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.

Avoiding Risks of Low Cost LMS Systems for Healthcare CE

EthosCE

Low-cost LMS options are tempting at first glance, but a closer look will reveal hidden costs, reduced efficiency, and more work than benefits. Why Low-Cost LMS Systems are Rarely a Bargain. Low-cost LMS systems present the same dilemma a cheap used car might. While a low-cost LMS might seem like a “bargain” purchase, choosing one can be a costly, time-consuming mistake.

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

Adobe Captivate

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

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).

Adobe Captivate 2019 – Virtual Reality Project

Swift eLearning Services

With this feature, one can provide a low cost and high performance courses. In this blog, we are going to see how to create a virtual reality project in Adobe Captivate 2019. You can open virtual reality project in two ways:… Authoring Tools eLearning 360 degree images 360 degree video Adobe Captivate 2019 Adobe Captivate 2019 feaatures Adobe Captivate 2019 Virtual Reality Captivate 2019.

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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Estimating Cost for Elearning Projects

ID Mentors

Somewhere, sometime along the way, we decided that we should identify “levels” for calculating the cost for developing an E-Learning course: Simple interactions – low cost; richer interactions – higher cost; elaborate and complex interactions, highest cost.

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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.

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?

Here’s an Easy Way to Manage E-Learning Projects

Rapid eLearning

Managing all of the to-do lists and activities for your e-learning projects can be really time time-consuming and a pain. I’ve worked in organizations where it seemed we spent more time managing the bureaucracy related to the project than we actually spent on it. Someone asked what I use to manage projects. But for my project management, I use Trello. Manage E-Learning Projects with Boards, Lists, and Cards. Project management requires management.

Software Implementation Training Plan

eLearning Blender

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. After a lot of hard work I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and can't wait to finish off this project. Tags: Wiki Software Implementation Low Cost 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. I won't be able to use the South Park characters for my eLearning project because there is not enough flexiblity to move the arms around but I will definitely keep this in mind for future projects.

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To Moodle or not to Moodle

eLearning Blender

I have come to a crossroads with a project that I have written about before. Here are some factors to consider; the majority of the courses require the learner to submit a project for completion. To Moodle or not to Moodle, that is the question. 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.

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.

Just in the nick of time!

eLearning Blender

I recently used the demo version of Camtasia to complete a software simulation project and it worked out great. I just installed Camtasia and can't wait to put it to use on a larger scale project. 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.

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. If we already had an instructor led course that covered this subject it would be easy to calculate the cost of the ILT versus the cost of the eLearning version. I'm sure the cost of eLearning would pale in comparison to rolling out an instructor led course.

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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. After I finish this initial project it should be easier to prove an ROI for other projects. 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.

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Chronically Underfunded E-Learning

eLearning Blender

As sales go down, so does the training dept's budget which is bad news for my e-learning project. 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.

eLearning too Expensive? A Solution for Every Budget

Bottom-Line Performance

Some companies think the cost of eLearning is ONLY driven by the quality of the images, audio, visual, and complex interactions. Therefore, a stripped down course with minimal aesthetic value will be the most cost-effective. But while adding multimedia to an eLearning course will increase the cost, this is not the main contributor to eLearning cost. It is one of our favorite past projects, yet it was actually one of our least expensive projects.

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Penny Pinching but Valuable Client and a Unique, Challenging Project

ID Reflections

8) The final step: a) We took our solution and analysis to the client b) Posed our solution and showed the business benefits that could accrue—not only terms of training (that would become much less painful for the trainers) but the consequences of a training well designed and effectively delivered c) The client was convinced…they will still continue to be penny pinching but we got the project!

Instructional Design Portfolio Resources

Experiencing eLearning

These 10 tips for building a portfolio include picking the right projects and pairing each project with a description. Free and Low Cost Hosting Options. Mike Taylor lists several free or low-cost options for hosting in this post (although a few, like Dropbox, are no longer options. It won’t cost you anything additional, but a small portion of the purchase price comes to me to help pay for hosting my blog.

How to Copy Text from Flash Courses When You Don’t have the Original File

Rapid eLearning

Those are two free to low-cost options to quickly get the text from previous e-learning courses. E-learning Free Downloads Interaction Design Multimedia Online Course Design Performance Consulting Project Management TutorialsMany of you have to convert old Flash courses to HTML5. All you have is the published course but not the original source files. It’s easy enough to extract the media (like images and video) from the published output.

Get Skilled to Create Engaging e-Learning

Integrated Learnings

Work with Jordan to put the face-to-face training in Adobe Captivate so we can roll it out to the rest of the organization at low cost. But every day many of us bite the bullet and put something out to either satisfy a low effort request or a ridiculous timeline. And, not many projects have the flexible timeline to fit in that type of model. The more an individual can do, the quicker a project can move through the development process. by Jonathan Shoaf.

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10 Tips for Better Troubleshooting & Technical Support

Rapid eLearning

Today, I’d like to offer some timesaving tips that will help you troubleshoot your projects when asking for help. If you don’t use Articulate 360 yet, there are all sorts of other screencasting options that are free or low-cost. Articulate 360 Articulate Storyline E-learning E-learning 101 Performance Consulting Project Management Social LearningI’m really proud of the e -learning heroes community.

How To Use Proven Virtual Learning Activities To Boost Your Training

Spark Your Interest

Low costs of delivery. Cost savings for the learner. Make sure to clear the annotations , as they will appear on anything you are projecting. . Virtual learning sessions using a platform like Zoom, WebEx, or Adobe Connect, have become commonplace.

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. Tags: Learning Research emerging trends and technologies learning design project management of learning solutions e-learning LMS Moodle As Jenn first told you in July , Lessons on Learning has a whole new format. We’ll be covering a new topic each month, and I’m in charge of August. This month, we’ll be focusing on Learning Management Systems.

Characteristics of a Virtual Classroom

LearnDash

The low costs of virtual classrooms are considered to be a major advantage. They are also great options for impromptu meetings and group projects where members need to check-in on progress and bounce ideas of one-another. The ed tech landscape is full of various buzzwords that sometimes it can be hard to really grasp the concepts that are being discussed.

TEACHING ONLINE: Teachers are Going Online. Corporate Trainers Could Learn from Their Experience

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  Other teachers need a low-cost online solution—as many in the business world do as well—and they need it now.   Here are a couple of our favorites, with a quick look at costs, features, and limitations. Here are the details:   Cost:   Free version.   Webex Personal: If you are familiar with the corporate version of this software, with its rather high costs, you may be surprised to learn there is a free version!

Always On, Always Available Learning With Chatbots (and Training Magazine)

Learningtogo

You might have already considered using artificial intelligence to bring the “wow factor” to your next project, but it can sound like a complicated and expensive endeavor—especially for your first time. You’ll save money with a list of free or very low-cost sources for the tools and training you need to build your first bot. You can’t be available to provide coaching and feedback 24/7, but an intelligent chatbot can!

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

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. Free Stock Photos (Update 12/24/2010: suggested by Citizen ) FreePixels offers free high resolution stock photos for use in both personal and commercial design projects.

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Artificial Intelligence And How It’s Changing E-Learning

Your Training Edge

With Augmented Intelligence in the grind, students can now look up for study course material on the internet, often free of cost or at minimal charges.

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The gradebook module

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 7/23/2010 The gradebook module The brand new eFronts gradebook module combines results from online activities (tests, participation, projects) and offline activities (written tests, teacher judgment,) to produce grades for users. Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch fo.

Webinar: How to Rock the New Features in Storyline 3

eLearning Brothers

There are number of free or low-cost options for creating caption or subtitle files. Please watch the recording of the webinar included below: And don’t forget to check out our wide array of assets, templates and games for all your Storyline projects in our Library. Last Tuesday, I teamed up with fellow eLearning rockstar Bill Milstid to discuss some of the cool new features in Storyline 3.

19 Insider Secrets About Selecting An LMS

Spark Your Interest

The LMS market is projected to hit $28 B by 2026. And for the paid ones they can cost as little as $1,000 a year, up to over $25,000 a year. The Low-Cost Option – Or Was It? The ongoing maintenance and trouble-shooting were costing them an exorbitant amount.

The 5 Best Open Source Learning Management Systems

Your Training Edge

It is well known for its project management tools, and setup is effortless if you have basic technical knowledge. Low-cost. The learning management system market is projected to be worth over $15.72 With an open source Learning Management System (LMS), you can customize your experience and programs based on your business goals and department directives, allowing different groups of employees to access hundreds of learning modules.

Tips for Developing a Course that Fits Your LMS

Bottom-Line Performance

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. 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.

How (and Why) You Should Run an E-Learning Prototype

LearnDash

Finally, calculating development costs for an online course can be difficult. You may have built your business model around charging one price for a course, only to find that your figure is far too low. While prototyping adds time and expense to the development phase, it’s a cost you know about and can plan for. And in return, it prevents unexpected costs from catching you unawares.