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 has a free and a low-cost version. No image/video support for questions. Low cost.

10 Low-Cost Ideas for Employee Training

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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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Where to get high-quality, low-cost photos for your eLearning projects

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While you or your organisation might subscribe to one or several online image libraries such as Getty Images, iStock Photo or even Adobe’s own photo library, in this post I’d like to highlight three low-cost (or even free) photo resources that let you search for and access photos instantly. Unsplash is a well-known photo library that lets you use images for free (and without attribution) for personal, as well as commercial projects.

Low Cost LMSs – Yes, u can find one for under 10K

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In my experience, small businesses (500 or less users) are the ideal audience for a low cost system. This does not mean that anyone who has more than 5,000 users should be a system in the low cost mode, but rather these systems are definitely suited to this business size. Are there low cost systems for the education market? Low cost systems are typically SaaS based (then again, the LMS industry as a whole is more SaaS based than hosted on your servers).

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

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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. As a result, I had to do a research and find the best FREE stock photo sites. Morgue File An easy to use free photo site.

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eFront sites to check out

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 3/30/2010 eFront sites to check out Here are a few eFront sites you might check to get a few ideas about your own implementation. link] Turkish educational site [link] Chinese learn English site. Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learnin.

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Characters for eLearning

eLearning Blender

I am toying with the idea of creating a cartoonish character and in my research I came across SP Studio which is a very cool site that makes it easy to create custom south park cartoon characters. 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.

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Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/31/2010 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning I received several emails, message on Twitter, and InMails on LinkedIn concerning the Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning and the Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning posts.

10 tips for using eFront

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 3/30/2010 10 tips for using eFront Here is several practical tips for making your eFront experience more enjoyable 1) [professor] Zip and upload multiple images. Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learnin.

TCC08: Creating and Teaching a College-Level Undergraduate Course in Social Networking

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Many businesses consider time on social networking sites wasted, but not all. Mass subscription with low/no barriers to entry. Free or low-cost, available to all online, use task-specific tools. Social networking sites will continue to be important, but they require active leadership. Google Sites for the wiki. Plaxo–aggregating from multiple social sites. Social networking sites will reflect changing roles in online engagement.

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.

More Answers to Your Rapid E-Learning Questions

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If you do get a budget then you can stretch your money by purchasing the lower resolution images. You don’t need print-quality images for elearning courses. I usually get my images from Fotolio or iStockphoto but there are dozens of good stock image sites. The new Microsoft Office site has a lot of the same images you’d buy from vendors like Fotolio available for free. By the way, Microsoft has a blog dedicated to templates and images.

Elearning applications

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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. MLOAT - (Authoring Tool) Multimedia Learning Object Authoring Tool enables content experts to easily combine video, audio, images and texts into one synchronized learning object.

How can Virtual Reality Training change your Business?

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Military leaders are gradually turning to virtual reality solutions as a way of making training more functional and cost-effective. . Many people are confusing virtual tours with a slide show of images or videos presenting a specific building or venue.

You (Probably) Have the Technology

Rob Hubbard

There are many free and low-cost quiz building systems available. You can animate text and images using Microsoft PowerPoint and then publish it out as a video. If you need a little more help use something like Google Sites. Hopefully this article has helped you see just how much you can do with low-cost tools and that much of it can also be mobile-accessible.

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The 19 Best Employee Online Training Software (A Comparison Guide)

learnWorlds

For students, a subscription costs anywhere from $40 USD all the way to $80-$90 per month. Using Thinkific’s Site Builder, you can set up an attractive home page for your course site and create as many custom pages as you need. You have to work hard to customize the site.

What is eBook DRM and Why Do Publishers Need it?

Kitaboo

First, publishers gain from reduced costs of publishing. It is relatively simple to publish an interactive eBook, and once published, you can make any number of copies you want at no additional, or minimal, overhead costs.

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Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners

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The companion site also has some excellent check-lists for future use. Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learnin.

Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning

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e-Learning Glossaries

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Video for Learning: Tips, Trends & Technology

Leo Learning

YouTube says that we consume over 1 billion hours of video content on the site daily and are uploading around 300 hours every minute of the day 1 ! For our purposes, as L&D professionals, there are many different ways to create and distribute successful moving image projects. Are there any low-cost but good-quality ways to start out with video for learning? And at the cheaper end, it would probably be, minute for minute, the same as the cost of eLearning.

ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter

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You can check eFronts acceptance page on ADLs site at: [link] The process for becoming a SCORM adopter includes submission and validation of the original, unedited Summary and Detailed Test Logs showing the Level of Conformance produced by the latest version of the Conformance Test Suite for the respective SCORM version. Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learnin.

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Communicating with Clients through Videos

mysimpleshow

Moreover, video provides a low-cost, yet highly effective, way for communicating with clients. You can create video material quickly and easily by using existing images combined with key words, or use a video creation tool like mysimpleshow.) Communication channels include direct emails, social media, public sites (like YouTube), your own website, etc.

How to Be Successful at Rapid E-Learning

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This is a good place to start especially since they’ve recently updated the site. Stock Image Sites. There are a dozens of stock image sites where you can buy low cost images. For elearning courses, you don’t need to buy the high resolution images. There are many sites that give away open source content or images under creative commons licenses. I’m sure others will post links to the sites they use.

How to Customize Illustrations in PowerPoint

Rapid eLearning

Most illustrations are vector images that are saved in a format such as. This is an issue I run into quite a bit because I get some of my graphics from those low cost (or free) stock image sites and often they only provide a.PNG version of the file. This is a great way to find multiple images of the same style. For example, in the images above, the backgrounds would be perfect for elearning scenarios.

Building an advanced eFront theme using CSS3 elements

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Before CSS3 we would need to work with images or javascript to produce a round box effect. images/css_images/gradient.gif) repeat-x top; height:25px; border-top: 0px solid #1f3349; border-bottom: 0px solid #1f3349 } Below you can find several screenshots from the theme (as is rendered on FireFox 3.6) Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learnin.

Oil and Gas downsizing: Training on a budget

Obsidian Learning

While everybody likes a low price at the pump, those of us in oil and gas know only too well how important robust oil prices are to the health of our industry. Low cost per barrel means high anxiety for everyone, from the boardroom to the oil patch. If you work in oil and gas, you’ve probably seen the effects of low oil prices in your own workplace. Creating an Instructor-Led Training (ILT) course is relatively easy, but what about the cost?

How Much Does It Cost to Develop an Online Course?

learnWorlds

But, how much would it cost? But, how much does it cost to create one? Knowing all about the course creation and development costs upfront can help you come up with the right plan to create a course, and deciding on the best price tag for your courses. Business Costs.

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Want to go mobile for learning and support?

Allison Rossett

Boston Globe , Smashing Magazine , and Allison’s own site are three additional representations of this approach. While these examples are not considered to be web apps, this method might work for you, with benefits in low cost and not trivial functionality. Most costly, difficult to build, but the fastest– with full control over. John Park is my guest blogger.

The gradebook module

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

The availability of cost-effective resources to facilitate wide collaboration (including open source software that enables wikis, discussion groups, chat and even web conferencing) presents the chance for organizations to reconsider the effectiveness of the performance support being offered to their people. Interestingly, it's Xyleme - an LCMS vendor that is sponsoring the site. Instead, my belief is that the discussion will be much more around rapid, low-cost content creation.

The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter

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Extensions on RSS module

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Here’s an Inexpensive Way to Build a Library of E-Learning Assets

Rapid eLearning

Most people have heard of sites like Groupon or Living Social. They’re social buying sites that have some sort of “deal of the day” where you can make discounted purchases as you recommend them to others. Did you know that there are similar sites for technology and web design? And many of them offer low cost or even free access to the types of assets you can use in your elearning courses. Here are a couple of the sites I subscribe to.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

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Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010

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From version 3.6 to version 3.6.6

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Free Animated Gifs for Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

Use them to create novel attention-getting images, add some humor, or show instructional procedures. Recently, the AppSumo site gave away free animated.gifs via Lordicon. The offer no longer exists, but the Lordicon site still has a pack for 50 free animated gifs.

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5 things you (perhaps) don't know about eFront

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For a list of officially supported modules check: [link] 5) You can use distant themes to speed-up your sites! If yes, then eFront offers an important facility that can speed up your site: the ability to serve an eFront theme from a distant server. Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learnin.