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.

Low-Cost Test and Quiz Tool Comparison

Tony Karrer

I’ve recently been working with Sameer Bhatia the CEO of ProProfs as I was going through an evaluation of various online tools that support easy, fast, low-cost testing and quiz tools. Evaluation Criteria For the specific need I was looking at, I was looking for the following out of a solution: Cost : Is the tool free or very-low cost to use? It has a free and a low-cost version. Low cost.

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Low Cost LMS - Help Needed

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about the need for a low cost LMS solution and I've not had time to help this person with answers. Also, my guess is that looking at License costs is probably a bad idea here since quite often there are services, hosting, etc. costs that can exceed license costs. So, help on effective all-in low cost LMS solutions would be good.

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. The site lets photographers submit their photos who hope to get further (paid) business due to exposure on the site.

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).

3 Years to 5 Online Courses and a Successful Membership Site with Becky and Jeremy Launder

LifterLMS

Learn about the journey from 3 years to 5 online courses and a successful membership site with Becky and Jeremy Launder in this LMScast hosted by Chris Badgett from LifterLMS. Now they’re working together on their online training site they founded in 2017. This site is really beautiful.

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Moodle Pros and Cons Update

eLearning Blender

Joe Deegan Reporting - There is no simple way to run a site wide report with users grades in multiple courses. You are stuck going into each course site to view one courses grades at a time or using the overview report to view grades for one user at a time. - It would be much easier if there was a way to manage groups site wide rather than on a course by course basis. The shear number of sites and courses on the web is HUGE.so

Moodle Pros and Cons

eLearning Blender

Moodle Benefits Moodle Drawbacks Open Source - Free to download Reporting - There is no simple way to run a site wide report with users grades in multiple courses. You are stuck going into each course site to view one courses grades at a time or using the overview report to view grades for one user at a time. It would be much easier if there was a way to manage groups site wide rather than on a course by course basis.

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. As a result, I had to do a research and find the best FREE stock photo sites. Morgue File An easy to use free photo site. All photos on this web site are public domain.

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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. We’ve integrated Flash animations into Moodle home pages and replicated clients’ existing web sites. Our customers benefit from low-cost and self-management with no technical knowledge required.

eFront sites to check out

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 3/30/2010 eFront sites to check out Here are a few eFront sites you might check to get a few ideas about your own implementation. link] Turkish educational site [link] Chinese learn English site. Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learnin.

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Characters for eLearning

eLearning Blender

I am toying with the idea of creating a cartoonish character and in my research I came across SP Studio which is a very cool site that makes it easy to create custom south park cartoon characters. 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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Instructional Design Portfolio Resources

Experiencing eLearning

These are both self-hosted sites now, although my blog was on WordPress.com for many years. You can use a free WordPress.com site as your portfolio as a job seeker, but you’ll have to host your samples somewhere else. Shared hosting starts at $2.59/month , so it’s quite affordable to get your own site and have full control. Free and Low Cost Hosting Options. Come people use template sites like use Wix, Weebly, or Squarespace.

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. By scanning each QR code as the new-hires travel around a work site, they get facts, history, and context about different functions and people within the company. • We used this site: [link]. Text messaging is another simple, low-cost solution that has possibilities. Two of these include: • clubTexting.com (not free; costs on a per-text basis).

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Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/31/2010 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning I received several emails, message on Twitter, and InMails on LinkedIn concerning the Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning and the Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning posts.

Get Skilled to Create Engaging e-Learning

Integrated Learnings

Post those on the corporate site. 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. This can be done from a combination of online learning sites like Lynda.com , training classes at web conferences, and formal training classes by tools vendors.

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Online Marketing for Elearning Part III: Advertising

LearnDash

Content marketing is low cost but highly effective. Once they’re on your site reading your content, you’ll have a better opportunity to introduce them to your course. A lot of the ad platforms we mentioned will include metrics that help you see how successful your campaign was in terms of drawing new visitors to your site. Are you ready to put some money behind your marketing? Here’s how to start.

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Is data archiving a feasible solution?

Creativ Technologies

Although data archiving is required due to compliance issues, companies can get rid of on-site backup and opt for cloud data servers that charge as the volume of data stored grows. Amazon’s web service stores the data at low costs. Costs of cloud.

TCC08: Creating and Teaching a College-Level Undergraduate Course in Social Networking

Experiencing eLearning

Many businesses consider time on social networking sites wasted, but not all. Mass subscription with low/no barriers to entry. Free or low-cost, available to all online, use task-specific tools. Social networking sites will continue to be important, but they require active leadership. Google Sites for the wiki. Plaxo–aggregating from multiple social sites. Social networking sites will reflect changing roles in online engagement.

ROI: E-Learning on a Shoestring

Kapp Notes

I talk to many clients who wonder how they can afford to develop and deliver e-learning when budgets are being cut, staffs are being reduced and the cost of e-learning development software keeps rising. She has written a book titled E-Learning on a Shoestring which describes how you can implement low cost solutions to cover basic e-learning needs.

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More Answers to Your Rapid E-Learning Questions

Rapid eLearning

I usually get my images from Fotolio or iStockphoto but there are dozens of good stock image sites. The new Microsoft Office site has a lot of the same images you’d buy from vendors like Fotolio available for free. The new site also has a lot more up-to-date content so you’re not stuck with some of the older clip art (unless of course you’re designing a retro course on using Clippy). One of the things I do is subscribe to sites like AppSumo and Mighty Deals.

Elearning applications

eFront

This is why I created the following list with the Top 10 open source e-Learning projects for 2011 that will help you implement a low cost e-Learning solution. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Google Buzz Labels: android app for learning , bigbluebutton , corporate e-learning blogs , free e-learning , low cost e-learning for small business , low cost e-learning solutions , mlearning , open source e-learning Reactions: 2comments: Alexei said.

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

Rapid eLearning

I use it quite a bit to do screenshots for uploading to various image sites. Those are two free to low-cost options to quickly get the text from previous e-learning courses. Many 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.

Manufacturing Sector Training Challenges That E-Learning Can Help You Overcome

Capytech

It is effective on a range of levels, including low cost of delivery. With e-learning content, training doesn’t have to be undertaken in large groups for it to be cost-effective. Training in manufacturing companies can be costly.

5 AdWords Marketing Tips for Your Online Course

LearnDash

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. If you’re not bidding on your branded keywords, your competitors might do so instead, diverting your traffic to their site. They’re low cost and high conversion.

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Have you outgrown your MoodleCloud?

eThink Education

One way many users get started with Moodle is by using the free or low-cost hosting service provided at MoodleCloud.com. Here you can quickly set up a complete and working Moodle site that includes all the core features and a handful of integrations as well.

Social Learning: Part 2

Take an e-Learning Break

The learning idea I took away from this site is a good example of to incorporate good resources from other websites into your training. Of course, you'll need to check the links on a regular basis - the Internet is an ever changing tool - but you can take advantage of really great information at a low cost. [link] This video led me to an interesting website that has great links on how to help your family and friends reduce your environmental impact.

How ProProfs became a “Multinational Startup” – Killer Startups interviews founder Sameer Bhatia

ProProfs

Killer Startups, a user driven startups community, recently interviewed ProProfs CEO and founder Sameer Bhatia, who told the story behind ProProfs and how it went from a low-cost quiz making tool to a multinational startup providing comprehensive online tools such as LMS software , online survey software and training software , which help instructors and educators create advanced online training and educational programs.

eLearning: How to Pick an LMS

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Could the LMS be used for new employee orientations, site-specific safety training, internal policy management, and sign off? When pricing an LMS, keep in mind that the number of users who will access the LMS will likely affect your licensing costs. Permissions, level of maintenance, and ability to make changes on-the-fly can all affect the cost of LMS implementation and the staff resources required to administer online learning courses.

Snake Oil and (April) Fools

Clark Quinn

For April Fool’s of this year, we (the Internet Time Alliance , with large credit to Jane and Harold) posted a message on our site: The Internet Time Alliance (ITA) has spent much of the past year on a mission. And we really believe that the benefits – a more positive workplace, a more nimble organization, greater innovation and problem-solving – significantly outweigh the relatively low costs.

Designing UX for eLearning? Skip the Cargo Cult

Bottom-Line Performance

We need to know the difference between user experience design (interaction experience and usability of the site) and user interface design (graphic design/aesthetics). UserTesting.com is a great resource for doing quick user experience testing for low-cost and quick speed. When it comes to user experience (UX), most eLearning designers will tell you they can do better. The problem? They are not really UX/UI designers.

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How can Virtual Reality Training change your Business?

CHRP-INDIA

Military leaders are gradually turning to virtual reality solutions as a way of making training more functional and cost-effective. . VR not only provides the feasibility to imagine a virtual car prototype at scale 1 but also to set up interactive cross-site design inspections.

How to Attract a Loyal Learning Audience, Even on a Tight Budget

Talented Learning

Several decades ago, software companies began offering no-cost access to products for a limited time (or with a limited feature set), hoping to drive more demand for the premium version in the long-run. Many low-cost marketing automation tools and marketing-savvy learning platforms now support specialized packaging, pre-scheduled content subscriptions, coupons, discounts, bundles, branded promotions and more. Here are some of the no/low-cost techniques that work for us.

Risk Assessment Training in 2021

Ed App

Construction sites use this necessary risk assessment to help management teams identify possible workplace hazards, take corrective action, and comply with safety policies. It can also be quite costly for businesses if they fail to comply with standard safety regulations.

7 Free Handwritten Fonts for Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

Free Font Sites. The reason is that they’ve been vetted and are free to use unlike many sites that say the fonts are free but then it turns out they’re only free for personal use. Or where do you find free (or low cost) fonts? I like to use handwritten fonts in my courses. They work well when I add them to speech bubbles, callouts, or captions. I also like the contrast a handwritten font adds to a more formal design.

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Dated best practices

Jay Cross

time to return on investment during new corporate cost-cutting. low-cost custom content in-house. Low-cost flight simulators? to extend reach and reduce cost. Consider custom LMS systems for low-cost. partners like consumer Web sites. ???????? This appeared on SRI-Business Consulting’s Learning on Demand page in April 2004. ELEARNING BEST PRACTICES SUMMARY.

How to Save Money on Last Minute Holiday?

Learnloft

Simultaneously, wanderers are searching for destinations and reducing travel costs while following pandemic restrictions. Also, if you are a frequent traveler, keep an eye out for notifications from booking sites regarding last-minute deals.

8 Ways to Raise Your Course’s Brand Awareness

LearnDash

Without one, any potential learner who stumbles on your course is just as likely to forget you after they leave your site. It’s a low cost, low pressure way to insert your business into the newsfeeds of anyone who follows your channel online, and it helps keep your brand in front of anyone who happened to subscribe to you at some point. Remarketing ads are in the same family of ads, but they only appear to users who have already visited your site.

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You (Probably) Have the Technology

Rob Hubbard

There are many free and low-cost quiz building systems available. If you need a little more help use something like Google Sites. Hopefully this article has helped you see just how much you can do with low-cost tools and that much of it can also be mobile-accessible. As well as our free online Rapid eLearning Development (ReD) course we also deliver a one-day workshop covering some of the same material. In fact it was from this workshop that ReD grew.

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What is eBook DRM and Why Do Publishers Need it?

Kitaboo

First, publishers gain from reduced costs of publishing. It is relatively simple to publish an interactive eBook, and once published, you can make any number of copies you want at no additional, or minimal, overhead costs.

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