10 Low-Cost Ideas for Employee Training

The Training by Nelle Blog | Corporate Training and Consulting

So, What Will it Cost Me? In terms of pricing, Microsoft PowerPoint (standalone, not including full Microsoft Suite) will cost you about $109, for 1 user (both PC and Mac) in the Microsoft Store, but you can shop around and check out other vendors such as Amazon, Overstock or Office Max/Depot. 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.

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.

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Low-cost LMSs with e-commerce

Janet Clarey

I had someone contact for advice on finding (really) low-cost LMSs with e-commerce capability. 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. Tags: Uncategorized e-commerce LMS low-cost Can you help this small training group find a solution?

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

eLearning 24-7

I’m not talking about freebies such as Moodle or Sakai, but actually commercial systems. 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?

Why Moodle?

eLearning Blender

Why Moodle? One of the most frequently asked questions I get from blog readers is "Why did I choose to go with Moodle" over other Learning Management Systems. The answer is simple; Moodle gives you the most bang for your buck, especially if you don't have a lot of bucks. 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. This is how I ended up deciding on Moodle.

Moodle Pros and Cons Update

eLearning Blender

With all the hype surrounding the upcoming arrival of Moodle 2.0, I thought it might be a good time to revisit what we love and hate about Moodle 1.9. In a previous post, " Moodle Pros and Cons " I set out on a mission to build a robust list of Moodle Pros and Cons that would be a great resource to someone researching whether Moodle would fit their needs. Now that we are getting ready to say goodbye to Moodle 1.9, but generally i do like moodle.

Lean times call for creative solutions

Bottom-Line Performance

They also head outdoors for lower cost and healthier entertainment such as hiking. Yesterday on the BLP LOL Live webinar about Moodle, we heard that quite a few organizations are interested in Moodle due to budget constraints. Implementing Moodle as an LMS or social networking as a tool for sharing knowledge still has a learning curve and costs associated with them. BLP invested 160 hours to set up our Moodle site, load three courses and 16 users.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

Friday, June 26, 2009 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? A ‘low-cost’ LMS starts at an average of $58K. That’s the low price. And “in times like these…&# Why pay for a pricey LMS when you can Moodle or Drupal or Sakai ? Because it’s open source, there are no licensing costs. Moodle and other open source products have huge communities behind them. There’s no vendor who creates Moodle per say.

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 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). He was able to whip up a report that listed out all the information I needed in the text file for each Moodle user.

Custom Reports in Moodle

eLearning Blender

This week I had some time to moodle around in Moodle. Moodle has some great standard reports but it doesn't appear to be too easy to customize them. 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 Frustrations

eLearning Blender

I am seriously considering bringing on Moodle as our company's first LMS but I am a little nervous about setup and support. I recently had a discussion with a high school teacher going through the aches and pains of using Moodle with his classes and he is having a much harder time getting other teachers in his district to take advantage of Moodle. So, how do you overcome the support hurdles that may come along with an open source solution such as Moodle?

Moodle 1.9 eLearning Course Development by William Rice

eLearning Blender

As I have been working my way through a Moodle implementation I have used several different resources to find answers for my Moodle questions. While the moodle community is fantastic for finding quick answers to random issues, I have found that Moodle 1.9 Other Moodle books I have used in the past are either directed to the LMS admin installing and maintaining the database or the Trainer/Teacher creating class pages.

To Moodle or not to Moodle

eLearning Blender

To Moodle or not to Moodle, that is the question. Here is where it get's interesting, an associate installed Moodle to start playing around. So here's the decision, do I migrate from simply uploading these courses to MS Sharepoint like usual, or do we get crazy and try to implement these new courses on Moodle. I am struggling with the decision of whether I want to make the leap to Moodle because I can't think of a good reason other than to try out Moodle.

Moodle training news

Moodle Journal

sessions for our Moodle vle. The thrust behind the proposal is that for some students, finding themselves timetabled into rooms with no computing facilities, wouldn’t it be a good idea to provide some low cost, low spec netbooks and make use of the college WiFi provide access to web resources including Cloud apps. A comment that drew a somewhat frowned expression, to which I replied - book into my Moodle phase 3 training program, you will enjoy it.

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Moodle: the LMS for everyone

Course Index

Courseindex.com provide a suite of services around Moodle. What is Moodle? Moodle (acronym for modular object-oriented dynamic learning environment) is a globally supported open-source learning management system used by schools, universities, workplaces, training organizations and other sectors. Moodle needs to be installed on a server or servers along with its database. Courseindex.com are experts at all things Moodle.

Why Cloud-based LMS are Dominating the eLearning Field

Lambda Solutions

This platform is a viable option due to its low costs and flexibility. The Future of Learning Totara Learn Features Moodle FeaturesMany businesses have moved their core processes to the cloud. Experts believe that cloud-based products could represent as much as 70 percent of all software and technology spending by 2020. Cloud-based hosting is a solution worth exploring for your LMS. Here are a few trends you should know about and some benefits to consider.

The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

A ‘low-cost’ LMS starts at an average of $58K. That’s the low price. And “in times like these…” Why pay for a pricey LMS when you can Moodle or Drupal or Sakai ? Because it’s open source, there are no licensing costs. Moodle and other open source products have huge communities behind them. There’s no vendor who creates Moodle per say. But Moodle is increasingly being used in the corporate market. Tags: open source moodle kineo

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Why You Should Pick A Community-Developed LMS

Adult Learning with Technology

Consider a community-developed LMS—the low-cost alternative to building a custom […]. eLearning eLearning Tools eLearning Industry Learning Management System LMS MoodleOriginal Article: Why You Should Pick A Community-Developed LMS – eLearning Industry by Andy Schermuly If you’re in the market for a Learning Management System, you’re likely experiencing a familiar predicament: finding an LMS with the features you need using the limited budget you have.

8 Popular Features of Moodle LMS for Corporate Training You Should Know

Hurix Digital

In your scoping and research for an LMS for corporate training , Moodle LMS but have surely appeared on your list of options. Should you choose Moodle as your learning platform or not? Developed in 2002 by Martin Dougiamas, Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) LMS is today the world’s most popular and most used learning management system , primarily because it is flexible, open source, and free to download. So what makes the Moodle LMS so attractive?

Best of Learning Tech 2019: Moodle Workplace, Certified Partner in the UK & New Product Offerings

eThink Education

eThink Education attended Learning Technologies 2019 in London last week alongside Moodle HQ & Totara HQ. This trend was further backed by Moodle HQ launching a new product at Learning Technologies to great fanfare and high expectations…. Moodle Workplace. Of course, Moodle has long been utilized in the world of corporate learning. For many years, Moodle Admins and Moodle Partners have configured the core Moodle solution to meet learning and development objectives.

Software Implementation Training Plan

eLearning Blender

The eLearning tutorials developed in Adobe Captivate and delivered through Moodle provide the learner with the skills required to complete common everyday tasks. Tags: Wiki Software Implementation Low Cost eLearning I've been working on what I consider a large project and I am hoping to use this post as a sounding board for my plan. The project involves training approximately 180 users on a ERP software program in a chain of retail stores.

The 5 Best Open Source Learning Management Systems

Your Training Edge

Moodle. Moodle offers a free online learning management system that allows you to create your own programs with its scalable and secure tools. It’s also mobile-friendly and has an app called Moodle Mobile. Low-cost. eLearning Featured Featured Posts Learning & Development LMS Talent Management Training canvas chamilo moodle online learning Open edX totara Learn

Chronically Underfunded E-Learning

eLearning Blender

In my quest for the answer to this question I came across Moodle. At first Moodle seemed too good to be true but I soon realized that it was more complicated than I thought and that we would most likely need to hire help if we were to go down this avenue. Moodle may be cheap but most companies are going to have to shell out some cash to either have it hosted or get help with the implementation.

Open Source is Not Cheap, Leave Alone Free

Upside Learning

We keep meeting prospects who are considering Moodle as their first LMS. The reason they say – it’s free or at best, comes at a low cost. In an attempt to advise our clients to choose an Open Source LMS after doing proper home-work, we have written these articles: The Real Cost of Free (Open Source) LMS. Recently a colleague of mine pointed me to the prices of Moodle and a re-branded Moodle being offered by a leading vendor in the UK.

Have you outgrown your MoodleCloud?

eThink Education

As an open-source Learning Management System (LMS), Moodle offers multiple hosting options to help institutions and organizations successfully manage their platform. One way many users get started with Moodle is by using the free or low-cost hosting service provided at MoodleCloud.com.

August Topic: Learning Management Systems

Bottom-Line Performance

If you’re looking for a simple LMS, one low-cost solution that BLP is focusing on this year is Moodle. Moodle is a course management system that helps with the creation and distribution of quality on-line content. Sharon will have more on Moodle later in the month. I’m looking forward to sharing our experience with Moodle and other learning management systems throughout August; be sure to check back for more about the basics of an LMS.

Tips for Developing a Course that Fits Your LMS

Bottom-Line Performance

Register for our free webinar this week on one low-cost solution, Moodle. At BLP, we work with many different learning management systems for our various clients. The only thing they all have in common is that invariably they are nothing like the one we used the week or month before. Because we want to make sure our courses work perfectly with the LMS, we’ve started asking a series of questions at the beginning of every e-learning project.

Best Ways to Deliver Online Learning Courses to Employees

Hurix Digital

Creating Online-Learning Communities : The LMS allows educators to create cost-effective and collaborative online communities and scale up to accommodate a larger user base. Open Source : While there are several LMS packages available, it is a good idea to choose a Moodle-based LMS, which is an open source LMS, implying that it can be freely downloaded and distributed. Within the Moodle communities, you can find the answer to all your questions.

Open Source LMS

Tony Karrer

I had previously written about Low Cost LMS and Rapid Learning Management Systems , but I receive an inquiry from someone who had a very constrained budget and wanted to build an eLearning Portal. Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle - Learning Rocks , December 18, 2008 The Right Way To Go About Open Source LMS - Upside Learning Blog , October 23, 2009 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? MinuteBio , June 12, 2009 Moodle! -

Code & Pixels: Transforming Learning through Technology

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It emphasizes on understanding and analyzing the real needs of the client’s business and then provides cost-effective solutions in form of content. C&P has developed a Mobile Learning App and also Moodle based Learning Management system. In India, few schools are using these technologies but the cost is high and the syllabus is different. To bridge this gap, C&P has started Research and Development activities on AR/VR and intends to produce a low-cost solution.

Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

2) Audience Size – Core open source LMS licensing costs are zero (or minimal). Here are some key differences that can swing buying decisions in one direction or another: Cost. At lower audience levels (for example, 1,000 or 10,000 learners per year), open source and commercial software costs are comparable. Large employee-focused LMS vendors can provide more hands-on professional service, but this comes at a steep incremental cost beyond license fees.

LMS Solution for Simple Partner Compliance Training

Tony Karrer

But it’s almost like my background with and knowledge of all the different LMS products (see LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers , Low Cost Learning Management Systems , Rapid Learning Management Systems and Open Source Learning Management Systems ) feels like it’s hurting me in this task. would cost. We are definitely considering doing something like a hosted Moodle solution.

Avoiding the LMS Overkill

QuoDeck

In the Startup Stage, the requirement is for a low-cost system that can be handled by the manager himself. Leading with classroom sessions, most organizations typically look to add in eLearning to standardize the content and dissemination approach as well as reduce costs. At this stage, it is advisable to go for a full-featured LMS like Moodle , Saba , Blackboard , QuoDeck Enterprise, CornerStone On Demand , etc.

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Steps to Creating an Engaging Webinar for Higher Education Students

Hurix Digital

With regards to tools, new and enhanced communication methods, such as Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, Microsoft Team Builder, GoToMeeting, and other virtual meeting tools, are all readily available, at low-cost—and they work. Webinars are perfect for delivering real responsive teaching.

Customer Training: Why User Knowledge is Essential to Success

eThink Education

That’s good news for your company, since it costs approximately 5 times more to attract a new customer than to retain an existing one. Decreased costs. The corollary to the above point is the reduction in costs that a well-designed customer training program can provide.