10 Low-Cost Ideas for Employee Training

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

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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).

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Moodle Pros and Cons Update

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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. -

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

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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.

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eFront sites to check out

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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.

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

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As a result, the following post is Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning. The following list contains free and open source Web Conferencing tools that are nt in particular order. ConnectNow operates inside a web browser.

Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners

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The companion site also has some excellent check-lists for future use. The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs Free e-Learning books Facebook for e-Learning ► October (3) Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meet.

5 Ways to Stretch Your Training Budget

Mindflash

Despite ample evidence supporting the bottom-line value of training and professional development , training budgets are almost always the first place business leaders target for cost-cutting. Have some cost-saving tips you’d like to share?

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Low-end tools: QR codes and SMS text messaging

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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. • Creating posters with QR codes and placing them around the building could be a means of encouraging people to play a web-based wellness game. We used this site: [link].

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Free e-Learning books

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Elearning applications

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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. BigBlueButton - (Web Conferencing) BigBlueButton is built for Higher Education.

5 Ways to Stretch Your Training Budget

Mindflash

Despite ample evidence supporting the bottom-line value of training and professional development , training budgets are almost always the first place business leaders target for cost-cutting. Have some cost-saving tips you’d like to share?

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. Further, many people charged with creating e-learning come from instructional design backgrounds and have never been formally trained on creating robust web content.

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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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Want to go mobile for learning and support?

Allison Rossett

Discussions often revolve around questions about native vs. mobile web apps. while mobile web apps take a ‘code once, run in all’ approach. Boston Globe , Smashing Magazine , and Allison’s own site are three additional representations of this approach. While these examples are not considered to be web apps, this method might work for you, with benefits in low cost and not trivial functionality. Mobile Web App. Mobile Web App.

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.

ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter

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You (Probably) Have the Technology

Rob Hubbard

There are many free and low-cost quiz building systems available. Web pages – simple web pages can be used as job-aids or implementation aids, helping people to put their learning into practice or to remind them of key points. If you know HTML you can create web pages using any text editor. If you need a little more help use something like Google Sites.

7 Free Handwritten Fonts for Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

Free Font Sites. You’ll notice that all of the fonts come from Google Web Fonts. 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.

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View of eLearning Development Approaches - Ease vs. Power

Tony Karrer

Many learning applications do not require more powerful tools, thus, the Reference Hybrids that I discussed previously is a blend of low-cost solutions with point solutions when higher power is needed. Based on some discussions around What is Rapid eLearning?

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The 5 Investments Your Company Should Prioritize

KnowledgeAnywhere

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.

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.

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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Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning

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e-Learning Glossaries

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The gradebook module

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Extensions on RSS module

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The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

A ‘low-cost’ LMS starts at an average of $58K. That’s the low price. Web conferencing services like DimDim now offer the equivalent of WebEx. 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. Richard Nantel of Brandon Hall recently posted about average LMS prices. Which is still a whole LOT of money.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Interestingly, it's Xyleme - an LCMS vendor that is sponsoring the site. When everyone has a mobile device with web access, clearly there are opportunities to provide content in new ways. This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

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Record (English, French, Spanish or German) PDF, Word, plain text, PowerPoint files, and web pages, and convert them to speech automatically. Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learnin.

How to Be Successful at Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

This is a good place to start especially since they’ve recently updated the site. Stock Image Sites. There are a dozens of stock image sites where you can buy low cost images. I’m sure others will post links to the sites they use.

Building an advanced eFront theme using CSS3 elements

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More ideas: For more ideas and techniques for CSS3 you can check the following site: [link] * Note : IE 9 is expected to support HTML5 to some degree ( [link] ) Posted by Athanasios Papagelis at 5:46 AM Email This BlogThis!

How Much Does It Cost to Develop an Online Course?

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But, how much would it cost? But, how much does it cost to create one? Knowing all about the course creation and development costs upfront can help you come up with the right plan to create a course, and deciding on the best price tag for your courses. Business Costs.

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Exclusive offers for eFront facebook fans

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The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter

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rjacquez (Update 11/30/2010: suggested by gab1982 ) Daisy Grisolia Foco em ensino-aprendizagem, web 2.0, Evangelist @ Adobe for TCS2 (includes Captivate) his work continues to advance web 2.0 José Erigleidson @erionline São Paulo Curious about the relations between knowledge and technology in the digital culture Daisy Grisolia @DaisyGrisolia São Paulo - Brazil Foco em ensino-aprendizagem, web 2.0,

Why You Should Choose an Open Source eLearning Platform?

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You can host your platform on the web server of your choice. Whereas, with open source eLearning software , you have the complete ownership of the data, source code, and the choice of web hosting. 4. Low cost over an extended period. At first, this recurring cost seems very low as compared with the higher upfront costs of premium open-source solutions. However, this cost accumulates to become too much over an extended period of time.

5 things you (perhaps) don't know about eFront

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For a list of officially supported modules check: [link] 5) You can use distant themes to speed-up your sites! If yes, then eFront offers an important facility that can speed up your site: the ability to serve an eFront theme from a distant server.