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. You can also tap into your customers’ experience to identify any common issue that may be resulting in poor sales. In either of the cases, diversified content and significant cost savings will make you think about it seriously. What is crowdsourcing?

Low-cost LMSs with e-commerce

Janet Clarey

I had someone contact for advice on finding (really) low-cost LMSs with e-commerce capability. Basic reports on sales data. 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.


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Top 10 Tips for Drama-Free Virtual Sales Meetings


There are a lot of balls to keep in the air and the price of dropping any of them could be a lost sale. Now that 80% of sales engagements are digital, sellers must prepare before they go “on stage.”. Think of sales activities as happening either “frontstage” of “backstage.”.

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Moodle Pros and Cons Update

eLearning Blender

Joe Deegan Widely Available - Most low cost hosting solutions on the web will install Moodle for you at no cost through simple scripts or an easy to use interface (which makes starting up much easier than having to know/install php, etc.) - Joseph Thibault ( MM - GC ) Closed - if you're looking to create an open repository of information that anyone can browse and engage, Moodle is not necessarily the best tool. Tags: Moodle LMS eLearning Low Cost eLearning

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?

Keeping IT Training and Sales Personal in an Age of Social Distancing


Trade shows, instructor led training, user groups, physical sales presentations. So how do you keep IT virtual training and sales enablement personal in an age of social distancing? So, it’s imperative that trainers and sales engineers maximize engagement.

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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. I used Quia to create a few games that resemble “Who wants to be a millionaire” and “Jeopardy” which turned out to be a smash hit amongst the sales staff. Being that sales people are generally competitive, they loved that they were able to challenge each other to a game.

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Chronically Underfunded E-Learning

eLearning Blender

That is of course until we hit a slump in sales. 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.

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. He would like me to create some kind of tool or eLearning course that will help our sales staff with product knowledge because this is a current focus of the training dept. 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.

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Strengthen the Backbone of Your Sales Performance Part 1

Training Industry

Certainly economic uncertainty has placed additional pressure on sellers to creatively manage the sales cycle. The New Normal of sales will require resolve and backbone to survive. Gaining access to the decision makers was never easy—However, once the negotiation took place and an agreement was hammered out, the seller would work with procurement only to tie up the sale’s details. Selling has always had its share of stresses.

Low-end tools: QR codes and SMS text messaging

Bottom-Line Performance

This is part 6: Low-end tools: QR codes and SMS text messaging. What if you want to link sales reps or customers out to a specific set of educational materials? Text messaging is another simple, low-cost solution that has possibilities. The results of this low-cost solution were impressive as 80% of participants improved compliance with medication and 90% reported improvements in at least one health maintenance behavior.

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5 Reasons Buying a Villa in Sharjah is a Wise Decision


You can find every type of residential property in this emirate, but if you wish to enjoy a luxurious lifestyle, the best choice is to look for a villa for sale in Sharjah. When compared to Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the living cost in Sharjah is on the lower side.

9 of Your Customer Service Training Questions, Answered


But if you don’t get your customer service training right, you’re going to lose sales to the companies who do. Executives, sales reps, account managers, and many other employees not only can, but should, take part. Customer service reps need to know a lot about the products you’re selling, both from a sales and a support perspective. Of course, that convenience comes with a drawback: cost.

Volvo Eicher’s Itube: User Generated Content for Training Revolution


High costs of video production with proper content localization. The platform curates user generated content which are naturally localized, low cost and also come from in-house Subject Matter Experts.

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Non-Profits: 13 Ridiculously Simple Ways To Improve Your On-Demand Learning

Spark Your Interest

Low costs of delivery for you as a non-profit. Cost savings for the learner. As well, having a cost associated with your online learning elevates it in the mind of your learner. They see the cost as a sign that this has a higher value than a free item.

Online Marketing for Elearning Part III: Advertising


Content marketing is low cost but highly effective. But what if you don’t have your course completed yet, and are still trying to generate enough traffic for a beta test or pre-launch sales? But the extent to which those new visitors translate to closed sales is largely in your hands. Are you ready to put some money behind your marketing? Here’s how to start.

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The 5 most common LMS complaints from end users

eLearning 24-7

Person is all about sales and not about you. 3 The system costs more than what they quoted me. They fail to mention that it will cost you X dollars per API and it will take six weeks to add one. Setup costs – and they can be anywhere from inexpensive to outrageous – even for systems that are low cost. Company using their own tech priority level – rates the issue, low, medium, high or for some clients – get it fixed now.

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No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

Has Your Sales Training Hit a Curve Ball? Whether you’re training a sales team or other departments, this article offers well-researched strategies for helping people practice and improve in their most valuable skills. At, we’re dedicated to giving you the easiest way to implement effective, low-cost training. This week’s best articles for no-nonsense employee training.

Tony Bingham Opening Session #ASTDTK12

Learning Visions

Sharing lots of stats…800,000,000 on Facebook, iphone sales, tablet sales, etc. 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.) These are my live blogged notes from the opening session at ASTD’s TK12 in Las Vegas. 2012 is the year of collaboration. Why now?

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Top 6 Author Platforms for Secure Digital Publishing


Not only has it penetrated the pedestals previously held by traditional publishing methods, but it has also provided a low-cost and high-return alternative to various types of audiences across the globe. It harbors a well-documented and curated sales enablement software.

19 Insider Secrets About Selecting An LMS

Spark Your Interest

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? A non-profit organization with limited resources decided to use an open-source LMS since there was no cost for the software. At an extra cost.

5 AdWords Marketing Tips for Your Online Course


And because advertisers only have to pay for the people who click on their ads, it’s a great way to control your costs for effectiveness. There’s not much point in restricting your audience if your chance of converting them is just as low as if you were using a broad match. For instance, while free online courses can be a great way to close a sale and build your email marketing list, they may not be what you want to spend your ad money on.

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How to Raise the Price of Your Online Course


Low is not always better: raising your price could help you sell more courses. As they continue to lower the price of their course, they start down a never-ending spiral of high-effort and low returns. You’re about to retire the course in favor of an updated version, and this is your bargain sale. However, many online learners perceive low cost as low quality. As contrary as it may seem, raising the price of your course may land you more sales.

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Instructional design: What is the four-door eLearning model?


Particularly for companies looking to build cost-effective and rapid eLearning programs. A simple instructional design model, it helps training and non-training professionals build eLearning programs that address the needs of many types of learners relatively quickly and at low cost.

4 awesome examples of gamification in elearning


Scenario + game elements = sales simulation. Why it works: The sense of competition and urgency created by the game mechanics is relevant to the subject and real life on a fast-paced, target-driven sales floor. It’s a low-cost audio-driven simulation, and a great demonstration of achieving gamification for learning without huge expense. Gamification is a word with a lot of baggage! Maybe you hear it, roll your eyes and think “buzzword”?

How can Virtual Reality Training change your Business?


In 2018, VR hardware actually surpassed ambitious sales expectations. Military leaders are gradually turning to virtual reality solutions as a way of making training more functional and cost-effective. .

The top 3 benefits of switching to cloud-based software


Moving to “the cloud” has become a necessity for organizations to maintain a competitive edge and cut costs. With a web-based POS, you rely less on human input and your staff gets more time to interact with customers and close the sales. 2. Reduced costs With cloud-based software, you always access the software from a browser or a dedicated interface that is connected to your database in the cloud.

3 Best Ways to Blend ILT with E-learning [Infographic]

CommLab India

Thus organizations will be able to deliver first-rate training to their staff at low cost. Related Posts Blend Classroom and Micro-learning for Effective Pharmaceutical Sales Training 3 Quick Tips to Blend ILT with E-learning 5 Effective Ways to Blend Classroom Training with E-learning – An Infographic. Organizations are spending a lot of money on training.

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What is Design Thinking and Why Should You Care?

Have the sales people weigh in on development programs for manufacturing. At, we’re dedicated to bringing you practical, low-cost training solutions. Adopt the “designer mindset” for more innovative problem solving. I’ve seen a lot of people writing lately about the need for design thinking in employee learning and development programs. The current discussion has made me wonder – “What exactly is design thinking?”

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Wholesale Custom Printed Boxes for Professional Products


Products are used professionally in sales in a number of ways. Custom Boxes will Give Your Business an Edge in Sales: A product’s packaging is vital. In the end, the best part about these boxes is that they have the biggest impact on sales.

MOOCs to Bridge the Workplace Skills Gap

Your Training Edge

MOOCs are comparatively low-cost ways to deliver top-quality workplace skills training to a large number of employees all at once. For companies that want to develop their own MOOC, there are several learning management system platforms available either free or at a low cost. Although there may be a substantial initial outlay to develop a MOOC, the marginal cost of training additional employees approaches zero.

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MOOCs: Personal Initiative and Professional Development

Your Training Edge

The business model of low-cost, high-quality education offered by the MOOCs could well transform corporate training and turn the idea of lifelong learning into reality. This process has already started – just this month, both Coursera and edX announced new initiatives to move into the realm of continuing education by offering free or low-cost teacher training programs.

Emerging technologies & challenges in e-Learning content creation: Global resourcing to rescue


Off-the-Shelf e-Learning content publishers, technology-driven training providers, and everybody in the e-Learning space is under pressure to maintain the pace of content design & development on the new platforms at the same cost. Added to the woes are the rising costs of infrastructure, talent war for skilled manpower and the competition to deliver high quality content at a lower cost. Cost of Production.

Avoiding a Product Launch Failure: How Modern Learning Reduces the 3 Biggest Risks


According to a McKinsey report on drug launches , more than half of new medical devices and nearly two-thirds of new drugs fail to hit their sales targets. On the other hand, if you have two or more decades of experience in these fields, whether as a rep or a sales trainer, you’ve probably borne witness to the trends behind these unfavorable odds. The cost of traditional training content development is high and so is the cost of launch meetings and content updates.

10 Ways to Lose at Selling Learning Systems: For LMS Vendors

Talented Learning

With 8 total finalists, my head is still spinning from analyzing more than a thousand pages of RFP response documents, sitting through 24 hours of demos and critically (sometimes ruthlessly) evaluating a diverse cast of sales characters as they pitch their solutions. The LMS Sales Process: What Counts? As you may know, this isn’t my first sales rodeo. I won and lost my fair share but was unaware of my level of effectiveness in relation to my sales peers.

10 Best LMS For Small Business


Save time and cost on training development. There are many free or low-cost learning management systems with all the essential features that they will find convenient to adopt. No hidden costs. No hidden costs. How Much Does an LMS System for SMBs Cost?

Degreed Raises $21M Series B To Make All Professional And Lifelong Learning Matter


Our award-winning platform enables people to discover, curate, share, track and value all kinds of learning–from internal portals, external training vendors and over 1,200 providers of free and low-cost informal learning resources–all in a single, unified system. The capital enabled a more aggressive sales strategy, robust product innovations, and an expansion of marketing activities. Today we are proud to announce a $21 million Series B investment to fuel further expansion.

How (and Why) to Drive Informal Learning with Video


It’s the type of education that every organization benefits from—it’s low-cost, low-stress, and it’s employee-driven. Have they helped you achieve any wins or increase the dollar value of a sale?”. Informal learning happens all the time at work—and that’s a good thing.

Small E-Learning Budgets? Create Your Own Training Videos

CommLab India

You can even edit these videos using free and low-cost tools, on your phone, laptop, or tablet. Related Posts Creating E-learning Videos: 5 Video Editing Tools That’ll Help Video-based Learning: An Effective Tool for Sales Training The 5 Video Features That Make an Authoring Tool Easy to Use. As a training manager, you are always faced with the conundrum of building an effective online course within a limited budget.

The future is bright: corporate learning gets smart

Torrance Learning

Rapid development tools allow the fast and easy creation of new elearning programs, and organizations can choose from a variety of off-the-shelf libraries containing thousands of courses for very low cost. Online learning has widened the reach and decreased the cost of delivering employee training, but it’s often delivered as a one-size-fits-all approach that misses its full potential. Tips that have been shared by peers in other sales regions are included as well.