Top 5 Free and Low-Cost Adobe Captivate 9 Alternatives

JoomlaLMS

Adobe Captivate 9 carries the Adobe name, giving it instant recognition. Like all products, however, even from Adobe, its popularity relies on its usefulness. Adobe Captivate 9 boasts a wide range of features: Blog articles

Crowdsourcing Curriculum Development – The Low-Cost Option for Building Content within Organizations

Origin Learning

Crowdsourcing capitalizes on this basic functionality of the internet so beautifully to tap into the knowledge and experience at a fraction of the cost that would be incurred otherwise. What is crowdsourcing?

Do Low-Cost, All-Inclusive LMS Packages Exist?

TOPYX LMS

An LMS that offers social learning, reporting tools, single sign­on options, e­commerce capabilities, mobile accessibility, and language localization is a complete package, and in some cases, costs a lot of money. Per-User Fees Raise the Cost of a Learning Management System.

LMS Low-Cost Webinars Hosted eCommerce Subscriptions

Tony Karrer

They are early stage, so low-cost would be good. What’s hurting the LMS market 2010 LMS Products of the Year LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers Low Cost LMS - Help Needed Why it’s hard to find an LMS LMS Spotlight: Topyx LMS vendors: R u hearing us? I was talking with a startup that has an existing audience and now want to provide a monthly subscription for access to training to this audience. They will only convert a portion of the audience to the new service.

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

CommLab India

CAT software come with built-in memory tools that help ensure consistency in the translation and go a long way in reducing costs. How can you get good translations of your e-learning courses?

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

eLearning 24-7

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).

Low-cost LMSs with e-commerce

Janet Clarey

I had someone contact for advice on finding (really) low-cost LMSs with e-commerce capability. Tags: Uncategorized e-commerce LMS low-cost Can you help this small training group find a solution? Initially I mentioned Moodle for this small training group of three people but they had already determined it wasn’t going to fit their needs. Here are their needs: Hosted solution. Merchant interface. Easy administration.

Tips for Recording Audio in Learning Content on a Budget

Thought Industries

Audio Recording eLearning Tips Low-Cost Audio

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eLearning eSeminar: Low Cost – High Quality Avatar Animation 4 Scenarios

Adobe Captivate

The eSeminar on Avatar Animation for eLearning with low to no cost tools is now available and of course free as always on demand. You’ll find the eSeminar here: [link] Creating scenario based training presents us with both a wonderful opportunity and a significant challenge when it comes to asset generation. In this eSeminar you’ll [.]. Conferences and events eLearning Suite eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I.

Google+ Hangouts in Online Education: A Capable, Low-Cost Solution by Rebecca Bodrero

Learning Solutions Magazine

Google+ Hangouts is an accessible, capable, and low-cost alternative to other more established. Web- conferencing solutions. This service is deal for small group activities when group members are. geographically disparate. Learn how Hangouts worked effectively in one online graduate.

HCCS Announces Low-Cost LMS for Healthcare by Learning Solutions Staff

Learning Solutions Magazine

SimPL is a low-cost hosted Learning Management System (LMS) for delivering internally. developed and vendor-provided online training, distance learning, and e-Learning content.

Lean times call for creative solutions

Bottom-Line Performance

They also head outdoors for lower cost and healthier entertainment such as hiking. Implementing Moodle as an LMS or social networking as a tool for sharing knowledge still has a learning curve and costs associated with them. The folks on the project learned a lot along the way and at the end of the day we have quite a nice tool for a relatively low cost. However, you gain a cost effective and useful tool.

Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning Projects to Watch for 2012

eFront

This is why I created the following list with the Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning projects for 2012 that will help you implement a low cost eLearning solutions => Please leave a comment if you would like me to include another Free or Open Source eLearning project that needs to be mentioned!

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. Our customers benefit from low-cost and self-management with no technical knowledge required. John -- by "bottled pilot" are you thinking more of a tactical implementation -- low point entry to LMS to test the waters?

Moodle Pros and Cons Update

eLearning Blender

if teachers can look past the fact that there are a lot of choices, working with Moodle to build content is easy - Joseph Thibault ( MM - GC ) The Real Cost - Upside Learning wrote a good post highlighting some important factors to take into consideration before implementing Moodle.

Moodle Pros and Cons

eLearning Blender

Tags: Moodle LMS eLearning Low Cost eLearning

Why Moodle?

eLearning Blender

However, when it comes down to it, Moodle met most of the requirements I had listed out and met those requirements at the lowest cost by a long shot. Going through these steps helped me come to the conclusion that Moodle would fit the needs of my organization at the lowest cost.

Moodle 1.9 eLearning Course Development by William Rice

eLearning Blender

Tags: Moodle LMS eLearning Low Cost eLearning

Amazing Ways to Develop Accessible E-learning Courses[Infographic]

CommLab India

Check our infographic to know the tips to develop accessible e-learning courses at low cost and time. eLearning Design Accessible Learning

One small step for eLearning, a giant leap for the company

eLearning Blender

Now that I am on a shoestring budget I have been making more of an effort to find low cost solutions to implementing eLearning. In my research I came across a website called Quia that I think will be a perfect fit for helping us get our feet wet in eLearning.

Characters for eLearning

eLearning Blender

I am working on an eLearning project where I will be using a character that will be the learners tutor throughout the module.

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Software Implementation Training Plan

eLearning Blender

Tags: Wiki Software Implementation Low Cost eLearning

Moodle Frustrations

eLearning Blender

I referred the Teacher to Moodle.com for outsourced support but I wasn't able to give him any kind of cost estimate. I am seriously considering bringing on Moodle as our company's first LMS but I am a little nervous about setup and support.

Proving ROI in Training

eLearning Blender

By doing that I could easily point to the salary of the trainer and the cost of paying our employees to leave the store and sit through training. I'm sure the cost of eLearning would pale in comparison to rolling out an instructor led course.

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Managing Users in Moodle

eLearning Blender

This week I was able to overcome what I thought would be one of the most difficult hurdles in a Moodle implementation. I was having nightmares about setting up and maintaining over 1000 user accounts. I knew that Moodle had some options to make this easier but didn't realize just how easy it would be. Moodle provides a couple of different options for managing users in bulk (at least I am only aware of 2).

Rapid E-learning Development – The 5 Step Process

CommLab India

Check out this post to know about the 5 step process to develop good online courses quickly, at low cost. Learning Technology Rapid Elearning Development

Custom Reports in Moodle

eLearning Blender

This week I had some time to moodle around in Moodle. I really haven't dug too deep until now so this was definitely an eye opener. I didn't realize how easy it was to set up. One thing that did trip me up though is customizing reports. Moodle has some great standard reports but it doesn't appear to be too easy to customize them.

To Moodle or not to Moodle

eLearning Blender

To Moodle or not to Moodle, that is the question. I have come to a crossroads with a project that I have written about before. I am currently in the process of developing a series of eLearning courses that are part of a blended management training program. At this point, I have 3 of the 6 courses complete. Here is where it get's interesting, an associate installed Moodle to start playing around. It's up and running, just needs to be used.

Progress on Management Training Program

eLearning Blender

Months and Months ago I mentioned how I am starting my first larger scale eLearning project in a posting titled Manager Training Program. I am now knee deep in the project and learning a lot along the way. I designed and developed a prototype for the first course and it is under review now. I am expecting that there may be some barriers I have to overcome due to the fact that this is a big change in how we facilitate training programs, and nobody likes change.

Serious Games

eLearning Blender

If you have read my previous posts Proving ROI in Training and One small step for eLearning, a giant step for the company you know that we are focusing on improving product knowledge amongst our sales staff. One of the methods I decided to implement to improve this deficit in product knowledge is online games. Luckily I don't work for one of those organizations scared of the word “Game” so I did not have to overcome that objection.

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Just in the nick of time!

eLearning Blender

Just as I was looking into purchasing Camtasia Studio by Tech Smith I came across a blog posting on Tony Karrer's eLearning Technology blog just in the nick of time. Tony posted links to free downloads of Snag It and Camtasia. I have been a long time user of Snag It and love it for screen shots. It is very handy for creating software training materials. I recently used the demo version of Camtasia to complete a software simulation project and it worked out great.

We Need a Wiki in a Wiki

eLearning Blender

It's obvious that a Wiki would be a great help in my organization. A few years ago we started using SharePoint and now we are SharePoint junkies. The problem is that our SharePoint intranet has grown so immensely that it is now difficult to find information you need in a pinch. The search features are weak and there is now so much information available that we need a quicker way to get an answer in a pinch.

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Chronically Underfunded E-Learning

eLearning Blender

I'm hoping that this book leads me to the promise land of effective e-learning at the low, low, price of FREE Until recently I was working with a decent budget and the broad guidelines of getting us started on e-learning. Senior Management recognizes e-learning as an opportunity for our training dept to take a giant leap forward and more importantly, achieve a better ROI on our training efforts. That is of course until we hit a slump in sales.

Announcing New eBook: The Best Budget-Friendly L&D Tools by Kat Gore

Learning Solutions Magazine

This eBook, High Performance, Low Cost: The Best Budget-Friendly L&D Tools, shares tools and resources to help you create. affordable and effective content. Design & Development Tools Design Strategies Development Strategies Learning Media