Text-to-Speech Costs – Licensing and Pricing

Tony Karrer

Text-to-Speech Examples In this post, we will look more closely at costs of Text-to-Speech and issues around TTS Voice Licensing and Pricing. The subject of TTS voice licensing and pricing is important because it helps e-learning practitioners understand which TTS tools they are legally allowed to use for their specific applications as well as letting them estimate the costs and pricing models of using these TTS tools. Personal licenses are sold for a low fixed price.

Is on-premise, perpetual licensing right for you?

Ziiva

Perpetual licensing. Perpetual licensing is another associated term, and it refers to when an organization purchases the LMS license. High scalability When you’ve got the LMS license, there is no limit to the number of users on your system, and there’s no cost to add more. Control over security procedures and processes With self-hosting, your LMS lives at home (or on a private server), which means it’s in a predictable server environment.

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Adobe Captivate – Why Pay For It At All?

Adobe Captivate

Perpetual License. Like the student and teacher pricing, a regular perpetual license is what you get when you pay a single lump sum for a software title. The individual payment is lower and in the case of Adobe Captivate, less expensive than a perpetual license, assuming you will always upgrade to the latest version. No I’m not stealing the software, nor have I installed some other software that tricks the activation servers into thinking I’m a paying customer when I’m not.

Podcast 26: How to Extend Learning Content Availability – With Troy Gorostiza

Talented Learning

So let’s say your content is located in your LMS on one server. Access to that content is a problem for people using a different LMS on another server. The SCORM standard won’t let your customers view the 101 course just by pointing to that content on your server. It doesn’t address updates, reporting or licensing. And then you would have to manage updates, reporting and licensing on a course-by-course and update-by-update basis?

"Wal*Mart pulling the plug on their music DRM Server" (TechCrunch)

Mark Oehlert

except that when it does, it will turn off those DRM servers and you won't be able to access your DRM-protected music files THAT YOU ALREADY PAID FOR! See, you didn't actually buy the songs - you bought a revocable license to those songs. See people, this is why crap like DRM is important. Read this whole story over at TechCrunch but the upshot is that if you bought music from Wal-Mart with its DRM built-in, then you better get to your local Best Buy and pick up a stack of CD-Rs.

Shrinking LMS Implementation Fees Drive Market Expansion

Talented Learning

Firewalls, server sizing, bandwidth, database preference, historical data migrations, customizations and integrations were complex and problematic. When an organization buys or licenses an LMS they only need to configure their own, private, secure area of the LMS. The LMS vendor is responsible for the servers, security patches, backups, disaster recovery, updates, upgrades, browser support – everything. License models and license costs?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: I Heart My Wiki

Learning Visions

We installed MediaWiki on our local server a couple of weeks ago and Ive been using it to record everything I can for my e-Learning strategy project. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, July 06, 2007 I Heart My Wiki I have finally thrown myself into the wiki waters. And I love it.

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LMS Comparison: LearnDash vs. Teachable

LearnDash

LearnDash comes in three different packages, starting at $199 ($159 with our current sale) for a single license site. For another $30, our Plus package comes with ProPanel plus 10 site licenses. Our latest LearnDash add-on (free for all users with a valid license) does just that.

‘Ninja’ Trick for More Course Revenue

LearnDash

There are various ways to generate more income, but there is one way that can explode your revenue that many don’t consider – license your course for others to sell. Your goal is to generate a network of professionals (or businesses) who have a need for your course and then to charge them a licensing fee. If you have an online course on your main site then this is the perfect opportunity to license that course to the business for a yearly retainer fee.

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Cloud Computing in Education

Magic EdTech

Many software companies are transitioning from an expensive licensed software model to a cheaper, flexible, and efficient cloud subscription model. You do not need to purchase a license to utilise the services. The network of servers in the cloud environment handles the work instead.

LMS Pricing Models in India: Selecting the Best LMS which Fulfills your Learning Needs

PSB

In case of self-hosted LMS, the company has to take care of the servers, the infrastructure, and many other related factors. However, in case of a cloud-based LMS, the external cloud LMS service provider arranges for all types of infrastructure, servers, etc. .

What is an LMS?

ProProfs

Cloud-based – Also known as Software as a Service (SaaS), the solution providers host the software on their servers which the users can access online. In most cases, the users need to purchase a license every year to continue the use of this platform. The platform is hosted on the user’s servers, hence they are responsible for maintaining the system, making upgrades and resolving technical issues.

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E-learning Deployment – Considerations and Tools

eFront

The benefit of this approach is that you don’t need to be concerned with installing, updating and managing servers and software. files may be stored out of server in flexible storage services like Amazon S3 and there would be multiple web and db servers deployed, alongside CDNs and load balancers). A self-hosted LMS platform is basically a web application, usually sold as a licensed product, that you get to install and maintain in your own server.

4 Learning Management Systems to Bridge Generation Gaps in Offices

TOPYX LMS

The software is hosted on dedicated servers in the cloud, which means users can access it from a mobile device or laptop, logging in from wherever they happen to be on a given day. Businesses are charged a flat fee rather than a per-user charge, making it more affordable for growing companies or associations that need a large number of seat licenses. TOPYX is featured in The Huffington Post article, 4 Learning Management Systems to Bridge Generation Gaps in Offices.

SaaS LMS: Everything You Need to Know

LearnUpon

Usually, software as a service allows you to scale your ‘plan’ or subscription level to meet your business’s needs rather than paying for a license that may be more rigid. A self-hosted LMS is installed locally on your company’s servers.

4 Learning Management Systems to Bridge Generation Gaps in Offices

TOPYX LMS

The software is hosted on dedicated servers in the cloud, which means users can access it from a mobile device or laptop, logging in from wherever they happen to be on a given day. Businesses are charged a flat fee rather than a per-user charge, making it more affordable for growing companies or associations that need a large number of seat licenses. TOPYX is featured in The Huffington Post article, 4 Learning Management Systems to Bridge Generation Gaps in Offices.

Adobe Captivate 6: Still Unable to Disable.

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

As I mentioned last week, if you are using the licensed version of Captivate, you can set an expiration date for a project by choosing  File > Publish Settings. Last week I mentioned that the expiry issue can be resovled for trial users if someone using a licensed version of the software simply opens an expired project and sets an expiration date for a date in the future.   As a test, I downloaded the project files used in both books from my server. I

8 reasons why your authoring tool must be in the cloud

Challenge to Learn

The funny thing is that cloud based solutions are much more secure than any local stored system: Data in the cloud floats over many servers, it is not tied to one specific server. No server crash, fire or any other disaster can make you lose any work. Cloud based storage is much more difficult to hack than a physical server or PC. Many cloud based services have a subscription based model, while most installed software will have a licensing model.

8 reasons why your authoring tool must be in the cloud

Challenge to Learn

The funny thing is that cloud based solutions are much more secure than any local stored system: Data in the cloud floats over many servers, it is not tied to one specific server. No server crash, fire or any other disaster can make you lose any work. Cloud based storage is much more difficult to hack than a physical server or PC. Many cloud based services have a subscription based model, while most installed software will have a licensing model.

Use banking elearning to prevent theft of card details

Creativ Technologies

Don’t give away your card to a server for making payments. This way, your card won’t be swiped in a skimming machine by malicious servers to get card details through its magnetic chip which they can use to produce fake cards.

Looking Beyond an Open Source LMS to Deploy your Training Content

Origin Fractal LXP

We take security and encryption very seriously and all user-data is stored on secure and encrypted servers. Please note that we do not store any credit card or banking information of your users on our servers. Are you looking to migrate to a new LMS from your existing open source LMS?

Why Is It Important To Know Who Owns Your XR Training Content?

Roundtable Learning

XR content is owned depending on the purchasing and licensing of the project. Understand licensing for assets in your project. By completing this 4 step checklist, you can ensure that your organization understands exactly what you’re getting out of your XR program regarding the licensing and purchasing of content. Binary Package — Licensing the Finished Product. Licensing the Source Package from Roundtable.

Things You Must Consider Before Selecting an eLearning Company

Hurix Digital

Do you have the hardware, server and required bandwidth to host the course? Availability of Resources: Ensure that the eLearning company you select has a rich library of resources such as images and templates, and also the necessary licenses to use the e-learning development software. As the world goes digital, enterprises and educational institutions are increasingly taking the eLearning route to fulfil their learning and training objectives.

“How can I deliver training to my customers’ clients?”

Rustici Software

Is the Dispatch application/service available if we host our own content server? So if you need to update your courses or have concerns about controlling access or enforcing licensing, you have options on who can access the course and what version learners access. Content Controller in particular offers some great built in account management and licensing tools, multi language support and reporting.

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The Benefits of SaaS: Hosted LMS

Association eLearning

It means software that is hosted on the provider’s servers instead of servers in-house. The client subscribes to the software rather than licensing it outright and running it on their own servers. The provider runs back-ups, does server maintenance and security upgrades, and provides IT services that support the clients usage of the software, while the client runs their organization. SaaS stands for Software as a Service.

Open Source LMS: The Free LMS that isn’t Free!

Paradiso

The good news: You don’t have to pay the licensing fee. Server Set- Up (One time Cost – Range $3000 – $5000). Installing an open source LMS on just any server hardly takes an hour, but assuming that your data is critical, this might not be the correct way to go. What if the server is down, who will take care of data backup? You have two options to choose from – buy your own server hardware or rent space in the cloud.

Don’t Ransack My Movies (DRM): Options Around Securing Online Video

Web Courseworks

A much narrower view of DRM may refer to a specific method of controlling the viewing of video using electronic licensing and cryptographic keys. Furthermore, the decryption keys used to encode and decode the videos can be changed frequently to prevent a once-authorized user from viewing a video after the user’s license for that video has expired [4]. Another factor: using a DRM server means your system now relies on a third-party server that you don’t control.

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LMS-Agnostic eLearning Should Be Your New Strategy

JCA Solutions

AICC allows training vendors to license content that is housed on their own servers. Vendors who use Training Vault gain control over licensing, including expiration dates, and can track the use of their content anywhere. LMS-Agnostic eLearning Should Be Your New Strategy.

6 ways a cloud LMS could benefit your business

Paradiso

Learning Management Systems used to be installed on the internal servers of the organization that is implementing them, keeping the information local and leaving maintenance up to the purchasing institution. This leaves reliability to the mercy of local servers, and maintenance in the hands of administrators whose area of expertise may not necessarily be elearning.

Security Awareness Tips for LMS Administrators

Web Courseworks

As the software industry continues to move away from purchased client/server applications and toward cloud-based SaaS (software as a service) solutions, LMS administrators must rethink the means that they employ to keep their system free from attack, and most importantly, keep their data secure. Professional License Number. They might attack a server, your PC, or even your phone. Keeping Your SaaS Data Secure.

4 Difficult-to-Ignore Benefits of a Cloud-Based eLearning Authoring Tool

gomo learning

There’s no need to download extra software or documents, no need to search for license keys or obtain administrator privileges. You can rest assured that cloud-based updates happen on a provider’s server, on a provider’s time.

Why the Real Cost of Your Learning Management System is Higher Than You Think

Absorb LMS

So, what you saved in licensing costs was spent paying developers to configure the system and LMS administrators to administer. Just as I was lured by the low purchase price of my house, these organizations are attracted to the fact that they can download the software for free and install it on a low-cost Web server. Fifteen years ago, I bought my first–and likely last–home.

6 ways a cloud LMS could benefit your business

Paradiso

Learning Management Systems used to be installed on the internal servers of the organization that is implementing them, keeping the information local and leaving maintenance up to the purchasing institution. This leaves reliability to the mercy of local servers, and maintenance in the hands of administrators whose area of expertise may not necessarily be elearning.

How has SOP changed for companies because of remote work?

Creativ Technologies

Make sure that the LMS is updated on a cloud-based server that can be used by all the devices. Employees should be told how they have to install the antivirus software with the group license shared with them.

6 ways a cloud LMS could benefit your business

Paradiso

Learning Management Systems used to be installed on the internal servers of the organization that is implementing them, keeping the information local and leaving maintenance up to the purchasing institution. This leaves reliability to the mercy of local servers, and maintenance in the hands of administrators whose area of expertise may not necessarily be elearning.

Security Awareness Tips for LMS Administrators

Web Courseworks

As the software industry continues to move away from purchased client/server applications and toward cloud-based SaaS (software as a service) solutions, LMS administrators must rethink the means that they employ to keep their system free from attack, and most importantly, keep their data secure. Professional License Number. They might attack a server, your PC, or even your phone. Keeping Your SaaS Data Secure.

How to Set Up An Employee Training and Management Platform with LearnDash

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

Next, you will need to activate the eLumine theme and you do that with the following steps: Once the theme is active, you should see a new menu item called WisdmLabs License Options. Open this page and enter the license key against eLumine theme. Click on Activate License.

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“I’ve built courses in Articulate, but how do I send them to an LMS via LTI?”

Rustici Software

Content Controller allows you to automatically update versions, enforce content licenses, manage multiple languages and capture course data for reporting and analytics.

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The need to switch to a cloud-based LMS is upon us all – here’s how to make the switch seamless

Docebo

Cloud-based LMSs, however, are hosted on remote servers, meaning that you have access to your platform from any device, anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection. We can’t deny it; the world has turned upside down and we’re all not sure what the future holds.

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eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #10

Upside Learning

Open Classroom Servers. The OpenClassroom Server (OCS) places the teacher in control of an easily managed local Web 2.0 The Symbian 3 platform, including applications, middleware, and the kernel itself, will be offered under terms of the Eclipse Public License and other open source licenses. ELIPS Studio 3. ELIPS Studio 3 is a cross-platform mobile application SDK based on Adobe’s Flex Builder.