Managing Multiple Learning Managment Systems - The High Cost of Choice


High maintenance costs: Standish goes on to report that annual maintenance cost can run as high as 40% of total project cost with high risk of overrun due to lack of experience and best practice approach.

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eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

Personal Learning Informal Learning Corporate eLearning eLearning Design Authoring Tools Rapid e-Learning Tools eLearning (e-Learning) e-Learning Software Blended e-Learning e-Learning Tools Learning Management Systems (LMS) e-Learning ROI and Metrics Search via eLearning Learning for first time visitors Thursday, September 10, 2009 eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology A reader sent a note asking my opinion on the vendor pricing in The Great eTrain Robbery?

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Serverless Computing - An Innovative Approach to Software Development

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Serverless is an approach to software development for quickly building and deploying applications as a collection of loosely coupled modules and microservices. Serverless applications are woven or composed from a collection of loosely coupled, lightweight modules or microservices.

first we kill the jobs

Harold Jarche

The project delivered 138 modules on the locations for its holidays, flights, airport codes and so on. Donald Clark shows how WildFire , a machine-augmented instructional content development system, saved significant time and money to develop a global training program.

Module 268

On Connectivism and Scale

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The question of scale is a measure of the cost of reaching such numbers of people. But of course the sheer cost of scaling 1:1 tutoring to everybody means that for any practical meaning of the term, 1:1 tutoring does not scale. The cost imposed on students make this clear.

Module 221

From Courses to Campaigns : using the 70:20:10 approach

Charles Jennings

It’s cheaper and more practical to learn how drive a tank, land an aircraft or space vehicle, or manage a nuclear power plant safely in a simulator than risk the cost and damage of making errors in the real thing.

Course 219

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

All-in-all the implication for L&D professionals has been to make their traditional offerings of carefully designed, time-consuming and often slowly developed structured modules, courses and programmes relevant to fewer and fewer stakeholder needs.

Survey 235

Five Barriers to Effective Learning in Organisations

Charles Jennings

Identify the cost of doing nothing. Modules, courses, programmes are the one-trick pony. do you feel the module/course/programme met your needs?). What is the cost of doing nothing?

Module 242

How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning


The first step in measuring eLearning’s ROI is determining what the initial investment will cost. The price of an LMS is a huge consideration in determining the overall cost of the initial investment into eLearning.In These costs include overhead costs and the cost of equipment.

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best finds of 2019

Harold Jarche

It read, ‘The important thing is to acquire perception, though it cost all you have’ ” —Eric McLuhan, Poetics on the Warpath 2001 — via @McLinstitute. The last module is 4.5

Module 158

7 Minute Segments & Experts

Nancy White

Google’s new tack is a far cry from the traditional methods of corporate training, that of corralling staffers into classrooms or having them click through tedious online modules. Woodside says the new training method probably costs about the same as the old approach.

Module 148

Pull Platforms for Performance

John Hagel

Customer life-time value itself is a function of three variables: [(Profit generated per year) x (years of relationship)] – cost of customer acquisition. In many industries, the cost of customer acquisition is also rising.   This metric can also be decomposed into three variables: [(Profit generated per year) x (years of market life)] – cost of developing the product. We live in a world of mounting performance pressure.

Cost 166

Why Online Learning is the Best Type of Learning for Employees


This ensures that costly training never goes to waste, which is great news for companies that invest thousands of dollars into training. In fact, an online learning module can often be completed in a fraction of the time that it would take to learn the information in a classroom setting.

Types 78

5+ garages to service your car? Sure

Martijn Linssen

Free Integration Tools" you get with purchasing an application or ERP module don't always usually mean that they are Imagine you need to drive to garage A for your tyres, B for your regular service, C for your oil-check, D for replacing a light bulb, and E to fix your stereo?

Module 141

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Company-wide training modules by an IT Process & Quality Manager at a Large Global Communications Corporation. Company-wide training modules by a Lead Courseware Developer at a Security Products Corporation. This means a faster time-to-market and lower cost than human narration. There are obviously ways to keep human voice-over costs down by using in-house talent, but it still takes significantly more time. Obviously, cost and time are a major factor here.

An LMS Provides Solutions to Your Company’s New Year’s Resolutions


Here are three resolutions most companies have for the upcoming year: Reduce Costs/Increase Revenue. An LMS Reduces Costs/Increases Revenue. Trainer costs are typically one-time since the same material may be reused for multiple batches of learners.

How Long Should an eLearning Course Be?

Tony Karrer

Interestingly the author chooses to sidestep the question he poses and instead gives a direct answer to a different question (focusing on modules that are parts of a course): What is a good length for a module? The exact number of minutes between 15 and 30 should be dictated by the depth and number of objectives in the learning module. In a one-hour course, it's absolutely fine to have two 18-minute modules and one 24-minute module.

Course 100

Smart Cities: A kind of 21st Century “Urban Electrification?”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Commercial data cost money.”. In The Multiplexed Metropolis , an article in the September 7 issue of The Economist, online business and finance editor Ludwig Siegele explores the impact of big data on cities.

Data 232

Education and Services Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blossoms aims to develop a large free repository of video modules created by gifted volunteers from around the world to assist school teachers with math and science courses. Each module builds on prerequisite material that the class has already learned. I have personally seen some of the Blossom modules, such as Taking Walks, Delivering Mail: An Introduction to Graph Theory. Richard Larson is Professor of Engineering Systems and Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT.

Down But Not Quite Out: what can we learn from the plights of Learning Tree International and Readers Digest?

Charles Jennings

A ning site, podcasts, video learning resources, RSS feeds from the large technology providers such as Cisco, Sun and Microsoft, and a number of other facilities including a range short formal modules deep-linked from the corporate LMS that could be pulled on-demand.

FAQ 194

The Age of “Lean Manufacturing” in Learning Content Management Systems


Test systems emerged that allowed you to validate “modules” or components before the entire system was finished. One of its key tenets is that you achieve cost reductions by eliminating waste, whether it is labor, materials, or other resources. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

System 169

The Big Shift: Challenge and Opportunity for Women

John Hagel

Expressions of vulnerability must be avoided at all costs – we must always project strength. This knowledge is usually experienced holistically rather than reducible to abstract categories and isolated modules. How are women affected by the longer-term changes that are transforming our business environment? This issue is rarely explored.    Since I am on the edge anyway, I thought I would venture into this potentially sensitive topic. 

Module 203

Learning and Performance Support Systems

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These courses are typically quite short, ranging from one day to a week, and are expensive, often costing several thousand dollars, not including transportation and time off work.

System 272

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

Reduced supply chain costs. Lower on-boarding and talent retention costs. The ease of assembling software applications from plug-and-play modules and checkboxes has led numerous faculty members to build social network systems in-house.

Atlantic Workshop on Semantics and Services - Day 1

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So ontology modules can be efficiently interchanged. You can get different perspectives to a module. The knowledge base of the 'utilizer' modules are augmented by sets of nominals from 'realizer' modules. After augmentation, the knowledge engines are not expected to take into account the realizer modules any more. Diagram makes it look like data from the realizer module is integrated into the utilizer module). Diagram of 'requirements' module).

Module 100

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I had designed OLe so that it used free-standing 'modules', and the IMS-LOM was perfect for this. Martin Weller has released his book 25 Years of Ed Tech today. It's a nice read; you are encouraged to check it out.

Making Your L&D Department Meaningful & Relevant

Charles Jennings

There’s plenty of evidence that the vast majority of L&D functions are still working ‘in the red’ as regards the cost/value calculation. requires specialist L&D skills and a basic L&D module in your HR qualification isn't going to equip you to do the job properly.

Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality

Tony Karrer

Text-to-speech can create professional voice narration without any recording which provides significant advantages: keeps narrated presentations continuously up to date (it's too time consuming/expensive to rerecord human narration) faster development - streamlined workflow lower costs. Translates the incoming text into a phonetic language, which specifies exactly how each word is to be pronounced (Letter-To-Sound (LTS) module). This post is a new kind of thing for me.


Clark Quinn

In making the Workplace of the Future project with Learnnovators, we were barreling along full tilt, working on the second module, and I was getting increasingly worried about the fact that we hadn’t tested the first. And, yes, they do then complain about the production values, despite the tradeoff of cost versus value. Listening, as I mentioned, in this case to Guy Wallace.

A grain of sand: Innovation diffusion

Dave Snowden

That means creating space where the cost of experimentation is acceptable. Social computing does this well, although more advanced tools (such as the Auditor module of SenseMaker® ) allow whole of workforce engagement in real time decision making, critically with an audit trail.

Notes from Centre Jacques Cartier seminar on MOOCs, Lyon, France

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

a 15-year old from Mongolia - final exam was "very difficult" - but he had to retake the course at the MIT campus - the ''MOOC revolution; is that elite universities opted for openness - but: universities have not found a sustainable way to fund MOOCs - costs: $50K, revenue: 0 - USA - public universities are in difficulty 1. redistribute & rethink costs - get away from development & production - put more into learner support - do MOOCs have to be free? $10

Cost 156

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: SOA, Services and Business Architecture

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Product excellence and competitive costs are key to back stage activities, which tend to focus on specialization, standardization and automation. Defining the module would still be binary. The question is not whether one can compose a '4' out of four '1' modules or eight '0.5' ' modules. It's how do you ensure the composability of '4' by any of the various combinations (and perhaps permutations) of modules.

Module 100

The High Value of Learning Paths


Online training is effective, cost-efficient, and engaging. More specifically, they don’t ensure that eLearning modules are broken down into segments that are small enough for the learning to be retained. Research shows that the ideal duration of a module is 15 to 30 minutes.

Do we want “smart” utilities?

Doc Searls

Utilities will then have lower costs, the argument goes, because the grid will need fewer power plants as demand levels out. And how many customers are ready to modulate usage based on fluctuating real-time demand? When it is, you want to hold down costs, sure; but you expect it to be there full-time.

Module 140

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Larry's magic numbers - bite.

Martijn Linssen

Yes, I know, JDE customers are supposed to get "like-for-like" access to Fusion modules. Business or Pleasure? - why not both Home About Contact Friday, 24 September 2010 Larrys magic numbers - bite him in the butt At Oracle Open World, aka #oow10 on Twitter, a lot happened.

The High Value of Learning Paths


Online training is effective, cost-efficient, and engaging. More specifically, they don’t ensure that eLearning modules are broken down into segments that are small enough for the learning to be retained. Research shows that the ideal duration of a module is 15 to 30 minutes.

Vogans, values & verisimilitude 2/2

Dave Snowden

Both of these approaches (Collector and Auditor to give the modules their correct names) generate both quantitative and qualitative data in a single system.

Module 161

My Moodle Test


However, I think there is one thing that most people can agree upon: A solution based on standards is the best way to lower costs and protect the return on investment for learning projects in the long run (and, yes, there is an investment whether you use proprietary or open source software). SCORM is only one of 12 standard learning modules in Moodle. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

tools are a form of social networking, but for this module we’re going to focus on “ego-centric&# social networks, those that are focused on individuals, as opposed to networks that build up around objects, such as Delicious, Flickr, Slideshare, etc. My only costs were labour. As our Work Literacy Ning site (2008) is in danger of getting bumped off the Net due to Ning’s new pricing policy , I will post some of the key articles here so we don’t lose them.

Notes from ALT-C

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

"The notion of students as change agents is a relatively new concpt." -- Malcom Ryan Rachel Winston How we can shape the development of a new culture of learning by creating a new partnership between students and educators. political view of the prevailing culture 1. why NUS thinks is an ideal model 2. how you in your role can build these partnerships 3.

Education Pecha-Kuchas

David Weinberger

There will be more transparency of value of skills vs. cost. Institutions focus on costs. Edu systems are increasingly risk-averse. - “Mass customization&# is about modules, e.g., an algebra model. We need to be aware that there is some finite set of modules students need. This is a PechaKucha session: Each presenter talks to 20 slides, each for 20 seconds, run on a timer. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Think, Play, Do: Technology, Innovation, and Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Their basic premise is that to respond to the increasing complexity, uncertainty and costs inherent in transforming a business to be competitive in todays environment, a company has no choice but to embrace a new approach.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Institutional Innovation

John Hagel

Institutional innovation in the twentieth century focused on creating scalable institutions through standardized product design and design of business processes to cost-effectively serve mass markets.