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?

Stock Photo Image and Other Media Sources

Tony Karrer

Weird - after posting, I just saw a post in my blog reader from HeyJude - Find free images online - my list! 10 Places to Find Free Image FlickrCC - Bigfoto.com offers pictures from around the world, including America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Pacific. FreeDigitalPhotos.net has over 2000 free images that you can use in commercial and noncommercial work. You are not allowed to sell, redistribute, or claim these images as your own. Low-cost download options. (7)

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Characters for eLearning

eLearning Blender

Although it can be rather time consuming to edit the points of the vector to get it just the way you want it but it's quicker than drawing the images in Photoshop, Illustrator, or Flash, at least for me it is. I have done this in the past and it was nice to have the flexiblity of asking the person to pose any way you wish rather than struggling with editing points in vector images.

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Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/24/2010 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning As an e-Learning developer I had to invest a lot of time to find images for my e-Learning projects. To take a digital camera and take my own images wasnt an option. Every image is absolutely free, with some more options to buy individual higher resolutions. Stock images are in the public domain.

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How to Copy Text from Flash Courses When You Don’t have the Original File

Rapid eLearning

It’s easy enough to extract the media (like images and video) from the published output. Use OneNote to Convert Text from Image for Flash to HTML5 Courses. OneNote has a screen capture feature and the option to copy text from the captured image. Play the old Flash-based course and capture screens using OneNote’s screen clipping feature (or insert an image captured from some other application). Right-click on the image to copy text from the picture.

Artificial Intelligence And How It’s Changing E-Learning

Your Training Edge

With Augmented Intelligence in the grind, students can now look up for study course material on the internet, often free of cost or at minimal charges. Moreover, AR/VR is including gesture and voice recognition and image rendering experiences for differently-abled students with special needs.

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Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3

Edmego Learning

Competency is the big picture. Images. I use tools such as Pablo or Canva for images. These are great free and/or cost effective tools for generating images. There is always Google Images as well. When you submit a search query, you will see a menu function called “Search Tools” The next menu function to click is “Usage rights” Now you can filter our image content that is labelled for resuse.

Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3

Edmego Learning

Competency is the big picture. Images. I use tools such as Pablo or Canva for images. These are great free and/or cost effective tools for generating images. There is always Google Images as well. When you submit a search query, you will see a menu function called “Search Tools” The next menu function to click is “Usage rights” Now you can filter our image content that is labelled for resuse.

4 Ways Beacons Can Change Microlearning for the Better - Tip #185

Vignettes Learning

And, because they want rapid and almost instantaneous answers and solutions, microlearning not only has to be low effort, fast and easy but also rich in context and ready to use or immediately applicable. Here’s How It Works: Image 1. Provide big-picture data. Possibility of lowering content development costs. Instead of installing an app, learners could be issued inexpensive plastic beacons that would trigger low-cost smart devices at limited learning stations.

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. 5 Free Desktop Image Editors. 5 Free Online Image Editors. Let’s review a few of the common image editing tasks. Select your image and click on Remove Background. To remove a background, create a colored shape that sits over the picture. Group the shape and picture. Then copy and paste it back in as an image using Paste Special (.png).

Why People Stop Watching Your Videos (And How to Avoid It!)

TechSmith Camtasia

Picture this. Use effective visuals, like images and icons to illustrate your concepts. A low-cost microphone and a quiet place to record can make a huge difference. You crafted your video, uploaded it, and now the views are rolling in.

Future technologies now

Learning with 'e's

The latest virtual reality headsets were enjoyed by many who were fascinated by how low cost headsets, combined with iPhones or Android phones could create such rich and immersive experiences. Also on show was the HTC Vive - a VR suite which provided a truly immersive experience (pictured). The capability of the system to allow you to render 3D images and then view them from all angles and perspectives was quite a powerful effect.

The 35 Dollar Tablet Computer

Upside Learning

Am I glad to hear this; it was high time India jumped on the low-cost tablet and its happened! With a package pricing approaching 35 USD, and finally to cost even less, it seems economical as well. In a tablet form-factor and using an unspecified variant of Linux (that some have said might be Android), the cost should remain low while offering a wide range of functionality. That’s a lot of features for a device that’s intended to sell for as low as 35 USD.

Ideas, Tips, and Resources for Using Video in Your Online Training

Mindflash

While these amateur videos may not always be of the highest quality they are less labor intensive to create, they’re more pointed, have a more realistic tone, and they’re low cost to produce. When your audience is widely dispersed trainees may feel left out or struggle to see the big picture. Let the images do the talking. But if you want or need to do more extensive editing there are numerous free or low cost software options, like: ­ Videotoolbox. ­

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Ideas, Tips, and Resources for Using Video in Your Online Training

Mindflash

While these amateur videos may not always be of the highest quality they are less labor intensive to create, they’re more pointed, have a more realistic tone, and they’re low cost to produce. When your audience is widely dispersed trainees may feel left out or struggle to see the big picture. Let the images do the talking. I have a love/hate relationship with training videos.

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4 Free Tools to Help Get Your PowerPoint from Good to Great

Mindflash

Much like data-heavy slides, occasionally it can be hard to avoid creating a text-heavy, boredom-inducing slide and sourcing for the perfect stock image to tell the story just isn’t practical. Then, watch this short Screenr I put together with some ideas for how to add more emphasis to your word cloud using PowerPoint’s picture tools and animation effects. 5 Super-Easy Techniques for Removing Backgrounds from Stock Images.

Free learning & development webinars for June 2021

Limestone Learning

This webinar, hosted by Christine DiDonato, Founder of Career Revolution, guides today’s professionals through a process to unlock an authentic picture of their future and be able to back it up with actions that can be taken today. “ Cicada, close-up, insect ” by Pexels is licensed by Pixabay.

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The gradebook module

eFront

In the following picture you can see a typical grading setup. News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 7/23/2010 The gradebook module The brand new eFronts gradebook module combines results from online activities (tests, participation, projects) and offline activities (written tests, teacher judgment,) to produce grades for users.

Extensions on RSS module

eFront

A few pictures follow that illustrate the new RSS functionality. News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 8/02/2010 Extensions on RSS module eFront had for some time now an RSS module that could fetch and present an RSS feed inside a lesson or on administrators panel. However, until now we could not expose data from eFront as an RSS feed. Well, things have changed.

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SCENARIOS ARE MINI DRAMAS…NOT A GLORIFIED Q & A.

Wonderful Brain

Not a grouping of pictures that ask the learner to choose which is the right answer, whether process, action or straight knowledge. Whether you use static images or illustrations, Flash or movies strive for reality. You are, remember writing a drama, and even if the budget won’t allow complete customization the many details can be established in less costly ways. To make this work look for stock images that feature the same people in multiple poses. Medium Cost.

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Free L&D webinars for July 2018

Limestone Learning

Utilize the “pictures/feelings/actions” framework to build immediate influence. The costs and resources needed to support proper evaluation of learning programs are major obstacles that can prevent learning from having the same operational discipline that other business units may have. Just add the images, videos, animations, buttons, and other objects to the Fluid Boxes and they will automatically arrange on the screen based on the screen size and orientation.

Are you playing the role of the Subject Matter Expert instead of the Instructional Designer?

Janet Clarey

You trade speed and low cost for flexibility and richness. See where the rapid e-learning tool fits into the bigger picture. People used audio, video, images, text and followed updates using RSS. L & D identified three primary benefits : common language, productivity, and time & cost savings.

Free L&D webinars for August 2018

Limestone Learning

Thursday, August 2, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Improving the Recruiting Process (Free for ATD members) Companies see hiring as a cost or an investment. If seen as a cost, expenses are minimized, squeezed and even eliminated. What are the seven questions that will help avoid errors, identify the cost areas, increase speed, reduce stoppages, engage workers, and many others? Suspense, surprise and importance are often communicated with more than just words or pictures.

10 Best and Worst Types of Microlearning

Ed App

In this article we’ll look at what’s good and bad about all types of microlearning including costs of creation, ease of content distribution, ability to update content plus how easy it is to access the associated technology. A GIF is technically an image format that allows motion, but it’s come to mean silent, looping images of any format. These types of microlearning webpages utilise the parallax effect whereby background images scroll slower than foreground images.