low cost. We are able to achieve this by using a multi-tenancy (shared hosting) solution that provides a secure ‘walled garden’ within an instance of Moodle. Hosting your own Moodle can cost many thousands a year. Here’s access to all the features of Moodle at a fraction of that cost.

How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning

TOPYX LMS

The first step in measuring eLearning’s ROI is determining what the initial investment will cost. Most organizations wanting to host eLearning opt to have a social learning management system (LMS), also known as an eLearning system, installed. The price of an LMS is a huge consideration in determining the overall cost of the initial investment into eLearning.In These costs should be planned for so as not to take business owners off guard when and if they arise.

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The Only Time You Should Deliver Mediocre eLearning

eLearning Architect

Organisations can be hesitant to invest in an eLearning program until they have some proof that it will ultimately deliver a return on investment. Waiting for a carte-du-jour of perfectly designed eLearning courses to be ready to launch an eLearning program is a sure-fire way to guarantee you will never be ready to launch. Or maybe your program is already up and running, but you are struggling to keep up with the ever-increasing demands for fresh, new content.

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. Host workshops in lieu of comprehensive online training courses. Evaluate your current compliance online training program. Outsource time-consuming or costly tasks.

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Video’s Role in Your Learning Strategy

KZO Innovations

Here, some of the most compelling reasons video should complement—or perhaps even supplant—your existing training programs. It Cuts Costs. Video can help your organization save significantly on training costs. And with the proliferation of low-cost, professional-quality video technology, creating and editing video doesn’t require a huge investment of resources.

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Diamonds in the Rough

CLO Magazine

This low percentage represents a huge gap in an area where organizations are spending so much money and focusing so much energy. According to a 2017 survey by Deloitte of more than 10,000 human resource professionals, the percentage of firms offering experiential programs to their developing leaders jumped from 47 percent in 2015 to 64 percent in 2017. Some of these programs are quite exotic. Needless to say, only a select few are sent by companies to these types of programs.

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Why You Should Choose an Open Source eLearning Platform?

Pinlearn

In short, we will see how an open-source eLearning platform can make thing easier and implement cutting-edge training and development programs in an organization. You can host your platform on the web server of your choice. For example, you have Moodle LMS to manage your platform, SmartSchool to host, distribute, and monetize your courses, and LiveLearn to implement VOD and live video classes. 4. Low cost over an extended period.

Best of Learning Tech 2019: Moodle Workplace, Certified Partner in the UK & New Product Offerings

eThink Education

In comparison to the legacy closed-source solutions on the market, the flexibility and low cost of running Moodle have always proven powerful for organizations looking to onboard new employees, provide professional development, issue certifications and badges, and train users such as clients who extend past their enterprises. eThink Content Program. eThink Content Program. For more information about the eThink Content Program, click here.

How to Create e-Learning Modules for Employees of Small, Medium and Large Enterprises 

Hurix Digital

This is primarily because these enterprises are not inhibited by the considerations of time, cost, or resources. Consult all relevant stakeholders and select a user-friendly interface hosted on a cloud-based training platform so that you can train, evaluate & report at the same time. These upgrades, usually free of cost, help update your workforce with the latest programs & skill sets.

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. Or you can contract with a company like Kineo that can host and support your Moodle for you (at the risk of sounding like a company shill!) Richard Nantel of Brandon Hall recently posted about average LMS prices.

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The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

“You don’t program Watson; you work with Watson” Here is a fascinating video on what Watson can do. 3D-printed, low cost prosthetic limbs will bring the smile back on many faces. “In July 2010, Rackspace Hosting and NASA jointly launched an open-source cloud-software initiative known as OpenStack. While Watson and Siri may seem far removed from our task of designing learning programs, the reality is they are not.

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Top Talent & Development Trends for 2016

KZO Innovations

With learning technologies growing ever more sophisticated (and affordable), more organizations will seek to incorporate it into their traditional classroom-based programs. More employees are taking advantage of learning and professional development opportunities outside the workplace, taking to social networks like LinkedIn, listening to podcasts and TED Talks, or even accessing free or low-cost online courses such as those available through Lynda, Coursera, Udacity, and Udemy.

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

You don’t program Watson; you work with Watson”. 3D-printed, low cost prosthetic limbs will bring the smile back on many faces. In July 2010, Rackspace Hosting and NASA jointly launched an open-source cloud-software initiative known as OpenStack. While Watson and Siri may seem far removed from our task of designing learning programs, the reality is they are not. I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future.

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Why MOOCs? Why Now?

Your Training Edge

In October, Coursera reached “ the triple milestone ”: the platform how hosts more than 100 institutions offering more than 500 courses to more than 5 million students. MOOCs offer a way to decrease costs and (when done well) also improve learning. With McKinsey expecting that by 2020 a college education will confer a 300 percent salary advantage, this means a lot of people will be looking for low-cost options for education. “MOOCs will destroy education!”.

Video’s Critical Role in Your Digital Learning Strategy

KZO Innovations

Here, some of the most compelling reasons video should complement—or perhaps even supplant—your existing training programs. It Cuts Costs. Video can help your organization save significantly on training costs. And with the proliferation of low-cost, professional-quality video technology, creating and editing video doesn’t require a huge investment of resources.

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