Factors that Determine eLearning Costs

Enyota Learning

Several factors impact the overall eLearning costs of your project: Volume. The duration of courses and the number of course elements have a major role to play in determining the eLearning costs of your project. The size and type of your course can impact the overall cost in a large way. Hence always include only the essentials to keep your costs under control. A highly interactive course can cost almost two times as much as a basic eLearning course.

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How to Maximize ROI by Investing in LMS for Association?


9 ways you can maximize ROI using an LMS for your association. Members who join your association after these in-person events can access the event content online through your LMS for associations at a low cost if you make it available through your LMS.


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We Need a Wiki in a Wiki

eLearning Blender

There are quite a few hosted solutions that specialize in Media Wiki and I have also been referred to PBWiki and Project Forum. Once I can prove its worth through a pilot Wiki and we complete our system upgrade I am sure that IT will not have a problem with installing media wiki behind the firewall so we can expand our Wiki. After I finish this initial project it should be easier to prove an ROI for other projects.

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Tony Bingham Opening Session #ASTDTK12

Learning Visions

The New Social Learning by Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner - “how can we help people bring this social media tools into their learning environment?” Getting started: think mobile (design for the device) realize small successes – don’t expect overnight transformation find an executive sponsor partner with IT and others use low cost software tools available today (yammer, etc.) Drive IMPACT vs. ROI Govern lightly.

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Online Marketing for Elearning Part III: Advertising


Content marketing is low cost but highly effective. Social Media Advertising: These usually appear as “sponsored content” (or some such term) in social media feeds. Social media ads aren’t keyword based, but you can set them up to run based on highly specific demographics. Finally, have a way to track the ROI of your advertising plan. Are you ready to put some money behind your marketing? Here’s how to start.

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How (and Why) to Drive Informal Learning with Video


Informal learning comes in many forms: viewing videos, reading articles, participating in discussions, spending time on social media, coaching, and mentoring sessions. It’s the type of education that every organization benefits from—it’s low-cost, low-stress, and it’s employee-driven.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)


The SCORM package itself is a zip file that contains all of the media contents a course is made from, including things like SCOs, HTML and Flash files. Companies should be wary of the value a “free” learning platform can deliver and alert to the costs quickly accrued in maintaining, updating and supporting an LMS without a vendor. Despite its low cost and flexibility, Moodle’s weaknesses can make it a costly choice for companies with conflicting needs and requirements.

Part III : Where Are You with Your Blended Learning Strategy?


Self-paced media like video and print was sent out to learners. Along came the internet and duplication, packaging and shipping costs gave way to low-cost digital delivery on the internet. For many companies developing simple “page-turner” eLearning courses, the loss of Flash and the addition of authoring tools only lowered costs and shortened development time. At the end of the year, roll up the data to demonstrate “Training’s ROI”. Part 3 of Part 4.

How Rapid Authoring Tools Meet Evolving Online Learning Needs

CommLab India

Demand for low cost courses. Instead, they now seek utilitarian courses that satisfy their learning needs at a lower cost. Statistics 1 show the mobile device now represents 65% of all digital media time. An increase in development times and the need to hire programmers will impact the cost of the development. Maximization of the ROI on training. Time is a great factor in reducing cost and the minimal use of manpower is an added advantage.

Part III : Where Are You with Your Blended Learning Strategy?


Self-paced media like video and print was sent out to learners. Along came the internet and duplication, packaging and shipping costs gave way to low-cost digital delivery on the internet. For many companies developing simple “page-turner” eLearning courses, the loss of Flash and the addition of authoring tools only lowered costs and shortened development time. At the end of the year, roll up the data to demonstrate “Training’s ROI”. Part 3 of Part 4.

Leadership development is creating a dilemma

CLO Magazine

To achieve success requires leaders to be effective in delivering on five levels of outcomes, including impact and ROI. Six months before he was fired, HSBC’s full-year earnings were worse than expected, in part because costs were outweighing revenue growth.

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. Additionally, when you are in the startup phase there are not enough people to train to give you ROI on a formal course. 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.

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Free learning & development webinars for June 2021

Limestone Learning

PT: Why Performance-based, Results-focused Instructional Design is Critical to Delivering Training ROI and More This presentation, hosted by Darryl Sink, President of Darryl L. Perhaps the only opportunity you may have is to show the value for the project compared to the cost.

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The Right Place to Find Help: ASTD's Big Question

Kapp Notes

How to reach out and find expertise -How to use Social Media to Find Answers to Questions -How to Learn through Conversation And then the questions are even broken down further into more sub-questions which you can read for yourself at the original ASTD Blog posting Network Feedback. Seeking out advice, counsel and ideas from your network or a related network was time consuming and costly. The ROI for using all five methods is phenomenal.

Why MOOCs? Why Now?

Your Training Edge

Institutions and organizations are spending a lot of money on education, but in terms of job skills, they are seeing very little ROI. 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!”.

The 5 Investments Your Company Should Prioritize


Investing on an LMS website is a low-cost high-reward venture that will enable your organization to view training reports and data to monitor the growth and development of your employees. Best of all, it is cost-effective and proceeds a long way past the time you put into a campaign.

Creators’ Guide to SEO Success


That would be irrelevant, low-priority, or keywords without any searches. All those are important both for social media and search engine optimization. I could add some more information to optimize the whole page such as “Social Media Expert teaching social media for course creators”.

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8 Top Priorities For Your LMS Needs Assessment

Petra Mayer

How will the LMS support our business objectives and how will we measure the ROI? Imagine going through a lengthy needs assessment, only to find out at the very end that an LMS is not what you need and that there are low cost alternatives that will do the job for you. Alternatively, you may want to provide this in an external resource, such as a Social Media Group environment or even a mobile app.

Free L&D webinars for July 2019

Limestone Learning

Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 10:30AM – 11:30AM PT: Learning, Data-Ignited | Transforming Learning as ROI to Business Performance Evidencing the ROI of Learning & Development (“L&D”) to business performance has been a long- standing challenge of L&D and HR professionals. The goal is to inspire how learning and talent professionals and HR professionals can develop their own learning to ROI dashboard, elevate the conversation and have a seat at the table.

mLearning Content Types - Level 1 Content

mLearning Trends

Smartphones with “data plans” also have the ability to send and receive email messages; in fact, mobile email access is the primary business driver and ROI justification for most organizations seeking to provide smartphones to their mobile workforce and executives. In each case, subscribers can opt-in to receive relevant content on their mobile device and messages can be either plain text or can include web links to launch other media-based content as desired (see Figures 7-9).

When It Comes to Technology, All That Glitters Is Not Gold

CLO Magazine

Technology is a key piece in a learning strategy, but mistakes can be costly; learning must come first. Learning leaders have to resist the lure of what’s trendy to ensure their investments drive actual business outcomes that lead to a measurable ROI. To avoid making costly technology mistakes, many customers are looking for better analytics and metrics to help them assess learning impact. These are heady days for learning leaders.

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The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms


One benefit of a cloud LMS is that it’s quicker and more cost-effective to install than self-hosted learning solutions. Although this movement away from Flash will generate cost and complexity for eLearning professionals, LearnUpon offers their customers a number of alternatives including support for HTML5 content delivery. Despite its initial low cost and apparent flexibility, Moodle’s is actually quite expensive to maintain and adapt over time.

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? Thursday, August 9, 2018, 12PM – 1PM PT: ROI: What Caused It?