Isn't learning content very expensive to create?

Content Too Expensive Isn't learning content very expensive to create?

How to get great content ready on a budget

If you think that effective e-learning content will be prohibitively expensive, planning in steps to ensure a return on your investment may work for you.

Walk before you run

Top quality learning assets or learning content can be the best way to engage with your audience, however getting quality content created by a really good content provider can be expensive. Before you invest, here's how to plan and test your learning for almost no actual cash outlay using Learn with Mobile.

Let's create a simple Leadership course from scratch. You might decide that your course has four modules, each with a number of learning assets and some quizes to test our learners' progress.

In Learn with Mobile there's a help article to get your course and module structure in place quickly.

You might decide to have an introductory video and an article in your first module. You can upload a video directly from your tablet or smartphone, or even your web-cam. Learn with Mobile will figure out the format for you. So, record a short piece to camera yourself introducing the course and its objectives and load that as your first learning asset.

Then use the built-in article creator to add an article about what leadership means. You can format your text into columns and add pictures and graphics to make the article more engaging.

That might be enough for your first module.

Move through your modules repeating the process but varying the content type. You might add some short audio podcasts for example and some graphics or presentations. Maybe your second module is Leadership for beginners – that would merit a quiz at the end so that you can measure the effectiveness of what you've created so far. There's a built-in Quiz creator in Learn with Mobile too so no need to spend anything extra on this.

Bringing it all together

Your third module might deal with more advanced leadership subjects and finally your last module should look at summarising the learning and then adding a more complex and difficult quiz at the end as a kind of final exam. You set the pass mark and you can monitor the results through your dashboard and reporting function. Your learners won't be able to complete the course without passing the quiz.

Cost savings and next steps

None of what we've described here requires anything more than your time and some subject matter expertise.

You can now monitor how well people are doing at each stage, and decide where it's worth investing more and where the learning assets you've created are already having the desired effect.

Gradually replace some of the content with sophisticated interactive learning or even games, as your budget permits. In the meantime, your learners are already benefitting from the training you've provided.

If you're looking to educate in a fresh, affordable, and rewarding way, check out fully mobile responsive e-learning solutions using Learn with Mobile. Get started for free right now, or call the Ambidect team on +44 (0)1260 221292 if you have any questions.